July 21 and 22nd: Unity Gain: VOL 1: A Joint Exhibition of Sonic and VR Art by Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center. Created as a resource for artists and students in our community to publicly experiment with 3-dimensional audio spatialization, Unity Gain allows composers to present work in ways not possible on conventional systems. “Unity Gain: VOL 1” will be the first showcase of this system. At this event, Unity Gain will be configured as an ambisonic half-dome of speakers encompassing audiences in Open Signal’s Studio A for two days, within which eight selected regional artists will present an intriguing array of multi-channel audio compositions and performances.

Featured artists include Arun Chandra (WA), Christi Denton (PDX), Ben Glas (PDX), Burke Jam (PDX), Seth Nehil (PDX), sidony o’neal (PDX), Chloe Alexandra Thompson (PDX) and Jon Leidecker (SF)

More Upcoming Shows:

October 5th: Installation at Thru Media Art Gallery as part of Portland First Thursdays.
January 20th: Extradition Series, playing pieces by Stefan Thut and Patrick Farmer
February 1: Playing with Heather Perkins as part of Sounds et al's First Thursday series at the Ace Hotel

Christi Denton is a Portland based composer and sound installation artist who works with found sounds, electronics, and homemade and modified instruments. She has a degree in Music Composition from Mills College and a graduate certificate from the Centre de Creation Musicale Iannis Xenakis (France).

Christi has built giant chimes as part of the Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival and amplified exhibits in the Exploratorium. She played at the Spark Festival and her music is part of the exhibit Six Seconds Around Me in the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Italy. In 2011 and 2012, her work was featured in collaborative performances for Ten Tiny Dances at the Time Based Art Festival in Portland, where dancers controlled music through light and flex sensors. She competed in the 2012 Guthman Instrument Competition, was in residency at Caldera in 2014, and has played in every Electrogals festival since 1995.