Misha Glouberman's Terrible Noises for Beautiful People
"Terrible Noises For Beautiful People" is an experiential and interactive sound experiment created and produced by Misha Glouberman, at Ann Hamilton's Sound Tower on the Oliver Ranch. This is a performance where all the sounds are made by the audience, using their voices, in a series of structured improvisations and games led by Misha Glouberman. Glouberman predicts "some amount of yelling, a certain amount of running around, and also some really quiet parts", and hopes to create an audible environment that will be exciting, alarming, and sometimes beautiful.
This is an unusual event for Long Now in many ways, and is part of our ongoing exploration of artistic expression related to Long Now's mission and ideas. The Sound Tower has a unique resonance for Long Now as both Ann Hamilton and the Clock Team used the Well of St. Patrick in Orvieto, Italy as a source of inspiration. Ann Hamilton, for this site specific, 8 story high Sound Tower and Long Now, for the tower chamber that the Chime generator and other Clock components will be placed in for the 10,000 Year Clock.
This event is just for Long Now Members - all tickets cost $35 each; you may purchase a ticket for one guest to join you.
There are only 40 tickets available for this event, we ask that Members purchase no more than 2 tickets for this event.
Please note the limitations and details of the event in the FAQ below before you purchase your tickets.
How to Purchase Tickets:
*Click "Begin Order".
*Members can purchase up to 2 tickets for this event.
*Tickets will be printed and mailed.
*Complete your order; you will receive an email confirmation when your order is complete.
Here is a brief FAQ created by Misha Glouberman about the event:
* Come prepared to participate!
The performance at the tower is a fully participatory event. There are no spectators. This means you'll be called upon to make strange noises with your voice, as part of a large group, and maybe to run around a bit and play games with other participants. If this feels comfortable and familiar to you, great! If it feels a little unfamiliar (which probably puts you in the majority of participants), that's okay too, as long as you're willing to participate at the event.
Note that the sound produced in the event will be at times very quiet, at times very cacophonous, and rarely if ever traditionally "musical". You don't in any way have to be a fan of unconventional sounds to enjoy the event, but if cacophonous sounds really upset you, you might not enjoy this.
* No Smoking
There is no smoking anywhere in or around the tower or on the ranch property. If you are a smoker, and you come to this event, you may have to go as long as 2-3 hours without a cigarette.
* A tower is a tall, enclosed space
If you are afraid of heights, or very claustrophobic, you may find the tower a little unpleasant to be in. It is really a tower: Around 80 feet high, 25 feet in diameter, and open at the top.
Sadly, the tower is not very accessible to people with limited mobility. It is not possible to enter with a wheelchair. And entering the tower requires that you be able to crouch or kneel through a fairly small entrance. If you have mobility concerns, please contact us.
* The event is only at the Tower
By attending this event, you will get to visit Ann Hamilton's spectacular Sound Tower. Admission to the event does not admit you to any of the other areas of the ranch. If you'd like to see the full ranch, a small number of tours are held in the fall and spring. Information on tours is available at: http://www.oliverranchfoundation.org/tours/
* Portions of the event will be recorded and used in a video
Chris Baldwin will be filming the performance, to be edited into a short video-documentary. If you take part in the event, you are agreeing to be recorded, and may appear in this documentary.
Long Now will share this documentary with members around the world who could not join us and Misha Glouberman will use the video to share his work with the public and granting organizations. We thank you for your support of the arts through your participation.
Park and Ride
Hwy. 128/Remmel Rd.
Geyserville, CA 95441
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|