A portion of each ticket sold will go to Ukraine Relief Aid
Overnight Sound: A Sonic Slumber Party highlights modern sonic arts, running all night, from Saturday evening at 6pm until Sunday morning at 8 am, with the hours from 1am - 6 am programmed with music for sleep. Throughout the night guests can listen for as long as they’d like, coming and going while respecting the rarefied space. During Overnight Sound more than 20 artists and musicians will present 14 hours of continuous sonic textures both electronic and acoustic, creating a space where the listener gets lost in time, much like a meditation. Like a dreamer succumbing to a dream, the listener - immersed in ever-changing sound - readjusts their consciousness and gains a new perception into the expansiveness of time.
Overnight Sound is presented by Pamela Martinez / Teletextile and The Listener’s Gallery, UTSA’s MuTeFest, directed by Andrew Bergmann, Associate Professor in Music Technology at UTSA, for Contemporary Art Month (CAM).
Martinez–a long-time resident of Brooklyn NY before returning to San Antonio– is well known for her Sound Bath Meditations. During a sound bath, one often falls into the brain state between wake and sleep. Having led people in this experience one hour at a time, Martinez thought ‘why not do it all night long?’ and thus the idea for Overnight Sound was formed. Overnight Sound has also been partly inspired by the internationally-famous Drone Fest in Hudson, NY, at which Pamela Martinez led a Reiki team to serve 150 people during the 24-hour performance.
Overnight Sound doubles as the kick-off event for MuTeFest 5, UTSA’s yearly music technology festival. MuTe is UTSA’s student music tech organization, celebrating sonic textures and collaborative tech explorations with innovative seminars and creative interludes. Check their website for the festival details: Mutemusic.org.
Performers in Overnight Sound include sound artists, composers, and instrumentalists from central Texas, California, and beyond. The San Antonio Ambient Orchestra will fill in the seams as the evening evolves through ambient instrumentals and experimental electronics. Guests are invited to bring their own blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, bean bag chairs. Some snacks and beverages will be provided. We encourage bringing refillable water bottles and mugs for tea and coffee. We are excited to share this unique experience with the community.
Andrew Bergmann, The San Antonio Ambient Orchestra, Pamela Martinez / Teletextile, Justin Boyd, Xavier Gilmore, Romantic Thriller (LA), Andrea Vocab Sanderson poetic musings, Fingers Form a Crescent (Christie Blizard and Mark McCoin), Dr. Nicole Cherry, Tara Bhattacharya (Austin), Glenn Alexander, Joseph Hogan (Us and Dusk), Jaime Ramirez, Wesley S. Uchiyama-Penix, Alison Fletcher, Derick Penrod, Eric Acuña, Negative Field (Brad Angotti and Emilio Gomez Jr) - cassette, synths, samplers, Hilary Rochow, Zach Sokoloski, Wesley Knaupp and more.
Follow this link for the full lineup, links to the artists, and setlist time: http://www.teletextile.org/overnight-sound
See more logistical details below:
COVID: The venue is an indoor ventilated space. At this time the building requires all guests to wear masks. This will be a masked event for the indoor area. There is an outdoor area for hanging out, talking and potentially sleeping. The outdoor space is concrete not grass.
Tickets: All guests must RSVP via Eventbrite. Pay what you can with $0 - $20 tickets with a portion of the proceeds donated to Ukraine Aid. We will have a strict overnight capacity. Due to the nature of this overnight event guests must be 18+ to RSVP. Minors can be accompanied by an adult before 10pm.
Audience: Please know that we expect everyone to be respectful of other people’s personal space at this event. You may be asked to leave if making anyone uncomfortable, so thank you for being a good guest. We will have seating for those who want to come and enjoy the night for a few hours, but we also encourage guests to bring a sleeping bag, pillows, blankets and bean bags to set up for a middle school lock-in feel. Please also be mindful of your belongings. Mercury Project is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Lock-In: The doors to Mercury Project will be closed and locked through the night, but we will have a door person who will let registered guests in and out at all times. We want to keep people safe and give them enough comfort to doze off into sleep as the night moves on.
Quiet Zone: Since the nature of the music is ambient, minimal, acoustic and sleepy, we ask that people keep their conversations outside or in areas away from the performance. Please silence cell phones while in the space.
Food & Alcohol: This is a UTSA co-hosted event and therefore we will NOT be selling any alcohol at this event. We will have snacks, coffee and water for all, but please bring your water bottle. There is also no smoking, vaping or open flames allowed in the building.
Parking: Parking is very limited. We suggest biking carpooling, taking public transportation or a lyft. Otherwise, parking is on the street. Please be mindful of local residents and signage for no parking areas especially Sat March 27 during Cyclovia.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Contact Pamela Martinez / Teletextile with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (320) 336-0655