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Workshop: And With – Meet Us and Play The Bentway!
June 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Bentway – Strachan Gate (250 Fort York Blvd)
Join artists and creators Germaine Liu and Mark Zurawinski for an intimate, interactive sound workshop. Liu and Zurawinski will use playful, group-based games to explore the objects and structure of The Bentway that inspired the composition of And With. Participants will be invited to count, clap, walk, stomp, tap, vocalize and play ball with the artists and each other, using their own bodies, objects, and the very architecture of the Gardiner as percussion instruments. The artists will also speak about their creative process of using found sounds recorded from The Bentway and surrounding area.
After the workshop (or anytime) you are invited to take a walk and experience the fully curated soundscape of And With, via a self-guided online tour that brings the audio world of The Bentway to life. You can access the soundscape and map here.
The duration of the workshops is 30 minutes in length with a maximum capacity of 15 participants per workshop. Curious parties of all ages and abilities are invited to join. This is a rain or shine event, so please dress appropriately!
About the Artists
Germaine Liu (b. Hong Kong) is a scenario-maker and percussionist based in Tkaronto. Liu is interested in exploring and sharing things she finds joyful in collaborative settings, with hopes that participants are open and willing to participate. She loves tactile, movement, sonic and physical explorations of found objects and percussion.
Mark Zurawinski is a Toronto-based percussionist, improviser, and sound designer. Inspired by the tangibility of sound and a keen interest in exploring the fluidity of texture and time, Zurawinski collaborates with partner Germaine Liu and others as a performer, and creates sound design for dance, theatre, and multimedia projects.