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Screening of “Listening” A film about Hildegard Westerkamp


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85618151411 Meeting ID: 856 1815 1411

Date & Time:

May 19, 2021
7:00 pm



“Listening” by Heather Frise and Mike Hoolboom

A film about Hildegard Westerkamp

24:30 minutes 2021

Wednesday, May 19th, 7pm

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Meeting ID: 831 6178 6675

A short bio of iconic Vancouver composer and sound ecologist Hildegard Westerkamp. She was the only woman to participate in the original version of the World Soundscape project that not only brought new ears to city life, but laid the foundation for noise bylaws/pollution standards, radically upending traditional notions of music, the role of the composer, and found new uses for the portable tape recorder. In addition, Hildegard has brought the art of sound walking to groups around the world, and in these face-to-face encounters she has formulated a deep feminist ecology rooted in the body. This experimentalist short offers a place for the viewer to listen, conjuring the space of listening as the necessary precondition for personal and societal change.

Director Bios:

Heather Frise is a Toronto-based filmmaker, educator and visual artist. Her experimental films and animations have screened internationally and won several awards, including a Genie Award for Bones of the Forest (w/Velcrow Ripper). Her drawings have appeared in exhibitions and publications in Canada and the US. She has worked on a range of community-based, collaborative media and digital storytelling projects including the Emmy-Award winning, Highrise. She holds an MFA in Visual Art from York University and currently teaches drawing and time-based media at OCAD University.

Mike Hoolboom makes movies and writes in Toronto.


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Hildegard Westerkamp

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Hildegard Westerkamp’s work as a composer, educator, and promulgator of acoustic ecology has not only produced major works of sound art, but has helped to define the practice of sound ecology itself. “ See Full Artist Bio Here Photo by Sonja Ruebsaat, 2018 Share to Social

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