Public Programs

Bellingham for David Ireland

Phillip Greenlief

Friday, October 13, 2017

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.




The 500 Capp Street Foundation is proud to present Bellingham for David Ireland, a map score for improvising musicians created by Phillip Greenlief for The David Ireland House. Known for his explorations in sound and composition, Oakland-based musician Phillip Greenlief has been working with actual maps to create musical scores. With his most recent score, Bellingham for David Ireland, Greenlief begins by collaging maps of David Ireland’s hometown Bellingham, Washington. Greenlief then adds key words to the map score, which reflect up on different attributes of Ireland’s life history, his home, and his artworks.


An hour-long performance, Greenlief’s Bellingham for David Ireland establishes compositional cues for an ensemble of eight musicians who will be performing in rooms and hallways, building an immersive listening experience for visitors as they explore 500 Capp Street.


List of performers: Gabby Fluke-Mogul (violin), Phillip Greenlief (saxophone), Zachary James Watkins (electronics), Aurora Josephson (voice), Carl Ludwig Hubsch (tuba), Kelley Kipperman (bass), Karen Stackpole (gongs), Wobbly (electronics).



Doors open at 7 p.m.

Performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Image courtesy of Phillip Greenlief

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Twilight Tour

October 27, 2017

7  p.m. – 9 p.m.



Enjoy the House after sunset, and watch the evening light dance on the walls. Bring a friend or contemplate the current exhibitions, Residue of an Interview and Black Box,  alone in this casual open-house format with Artist Guides on hand to answer your questions and engage in conversation.

Image courtesy of Henrik Kam Photograpy

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Other Related Happenings

Ongoing on the web

SFMoMA’s Open Space

With a prologue written about their close relationship with the house, curators Diego Villalobos and Bob Linder present text on David Ireland’s inspiration for 500 Capp Street. Read, in David’s own words, about how he arrived back in San Francisco to create one of the world’s most unique artworks, both physically and conceptually. Follow this link to SFMoMA Open Space.