[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Jean Routhier – SOUNDWALKS

Artist Statement

Sonic walking experiences (2015)

Soundwalks are approximately 60 to 90 minutes in length. This exploration weaves through diverse soundscapes, both man-made and natural, inviting the listener to become immersed in the totality of the sonic environment, and to sensually imagine, respond to, and hear often overlooked social environments, communities and other urban places. The soundwalks take place rain or shine, please wear appropriate footwear and clothes for the weather. This is a partner event with Vancouver New Music who are dedicated to exploring and contextualizing new music and sonic art, through concert presentations, festival, community, and workshop events. Curated by Philippe Pasquier and Giorgio Magnanesi. aurorenocturne.com

  • Jean Routhier sonic works embrace the fleeting silences, the physical, as well as, emotional reactions to listening. His practice can materialize as: soundwalks, altered field recordings, acousmatic works, performances, installations, and radio broadcasts. Routhier’s productions challenge our common expectations of what can be interpreted as musical. His audio sculpture Une Suite de Temps-morts: iona, is a scheduled ISEA2015 partner event called Oscillations to be held on August 16 at 8PM in Charleson Park. Recent projects include: The Voyage, a performance with Carey Dodge in Vancouver, and Une Suite de Temps-morts: N_R.Y, an installation at Open Space Gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

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