SOUND MILL is a site-specific multi-channel sound (+ light) installation by Guelph-based composer and sound artist Lisa Conway. Shaped by river flow and the changing of the light, the generative ever-shifting soundscape is inspired by the repetitive rhythmic patterns involved in the milling process, as well as James Goldie’s love of botany. The sonic palette features layers of hydrophone recordings (taken below the surface of the Speed River), recordings of grain, and analog synthesisers. The Limestone Room will involve granular synthesis processing determined by the pace of the Speed River’s flow over the last decade, while the Plant Room will provide more of a sound bath experience –– as the daylight fades to night, an EQ filter linked to an arduino light sensor will slowly open to allow more frequencies to pass through. Accompanying lighting components (likely programmed LED tubes), will be in both spaces.
Tuesday, 14 September, 5-10pm, Goldie Mill Ruins (outdoor site), free
Wednesday, 15 September, 5-10pm, Goldie Mill Ruins (outdoor site), free
Thursday, 16 September, 5-10pm, Goldie Mill Ruins (outdoor site), free
Co-presented with IICSI
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photo by Bryn Teri