Kenyon College

Reverberations: Scores for Sonic Landscapes, a workshop with Elliot Mercer

March 11, 2021 4:00pm – 6:30pm

What would you hear if you were to listen to every sound in your environment at the same time, including the sounds of your own imagination? How would you describe them, draw them, and perform them through your moving body? Rooted in Pauline Oliveros’ approach for Deep Listening, this workshop integrates sonic meditations, movement improvisations, poetic writing, and performance scoring. Through the practice of slowing down to listen, we will extend playful explorations of the world that surrounds us into a multi-modal artistic process. Enlivening a dialogue between the body, life experience, sound, and our environment, this session will introduce attendees to art-making as a process for personal and community creativity.

Thursday, March 11, 4:30-6:00 PM EST

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About the artist:
Elliot Gordon Mercer is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Kenyon College. Drawing from his ongoing work with choreographers Anna Halprin and Yvonne Rainer, his interdisciplinary artistic process is rooted in experimental approaches to scoring, mixed-means performance, and collective creativity. Mercer received a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Theatre and Drama from Northwestern University and holds a Certificate in Deep Listening from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

This program is free and open to the public.

Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.