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Audio Art workshops in Ottawa

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Artists Converge 
in Ottawa and the Valley 
to Reinvent the Soundscape

Ever thought of traffic sounds, a waterfall, or voices on the street as 
works of art?  From August 21st to September 4th, artists from 
across Canada will be converging on Ottawa and the Valley to 
record local sounds and turn them into new audio artworks.    

A whole series of workshops, retreats, concerts and performances 
are being planned to encourage artists and would-be artists to 
create new forms of sound art.  Guest artist facilitators will be:   

Hildegarde Westerkamp, an internationally renowned audio artist 
and electroacoustic composer based in Vancouver.  Her 
compositions deal with the acoustic environment, with urban, rural 
or wilderness soundscapes; with the voices of children, men and 
women; with noise or silence; music and media sounds; and with 
sounds of different cultures.  Hildegarde has traveled to many cities 
and countries to perform and teach, including Brazil, Germany, 
India and most recently, Jerusalem.  She has composed film 
soundtracks, and many sound documents for radio including 
community radio and the CBC.   

Michael Waterman, audio artist in residence at Trent Radio, 
Peterborough.  He has created many interactive and 
improvisational radio art programs including radio-guided sound 
walks and live international audio links with artists in Winnipeg and 
Los Angeles.  Michael is a founding member of the audio collage 
band "Mannlicher Carcano", whose members are primarily 
interested in low-fi media. Their witty "garage band" style 
improvisations exploit everything from portable record players to the 
incomparable 1970 woodgrain Casio keyboard, and the Optigan (an 
early sound sampler).   

Events include:

Bells and Whistles Saturday August 21 and Sunday August 22 
National Library of Canada, Room 156, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm A two 
day sound art workshop designed to encourage artists in all 
disciplines to use sound in creative non-traditional ways.   For 
example, visual artists wanting to use sound sculpture in a gallery, 
sound poets using "found sound", radio artists wanting to explore 
new ways of composing radio programs  artists of all types wanting 
to explore sound in an art context are welcome. Registration fee: 
$50 for 2 day workshop.   Join us! Registrations still being 

Full Moon Over Killaloe Sunday, August 29th to Saturday 
September 5th Killaloe Fairgrounds, Killaloe, Ontario A week long 
retreat of soundwalking, sound workshops and concerts, 
independent creative time and collaborative time with other artists 
working to develop new sound art pieces.  People of all skills levels 
are encouraged to attend, including beginners.  Registration fee: 
$200, which includes meals and rustic campground 
accommodation (BYOT - bring your own tent).  There's still space --
 register now!. Beginners and seasoned audio artists alike are 

Ottawa Soundscape Contest - "Radiant Dissonance" To celebrate 
and document the sounds of Ottawa at the turn of the Millennium, 
we are creating a special artwork composed entirely of Ottawa 
sounds.  Send us a sound on tape which defines the spirit of 
Ottawa.  The person who submits the most original sound will 
receive a free registration to "Bells and Whistles".  All submissions 
will be incorporated into the finished artwork.  Deadline for 
submissions: Friday August 6th.  Send submissions c/o CKCU, 
517 Unicentre, 1125 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa K1S 5B6.   

Public Performances

Thursday September 2nd, 7:30 pm, Killaloe Fairgrounds - Join the 
Full Moon participants and the Killaloe community for a benefit 
concert for CHCR, Killaloe's community radio station.  Stay around 
after the concert to take part in one-of-a-kind sound art jam session 
led by Michael Waterman.   

Friday, September 3rd, 7:30 pm, Killaloe Fairgrounds - Wrap-up 
sound art concert, 7:30 pm Killaloe Fairgrounds.  The artists of Full 
Moon Over Killaloe will share the sounds they've been creating all 
week.  Hear the Ottawa Valley as you've never heard it before.   

These audio art events are presented by the Canadian Society for 
Independent Radio Production in partnership with CKCU 93.1 
Ottawa; Trent Radio 92.7 Peterborough; and 102.9 FM CHCR 
Homegrown Community Radio in Killaloe.  With thanks to the 
Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton; the Canada Council and 
the Ontario Arts Council for funding support.   

For further information, contact:  Victoria Fenner 613-725-9799 until 
Jul. 29, thereafter at 613-274-4441 fenner@synapse.net   

John Muir Trent Radio 705-748-1777 jkmuir@trentu.ca  

Info from the CKCU webpage:  http://ckcu.web.net

Barry Rueger
CKCU Radio Carleton Inc.
517 Unicentre, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
613-520-2600 x 1625 office 
613-520-4060 fax
613-725-9799 home
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