Event Category: Classes / Workshops
This free program cultivates community through collective soundmaking and listening, featuring workshops, performances, installations, soundwalks, and open rehearsals.
Over the course of five Sunday afternoons, the programs explore a variety of ways to grow sonic languages organically out of Artpark’s existing soundscape and landscape. Each week’s program will consist of two parts: a laboratory where the public can observe Null Point’s artists at work in rehearsal and installation, and a workshop aimed at introducing the general public to place-based soundmaking and listening.
The program features four new works by Null Point’s own composer-performers, commissioned by Artpark specifically for the occasion; scores and documentation of these pieces will be published in a future.
These works explore ways of building musical languages from the ground up in dialogue with Artpark’s soundscape and landscape. As such they are both cutting edge and accessible—they reimagine what music is, but do so through interchange with the familiar everyday sounds and materials of Artpark, and through interactive and participatory strategies. Music is remade into something radically new, and yet at the same time opens itself to concrete input from the everyday events of a place. Building on the site-specific sculpture residency program of Artpark’s early days, this program situates art as a way to heighten collective connections to a place. These works foster intensely interdisciplinary intersections between music (experimental, rock, classical, electronic), sound art, meditation, sculpture in the expanded field, social practice art, critical pedagogy, and creative placemaking.