Soundwalk - Slivers Of Pavement

Soundwalk – Slivers Of Pavement

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!
Slivers of pavement
Sunday, April 2, 2017; 2–3:30PM 
Led by George Rahi
Meeting Location: Waterfront Station Lobby (601 W. Cordova Street)
Privately-owned public spaces are widespread in our contemporary urban form, exemplified by squares, plazas, waterfronts, and enlarged sidewalks included in a building’s envelope. These spaces complicate the neat binary between public and private, combining elements of private ownership, securitization, and rules and restrictions, with publicly accessible amenities such as shelter, seating, and open space. Using soundwalking as a way to access and assert the right to these common spaces, this soundwalk traverses various privately-owned public spaces in downtown Vancouver, drawing attention to their spatial, social, and sonic dynamics.
Soundwalks take place rain or shine. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather.

Heather McDermid, |  Tel: 604.633.0861 Cell: 778.885.9443
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.

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.