Nocturne: Art at Night is soon! Saturday, October 17 from 6 p.m. to midnight, to be exact. I had the pleasure of collaborating with Sarah Burwash on Gates for Sojourn last year in the Public Gardens. This year, I'm presenting my sound piece Drum Voices in the Dartmouth Commons.
Drum Voices is a sound piece that transports the drum to a place before time. By recording a single strike of a deer-hide frame drum and then using simple audio processing techniques, artist Lindsay Dobbin journeyed to the heart of a drum to find a hidden choir that speaks to our origins. Both terrestrial and alien sounding, the voices have been arranged to unfold as a mantra – an eternal song of slow and rhythmic chanting – creating an evocative environment for deep listening. For Nocturne, the sound piece will be situated within the drum-shaped structure of a yurt – reflecting the drum visually and sonically, and also engaging in dialogue with the landscape. Drum Voices is presented in partnership with the Centre for Art Tapes.
I created Drum Voices while participating in the Centre for Art Tapes Media Arts Scholarship Program and with support from Arts Nova Scotia. The Facebook event is here.