was a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It was led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. This website serves as an archive of Yale Union’s programming from 2011 through 2021.

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For Immediate Release: March 2012
(503) 236-7996

YU welcomes world-renowned sound artist Daniel Menche,
who will perform on April 21, 2012.

Daniel Menche’s compositions consist of layered soundscapes crafted from typically non-musical sounds that he transforms, with extensive processing and manipulation, into a highly structured sonic whole. Starting with raw field recordings, Menche records the natural world (waterfalls, wind, thunder), the body (screaming, heartbeat, singing), and an array of instruments, constructing them into immersive sound pieces at times violently loud or subtly quiet. The music is intense in a very literal way, and can be loud to a level somewhere just past aural impaction. It is difficult to listen to. It speaks for itself, not attempting to represent or reveal truths or meanings beyond its own emphatic presence.

Menche is an experimental composer and musician who travels extensively to perform his music at venues across North America, Europe, and Asia. Born and raised in Portland where he still resides, he has released over forty recordings since 1993.


WHAT: Daniel Menche

WHEN: April 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM, Doors Open at 8:00pm

WHERE: YU, 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214


Tickets available for purchase:
Online at www.yaleunion.org
At the following retailers:
Stand Up Comedy/ 811 E Burnside St. #111
Mississippi Records/ 4007 N Mississippi Ave
Exiled Records/ 4628 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Clinton St Records and Stereo/ 2510 SE Clinton St
And at the door, 8pm