Hey folks! The Starling Cloud Choir continues today, March 10! Please note that even if you can't make the performance, you can still participate in the workshops. Please spread the word! See you at 2 pm!
BONUS!!! Peter Courtemanche and Robin Ripley will also be at the garden today, working on their installations and you can talk to them about their art and make watercolor paintings.
Also, don't forget that the clocks sprung ahead last night!
The Starling Cloud Choir
This is a family-friendly workshop and performance where you will use your voice to make sound poetry in a group in a piece inspired by rain and birdsong. We'll be working with bird behaviour and the mnemonics and phonetics of local bird song. We'll also be exploring the sound of the rain using our voices and I will ask you to improvise around some of my own poetry. This is your opportunity to be in a performance art choir! Bring your family and friends!
You are invited to attend one or both of two workshops the weekend before the performance. Saturday March 9 and Sunday, March 10 from 2 to 3:30 pm both days. Please dress for comfort and warmth and bring your own water bottle/or tea cup. No need to pre-register, just come to the front entrance to sign in for the workshops. Bonus Drop in Rain Lab: Tues, March 12 from 1:30- 3 pm you are invited to record your bird and rain sounds with Dj Don Chow who will be using them in his mix on March 16.
The Improvisational Performance of the Starling Cloud Choir is at on Saturday March 16 at 3 pm. Performers please arrive at 2:30 pm for a warm up and orientation. You will be invited to explore the art installations by the other Second Site artists. The performance dress code is eccentric! Channel the bird-lover in you and display your best (rainy day) plumage.
Where: The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall Street
Cost to participate: Free!
For more information follow along the creative process on Lori Weidenhammer's blog: www.beespeakersaijiki.blogspot.com
If you can't join us for the workshops, please come to the opening and check out the art installations by Second Site artist Robin Ripley, Diana Burgoyne and Matt Smith. The choir will be performing at 3 pm and the audience will be invited to participate! (See the info below.)