Youth Arts Arise Fall 2017 – Reverberations: Sound, Maps, and the Act of Listening

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Date(s) - Wed. Nov. 15, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Class Description: There is an important relationship between sound, space, and the way we go through our daily lives. Whether it is humming your favorite song, noticing a plane flying by, a dog parking, overhearing distant laughter, or falling asleep to the rain against your window, the heart of all these mundane acts is listening. In this class, participants will learn what it means to listen and the ways this personal act can connect them to their surroundings. Through the creation of maps, DIY instruments, and a performance with found-objects, sound will be used as an artistic medium that encourages play, curiosity, and experimentation.


About the Facilitator:  José Rivera is a musician, multimedia artist, and designer who explores humans’ relationship to the natural and built environments. His creative practice is expressed through experimental sound works as installations and performances, sound design for film, environmental sound recording, maps, photography, graphic design, and architecture. Along with numerous internationally-shown projects and collaborations, José’s fluid body of work also includes an open­air performance space for a youth dance and drumming group in rural Ghana.