Our Sound Series is pleased to partner with PearlArts, a multidisciplinary arts organization in Pittsburgh (founded by choreographer Staycee Pearl and sound designer/producer Herman Pearl), on a monthly summer series focused on the reggae offshoots/evolutions of dub, roots, dancehall, sound system culture and beyond. Each collaboration will be a different take on these elements, drawing from prepared materials and improvisations.
We welcome Soy Sos (aka Herman Pearl) and collaborators Bri Dominique and Ras Maisha for a special site specific performance, Dub Corridor, developed with our renovated side alley, Silver Street, in mind. The trio will experiment with the unique acoustics of this intimate urban alley turned patio/beer garden, with an exploratory, electronic, beat-driven, and dub-inspired set for a relaxed, outdoor summer evening. This performance is an extension of PearlArts’ SYNCHRONIZED: with Soy Sos series.
Bri Dominique is a multi instrumental songstress originally from Westchester, New York. She currently lives in the Pittsburgh area, where she studies music therapy and composes as well, mainly in orchestral form. Through experimental song writing and raw exploration of ideas, Dominique continues to evolve into different interests constantly. While exploring electronic, baroque pop, alternative, and soul genres, she stays true to her roots in classical performance, mainly on viola.
Ras Maisha is a rastafari reggae musician, fine artist, graphic designer, and farmer born in Falmouth, Trelawny, Jamaica.
Herman Pearl/Soy Sos is a sound designer, audio engineer, and producer. He sees sound as an actual physical force, literally moving the air around and through us. This was impressed upon him in his early encounters with Jamaican sound system, dub and bass culture in the late 80s. It informs everything he does from the composition, production, and mixing of the music to the design and configuration of the playback systems for performances.
- Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- This performance is primarily standing room only. Limited seating is available upon advance request. We are committed to offering inclusive, engaging experiences for people of all abilities. To request accommodations to enhance your visit, please contact email@example.com or call 412.237.8354.
Co-presented with PearlArts
Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.