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practice #8: fractals and kittens

 

practice #8: fractals and kittens
saturday, february 25th, 5pm, free entry
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time. seating is limited and first come, first served.

deep listener and talented soundscape artist christian carrière has designed two conceptual sets pulling and pushing ideas to explore their influential capacity. join in sacred geometry and an immersive purring room. 

the first set will explore the possibilities of audio fractals as compositional loops. fractals are pattens made up of smaller versions of the same pattern. there is discourse on the healing nature and meditative quality of fractals, as well as potential to mitigate effects of tinnitus. in this set, loops made from various sources (no-input console, field recordings) are structured in self-similar patterns, like audible versions of the fractal shapes we see in nature.

set two explores the deep resonance of cats’ purring, known to have the potential for tissue healing and cell regeneration. captured with modified stethoscopes and lavalier microphones, the set will move through tonal variations of purring from different cats. 

learn more about the talented artist christian carrière here.

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practice #7: resounding echoes return

practice #7: resounding echoes return
saturday, february 11rd, 5pm, free entry
never apart
7049 saint-urbain
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time. seating is limited and first come, first served.

 james goddard (from skin tone) is a talented experimental saxophone player who has designed a set of resounding echoes and their return; an oceanic sound to bathe in, and breathe in. with single saxophone notes projecting from each corner, goddard guides this meditation from all sides, using guitar amps to create a 4-channel surround sound installation. goddard plays with the interaction between tones, using a distance that is far enough to be just audible when the tones meet. this powerful soundscape immerses listeners in noise from all directions, giving multiple perspectives on sound. as our spatial perception of noise alters our understanding of noise and our felt sense of that noise, listeners can tune into the different angles of sound and associated influence that follows.

there are three broad types of meditation, focusing, awareness and transcendental. this meditation was designed to be accessible for all three types. listeners can practice a focusing meditation using the noise as a focal point. or, practice an awareness meditation by opening up to the many differences within the sound and tuning into the influences these differences have on the self. deep engagement with the noise and self may lead to a transcendental experience, although we are less inclined to suggest a plan to transcendence. you’ll have to figure that out on your own.

come listen and share this experience. 

learn more about the exceptional sound artist james goddard here or here.

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practice #2: specific frequency

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practice #2: specific frequency
sunday, august 7th, 8pm, free entry
820plaza
we would like all guests to be able to participate, so pls arrive on time.

certain frequencies have been known to have a powerful effect on listeners. in this session sound artist jeremy young will have two sets, 25 minutes each, exploring the frequencies 528hz and 741hz, using a tone generator, tape loops of amplified air and a reverb rainbow machine. this may not be easy listening, but it will certainly affect your mood in a positive way.

528hz, named “mi” in the solfeggio scale, is considered the “love” frequency, capable of miracles. it has been ascribed to divine supernatural powers and is attributed to inspiring wonder and marvel. in addition, it is used to return human dna to its original, perfect state. repaired dna is expected to increase energy, bring clarity and awareness, activate creativity and induce ecstatic states of peace and celebration.

741hz, “sol” in the solfeggio scale, is known to be a purifying frequency, cleansing cells from toxins, electromagnetic radiation build up, and infections (viral, bacterial and fungal). it leads listeners to a healthy, simple life. it is also known to encourage problem solving and self-expression.

more on the artist jeremy young, here: http://cargocollective.com/jeremyyoung

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practice #1: preliminary research

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practice #1
preliminary research
sunday, july 24th, 7pm, free entry
at 820plaza
please arrive on time.

an exercise in restraint, sound artist mikael tobias tailors three short sets exploring the psychoacoustic properties of elemental sound and it’s interaction with physical space. meditative in process, tobias shifts filters, frequencies and spacial characteristics of sound in tectonic drifts in an effort to zone in on affective resonances, both physical and emotional. embracing sound as an extension of the material environment, participants are invited to observe, either actively or passively, the ways in which a sonic backdrop can catalyze alterations in their mental states.

there will be short breaks between each set and a chance for discussion at the end of the third set.