A Weekend of Percussive Sounds Of & In The Environment

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Event Date: May 11 2012 – May 12 2012
Event Website: Event Webpage
City: Waterloo
Country: Canada

Open Ears, in collaboration with the Wilfred Laurier University and the rare Charitable Research Reserve presents a weekend of percussive sounds about and in various environments of the Waterloo Region. Jesse Stewart, award-winning percussionist, composer and improviser will be coaxing unexpected and magical sounds out of resonating objects and materials. ‘Inuksuit’ by Alaskan composer John Luther Adams will be performed by a very large group of percussionists in the forest of Cambridge’s rare Charitable Reserve, after a talk by Morris Palter. More information: http://www.openears.ca/

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Laura Jean Cameron is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University, Kingston, and coordinates the Sonic Arts of Place Lab. As a Canada Research Chair in Historical Geographies of Nature (2003-2012), her work has investigated a range of field sciences as place-based practices and as cultural encounters. Before arriving at Queen’s, she held a Junior Research Fellowship in Historical Geography at Churchill College, Cambridge (1999-2002). She is the author of Openings: A Meditation on History, Method and Sumas Lake, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997 and co-author with John Forrester of Freud in Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017. She also co-edited Emotion, Place and Culture, Ashgate, 2009 and Rethinking the Great White North: Race, Nature and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness, UBC Press, 2011. Currently she enjoys writing in various genres about fieldwork, emotions and nature, collaborating on sound installations, and hosting the Fireplace Series: Interdisciplinary Conversations, a podcast series you can listen to here: https://podcast.cfrc.ca/the-fireplace-series/.

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