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
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
in collaboration with a carefully chosen list of sound artists we present
an imaginative and innovative diary of events and talks that includes and
Live sound art performances.
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.