OneBeat SF – Presented by Found Sound Nation and The Global Lives Project
Wednesday, October 15 // 7pm // Public Works // Free
7-8pm Doors open
8-10pm Live performances
10pm+ DJ sets
161 Erie Street (off Mission between Duboce & 14th)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation and the Global Lives Project, in partnership with Compound, present OneBeatSF, a music-media event featuring 20+ artists and musicians mixing melodies, vocals and beats against the backdrop of Global Lives: Transit—video installations on the perpetual motion of our world, from Colombia to Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malawi and more.
A one-of-a-kind audio-video jam, performances at OneBeatSF are a radical re-imagining of ‘world music’ – with works created exclusively for this event via a seven-day collaboration-convergence of artists and musicians from around the globe. Colombian percussion, Arabic classical vocals, Ukrainian indie rock, reimagined Kyrgyz folk tunes and more, will be juxtaposed against videos of everyday life from around the world produced by the Global Lives Collective.
OneBeatSF’s main performance will take place at Public Works in San Francisco on Wednesday, October 15th and is preceded by roving OneBeatSF ensemble performances and video-shoots earlier in the day throughout the city, in collaboration with the creative agency, Projector. All performances are free and open to the public–details on locations of roving performances will be listed soon!
OneBeatSF is sponsored by OneBeat, the touring music residency initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs, and is produced by Bang on a Can‘s Found Sound Nation with Compound, and presented with The Global Lives Project’s “Global Wednesdays” event series.
**Read about OneBeat in the SF Weekly!**
World Music Reimagined at OneBeat SF