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7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Mt. Wilson Observatory
34.2253° N, 118.0573° W

Fulcrum Arts and Mount Wilson Observatory present a very special evening of sonic immersion and star gazing with performances by freq_wave artists Lawrence English and Minoru Sato. The performances will be followed by an evening of star gazing through the 100-inch Hooker Telescope, all while immersed in the sonic landscape of CM von Hausswolff‘s freq_wave (Pacific; Los Angeles) installation.

Lawrence English will open the night with the world-premiere diffusion of his 2022 release, Oseni, composed of field recordings of the Pacific Ocean, which English has captured over the past decade and a half in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere.

Minoru Sato will perform Half dream for an ancient harmony of three to two (2020), a piece based entirely on sine waves as the single sound source and composed using an original 25-tone scale based on Pythagorean tuning (also known as sanfen sunyi in Chinese music theory).

Due to the limited capacity of this unique venue, tickets are strictly limited to 100 concert tickets and 25 concert + observation tickets.

The independent radio network Lookout FM will livestream broadcast Ocean x Space on lookout.fm and 96.7 FM beginning at 7:00 PM on September 23.


6:30 PM Doors open

7:00 PM Performances begin promptly on the hour

7:45 PM Intermission

8:00 PM Observing (until 11:30 PM)

About the Artists

Lawrence English is an Australian composer, artist, and curator from Brisbane, Australia. His work is broadly concerned with the politics of perception. Specifically, he is interested in the nature of listening and sound’s capability to occupy the body.

Minoru Sato is an artist who works in an interdisciplinary realm related to natural phenomena. He is interested in the relationship between nature and artistic representation, creating artworks that are physical phenomena presented in relation to these concepts. He was born in 1963, in Sendai, Japan and lives and works in Kamakura, Japan.