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Sitting in Sound is a guided meditation led by artist Jesse Fleming, and an immersive sound experience performed by Los Angeles-based musical duo Electric Sound Bath (ESB). Inspired by sound baths such as those conducted at the Integratron in Landers, CA, ESB uses singing bowls as well as electric instrumentation to create dense wombs of sound that envelop the listener. The meditation and sound bath will begin promptly at 2:00 and last approximately one hour. Sitting in Sound is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us, a two-person show of recent large-scale video installations by Jesse Fleming and Pat O’Neill.
Jesse Fleming is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX. His work has been presented by various art and cultural organizations, including the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA; Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA; Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, Turkey; National Film Museum in Frankfurt, Germany; Creative Time in New York, NY; and the San Francisco Symphony. His work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, NY and Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, Turkey.
Electric Sound Bath is comprised of Ang Wilson (modular synth and singing bowls) and Brian Griffith (bass guitar and electronics). Taking cues from nature, esoteric philosophy, and decades of like-minded musicians, ESB creates accessible music that is equally at home in a remote ashram, as well as an urban performance space. They have performed throughout the Los Angeles area, and collaborate on recordings, videos, and visual art.