Flowers & Feathers: Soundscape Project

An Esperance Wildflower Festival 2020 Event
 

There are a number of exciting events being held as part of the Esperance Wildflower Festival’s Flowers & Feathers Soundscape Project:

  • “Listening to Landscapes” – Ecological artist Perdita Phillips talks about her work
  • Workshops: Create your own sound installation for the Esperance Wildflower Festival
  • World Listening Day Event: Dawn Recording & Wetland Recording

These events are supported by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.

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Listening to landscapes

Ecological artist Perdita Phillips talks about her work

When: Saturday, 11th July, 3.00pm

Where: CWA Hall, James Street

Cost: Free

Artist Perdita Phillips is interested in bringing the non-human world to the attention of audiences. She has worked with termites, thrombolites (structures created in shallow water by micro-organisms), rabbits (land degradation), salmon gum trees, urban wetlands, weeding, and stygofauna (animals that live in groundwater systems).

Many years ago, as part of learning from the environment first-hand, she started walking. Walking led to listening and listening led to sound recording. She is currently listening to the drains and springs of Albany for the Follow the Water project.

Join Perdy to find out more about the art of ecological listening and the role of outdoor sound recording in art.

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CREATE YOUR OWN SOUND INSTALLATION FOR THE 2020 Esperance Wildflower Festival

Perth-based ecological sound artist, Perdita Phillips will run workshops in Esperance from 12th – 19th July  covering the following:

WORKSHOP 1 – Sunday 12th July, 2.00 – 4.00pm (Location TBC)

  • Soundscape Listening
  • Using your smartphone for basic recording

WORKSHOP 2  – Thursday 16th July, 2.00pm – 5.00pm, Merivale Rd (private property)

Meet at 1.30pm at Esperance Community Arts Space to car pool. Location may be muddy so please wear appropriate footwear, Bring a thermos if you would like a hot drink. there will be some walking. Numbers are limited so please register.

  • Demonstration and use of more advanced sound recording equipment
  • Fieldcraft – recording in the field

WORKSHOP 3 – Friday 17th July, 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Hope FM community Radio (upstairs in Dutton Arcade above Bankwest, entrance on Andrew Street next to Beeline Florist).

  • Saving and organising your sound files
  • Developing ideas for your soundscape
  • Basic sound editing /introduction to Audacity

CATCH UP WORKSHOP Thursday 16th July, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Hope FM community Radio (upstairs in Dutton Arcade above Bankwest, entrance on Andrew Street next to Beeline Florist).

This session will provide an overview of the key contents from all three workshops for those who are not able to attend the day time sessions.

Workshops are free and no experience is required.

Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Workshops not suitable for children under 12 years.

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DAWN RECORDING & WETLAND RECORDING  

Join us as we celebrate World Listening Day in Esperance with Perth-based ecological sound artist Perdita Phillips on Saturday 18th July.

Dawn Recording

5.30am – 7.00am

Gather at Lake Monjinup Environment Centre for a 5.45 am start to experience the dawn chorus around the Lake. Bring a torch.

Wetland Recording

10.00am 11.30am

Gather at Lake Monjinup Environment Centre. All ages welcome.

Please register as plan as may change depending on weather.

Meet at Esperance Community Arts (67 Dempster St) at 9.30 am if you would like to car pooling.

Find out more about World Listening Day  – https://www.worldlisteningproject.org/

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Be inspired by the wonderful series of Nature Tracks created by Ann Jones (available on the ABC Science YouTube channel or through Radio National’s  Off Track webpage) 

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