West Coast Tour June 2017
Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken
Assembling materials from everyday objects, recorded sounds of machinery, and the resonances of their own bodies, Indexical presents four artists in a special event at Radius Gallery. Samson Stilwell, a Santa Cruz native living in Portland, creates works that often live within the borders, or between spaces, of language and sound, music and noise, thought space and meat space. The electro-acoustic music of Roarke Menzies, NYC-based composer and sound artist, has been described by The New Yorker as “a layered electronic throb, coming and going, always enhancing but never overpowering.” Finally, Oakland-based Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken use minimal structures and simple harmonic relationships to create meditative washes of sound; Bellouin’s work has been called “a wide ocean of calm and tension” by Marc Masters of The Out Door.