[microsound-announce] CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: RAINFOREST SOUND ART WORKSHOP
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Thu Jan 12 14:39:59 EST 2017
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: RAINFOREST SOUND ART WORKSHOP
The RAINFOREST Workshop , by Derek Holzer and Mads Bech
Paluszewski-Hau, is a contemporary re-interpretation of David Tudor’s
series of compositions from the 1970′s entitled “Rainforest”. It uses
special types of sonic transducers to play live sounds through various
found metallic objects, making the whole performance space an orchestra
of resonant voices to be played.
In the context of the Artefact Festival 2017 , STUK  in Leuven,
Belgium will host the Rainforest workshop from 25.02.17 to 01.03.17 with
support from the Danish Arts Foundation .
Together with Holzer and Paluszewski-Hau, 8 participants will work
collaboratively to build the installation and rehearse for an
evening-long performance which demonstrates the sonic worlds to be found
within common objects.
WHO WERE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are seeking a maximum of 8 participants to join us. You should be:
* A sound artist, experimental musician, or student in either of these
* Able to bring your own electronic performance instrument (w/ 1 mono
output + 1 mono input)
* Able to play in a free, expressive and improvisational manner (i.e. no
repetitive dance music)
We would prefer a gender-balanced team, and highly encourage female
The is no fee for participating in this workshop, but we expect that
participants will be able to join us for working sessions on all five
days of the workshop, all the way from the start on 25.02.17 through to
the performance on the evening of 01.03.17. We hope that you will also
be able to stay for the tearing-down of the installation the morning of
02.03.17 as well.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send an email to <rainforestworkshop2017 at gmail.com> with the
subject line "RAINFOREST 2017" before JAN 28 2017 at the latest,
containing the following information:
* Your name and short biography
* What can offer to a collaborative workshop/installation/performance
* Your artistic homepage
* A link to *ONE* audio or video clip which you think represents your
* Your confirmation that you can participate in every day of the workshop
We will accept participants on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to
send your information as early as possible.
MORE ON THE WORKSHOP
The resulting RAINFOREST "performative installation" should shift
between relatively static installation-like moments and performative
sections where the artists seek new relationships with the objects and
each other. The audience will be free to move around the performance
space, engage in conversations and explore the resonant objects, thus
adding new life to the rainforest.
Additionally, there will be evening lectures by specialists from KU
Leuven Kunst en Wetenschap  on topics related to the RAINFOREST
concept, such as structural acoustics, bioacoustics or acoustic
anthropology [to be confirmed].
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