On Saturday October 15th I am making my way to Florida for a 3 week residency with composer Natasha Barrett. I am really looking forward to returning to Atlantic Center for the Arts. In 2014 I attended a residency with composer Jonty Harrison and met some wonderful composer and artists during my stay.
ACA invite Master Artists such as cartoonists, writers, composers, visual artists, poets and performers. Each residency features 3 master artists, each with 8 associate artists, a total of 27 artists who have 3 weeks to work on individual projects, share ideas and collaborate. For more info and upcoming residencies see here: atlanticcenterforthearts.org/residencies/master-artist-residency-schedule/
Natasha's residency statement:
'During the residency I’m interested in working with composers and sound artists who want to explore how the details of our spatial environment can be harnessed in sound and music. Areas in which we may work are in the interaction between frequency, space and time, and exploring a continuum between abstract musical fantasies through to hyper-realistic ecologically-based sound-art. The residence will involve use of microphones and sound transformation, consider listening perspectives and work practically with the local sound environment.
Composers and sound artists will be encouraged to consider a creative approach from a multitude of angles, to explore their imagination and see how we can together address and realize fascinating and musically inspiring ideas that may have originally appeared unattainable. Interested applicants will primarily be acousmatic composers, installation artists and composers working with live electronics (with or without acoustic instruments). However, performance artists interested in exploring sound in relation to the physical objects of their work are also welcome.'