with William Bilwa Costa and Kristin Orav
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu
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
helikoosolek:tartu is organised my MoKS and supported by Eesti Rahva