Dagana 25. og 26. október stendur RíT (rannsóknarstofa í tónlist) fyrir vinnustofu með tónskáldinu Carolyn Chen í samstarfi við Cycle listahátíðina, http://www.cycle.is.

Þriðjudag 25. október kl. 10:30-13:00 í Flyglasal

Miðvikudag 26. október kl. 10:00-13:00 í Vestra



Tónlist fyrir samfélagsleg rými ( Music for Social Spaces)

This two-part workshop will explore text pieces and musical games for people with no training required, particularly in the context of activating spaces outside of the concert hall. Including works by Fluxus artists, the Los Angeles Readers’ Chorus, a listening walk through some local spaces with discussion of their architecture and interactive habits, and workshopping of pieces for supermarket and other contexts – your own pieces are especially welcome!  

Carolyn Chen has made music for supermarket, demolition district, and the dark. Her work reconfigures the everyday to retune habits of our ears through sound, text, light, image, and movement. For a decade she has studied the guqin, the Chinese 7-string zither traditionally played for private meditation in nature, which has inspired her thinking on listening and social space. Recent projects include a a story for ASL interpreter strung to chimes at a distance and commissions for Wild Rumpus and Klangforum Wien. The work has been presented in 22 countries and described by The New York Times as “the evening’s most consistently alluring … a quiet but lush meditation.” It has been supported and commissioned by impuls, MATA, Fulbright Foundation, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, Stanford University Sudler Prize, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, American Composers Forum, ASCAP, Emory Planetarium, Composers Conference at Wellesley, and Machine Project at the Hammer Museum. Recordings are available on Perishable, the wulf., Quakebasket, and Play It Forward. She earned a PhD in music from UC San Diego, and an MA in Modern Thought and Literature and BA in music from Stanford University, with an honors thesis on free improvisation and radical politics.   http://www.carolyn-chen.com/