Soundwave x Dolby Atmos

August 25th

Doors open: 6:00p (close 6:30p sharp)


Dolby SF

1275 Market St, SF, CA

In celebration of Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Gallery and Soundwave present SonicLAB ((8)) — a special evening of live performances by San Francisco-based sound artists Shane Myrbeck, Emily Shisko, and Cullen Miller in the Dolby Cinema at 1275.

Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
Performance in the Dolby Cinema: 6:30 p.m. sharp
Reception in the gallery to follow
RSVP required

Cullen Miller’s map_model is a performance that uses a rhizomatic interface to explore relationships between objects, architectures, and landscapes through analog modulation networks. The piece inhabits a fluid environment that is hybridized enmeshment of the virtual, analog, and digital domains. It is at this juncture of disparate realities that map_model coaxes alien forms and sounds.

This work was commissioned by the Soundwave Festival as a locative performance in Dolby Laboratories’ immersive cinema.

Plumes, by Shayn Myrbeck and Emily Shisko, is a piece in five parts that focuses on the growth, decay and movement of sounds. As each sound evolves, it inevitably collides with a seeps into others to create a new sonic mixture defined by intertia.

Each movement plays with this concept in a different mood, re-contextualizing it as the piece unfolds. The accompanying visuals follow the idea: mysterious, colorful plumes synthesize new shapes and flows of unknown consequence.

Shane Myrbeck

Shayne Myrbeck’s work explores the visceral and immersive nature of sound through spatial audio systems and architectural form. His work has been exhibited at the World Science Festival, Fort Mason Center, the Huntington Gardens, the Intrepid Museum, California Academy of Sciences, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, IBM Tokyo and on the streets of San Francisco. Recent residencies include Montalvo Arts Center, the Exploratorium, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Emily Shisko

Emily Shisko is an Oakland-based composer, performer and educator. Her current works live in the intersection of traditional compositional methods and experimental and electronics performance and installation practices. Recent commissions include Fathom: Self-Assembling Music, an interactive exhibit completed during her artist residency at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, and A Wilderness of Sea, for Resound Ensemble

Cullen Miller

Cullen Miller is an audiovisual composer, spatial-media designer, and curator. His projects vary in nature but typically fall within the spectrum of sound design, installation, composition, and systems design. Reared in Detroit, he relocated to San Francisco pursing curatoral work with Gray Area Foundation, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and to teach digital signal processing at San Francisco State University. He currently spends his days designing and constructing technical systems at Obscura Digital. He has released recorders under numerous aliases and organizes the concert series FINITE. His performances and installations have been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries and clubs.