Viv Corringham will discuss her work as a walking sound artist: a sonic flaneuse who drifts through cities and sings with them; includes a "Shadow-walk (at home)" performance
Viv Corringham will discuss her work as a walking sound artist: a sonic flaneuse who drifts through cities and sings with them. Her long-term project "Shadow-walks" has occurred in Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. In it she walks with inhabitants of places on their special walks. Then she repeats the route alone, listening for the memory of that walk and singing her response.
The project draws on an idea attributed to James Joyce that places remember events - as if everything that happens leaves traces that we might be able to sense. If a person walks through certain places repeatedly, along the same route, does that act of walking impose a trace that can be mapped across time and space? In a sense "Shadow-walks" is an attempt to make a person’s traces, their shadow, audible through her singing, improvising voice.
During the Covid 19 pandemic she adapted the project into "Shadow-walks (at home)", in which she gathers recorded descriptions of walks and her singing reflects how she imagines them. She will play examples and perform an excerpt live. There will be time for questions.
Viv Corringham is a US based British vocalist, composer and sound artist. Her work includes concerts, soundwalks, workshops and installations, exploring people's sense of place and the link with personal history and memory. She is certified to teach Deep Listening by Pauline Oliveros and received her MA Sonic Art from Middlesex University London. She is a 2012 and 2006 McKnight Composer Fellow. Other grants and awards include the Jerome Foundation, Harvestworks NY, Jazz Services UK, London Arts Board, English and Irish Arts Councils and Meet the Composer.
Work has been presented in 26 countries in venues including Hong Kong Arts Centre, Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico, Issue Project Room New York, Onassis Centre Athens, ICA London, Serralves Museum Portugal, Taipei University Taiwan, Ohrenhoch Berlin, Shantou University China, Bangalore, Calcutta and Delhi universities, and Tempo Reale Florence.
Meeting ID: 952 2769 3189
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|11 Mar 2021
|6:00pm - 7:30pm
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