Each collaboration will be a different take on these elements, drawing from prepared materials and improvisations.
We welcome Soy Sos (aka Herman Pearl) and collaborator Gladstone Deluxe for a special site specific performance, Dub Corridor, developed with our renovated side alley, Silver Street, in mind. The duo will experiment with the unique acoustics of this intimate urban alley turned patio/beer garden, with an exploratory, electronic, beat-driven, and dub-inspired set for a relaxed, outdoor summer evening. This performance is an extension of PearlArts’ SYNCHRONIZED: with Soy Sos series.
Gladstone Butler is a New York based artist working with percussion and electronics. His work takes the form of recorded media, installations and performance. While percussion is often only tied to the act of striking an object, Gladstone sees percussion as an expressive manifestation of time architectures that bind humans, framed by the larger rhythmical walls of sun-rise and set. In Gladstone’s work, musical rhythm becomes a unique tool for celebrating nonlinearity, asymmetry and difference in society.
Herman Pearl/Soy Sos is a sound designer, audio engineer, and producer. He sees sound as an actual physical force, literally moving the air around and through us. This was impressed upon him in his early encounters with Jamaican sound system, dub and bass culture in the late 80s. It informs everything he does from the composition, production, and mixing of the music to the design and configuration of the playback systems for performances.