As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. The update below comes from Projection of B-Format Signal Set Waves into Cathedral Park in May 2016. Their event, described thusly on their Facebook, was held for 10 hours in Cathedral Park on Saturday, August 20:

Utilizing contemporary techniques in acoustics and sound design, seven artists have created sound installation pieces meant for a six-speaker array. The speaker array will be located in Cathedral Park, filling the space as well as interacting with its architecture. Attendants are welcome to stay for the duration and enjoy the pieces within the tranquil setting of the park’s landscape.


The poster for the event, from the group's Facebook page

Our project is currently wrapping up the bureaucratic stage of project planning. The date for the installation will be August 20th, a Saturday. Just last week I met with the Friends of Cathedral Park Neighborhood Alliance to present the installation, and was warmly greeted with enthusiasm for the project. Our next stages for the bureaucratic side are presenting the installation, with Neighborhood Alliance approval, to the North Portland Police precinct, then sending all of that information to the insurance agency representing us during the event.

The members of the project are well underway in composing for the installation. A few weeks ago some of us took a field trip to complete the site map for the speaker array, as well as testing the acoustics of the space. It helped inspire composition, and we are getting more and more excited to show our work!


Precipice Fund is administered with lead support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation/Allie Furlotti, as part of the Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.