Sonic Playground

@ 1:00-5:00pm

An afternoon of sound exploration for everyone!
People of ALL AGES are invited for an afternoon of live music and sound making. No musical experience is necessary and families with children are more than welcome.

Come explore this unique arts venue in a one-day open house.
The Western Front will be a hive of sonic activity with virtually every accessible space employed in a celebration of sound making. Let your curiosity be your guide.

Take in the performances, exhibits and installations involving sound. Play with sonic masks. Participate in a sound walk of the surrounding neighbourhood. Build your own sonic automaton. Make some sound. At Sonic Playground no noise is a bad noise.

SCHEDULE:
(subject to change)

Sonic Playground Schedule

1:00 – 5:00 ONGOING
Sonic installations by Maxime De La Rochefoucauld, Diana
Burgoyne, and The Wave Shifters – Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design’s audio installation gang.

Exhibiton in gallery: Fiona Bowie’s Slip/host – an
immersive narrative that uses sound in a playful way to connect various elements of the installation.
(www.front.bc.ca/exhibitions/events/3143)
Artist talk at 2:30.

1:30 Workshop: Let’s Make Sound – led by Paul Plimley.

2:15 Performance: Maxime De La Rochefoucauld with his automaton orchestra

2:30 Artist Talk – Lorna Brown joins Fiona Bowie in a discussion of the use of sound in Bowie’s current exhibition Slip/host

2:45 Workshop: Sonic Automatons – led by Maxime De La Rochefoucauld

3:00 Soundwalk – led by Igor Santizo. Take a walk in the neighbourhood around the Western Front, and experience the journey through sound.

3:15 Workshop: Let’s Make Sound – led by Paul Plimley

4:00 Soundwalk – led by Igor Santizo. Take a walk in the neighbourhood around the Western Front, and experience the journey through sound.

4:10 Workshop: How Does Your Voice Sound – led by DB Boyko

4:40 Performance: Maxime De La Rochefoucauld with his automaton orchestra

For further information on the participating artists visit:

Maxime De La Rochefoucauld www.cam.org/~maxime/
Diana Burgoyne www.eciad.bc.ca/~dburg/main.htm
Fiona Bowie www.fionabowie.org
Paul Plimley www.paulplimley.com

For more information about Sonic Playground contact:
newmusic@front.bc.ca
604 876-9343

Sonic Playground is a joint initiative of Western Front New Music, Vancouver New Music, and NOW Orchestra.