The Canadian Cultural Centre brings the sound and light of the ṮEḴTEḴSEN marsh to the “City of Light” with WETLAND PROJECT / Le Marais de ṮEḴTEḴSEN : Une immersion sonore dans la biodiversité de l’île Saturna / A sound immersion into the biodiversity of Saturna Island. The exhibition assembles all of Wetland Project’s iterations including the monumental field-recording-to-colour-field new media installation, and the Wetland Senario illuminated score, audio installation and musical performances. On Earth Day, listen to the Wetland Projectslow radio broadcast on French radio. Curated by Catherine Bédard.
Canadian Cultural Centre, 30, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, FR
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm
Join Brady Marks and Mark Timmings for tea, coffee and dessert followed by an informal chat about their new artists’ book with project collaborators Nancy Angermeyer, Philip Kevin Paul, Pam Janszen, Sharon Schermbrucker and members of the Saturna Community Choir.
Saturna Lodge, 130 Payne Road, Saturna Island, BC
Presented by Saturna Island Community Library as part of BOOKTALKS
Brady Marks and Mark Timmings continue their creative investigation of the ṮEḴTEḴSEN marsh soundscape with a new artists’ book. The public launch event will feature a panel discussion exploring ideas about listening, with book contributors Dylan Robinson and Hildegard Westerkamp, moderated by Laurie White. Followed by a wine reception.
Presented by Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver New Music, Simon Fraser University, Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Barbara Cole, and Figure 1 Publishing, as part of
Vancouver Art Book Month
Spend an evening listening to a high-fidelity field recording of the ṮEḴTEḴSEN marsh from W̱SÁNEĆ territory (Saturna Island, BC) mixed with the ambient soundscape of Beaconsfield Park. The multi-channel recording is played on an array of large wooden “resonator” boards reclaimed from scrap lumber piles at sawmills on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. This immersive installation, created through a collaboration by artists Brady Marks and Mark Timmings (Wetland Project) and Giorgio Magnanensi (West Coast Radians), invokes the spirit of wetlands through sound. It is presented on the site where Still Moon Arts Society and the Vancouver Parks Board will restore a historic marsh. Bring warm clothing and a comfy outdoor blanket or chair.
6:30 pm — Welcome by Still Moon Arts Society Director Carmen Rosen and welcome drum song by Randy Tait
6:45 pm — Artist chat with Giorgio Magnanensi
7:00 pm — Artist chat with Brady Marks and Mark Timmings
7:15 pm — Talk on the ecological importance of wetlands and creation of the Strathcona Community Garden wetland
7:45 pm — Active listening to the installation
8:00 pm — Interactive listening activity with Brady Marks
8:30 pm — Active listening to the installation
8:50 pm — Closing remarks Free with registration
Listen to Wetland Senario (performed by musica intima, 2018, 15:14 min), included in Time of Not Yet, an audio journey by Nigel Prince, as part of So the Red Rose, a project by UK artists Derek Tyman and Andy Webster, curated by Peter Kees, Arkadien Festival #2, Kunstverein Ebersberg, Germany.
Experience an ecoacoustic encounter between one of Copenhagen’s most important historic water supply buildings and an endangered wetland 7000 km away. Artists Brady Marks and Mark Timmings will conjure up a manifestation of the ṮEḴTEḴSEN marsh in the form of an ethereal sculpture of sound and light beamed into the mist inside the reverberant tower. The Wetland Project installation is featured in the 2020 Copenhagen Light Festival.
Friday, January 17
5:00 pm — Experience the Wetland Project installation
6:00 pm — Listen to the soundscape from the tower on The Lake Radio
7:00 pm — Soup and drinks (complimentary)
8:00 pm — “Frog Rave” with artist/DJ Søren Raagaard Free entrance
Saturday, January 18
Soundwalk and Artist Talk
3:00 pm — Welcome by Brønshøj Vandtårn curator Rune Brink Hansen
3:30 pm — Soundwalk with artist Jenny Gräf Sheppard
4:00 pm — Artist Talk with Brady Marks and Mark Timmings
4:30 pm — Experience the Wetland Project installation
5:00 pm — Drinks
6:00 pm — Dinner at Brønshøj Bistro (optional, 95-175 DKK) Free with registration
Presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts
Exhibition of the illuminated musical score for Wetland Senario.
Opening Celebration Saturday March 25, 4 pmSaturna Café, 101 Narvaez Bay Road, Saturna Island, BC
Celebratory Dinner Saturday March 25, 6:30 pm Saturna Café, 101 Narvaez Bay Road, Saturna Island, BC
Radio Art Broadcast, April 20, 22, 23, 2017
Listen to a re-creation of Soundscapes of Canada (Program V: Summer Solstice, excerpts from a 24-hour field recording documenting the daily cycles of the natural soundscape), the World Soundscape Project’s experimental radio production which premiered on CBC Radio’s Ideas program in 1974 (58:16 min).