Wednesday, September 21, 2011

17th meeting, Wednesday, September 28th

MoKS presents:
with William Bilwa Costa and Kristin Orav
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu

| resonance | sound, space + time
improvisation workshop for movement + sound
co-lead by William Bilwa Costa (sound) and Kristin Orav (movement)

| resonance | is based on practices that enable heightened states of sensory perception. The workshop shares methods for reverberating mindfully with other artists during duet and ensemble improvisation. We will focus on listening, sensing, and acting from sound, movement, and memory impulses. We will explore expansions and contractions of energy and sound in our bodies and in the space. We will trace the pathways that movement material takes between outside and inside: input - filtering - output - sending. Rather than reacting to other bodies, we will cultivate a stance that allows us to observe, consider, and respond with as much of our selves as possible.

The group will explore questions like: How do we transmit messages that perpetuate in different forms through the space instead of dying out? How do we translate or morph messages into different media like writing, drawing, or assessing? How can we use vibration, reflection, sounding, panning, resounding, writing, and remembering to create a resonating body?

Please bring a notebook and pen.
Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes.
Please feel free to bring your own instruments/sound equipment. Set ups should be acoustic or self sufficient, so please bring small personal speakers or small practice amp.

William Bilwa Costa is a sound and visual artist/electronic musician/improviser. He has worked with movement artist Emily Sweeney as perpetual movement sound since 2006. He currently works internationally, generating research/ lab/ performance projects, actively cultivating opportunities for artists to work together on new interdisciplinary explorations. Bilwa works in both the performing and visual arts contexts. His electronic music and sound art often involve the abstraction of source material such as dancers’ breath and body sounds, acoustic musicians, and audio frequency feedback—sonic relics through which he pulls elements of specific spaces, times, and interactions into his work. He is interested in sensory perception and subjectivity, and his work documents those acts of decipherment. He often uses multiple speakers placed throughout a space, generating a sensory environment rich in ambient, rhythmic, and spatial sound.

Kristino Rav is a performance artist whose creation could be described as pushing her body to the extremes. Thus, the intersection of completed projects contains an element of tiredness together with physical, mental and temporal endurance. She draws inspiration from movements, silence, coincidences, as well as from the tension that lies between public and private spaces, being lately interested in the phenomenon of dance in this context. She has finished the Estonian Academy of Arts in sculpture and The university of Tartu in semiotics.

helikoosolek:tartu is a regular gathering for the exploration of sound in all forms.  The meetings 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 take place on the last Wednesday of each month, from 6-8pm at the Eesti Rahva Muuseum.

helikoosolek:tartu is organised my MoKS and supported by Eesti Rahva