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What is a SOUNDwalk? In a SOUNDwalk, the listening “audience” moves through a place and the environment “performs.” The walking listener and the environment create a unique piece together that can only occur during the time of the walk. In a SOUNDwalk we take the time to hear the environment: we are its true ear witnesses. And like any musician, the environment offers us its sounds for our consideration.

NAISA commemorates World Listening Day and the birthday of R. Murray Schafer each year with SOUNDwalks.

World Listening Day Garden Soundwalk
By Darren Copeland and Brenda Scott
July 21, 2018, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Participate in World Listening Day by joining Darren Copeland and Brenda Scott on a guided outdoor soundwalk through gardens and other natural wonders in the village of South River. Event will occur rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. Photo: Stefan Rose and Victoria Fenner.

This talk is part of World Listening Day events that include a concert on July 21 and an artist talk by Glenn Hubert on July 22.
Darren Copeland is a Canadian sound artist active in Toronto since 1985. He is also the founding and current Artistic Director of New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). Key interests of his work include multichannel spatialization for live performance, fixed media composition, soundscape studies, radio art and sound installations. Copeland fixed media compositions have explored both abstract and referential sound materials. Many of these works are published on the empreintes DIGITALes label and have received mentions from Vancouver New Music, Phonurgia Nova, Luigi Russolo and other competitions. His radio art works engage in the associative qualities of environmental sounds in relation to spoken text and have been commissioned and presented by Deutschlandradio Kultur, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, and Kunstradio (ORF). His sound installations include gallery and sited works which examine the relationship of sound and place. Activity in that area includes projects with Andreas Kahre as Copeland+Kahre, which includes a permanent installation in Edmonton, Canada.
Brenda Scott is a South River artist and the owner of Algonquin Guesthouse Gallery & Gardens. There she pursues her passion for life long learning especially in sharing encaustic art workshops in the studio & gallery, teaching workshops in the gardens, and leading kayaking tours on the river. Her interest in healing herbs and the edible forest began in the early 1970's when she met the founders of Richters Herbs, Otto and Waltraut Richter. Over the ensuing years Brenda has studied Herbology through the Dominion Herbal College, Aromatherapy through the Michael Scholes School for Aromatic Studies and Edible Forest Gardening with Dave Jacke. She also studied Vibrational Medicine specializing in becoming a Shiatsu Therapist and she is a Reiki Master. She has been growing, teaching, speaking, hosting workshops and selling plants from her gardens for more than 30 years.