Acoustic Cartographies: Audio Works

Apr 6, 2013

Concert, Talk


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


7:00 p.m.


Acoustic Cartographies was a project presented in collaboration with the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University and the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia that brought together an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate students to explore the urban geography of Vancouver through sound.

The evening featured new audio works generated from field recordings throughout the Lower Mainland by students Jonathan Chan, Cassandra Lobban, Courtney Stickland, Qiyu Dai, Daniella Szalkai, Lenny Wilson, Carter Xin, Nathan Bunio, Kathryn Dadyk, Perry Kwok, and Onami Rahman; as well as talks by professors Randolph Jordan, Geraldine Pratt, and Barry Truax. The compositions explored the soundscapes existing in the community gardens along the Arbutus Corridor, sonic renderings of commodity chains, and the daily changing sensory environment of the 99 B-Line bus. 

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.