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Downtown Berkeley Plaza Presents: The Soundscape Listening Party -“Immersion-Bay Area Soundscape”

WHEN: Sat Sep 21 | 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Please join us for a listening party for “Immersion,” an immersive sound installation by Maggi Payne at Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza.

Saturday, September 21st from 8:30 pm-10:00pm.

“Immersion-Bay Area Soundscape” is a discrete eight-channel installation using sounds of nature the artist recorded in the Bay Area over many years. The sonic environment this work creates is reminiscent of sounds that once likely existed in this very location-windstorms, thunder, rain, streams, a seashore, underwater sounds, frogs, crickets, and birds. “Immersion” follows water from storm to creek and ocean portraying nature’s water cycle, which is so critical to the life of this planet. Sounds travel both laterally and through the four pairs of speakers, providing an immersive experience for people standing still or traversing the space. For more information on the artist’s work visit

Maggi Payne is Co-Director (since 1992) of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, Oakland, CA, where she teaches recording engineering, composition, and electronic music. She also freelances as a recording engineer and editor and a historical remastering engineer. Her electroacoustic works often include visual elements which she creates, including video, dance, transparencies, and film. She enjoys collaborating with other artists and has worked with video artist Ed Tannenbaum for over twenty years. She is also a flutist, and has written several works for flute as well as other acoustic instruments. Maggie Payne bio extended

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