Date: November 21, 2019
Venues: Berwick Watchtower Gallery, Berwick Parish Centre, Berwick Parish Church, Gymnasium Gallery
The culmination of the Berwick Music Series that includes a sound installation, a full-length concert, a workshop, and a community performance.
Guest Artists: Quatuor Bozzini
9:30 – 11:30 pm Sound and Image Installation: Sonikebana
Venue: Gymnasium Gallery
Sonikebana is a long-form composition designed for multiple loudspeakers inside wooden boxes on wheels. The audience is invited to move the speakers around the installation in order to shape the musical outcome. Sounds are arranged around images by Anna Chapman Parker. These create multiple reference points relating to play, digital image manipulation and plant life.
Sonikebana gets its name from the refined Japanese art form of flower arranging called Ikebana, which involves the careful arrangement of plant matter in order to reveal something already present (but hidden) in the materials being arranged. Sonikebana offers a similar mode of experience, where each change in the orientation of a speaker will cause a change to the piece itself. Visitors are encouraged to play with the installation, exploring careful listening and active participation via their repositioning of the speakers.
9:30 am: Martin Parker will introduce the installation and its aims and give a short performance with the speakers.
12:00 – 2:00 pm Quatuor Bozzini Concert
Venue: Watchtower Gallery
3:00 – 5:00 pm Workshop
Venue: Berwick Parish Centre
Curated by Mike Worboys (University of Greenwich) and John Stell (University of Leeds)
A multi-disciplinary workshop to explore performative, cultural and formal relationships between space and sound. This workshop will discuss relationships and connections between music and the spaces we live in and of our imaginations. Short presentations will be given by academics and other specialists. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion. Examples of relevant topics are:
- Spatial structures, relationships and metaphors in musical works;
- Music as evocation of place;
- Sound in geographic spaces.
If you are curious about such matters, then this Workshop may be for you. All are welcome and no particular background or experience is required.
- Michael Worboys. Introduction. Space in sounds: Spatial models and metaphors in music
- John Stell, University of Leeds. Space as Sound: Exploring a landscape of computer-genrated drawings
- Anna Chapman Parker, Space for Sound. Anna will talk about the artwork she developed for Sonikebana and how it relates to the sounds you hear, together with some of the considerations involved in creating a environment for listening in.
- Gnaomi Siemens, New York City. Sound in space: Using sonic devices to create multi-sensory and multidimensional space in poetry
- Mark Zygadio, Glenhead, Dumfries. WaterOrgan, Making an Environmental Soundwork
6:30 – 7:30 pm Community Performance
Venue: Berwick Parish Church
James Tenney’s “In a Large Open Space” (see Community Performance for details).
A day-ticket giving access to all events can be purchased HERE.