OCT 1, 2016 1pm – 4pm Mount Pleasant Community Centre | 1 Kingsway FREE | No registration required
Inspired by spectograms used in the field of acoustic ecology, which are visual depictions of the sounds in a specific area (including duration, frequency and loudness), this workshop combines listening to urban and nature sounds in the neighbourhood during a short walk with stop-listen-n-sketch breaks in Dude Chilling Park, Kingsgate Mall and MPCC. Work collaboratively with community members, and experiment with a range of mark-making methods and tools to “compose” large-scale spectograms of the neighbourhood’s soundscapes. Participants of all ages are welcome and should dress for the weather.
Participants of all ages and experience are welcome.
Sarah Van Borek is a professional artist, filmmaker, musician and educator dedicated to collaboration and responsiveness to contemporary issues globally. Most recently she designed and facilitated the community musical movie UpCYCLEd Stories through and Artist in Community residency with Mount Pleasant Community Centre. Sarah is also an instructor in the faculty of Culture and Community at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She has been facilitating urban nature sound walks and the sketching of artistic spectograms with her students for the past few years through a sustainability-themed course she designed in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.
Mount Pleasant Centre is a multi-service civic centre with everything under the roof. The Community Centre features a fitness centre, gym and climbing wall, dance studio, multi-purpose rooms and outdoor space. It also houses a Vancouver Public Library, child development centre, café, and market value rental housing.
For more information: Mount Pleasant Community Centre Website | 604.687.2315