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Dawn Gardener

sound environment broadcast below the Arches

Dawn Gardener

February 13th-19th, 2023

spatialised sound work

take a walk under the Arches at Newcastle University

(up the steps from Culture Lab,

between the Fine Art and Music/Archeology(Armstrong) Buildings

An old Zen story tells of a monk who asks “Without speaking, without silence, how can you express the truth?” In response, the master Fuketsu observes: “…The birds sing among innumerable kinds of fragrant flowers.” My piece Dawn Gardener adds tones played upon electric bass to the flowers that surround the outside of the Arches. Recordings of singing birds will also be installed there, and inside these recordings sound also the sounds of making recordings. Passing through the space beneath the Arches, or stopping for a moment, what can you observe? What is inside and what is out?

((a version of some of the sound utilized in this piece is slated for eventual release that might be called Grey Planes, but it all depends I guess. otherwise I would put some sound examples here for you to listen to))

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