Ariaratnam, Matthew Michael - A Walk for 09.09.17...

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This project has been submitted to the Library for purposes of graduation, but needs to be audited for technical details related to publication in order to be approved for inclusion in the Library collection.
Term: 
Fall 2017
Degree: 
M.F.A.
Degree type: 
Project
Department: 
School for the Contemporary Arts
Faculty: 
Communication, Art & Technology
Senior supervisor: 
Arne Eigenfeldt
Thesis title: 
A Walk for 09.09.17
Given Names: 
Matthew Michael
Surname: 
Ariaratnam
Abstract: 
A Walk for 09.09.17 was a walking practice that invited engagement of the senses through the geography of Vancouver and focused on being present. Traversing through Vancouver’s Chinatown and Strathcona neighbourhoods, the work explored site as a composition and invited the audience into the role of performer/composer. The audience was lead through a preconceived path of which they were unaware and were encouraged to listen, breathe, walk, and practice being in the present moment together. Throughout the walk, performers were encountered in specific locations where they were musically improvising. The work explored methods of listening, invitation, and sharing (listening) experiences with others.
Keywords: 
Listening; Musicking; Soundwalking; Site-Specific Performance; Walking
Total pages: 
63