the wulf.

06.01.2018 8:00 p.m.

A Long Drive For Someone

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

A sound and video installation about memory, music, and masculinity using pre-made and found material, including samples and field recordings. A Long Drive For Someone functions as a radio piece, audio collage, and mixtape all together.

A goodbye to a unique place, structured around one rock album and its listeners.

Deep Springs College’s student body was male-only while I was there, and has been since its founding 101 years ago. That will end this July 2018 when the first female students arrive, 20 years after I left. The subjects of this piece, all of whom overlapped with me as a student, have shared important parts of their lives together, but their memories are unique, even contradictory. Using samples, field recordings, and interviews, A Long Drive For Someone is seventeen aural portraits, filtered through our individual and collective memories, presented as a track-by-track answer to the Modest Mouse record This Is a Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About.

The premiere is an evening-long listening session, featuring video and a bit of live performance. It is around 2 hours 10 minutes long, and will be broken up into three ~45 minute-long parts, with 15 minute intermissions.

Starts on-time!

* If you can’t attend the show and are still interested in the project, it will be released weekly, like a podcast, so people can experience it serially. More information on streaming to come.

Colin Wambsgans makes sounds for concerts, installations, podcasts, films, plays, apps, and more.
He explores the way that people impact the “natural” world sonically, playing with intersections between different kinds of sounds — both to represent them as faithfully as possible and to create new environments out of already recognizable elements.
He lives with his family in Burbank. MFA, CalArts.