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World Listening Day 2022
Presentation of Score Realizations for Bodily Listening in Place
July 17, 2022, 4:00 pm
Online Meeting Location issued after Advance Registration.
General $10, Students FREE, Optional Admission fee of $10


This World Listening Day online event showcases audio and audio-visual realizations made by Hearing and Deaf musicians for the text score Bodily Listening in Place. ASL and closed captioning included.

What does it mean to listen with your whole body? Music engages all our senses. Bodily Listening in Place is an instructional score to encourage Hearing and Deaf musicians to improvise in response to their environment.

World Listening Day is coordinated annually by the World Listening Project. https://www.worldlisteningproject.org/ The theme for 2022, Listening Across Boundaries, was suggested by marine biologist and sound artist Dr. Heather Spence who states: “Boundary is left open for interpretation. So, it could be a physical boundary, a perceived boundary, a shifting boundary.” She challenges us to explore “ways in which we could be more inclusive in the way we listen.”

Soundportraits
By Jørgen Teller
In person: August 4 to 6, 12 to 3 pm
Online: August 6, 7 pm
In-person: August 4 @ Mikisew Park Day Use Beach, August 5 @ Crystal Cave, August 6 @ NAISA North Media Arts Centre Online: Register for link
General $10, Students FREE, $10 Suggested Donation

Soundportraits are one-on-one sonic explorations between individuals from the public and visiting artist Jørgen Teller from Copenhagen, Denmark. Teller will collaborate with visitors to his sound tent over a twenty minute session and produce from that a spontaneous sound portrait of individuals living in or visiting South River and the surrounding communities.

Teller will pitch his sound tent for interactions at Mikisew Park (August 4)< The Crystal Cave (Aug 5) and NAISA (Aug 6). At the conclusion of his visit at 7 pm on August 6, he will give an online concert comprised of the recorded interactions.

Click here to listen to sound portraits made previously by Jørgen Teller.

Installations

Gong Show
By Jesse Stewart
June 23 to September 26, 2022. Open 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River, Ontario
Pay by Donation

Gong Show is an outdoor sound installation at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre. It consists of a series of motion-controlled mechanically-activated aluminum disc gongs suspended in the support beams on front of the NAISA building. The gongs are activated by solenoid strikers triggered by an iPad running motion-tracking software. As people move within the iPad’s field of view, the software detects their movement and activates the solenoid strikers.
Orbits
By Mixed Metaphors
June 23 to September 26, 2022. Open 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River, Ontario
Pay by Donation

This outdoor installation created by Jesse Stewart and Matt Edwards features an interactive circular ball machine. Visitors are invited to turn a wheel on the side of the unit, which releases steel ball bearings that orbit its interior concave surface before disappearing down a central hole. The addition of contact microphones on the underside of the unit and signal processing enhances the sonic dimension of the piece.

Bodily Listening in Place Vibro-Tactile Listening Tent
July 21 to September 26, 2022. Open 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River, Ontario
Pay by Donation

This vibro-tactile listening installation features audio-visual realizations of the text score Bodily Listening in Place by Ellen Waterman. Vibro-tactile listening means experiencing sound being transmitted through your body rather than through your ears. Vibro-tactile devices provided by the Vibro-Fusion Lab.

SOUNDwalks

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Intensive

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Workshops

Bodily Listening in Place
By Ellen Waterman
June 19 and 26 at 4 pm EDT plus Listening Event on July 17 at 4 pm EDT.
Online Meeting Location issued after Advance Registration
Optional Admission fee of $10 for each workshop
Introduction and Text Score


What does it mean to listen with your whole body? Music engages all our senses from touch, sight, smell, taste, and sound to emotion. Bodily Listening in Place is a score that invites Hearing and Deaf musicians to improvise in response to their environment. Ellen Waterman will guide participants in up to 2 preparatory workshops with improvisation and intersensory exercises. Participants are invited to record and share their interpretations on July 17 in celebration of World Listening Day. Hearing and Deaf musicians have much to learn from one another. An expanded concept of listening reminds us that music is for all kinds of bodies, however they sense the world. Workshops and the final presentation include closed captioning and ASL interpretation.

Talks

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