PORTAL: ‘Soundscape, landscape, escape’ installations
Mon 12, Tue 13 and Wed 14 Oct, 3.00pm–6.00pm
Prepare your ears for three days of full-body listening—and listening-while-making. As part of This Public Life 2015, a festival of landscape architecture that explores public life via the arts and sciences, Luke Jaaniste—sonic-spatial-social artist and co-director of public-sound project Super Critical Mass—brings both his collection of 1980s Yamaha Portasounds and his latest expanded music project, PORTAL, to MPavilion for a series of rich, slow, ambient and hypnotic audio installations and workshops.
From 3pm to 6pm each day of his stay, Luke and his crew of keyboards will fill our digital forest with installations made up of simple tones and chord patterns, mesmerising us as we wander, ponder, sip coffee or picnic on the grass. The field of sound will evolve as it reflects off the canopy and bounces between the neighbouring trees, unfolding across the late-afternoon hours and shifting tune as we wander from one petal-shadow to the next.
Then, after pausing, resting and connecting among the soundscape each afternoon, we (and our fully charged smartphones) are invited to participate—via three free workshops that use simple sound objects to help us think about designing for mindful and ambient occupation of public space. Book your spot for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday now.