Sonic Faultlines Festival - Big Nature, Big Sound will premiere at Placerville's Green Room Social Club on November 24 - 26, 2023, with a line-up of international and local experimental music, sound art, film projects and art installation together with a panel discussion with sound artists. Produced by Myrtle Tree Arts, co-sponsored by Sacred Roots Collective, partnered with American River Conservancy, and with tour support by a Czech Recovery Grant, the event features Icelandic/Czech artists, fyield, and a premiere of the film, Invisible Landscapes, by Ivo Bystřičan.
As the first festival of its kind in El Dorado County, CA, the event will host local music projects, Hypha, Power Fantasy, The Haelp, Hyperion, Laika’s Last Wish, Catrina Lessley’s Sound Bath and Dogon. In an experiment in transcontinental Internet performance, Dogon’s co-founder, Venezuelan composer, Miguel Noya will appear live from Caracas with local partner, Paul Godwin. The duo will perform new music from the upcoming RIPE AREA project, funded in part by the CA Arts Council and Sacramento Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with American River Conservancy. This performance on Sunday, Nov. 26th will also feature Laika’s Last Wish, duo of analog synthesizer composers, Dustin Koupal (of Ent) and Zack Dowell (of Folsom Lake College Innovation Lab). Visual artist Ameera Godwin will exhibit a selection of prints that merge nature with historical architecture.
Listen to selected artist tracks in this curated playlist, including fyield, Stereo Hypnosis, Hyperion, Miguel Noya, Dogon, Hypha, Please the Trees, and more.