Author: admin

Sound Story

communication (n.) late 14c., from Old French comunicacion (14c., Modern French communication), from Latin communicationem (nominative communicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of communicare “to share, divide out; communicate, impart, inform; join, unite, participate in,” literally “to make common,” from communis (see common (adj.)). Sound surrounds. It diligently delivers the raw data of our perception field. Simply, it communicates the basic properties of nature, location and nuance of physical existence.  Sound is the raw testament to the dynamic range and pulse of life processes, cueing us to the trickling mutations in our personal, manmade and natural spheres. We are the chosen addressee for the sounds on the street, the shifting seasons, our internal dialogue – all in constant motion – they depict, emphasize, fight for a place in the ear of the beholder, inviting us to pick our moment’s residence among a myriad of possible worlds, some familiar, others taking our attention to lands undiscovered. Sounds can captivate us, scatter, leave us inspired, heartbroken, frozen or frazzled. Hidden within basic air pressure displacements …

You Belong Here

Jason Wyman on “the messiness of what it means to be in community with each other” — Jason Wyman has a big laugh. A big beard. And, big-hearted plans for changing how art and community intersect in the Bay. This is the first in a series of conversations (on art, community and intersections) with Jason and teen co-producers Izza, Trayvon and Mosiah as they get ready to host “You Belong Here” on April 11, as part of the #wheredoyoubelong project. #wheredoyoubelong unearths urgent questions of belonging in a changing Bay Area and investigates them via storytelling, films, performances, events and installations. RR: What led you to start the #wheredoyoubelong project? The genesis is multifaceted. Allow me to go on a meandering path because I’ve had a hard time telling the story! It grew out of 2 separate projects I’m involved in. Outlook Theater Project is queer ensemble theater I’ve been part of since 2010. We create original works and ‘This Many People’ was our big theater piece staged at Counterpulse about LGBT youth stories. I …