Tuesday, January 17
United States: 12pm PST, 1pm MST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST
EUROPE: 21:00 GMT Australia: 7am Thursday AEDT
There are currently several members who have identified sound as one of their mediums in their art practice. Canadian eco sound artist Claude Schryer has proposed a series of 4 meetings (January to April) to exchange about issues raised in the 4th season of his conscient podcast : 'Sounding Modernity - weekly 5 minute sound meditations’ which will take place in 2023. Together we will explore what modernity sounds like and how we can respond to it. Each Sound Dialogues session will begin by listening to one 5 minute conscient podcast episode followed by a discussion about the issues raised in the episode and an opportunity for participants to contribute sound works to the dialogue. To learn more about Sounding Modernity go to YouTube or simplecast, or read the Sounding Modernity blog.
Claude Schryer (1959, Ottawa, he/him) believes the arts, in the context of decolonization, can play a much more impactful role in shaping our collective future and has dedicated the rest of his life to this vocation. He is a franco-ontarian sound and media artist and arts administrator of european ancestry. He holds a MM in composition from McGill University and was actively in involved in the acoustic ecology and electroacoustic music communities in the 80’s & 90’s in Montréal, Banff and across Europe. From 00 to 20 he held management positions at Canada Council for the Arts in Inter-Arts, partnerships and as a senior strategic advisor. He currents produces the conscient podcast on art and the ecological crisis (season 4, ‘Sounding Modernity’, begins 1 January 2023). He describes his artistic aesthetic as ‘an exploration of the liminal space between reality, fantasy and spirit’. He is also an environmental activist who volunteers with the Sectoral Climate Art Leadership for the Emergency (SCALE)(currently chair of the board and member of the Mission Circle) and regularly gives workshops, facilitates meetings, and participates in panels and presentations on art and sound and the ecological crisis. He is grateful to the Gesturing Towards Decolonized Futures collective and the Facing Human Wrongs course for guidance in his learning and unlearnings. He is a daily qi gong practionner, swimmer, e-biker, son of artist Jeannine and pathologist Maurice Schryer, husband of artist Sabrina Mathews, father of earth science student Clara Schryer and history student Riel Schryer. claudeschryer.ca
MEMBERS Only plus guest. All participants MUST REGISTER.