Wednesday, January 18, 2012

20th meeting, Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

MoKS presents:
with Evelyn Müürsepp & John Grzinich
Wednesday, January 25th
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu

For this Helikoosolek Evelyn Müürsepp & John Grzinich will lead a workshop and presentation based on the idea of "Sonic Traces", how physical processes not only leave marks but also reveal something in the sounds they make. The focus will be on sound and drawing, looking at the idea of "translation" from one medium to another. Evelyn and John will lead some simple exercises to illustrate their ideas and talk about and play pieces from their collaborative sound and drawing project "Sonic Scratch Cycles", which will be shown at the NAPP exhibition in Pärnu in February. The project is based on an ongoing series of site-specific sound and drawing actions recorded in different locations. No experience is necessary. All are welcome.

Evelyn Müürsepp is a mixed media artist and cultural coordinator, based in Southeast Estonia. Since 2001 she has worked as an artist organizer, coordinating activities for MoKS - a non-profit residency center and project space. This ongoing life-university has offered her the opportunity to learn from artists from all over the world and develop fruitful collaborations in various media. Her recent interest and ongoing work is with drawing where she explores how the repetitive movement of a pen/pencil affects the body and its motion. This surface-body-surface feedback is a generative method to shift from abstraction to figural imagery.

John Grzinich has been conducting his own forms of sound research for over 15 years, including field recording, kinetic sculptures, electro acoustic composition, performance, group workshops and exercises in listening.

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 by MoKS and supported by Eesti Rahva