Freshwater Listening, national event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the AFAE and freshwater care in Australia
Freshwater Listening is a national two day (free) event on November 17-18 in regional Victoria celebrating freshwater care and 20 years of acoustic ecology in Australia.
The event is hosted by AFAE founding member Dr Ros Bandt and the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology. The program includes sound walks, hydrophone workshops, freshwater listening expeditions, presentations, performances and the Freshwater Listening exhibition featuring some of Australia's leading artists.
Download full PDF program here
This is a free event, but please book for lunch by emailing FryerstownSchool@gmail.com (lunch bookings must be made prior to the event).
The Fryerstown School, Tate Gallery and Acoustic Sanctuary is located approximately 1.5 hrs drive from Melbourne.
Venue : Fryerstown Community School and Tate Gallery
Parking, Facilities, Community fundraiser lunches (bookings online), Talks , Exhibition, Sound Event. Sign up here for Acoustic Sanctuary morning sound walks, underwater dam listenings through hydrophones. Bring yours too.
10.00 Meet at school 10.00 and Sign up for listening walks (morning only)
ACOUSTIC SANCTUARY (AS) 500m. walk in to 55 acres of land for wildlife acoustic corridor with walk leaders. Off grid. Quiet. No phones, animals or smoking. Bring recording equipment, hat, bush boots and socks, water bottle, sunscreen, campstool if needed. Follow coloured ribbon walks only. Rocky reef lizard country. Watch your step.
10.30 Welcome to Country and Opening
SCHOOL, Ros Bandt and Leah Barclay, AFAE hosts.
11.00-1.00 BOX IRONBARK FRESHWATER LISTENINGS (AS)
Andrew Skeoch Wildlife sound recording
Leah Barclay Low dam: hydrophone underwater listening / recording
Vicki Hallett Top dam: hydrophone listening/ recording
Ros Bandt Aeolian harps singing country sound sculpture
1.00-2.00 Fryerstown school lunch. Book before on line. No shop in town.
2.30- 4.30 WAYS OF LISTENING short talks introduced by Ros Bandt
2.30 Leah Barclay : Underwater listening: what you might hear?
3.00 Andrew Skeoch :Listening to the earth, recording nature
3.30-4.00 ARTIST TALKS : Exhibition Freshwater Listening
Georgia Snowball performance artist, Vicki Hallett and Ros Bandt (audio underwater recordings) and Elisa Stone Photograms, underwater night images and sponsor Mandy Jean : Listening to the vine, a water installation and Insectorium. Sponsor and owner of the nearby Guildford Winery.
4.00-5-00 Afternoon Tea Break
5.00- 7.00 Launch: Dr Leah Barclay President of the AFAE
Exhibition. Freshwater Listening, Tate Gallery, Fryerstown School
Celebrating 20 years of Acoustic Ecology in Australia
“20/50,000 years. What does acoustic ecology mean today?
7.30 Dinner at 5 flags Hotel Campbells Creek . Confirm. Ring (03) 5472 1010
FRYERSTOWN SCHOOL (FS)
10.30-1.00 Exhibition, listening, Site walks to Acoustic Sanctuary with group leaders as for Saturday. Follow coloured ribbon walk with team leader.
1.00-2.00 fundraiser Lunch. (FS) Book online before
2-3 Freshwater tuning. Find your place in the score & acoustic spot.
Consult Ros Bandt (concept, score, live performed sound co-ordinator ) and Leah Barclay (Wav Files and Live Mix).
3.00-4.00 Freshwater Sounding celebrating freshwater .
Participatory collaborative sound work. Be in it. Contribute. Bring a sound you have heard in the Box Ironbark water precincts this weekend.
Surround-sound multichannel work with Ros Bandt, Vicki Hallett & Leah Barclay. All invited to participate, bring sounds that enhance and can dissolve into the freshwater underwater recordings from the region.
4.00 Afternoon tea goodbye. SAFE TRAVELS
Guildford Vineyard http://www.guildfordvineyard.com.au/