Artist in Residence George Rahi This residency begins from an interest in Vancouver’s soundscape and the everyday repetition of certain acoustic events. While the 9 o'clock cannon and the noon hour
Artist in Residence George Rahi
This residency begins from an interest in Vancouver’s soundscape and the everyday repetition of certain acoustic events. While the 9 o’clock cannon and the noon hour ‘O Canada’ horn punctuate this soundscape as markers of time, symbolically reinforcing Canadian industrial providence, what would characterize a new instrument or sonic signal in the public realm if one were given the chance to compose it? Artist in residence George Rahi looks at the functions and the potentials of public sounds, drawing inspiration from the historical role of bells in church towers. Their sounds could be used not only to mark time and religious events, but function to also signal fluctuating circumstances of urban life like approaching storms and other threats. What could a new series of bell-like instruments in Vancouver function for, if not solely to mark time? What types of symbolic or ritual meanings could it hold today?
During the residency, Rahi will develop a platform for people to craft their own bell-like sounds via a series of soundwalks, workshops, and sound installations open to the public. Participants will then be able to schedule their sounds at specific days and times to ring out across the community centre.
DATE Nov 1-30
TIME Mon-Fri 9am-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4:30pm
LOCATION Great Hall
SHATTERING THE LIGHTNING: ON THE POWER OF BELLS IN PREMODERN EUROPE
A talk by musicologist Alex Fisher.
DATE Thu Oct 24
LOCATION Room B
HOLY ROSARY CATHEDRAL VISIT – CHANGE RINGING
DATE Oct 29
TIME 6:30pm (meet in front of Cathedral)
LOCATION 646 Richards Street
TICKETS Free | Registration required www.eventbrite.ca/e/holy-rosary-cathedral-visit-change-ringing-tickets-75211811553
COMPOSE FOR THE ROUNDHOUSE BELL TOWER SESSIONS
Visit artist in residence George Rahi and compose an hourly chime melody. No experience required!
DATE/TIME Fri Nov 1-Sun Nov 3, 5-7 pm | Tue Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, 5-7pm | Wed Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am-1pm
LOCATION Great Hall
MODULUS FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY AND PERFORMANCE
Artist talk with George Rahi, plus new work by Robyn Jacob with Emily Millard and Emily Cheung.
DATE Nov 1
LOCATION Exhibition Hall and Great Hall
October 24 (Thursday) - November 30 (Saturday)
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