For three days in November 1999 (12th / 13th / 14th), Glasgow will be the host for 'drift' - an imaginative, vital and accessible programme of sound art & acoustic ecology based performance, workshops, installations, soundwalks & talks

drift involves people who are concerned and committed to caring for the quality of the acoustic environment through the perspective of their field or individual situation. People who, if they are creators of sound, are sensitive to the relationship between their own sound production and the acoustic environment. drift actively encourages participation and attendance in all of its events from all age groups and walks of life.

Within the framework of drift, in collaboration with a carefully chosen list of sound artists we present an imaginative and innovative diary of events and talks that includes and focuses on:

Live sound art performances.

Artist installation works.

Workshop and discussion areas defining the relationship of sound to art and how this can be facilitated with new accessible (and often free or low cost) technology.

Soundwalks in and around the city.

Soundscape works and sound creation software in a dedicated listening / computer area.

The creating and sharing of sound via the Internet and World Wide Web together with Internet access to Acoustic Ecology / Sound Art related sites, sound archives and experiments.

A special event with children as the participating artists.

Listening to the soundscape and creating awareness.

Deepening listeners' understanding of sounds and their meanings.

Encourage the building of sound sculptures.

A limited pressing CD will be available during drift (a quantity will be given away free at various events, details to be announced.

A free publication will also be available containing articles on sound art, acoustic ecology, resources and interviews.

Acoustic Ecology is the study of the relationship between living organisms and their sonic environment (soundscape) and is therefore concerned with the state of the world soundscape as an ecologically balanced entity. AE touches all disciplines that are dealing with sounds: artificially, educationally, scientifically or simply in daily life. Those involved in Acoustic Ecology come from many differing disciplines such as architecture, audio art, communications, education, film sound, geography, music, physics, psychology, radio broadcasting, sociology, and urban planning. Many individuals and organisations are attempting to draw attention to unhealthy imbalances in this relationship, to improve the acoustic quality of a place wherever possible and to protect and maintain acoustically balanced soundscapes where they still exist.

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Event Diary
drift Support and Links
Contacting drift