DAM! Sound Walk (and drive) San Antonio, Texas

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“When I look at a dam, I see an opera house. The majestic stage is set for the drama that is our lifeblood in the inevitable overflowing of water.”

Pamela Martinez, local composer and sound artist, presents free and open-to-the-public sonic art performances at two San Antonio dams this March that explore water as a carrier of culture throughout our city. A celebration of nature, infrastructure, and performance, this free public series seeks to bring awareness to local waterways and their importance in cultural connection.

Two new events are set for the series for March that highlight the infrastructure around the water. The first event on Saturday, March 4th is at Lake Elmendorf’s 19th Street Dam at 5:00 pm with two acts, Transformation and Our Power Together. The second event set for Saturday, March 25th 5:30pm at the Roosevelt Tunnel Outlet begins with musicians floating on kayaks in the San Antonio River for the reprisal of Our Power Together, followed by Flow, a quiet parade, and ending with DAM! A Song of Water, originally performed at the Spanish Colonial Mission which opened the series in October.

Both performances will be about an hour long. Every performance is unique and site specific. We'd love for you to come to both Lake Elmendorf and Roosevelt Tunnel Outlet.

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dam-lake-elmendorf-tickets-547818468787

Lake Elmendorf’s 19th Street Dam Sat Mar 4, 2023, 5:00pm - 6:00pm 3700 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207

Roosevelt Tunnel Outlet Sat Mar 25, 2023, 5:30pm - 6:30pm 655 Lone Star Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78204

This sound walk was created thanks to the contributions and field recordings of: Pamela Martinez, Mark Menjivar, Alec Fellman, Melanie Martinez, Meredith Shuman, Wetegrove Romine, Olivia Roybal, Willa Rubin, Patrick Farris, and Adam Tutor.

Thanks to City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, San Antonio River Authority, and the National Park Service Missions. Photos by Chris Castillo [@chrisclean]. Many thanks to Andrew Hoepfner's [@houseworldnyc] Bottom of the Ocean for loaning costumes designed by Laura Borys [@una.and.kepic].



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