30.Oct.2017 – Westerkamp and Hron; Concert and Q&A

By | October 26, 2017
WHEN: Monday, October 30th, 7:30pm ////  WHERE: Immersion Room @ Avery Fisher Center for Music & Media, NYU Bobst Library, 7th Floor, 70 Washington Sq. South, NY 10012
/// This event is free, RSVP needed.
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This concert features Beads of Time Sounding, a piece created by Terri Hron and Hildegard Westerkamp. It is a meditation on soundscape and music in general, but as represented specifically through the soundscapes and musical instrument sounds reminiscent of and harkening back to memories of home and childhood pasts. The concert also includes other electroacoustic works by Westerkamp and Hron.
Composer Hildegard Westerkamp focuses on listening, environmental sound and acoustic ecology. She worked with R. Murray Schafer at the World Soundscape Project, is a founding and board member of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology and was long-time editor of its journal Soundscape. She has conducted soundscape workshops, given concerts and lectures, and has coordinated and led Soundwalks locally and internationally. Excerpts of her compositions appear in Gus van Sants’ films Elephant and Last Days and most recenly she collaborated on the soundtrack of Nettie Wild’s film Koneline.  Her latest composition – Beads of Time Sounding –  was a collaboration with composer and recorder player Terri Hron, who performed it in Vancouver in September 2016. She has just completed her newest composition Klavierklang for pianist Rachel Iwaasa for its world premiere at the ISCM festival in Vancouver, November 2017. Hildegard’s compositions were presented in a whole evening ‘Concert for Earth Day’ at Goldsmiths University in London on Saturday, 22 April 2017.  The CBC recently featured Hildegard’s work in its one-hour IDEAS radio programme: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/how-opening-our-ears-can-open-our-minds-hildegard-westerkamp-1.3962163 For more information see: http://www.sfu.ca/~westerka
Terri Hron performs and creates music and multimedia works for wide range of settings. Bird on a Wire is her solo performance project, where she uses collaboration to adopt new skills and technology, from live electronics in absorb the current (2008) and immersive environments in flocking patterns (2011) to embodied practices in NESTING (2017). She regularly works with other composers, performers and artists from other disciplines. Terri studied musicology and art history at the University of Alberta, recorder performance and contemporary music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and electroacoustic composition at the Université de Montréal. She investigates collaborative practices and expanded perception in electroacoustic music. Her work is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture du Québec and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, among others. www.birdoanwire.ca