UBC faculty, students team with artist for project and community workshop
Close your eyes and listen. While you walk around and up and down the hills and alleys and avenues of Peachland, what do your ears tell you? What rustles? What squeaks? What rattles? What beeps?
Join local artist Debbie Elliott and UBC faculty and students for a free community workshop on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The group will meet at the Gazebo in Centotaph Park. Bring a friend and join the leisurely walk along Peachland’s Beach Avenue Walkway. Sound recording equipment will be provided or you can bring your own smart phone or recording device.
Sounds will be collected, notes taken, and your recording will be compiled and digitally loaded onto light-sensitive mini-recorders for an exhibition at Peachland’s Historic Primary School on Beach Avenue this spring.
Can’t make the workshop? Send a sound recording that reminds you of a time spent in and around Peachland to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, contact information, and a short description of the sound you recorded, plus any other notes. You can submit as many recordings as you like but they must be two minutes or less, in MP3 or WAV formats, and be submitted by April 21.
The Hills are Alive with the Sounds of Peachland is part of the Yellow Schoolhouse Project, a community art initiative funded by UBC’s Okanagan Sustainability Institute and the EcoArt Incubator.
For more information, contact Debbie Elliott at 778-479-1764 or Nancy Holmes at 250-807-9369.