New Music Edmonton and Harcourt House have some audio therapy for you, just in time for spring! Join us for this series of small gatherings focused on enjoying what music and sound can do for you when you settle down and listen to what your ears are hearing.
Get your ears out, and join New Music Edmonton and Harcourt House for our spring series of workshops, listening sessions, and live music. No experience necessary.
What does our city sound like? Find out when one of our city’s great sound artists, Scott Smallwood, takes participants on a sound walk. Never heard of such a thing? It’s simple – we’ll take a walk along a route Scott has planned, taking the time to really listen closely to things we hear and don’t notice every day. Think we live in nothing but a formless, ambient mess of noise? Think again – you’ll be amazed at how many beautiful, interlocking details emerge when we give them a chance! May 22, 2022, 2:30 PM, starting at Harcourt House.
About the Artist
Scott Smallwood is a sound artist, composer, and performer who creates works inspired by discovered textures and forms, through a practice of listening, field recording, and improvisation. In addition to composing works for ensembles and electronics, he designs experimental instruments and software, as well as sound installations and audio games, often for site-specific scenarios. Much of his recent work is often concerned with the soundscapes of climate change, and the dichotomy between ecstatic and luxuriating states of noise and the precious commodity of natural acoustical environments and quiet spaces. He performs as one-half of the laptop/electronic duo Evidence (with Stephan Moore) and teaches as an associate professor of composition at the University of Alberta, where he also serves as the director of the Sound Studies Institute.
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