Soundwalk - Embodied Emplacement

Soundwalk – Embodied Emplacement

VNM Soundwalks
Vancouver, BC – Vancouver New Music and the Vancouver Soundwalk Collective present two free Soundwalks on April 2 and April 9, 2017.
A Soundwalk is a silent group walk led along a planned route to experience a location’s ambiance and underlying rhythms. All too often the sounds of the environment pass by unnoticed because of our uncanny ability to shut them out. A Soundwalk invites participants to actively listen, opening ears and consciousness to the complex orchestration that the environment is composing at all times. It is a musical-sonic adventure that reveals the banal to be extraordinary!
Embodied Emplacement: a multi-modal walkshop
Sunday, April 9, 2017; 2–3:30PM
Led by Matthew Ariaratnam and Julie Hammond
Meeting Location: Outside the Anvil Centre (777 Columbia Street, New Westminster – one block east from the New Westminster skytrain station)
FREE
Drawing on Steph Ceraso’s call for “multi-modal listening” alongside practices of soundwalking, field recording, in situ composition, and map making, Matthew Ariaratnam and Julie Hammond will lead a 90 minute “walkshop” around New Westminster’s waterfront. Participants will be asked to explore sensory inputs in select locations via playing, singing, listening, walking, touching, and writing.
Soundwalks take place rain or shine. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather.

MEDIA CONTACT
Heather McDermid, heather@newmusic.org |  Tel: 604.633.0861 Cell: 778.885.9443

ABOUT THE VANCOUVER SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE
The Vancouver Soundwalk Collective is a community of listeners that explores acoustic locales in and around Vancouver. Through organized and improvised soundwalks, workshops, and other activities, the collective inquiries into what our ears tell us about place and what place tells us about ourselves.

ABOUT VANCOUVER NEW MUSIC
Vancouver New Music engages communities in the exploration, creation, and experience of progressive and outstanding new music. VNM regularly commissions and premieres new works by Canadian composers, presents leading and emerging electroacoustic and electronic music artists, international composers and performers, sound installations and music theatre. VNM presents an annual festival that focuses each year on a theme within the new music landscape, and explores the interaction of contemporary music with other disciplines such as theatre, installation and media arts. Other activities include lectures and workshops with visiting artists, ensemble workshops and presentations open to the community, and other sound art and new music related community events.

www.newmusic.orgVancouver New Music thanks our community partner for this presentation, Rebus Creative.

Vancouver New Music gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage through Arts Presentation Canada, The Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, The City of Vancouver, Tom Lee Music, Holiday Inn Downtown and The Georgia Straight.