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.
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.