Friday, March 19, 2010

1st meeting of helikoosolek:tartu, march 31st

MoKS presents: helikoosolek:tartu, a regular gathering for the exploration of sound in all forms.  The meetings will comprise presentations,concerts, workshops, discussions, and field trips pertaining to sound and its consideration in art, music, architecture, ecology, philosophy, social and cultural interaction, and any other context that presents itself. Participants are encouraged to propose activities or discussions on topics of their interest, or to present projects of their own for feedback.  Sessions normally take place on the last Wednesday of each month, from 6-8pm at the Eesti Rahva Muuseum.  Please check this blog for date confirmations and programme details. Supported by Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu Linnavalitsus and Eesti Kultuurkapital.

The 1st meeting of the helikoosolek will take place at 6pm on Wednesday, March 31st.  There will be two presentations:

Patrick McGinley will welcome participants and open with a discussion on the aims of the helikoosolek.  He will also present the/revenant:sound/  project./Revenant/  is an ongoing project with open membership that focuses on site-specific acoustic actions.  The project comprises performances, workshops, and publications that explore human interaction with and the gestural memory of specific spaces.  Since 2006 a diverse group of sound artists from around the world have been coming together in various combinations to further explore these interactions.

Visiting Australian artists Felicity Mangan and Anthea Caddy will give a presentation on the Australian sound art / experimental music movement and their own work within it.  They will address questions both of culture and environment, and explore how Australia's specific landscape and surroundings have informed their work.

These three artists will also be performing live in concert with Kiwa and Sven Vabar at Genialistide Klubi on Saturday, April 3rd.  We hope this 1st meeting of the helikoosolek will provide potential concert-goers with further insight into the artists' work.