Workshop: to whistle

20/08/2018

Ceramic sound objects, turning the breath into sound and a participative project with the pupils at KANL all come together in the musical performance We are trying to have a conversation

Visual and sound artists Lukas de Clerck and Maika Garnica have taken the concept of ‘whistling’ as the starting point for a series of workshops with the pupils in the ceramics class at the Art Academy of North Limburg. Each of them investigates the bodily and physical characteristics of this instrument from their own background. They have contributed to the performance We are trying to have a conversation by making clay wind instruments and taking experimental whistling lessons.

We are trying to have a conversation is based on whistling as an element of composition. By seeing whistling as a means of communication, the whistlers embark upon a dialogue with each other and the audience. In this piece, a whistling orchestra seeks out the borders of musicality as borne by whistling. The whistlers make their way around the audience in complete darkness, putting sensory perception to the test.

Lukas de Clerck and Maika Garnica are members of the Public Sound Collective, an artists’ collective initiated by Musica, Impulse Centre for Music. The Public Sound Collective is a group of young sound artists, musicians and makers who are focused on sound and music in relation to public space. In the coming years, they will be working on a ‘repertoire’ or ‘canon’ of performable works for public spaces, such as city tunes, composed soundscapes and walks.

We are trying to have a conversation is presented as part of Forest Studies: a series of musical performances or studies designed specifically for Klankenbos.

Websitewww.maikagarnica.be + www.collectiefpubliekgeluid.be
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/user-649208988

Dates: 6&13 October 2018

The workshop To Whistle is a collaboration between the Art Academy of North Limburg, Musica, Impulse Centre for Music, C-TAKT, Lukas de Clerck and Maika Garnica.