Project Description

The Quiet Music Festival of Portland

Friday, June 24–June 25, 2016

Online tickets sales have stopped – we still have tickets available at the door!

Disjecta is pleased to host Chris Johanson’s sixth annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland that will once again transform the contemporary art space into a tranquil cave of sonic serenity. Tuning in and zonking out are equally encouraged as this year’s line-up takes you through soft sets tailored to the festival’s ethos while you float on a sea of plush surfaces.

Celebrating the power of turning the dial down, the lowest-key festival in the land spans two nights in Portland. Valet, Larry Yes, Sun Foot and Bouquet will all perform and Mary Gaitskill will do a reading.

Mississippi Records’ Eric returns to helm the festival’s DJ booth and spin copious amounts of medicinal vinyl. The festival will be recorded by Seth Lorinczi (2-Track Mind Studio) using a vintage 2-track 1/4” tape deck. Past recordings can be found at The technology is old, clunky and obsolete, but the recordings capture the special hush and tranquility of the QMF.

About Chris Johanson

Chris Johanson established the Quiet Music Festival of Portland in 2011 as a community listening experience. His recent exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Malmo Museum, SFMOMA, and UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Johanson’s work has been included in the Whitney Biennial, the 8th Istanbul Biennial, and the 4th Berlin Biennial. In 2013 publishing house Phaidon released his monograph as part of its Contemporary Artists Series. Johanson created the record label Awesome Vistas which produces limited edition vinyl records and publications, and the creative enterprise J and C Arts in collaboration with his partner, Johanna Jackson.




Doors at 7PM



Advance: $11 each night/ $17 both nights
Door: $13 each night/ $19 both nights
All Ages