Review of MAP “Soundscape SOMA” installation at SOMArts

Jul 23, 2012, 12:01am


“Soundscape SoMa” by Mobile Arts Platform in the exhibition Performing Community at SOMArts

This week, we’re getting all next-level and featuring a crowd-sourced mixtape from SOMArts’ current exhibition,Performing Community. The group show includes local artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari of the Mobile Arts Platform, who investigate the SOMA neighborhood’s rich musical roots through an interactive, multi-media display. Their work includes a short documentary about the hyper-local music scene as well as shelves of cassette tapes and a boombox. Visitors are invited to play, make, or leave a mix tape – which is just badass and refreshingly old school.

The MAP installation involves countless copies of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Beatles tapes. Sometimes the smaller, “hidden gem” songs by artists of that magnitude can get lost in the shuffle. This mixtape is a collection of the littler ones by the big guns, those great songs you might have forgotten about, no matter how good they were.

This is Lost in the Shuffle: A SOMArts Crowd-Sourced Mixtape

1. Dolly Parton – Making Plans
2. Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man
3. Billy Bragg & Wilco – Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
4. Tom Petty – Honey Bee
5. Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut
6. Tom Waits – Jersey Girl
7. Elvis Presley – Fever
8. Penny and the Quarters – You and Me
9. Paul Simon – Graceland
10. Leonard Cohen – Suzanne

Performing Community is closing with a reception and aerial performances this Thursday, July 26, from 7–9 p.m. at the SOMArts Cultural Center.

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