WELCOME to the site. Here you will find a history and documentation of my work as well as where my interests and pursuits connect. I am attracted to the point of contact between sound and art and the mutuality in extremes that most often does not fit into an archetypical template or format.
Roland Ventura Toledo, a.k.a Alter Structure, is an artist and modern designer. He works in the cross road between sound, architecture, sculpture, and graphic design.
N O W
Saturday, April 13th: Koichi & Hiroko Tamano + Kudo Taketeru
Saturday, April 20th: Kudo Taketeru Solo: “The Candy Explosion”
Friday-Sunday, April 26-28th: SHADOWTENDER: Liber II
Honored to be the sound tech for these amazing artists for Butoh College 2019.
WINTER SEMESTER is a 10 day immersion & performance workshop led by Portland, Oregon’s prominent butoh artists: Meshi Chavez, Mizu Desierto & Stephanie Lanckton. This is a unique opportunity to delve into three seasoned perspectives on accessing corporeal awareness, embodiment and creative imagination. The 40+ hour intensive will culminate in a performance at the Headwaters Theatre. Participants will initially work with each artist separately, eventually coming together to sculpt a final performance piece. Bring your curiosity, expand your presence, and step onto the stage.
EARLY BIRD PRICING if paid before January 25th ($50 increase in scales beginning January 26th).
I will be creating an improvised electronic sound design for the final production / ending performance with all the students, created by Meshi, Mizu, and Stephanie.
x = independently organized TED event
April 19, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
This event is invite-only.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).
I will be creating a new sound composition to accompany performers/dancers Tere Mathern and Alison Heryer. N.E.W. residents will present the fruits of their labor December 15th through December 17th.
WHAT: N.E.W. New Expressive Works
WHO: June - December 2017 Residents
Crystal Jiko Sasaki
Tere Mathern (In collaboration with Alison Heryer)
WHEN: Friday Dec 15th, Saturday Dec 16th, and Sunday Dec 17th; 7:30pm
WHERE: New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont, Ste 2, PDX 97214. [In the WYSE Buliding. Use building doors located on the South side of the building.]
TICKETS:- $15 (advance purchase online); $18 (at the door)
Buy your tickets online at newresidencydec2017.bpt.me
I will be joining the group as the sound technician - optimizing and enhancing the sonic / spatial response of the venue.
VENUE: New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont, Portland OR 97214. (Entrance is the South side door of the WYSE Building)
DATES: November 16-December 2 @ 7:30 pm; special matinee performance on December 3 @ 2 pm (no 7:30 pm show)
Please note: there will be no performance on Thanksgiving November 23.
Please join us for talk backs after performances on Thurs 11/16, Sun 11/26 and Sun 12/3 matinee performance.
Show runs 90 m. with no intermission.
TICKETS HERE- use code "earlybird" for 25% off tickets until November 1st
In the last decades of the last century, thousands migrated to the Pacific Northwest in pursuit of radical freedom, land, forest and sky. They formed communes, cohousing, co-ops and autonomous zones. Some communities endured and others crumbled, fell apart, mossed over.
Inspired by firsthand interviews with dozens of residents of utopian communities of the 60s, 70s and 80s, Psychic Utopia honors all those who’ve felt the call of Oregon could lead to something larger than themselves. Using special techniques, in a studio brimming with house plants and humans, Hand2Mouth’s new show is a joyful experiment in what it takes to build utopia with all of us, here, now and in the future.
photo: Mishima photography, design by Sarah marguier & mike pham
Saturday September 23rd, 2017
810 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97214
Tickets: $50 (limited to 100 guests)
"Inspiring Amity: A Ten Tiny Dances Fundraiser for N.E.W."
An evening celebrating and supporting the cross-cultural artistic community of New Expressive Works.
On Saturday September 23rd, this inaugural fundraiser will feature 10 local multi-disciplinary artists creating new works for the 4'x4' Ten Tiny Stage with "Inspiring Amity" as their theme. (Ten Tiny Dances® was created in Portland in 2002 and is produced by founder Mike Barber and others, by permission.)
Stephanie Lanckton and I will be performing a new work in the outdoor parking lot area.
Photos by Intisar Abioto
Berlin Diary with Hand2Mouth Theatre (H2M):
I will be designing the sound for this production, using compositions created by Alicia Jo Rabins.
WHEN: April 13 & 14 (previews). Opening April 15 & running through April 30. Thurs-Sat @ 7:30 pm, Sun 3 pm matinee.
WHERE: CoHo Theatre, 2257 NW Raleigh Street
TICKETS: $20 for under 30 and over 65; $30 general admission. Discounts for group sales of 8 or more.
FUTURE PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
Man Kind - an electronic audio album x motorcycle film capturing the essence, raw awareness, and dynamic symmetry that the motorcycle experience demands, paired with the explosive balance of motion and emotions of abstract electronic compositions in a companion soundtrack.
Continuous 2015 - 2017.
Stephanie Lanckton - butoh dancer, choreographer and educator. We have been in close collaboration creating dance and sound performances / installations since 2009. We are filming year-round with a focus and approach directed at following the energy-force provided from nature, observing the precision and stimulation of landscapes upon the earth, and perceiving the dancing body confronting consciousness, imagination, and the space between. In Japanese culture, it is often referred to as "Ma", or negative space. In Butoh, dancers often find that Ma is the "invisible" energy that connects all things earthly, in the universe, and in multiple dimensions of space and time.
Join Stephanie Lanckton as she presents a new dance performance at the Headwaters Theater in Portland, OR on Dec. 21st 2016 for the Spectacle Garden 8 : Solstice show. I will be creating new audio for her perfomance. Doors at 6:30 pm and show begins at 7pm.
NEW AUDIO: 2016
I D E S T I G N O T U S
T I M E S P H Y S I Q U E
S U P R A C H I A S M A T I C
B E I N G M O V E D
Site design and architecture by RVT vision. Please do not reproduce or duplicate content / material (audio,video,images, or text) without the expressed written consent from the designer.
Site colorway roundel:
©2000-2019 Roland Ventura Toledo + Alter Structure, all rights reserved