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Sleepwalking Kuala Lumpur–Montreal video

July 22, 2011 Leave a comment

The whole video recording of the Sleepwalking event that took place April 19, 2011 at Concordia University is now online. More information of the event can be found here. Feedback and comments are welcome in the ‘comment’ section below!


Sleepwalking reflection #2

May 4, 2011 Leave a comment

With Sleepwalking: Kuala Lumpur < == > Montreal, I was particularly inspired by the improvised vocal performance that took place between the three collaborators:  Andra McCartney, Kathy Kennedy and Kok Siew Wai.  The artists created a live soundscape/soundtrack to a video piece edited by Kok Siew (largely comprised of images of the Lachine Canal), exploring a diverse set of possible verbal sounds and dynamics, including popping and clicking sound effects, breathy wind-like impressions and layers of drawn out tones.   One of the particular (video) editing challenges of the piece was making sure there was enough space in between each shot for the improvisers to interact and engage with the video.  This required a performative editing on the part of Kok Siew; anticipating the potential vocalizations of the participants while in the ‘editing room’ and to alter the rhythm of the shots accordingly.

Sleepingwalking reflection

May 2, 2011 Leave a comment

The second chapter of Sleepwalking: Kuala Lumpur<==>Montreal used a dynamic, performative approach for presenting soundwalks to an audience. While Siew-wai Kok’s video revealed the three soundwalkers (Kok, Andra McCartney and Kathy Kennedy) rambling in and around the industrial landscape of the Lachine Canal along with recordings from the walk, the same three improvised vocally with the images and sound. This interplay between live performance and the recorded elements made me very aware of the layers of process involved in the piece, including collaboration, soundscape creation, the interaction of sound and image, as well as improvisation. By bringing together live performance with video and soundscape recording, Sleepwalking revealed to me new possibilities for interdisciplinary, multimedia collaboration.

Sleepwalking Kuala Lumpur–Montreal

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

On April 19th artist-researcher Andra McCartney and sound artist Kathy Kennedy (Montreal) will join visiting artist Siew-wai Kok (Kuala Lumpur) in a performance and presentation of their recent collaboration Sleepwalking Kuala Lumpur <==> Montreal. In 2010 McCartney travelled to Kuala Lumpur where she and Kok met and performed together, and McCartney led a soundwalk with Kok Siew Wai’s class. For the second chapter of this project the artists will continue their walking experiences here in Montreal. The collaboration will culminate in a presentation and discussion about the project.

The evening will open with short presentations by Montreal-based sounds artists Sam Thulin and Lisa Gasior. Thulin will share excerpts of his work “There to Hear: Placing Mobile Music,” an exploration of public transportation and mobile music in Montreal, and Gasior will present her MA thesis project, Sounding Griffintown.

For more info go to:
Doors open at 8:30 pm, show at 9

*Students and faculty of Department of Creative Multimedia at Multimedia University in Kuala Lumpur will attend the event via Skype. (Note: showtime is April 20, 9:00am Kuala Lumpur time).

Masjid Jamek downtown soundwalk in Kuala Lumpur

February 15, 2011 Leave a comment

The accompanying PDF file is an article by Andra McCartney published in Entitle, the electronic magazine of the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University (No. 03, Vol. 01, August 2010: 16-17), Malaysia. McCartney conducted a soundwalk in Kuala Lumpur’s downtown with a sound class from Multimedia University in late January 2010. You can hear (and see) the soundwalk below.

Entitle Article