Parallax Beach @ SoundWalk October 5, 2013 / by DBL

Parallax Scroll is a multi-media performance piece that bridges the abstract landscapes of sound, light, time, and movement. A trio of artists, each utilizing different mediums, come together to make a unique piece.  Wes Johansen creates a visual representation of abstract thought through digital video projection, with live editing and synchronizing directly to the soundtrack.  Mike Meanstreetz uses avant-garde percussion and composition techniques tangling the audience in a web of Synthesia.  These elements are accentuated as josie j conveys transformation to audience through ritualism/ meditative movement influenced partly by Butoh training and a background in performance art.  With additional assistance from Zachary Vidal (audio) and Brennan Lowe (movement).

Parallax Scroll will take the audience on a voyage through the emergence of life. Starting with imagining first sight, the emergence of language, and the development of society -- all the way to the end of time. Severed moments of macrocosmic balance routinely underline human evolution. These moments intrigue, as modernity has alienated us from the immediacy of life. Perceptions of time become mercurial and subjective depending on perspective. All points can viewed when wading on a Parallax Beach

Parallax Beach will be performing Parallax Scroll on October 5, 2013 as part of Soundwalk in Long Beach CA.

Parallax Beach at SoundWalk


● WHAT: A multi-media performance piece Parallax Scroll, performed as part of the 10th annual “SoundWalk 2013” festival, a one-night event of installations by 40 local and international sound artists.

● WHERE: Artwise 408 1 st. st. and throughout the area encompassed by 4th St, Linden Ave, 1st St, and Elm Ave.

● WHEN: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from 6–10 pm


● PARKING: Metered parking is available on the street; additional parking is also available in the parking lot at the NW corner of Broadway and Elm Ave.
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josie j

Wes Johansen

Mike Meanstreetz