3 May

Valerie LeBlanc et moi allons à Sudbury pour présenter Soundbury dans le cadre de la Foire d’art alternatif.

Soundbury est un projet de cartographie sonore, une représentation sonore de la ville de Sudbury. Les enregistrements seront collectés dans la ville pendant les douze heures du projet et seront téléversés sur le web à intervalles réguliers. Simultanément une mappe Google tracera l’étendue des découvertes. La carte sera dessinée de façon intuitive, au hasard des sorties. Qu’y a-t-il dans cette ville où nous marchons? Quels bruits, quelles voix, quels aboiements s’y cachent?

Le coeur ambiant de Sudbury battra au rythme du printemps en offrant la chance d’imaginer les images associées à chaque fragment sonore.

Et qui plus est dans le nom Sudbury, il y a l’unité de puissance sonore (db)!

Blog: Soundbury

Valerie LeBlanc and I are heading for Sudbury to present Soundbury during the Foire d’art alternatif de Sudbury.

Soundbury is a soundmapping project, an aural representation of the City of Sudbury. The recordings will be collected and uploaded to the Internet at regular intervals during the 12 hours of the project, and a Google map will trace the source locations of the entries.

The aural map will be drawn intuitively, with random sample recordings relayed back as signals from ‘out there.’ What’s under that rug we walk on? By peeling it back we might follow the wings of those emerging insects, listen for the dog barking close by or in the distance. And this time, if we ask someone to talk to us, we won’t bring any questions.

And at the root of it all, the ambient heart of Sudbury will beat out its mid-spring rhythm, offering the chance to imagine the visuals accompanying that orchestral essence of sound.

Blog: Soundbury

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About Valerie LeBlanc

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, pluri-­disciplinary artist and writer Valerie LeBlanc has worked in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her creations travel between poetry, performance, visual and written theory. Valerie LeBlanc has been creating video poetry since the mid 1980’s, and is the creator of the MediaPackBoard (MPB), portable screening / performance device. In the fall of 2012, she published her play The Raft, through Basic Bruegel Editions.

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