Winter/Spring 2018
  • East Marin Island 48 layer screen print on canvas| 28 x 28 x 1.5 inches | 2018
  • Fifty records | Urethane Resin and various materials | 120 x 50 inch installed | 2017
“Observations indicate that things are always made of smaller things, leading to the unanswerable question: what is the smallest thing? A loop-like model of the universe may avoid this problem."
-S.J. Manetta 1905
Description: A loop-based composition for piano, guitar, custom made sine wave records, & three turntables. Designed to create an environment and be performed for an indefinite duration, it was first performed during my 2016 Open Studios visual art exhibition at The Pacific Felt Factory in San Francisco.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT:  This is the first phase of a project supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission to create three phonograph-like apparatuses that generate sounds from a collection of interchangeable, revolving sculptures based on geological landscapes of California. They will function as both (1) instruments played in a musical performance, and (2) works of public art that invite participation in a lobby, airport, or museum. A collaboration with San Francisco musician Danny Clay, the project will conclude with performances at the Center for New Music during the 2016-17 season. 
Danny Clay is a composer / sound artist / teaching artist / general noise-maker from Ohio, currently based in San Francisco. His work utilizes musical games, open forms, found objects, archival media, toy instruments, classroom collaborations, graphic notation, digital errata, cross-disciplinary research, and the everything-in-between. Recent collaborators include Kronos Quartet, Sarah Cahill, Phyllis Chen, Third Coast Percussion, Friction Quartet.
Turntable Drawing Workshops and Performances
with Danny Clay
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
1150 25th St, Building B,
San Francisco, CA 941072
Saturday, April 7 | 6 – 8 pm
Guests: Mana Trio, saxophones

Saturday, February 24 | 3 – 5 pm
Guests: cellist Theresa Wong + bassist Jeff Denson
Saturday, March 10 | 3 – 5 pm
Guests: vocalist / performance artist Amy Foote & poet Michael Wayne Turner
Saturday, March 24 | 3 – 5 pm
Guest: poet Roy Doughty
Wednesday, April 4 | 3 – 5 pm
Saturday, April 7 | 6 – 8 pm

Guests: Mana Trio, saxophones

The workshops place records and turntables in MFA’s main gallery for invited artists and visitors to browse and play. Clay and Fischer will also conduct a “turntable orchestra,” inviting guest artists from various disciplines (music, visual art, performance, creative writing) and students to interact with the soundscape.

Clay and Fischer’s Turntable Drawings and Christine Marie’s Shadows in Stereo are a series of workshops and performances in conjunction with Stories, MFA’s Spring 2018 exhibition. Free and open to the public, these live experiments revisit the 20th century technologies of augmented reality (Marie) and vinyl records (Clay, Fischer) with visitors and invited artists, musicians, writers, and dancers. Artists will be working in the MFA gallery space throughout the Stories exhibition, developing their projects for final performances. Attendees will experience a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process.

City Art Gallery May 2018 Show
828 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 4, 7-10pm
EXHIBITION: May 4 - May 27, 2018
934 Brannan St
San Francisco
[maring10] ONE NIGHT ONLY:
Saturday March 24, 6:30 PM
"Startup Art Fair"

Hotel del Sol
3100 Webster Street | San Francisco, CA

April 27 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Friday, April 27: Noon - 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 28: Noon - 9:00 PM
Sunday, April 29: Noon - 7:00 PM
Turntable Drawing E.P
Danny Clay & Jon Fischer
Loop-based composition for piano, guitar, custom made sine wave records, & three turntable performed by Danny Clay and Jon Fischer. Four tracks recorded at The Pacific Felt Factory in San Francisco.