Their project Sound Sky (http://soundsky.org/) is a new geo-located audio work envisioned for Christchurch, which emerged out of discussions of memory, place and the CEISMIC archive at the first ADA Mesh Cities gathering. Partnerships have since formed with the organisations CEISMIC, Gap Filler, and the Cantabrian Society for Sonic Artists (CSSA), allowing the project to take a long-term, localised and collaborative approach. Contributed voices of the public of Christchurch— recalling histories, reflecting on today and planting hopes and dreams for the future — are the raw materials of the work, which is to be combined with a musical score. It is a large-scale project, which will benefit from widespread participation and community adoption.
Artists Trudy Lane (Aotearoa/NZ, http://www.thehouseofwonder.org/) and Halsey Burgund (USA, http://halseyburgund.com) will be presenting the workshop series. The workshops will see participants take part in various stages of the development of the site-specific installation audio-scape Sound Sky and also introduce creative practitioners to the open source platform Roundware (http://www.roundware.org/) being used to make the work.
Download: the Sound Sky app at https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/sound-sky/id791263368?mt=8
Wellington, Friday September 19th, 10am-12pm
The final workshops to review what has occurred over the year with the project, and to promote participation in both the work and the upcoming ADA Mesh Cities symposium in September in Auckland. Those involved in Workshops 1 & 2 will be invited to present any related work or experiments with the project or Roundware platform.
Venue: Block 2 Room 2d09 ~ Massey University College of Arts, Mt Cook Wellington
Register: Workshop 4 registration
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Christchurch, March 1 and 2, 10.00am—12.00pm.
Held in association with the Audacious Festival of March 1-2. (http://audacious.org.nz/). This workshop will be combined with a project soft launch with local promotion (flyers, stencils, events), inviting the download and use of the first version of the mobile app, workshops with Audacious audience,and general networking with local Christchurch audiences.
Venue: Pallet Pavilion, 70 Kilmore Street, Christchurch
Workshop 1 registration (Saturday)
Workshop 1 Registration (Sunday)
Auckland, March 13, 2.00pm—4.00pm.
This workshop will review the Sound Sky project launched at the Audacious Festival, and the software Roundware that it is built with. Participants will be invited to experiment with a local installation of a location-sensitive audioscape and be guided through how to use the platform for their own creative work.
Venue: Colab, WG Sir Paul Reeves Building, 2 Governor Fitzroy Place, AUT University
Workshop 2 Registration
Dunedin, Tuesday June 10 1-4pm
This workshop will review the Sound Sky project launched at the Audacious Festival, introduce the Artists and the software Roundware. Participants will be invited to participate in the work in Christchurch and the upcoming ADA Mesh Cities symposium in September in Auckland. Those involved in earlier Workshops will be invited to present any related work or experiments with the project or Roundware platform.
Venue: Otago Polytechnic, Forth Street Dunedin
Workshop 3 Registration