Singing Places 2022.

 

Teater Viva is part of the establishment of a new Nordic network called Sounding Towers.

 

 

Sounding Towers network is developing the project Singing Places.

Teater Viva works with Singing Places within the frame of our ongoing cross art project Singing Our Place.

Sounding Towers network will develop artistic practices with resonance; through the sonic and haptic qualities of sound;

with poetic resonance, as a reverberation of meaning and images; and social resonance, including kinship

with the more-than-human and relation to place.

The Singing Places pilot project brings together six Nordic artists with extensive experience and specialised skills

in creating art with resonance and environment. 

 The core of this project is relational; sharing skills, collaborating and improvising together

to develop new artistic practices, performances and workshops that are creatively nourishing

for all partners and the Nordic public we engage with.

The transdisciplinary nature of the project, bridging visual and sound art, somatic and vocal practices, folk music,

sound sculptures and performance art, will expand the artistic realm of all partners involved. 

Our intention is to develop new forms of collaborative and participatory performance that develop the fields

of sonic and visual arts in relating to place, creatively and vocally.

We will contribute to the field through professional development workshops for sound artists at Ljudtornet’s seminar

and through public performances in Aarhus and Gnesta.

Our future vision for Sounding Towers is to develop sister festivals in 2023,

where we will invite a wide range of Nordic artists to join us in creating performances, concerts and installations. 

Artists:

Julia Adzuki and Patrick Dallard from Ljudtornet and SymbioLab in Sweden will contribute with coordination of meetings

in Gnesta ,seminar and ANTENN festival. They will share their tactile sound instruments with the group  

for experiencing resonance and will contribute with somatic and sonic practices of Skinner Releasing and Deep Listening.

Katrine Faber, artistic director of Teater Viva in Denmark will contribute with coordination of meetings in Denmark,

residency on Anholt and events in Aarhus. Katrine will share vocal and performance practices

that enable a deep embodiment and connection with place. 

Tuomas Rounakari, composer, violinist and ethnomusicologist from Finland will share Karelian lament

and ceremonial practices for grounding one’s self, relating with place and connecting with the elements. 

Aksel Striim, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Denmark will share his wind harps and workshop methods

for engaging people of all ages in making instruments and experiencing resonance. 

Malene Halkjær Pedersen, artist and resident of Anholt, Denmark will contribute sculptural and installation land art works

and share her connection with the island of Anholt. 

Thanks to Aarhus Kulturudviklingspulje and Nordic Culture Point for supporting the pilot project!