The Dynamic Listening Instrument set for Union Sq (Somerville, Boston MA.)

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As part of my participation in the 2018 Co-Incidence Festival/Residency from January 19th-28th with Joachim Eckl, Michael Pissarro, Ryoko Akama, and more, The Dynamic Listening Instrument was installed for public interaction in Union Square in Somerville for a Saturday afternoon.

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Accessible in the instrument’s venn-diagram on the public square were recordings from earlier that week: A recording of resident artists performing “Bell Piece” earlier that week in Union Square, a wandering perspective of the Women’s March 2018 at Cambridge Common, A recording of a Kurdish protest against the Turkish Government in Harvard Square and an interview with participants, flute and vocal tones by me and Amy Golden, and recordings of water in the city.

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An open collaborative movement performance with the composition happened later that night as part of a potluck/performance event at Washington Street Art Center, where the festival/residency was based.

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A photograph I took during a performance of a Sound Bridges performance in the square earlier that week with Caleb Chase and Joachim Eckl.

The Somerville Media Center did a video piece on the festival, with some footage from a Dynamic Listening Dance Workshop in Washington Street Art Center, and a short (very casual) interview with me, that can be seen below.

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The festival/residency was supported by funding from the Somerville Arts Council.

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