vintage radioThis Saturday you have the opportunity to be part of a large scale art installation in downtown Kingston.  Kathy Kennedy is a sound artist with a background in classical singing.  Her art usually involves combining the human voice with technology (particularly radio and telephone).  She is also a community artist and founded Studio XX, a digital media centre for women,  and Choeur Maha, an innovative women’s choral ensemble.  She has performed her work internationally and this weekend, she will be in Kingston.

Her current installation is called  Hmmm and is being presented by CFRC 101.9fm as the fourth and final event in its 2010-11 RadioActive Carnival series of sound performance.  Hmmm is a large-scale, outdoor sound installation made by people and radios humming together.  It is an immersive experience with sound that can be heard from many different vantage points. At the same time, it is non-intrusive, and never very loud in any one spot.  You can see the musical score here.  Hmmm was  developed out of the acoustic ecology tradition of the soundwalk – an aural experience or sound journey that has been performed all over the world for the past 10 years and has received accolades for series performed in Shanghai, New York, Naples and Paris.

Tune into CFRC at 101.9fm or online tonight at 5pm for an in-depth interview with the Kathy Kennedy. She will discuss the concept and practice of the Hmmm on “Finding a Voice”, hosted by local poet Bruce Kauffman.  Tomorrow, all are invited to take part in this large scale sound installation at Market Square.   Meet at the amphitheatre at 2pm to participate and hum your way through downtown Kingston, accompanied by a soundtrack broadcast on CFRC 101.9fm.

If you have never participated in this sort of event, I highly recommend taking part.  I will most definitely be there.  This event is free and will happen rain or shine.

Thanks to Ferny71 for today’s pic.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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