"A Night by the Lake"
A series of contemplative sound workshops with Polish artist and composer Zorka Wollny.
Workshops are open for all who would like to discover the power of the voice and the pleasure of collective improvisation.
We will explore sounds coming from everyday life – noises made by human bodies, objects, those created involuntarily when engaging in more or less casual activities such as chatting, walking, laughing, sighing, rubbing things onto each other. What interests us most is how such actions, when made by a group of people, change the quality of sound from obvious to indefinable.
Together we will create a short concert that can transport the listeners far away from the noise of New York, to the mysterious world of alienated noises, cracks, hums and whispers, hard to define and yet very close.
Please join us:
Meeting with the artists, introduction:
Tuesday, September 5, 6-8 pm at Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Avenue, corner of N Henry, Brooklyn, NY)
Saturday, September 9, 2 pm-4 pm at Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Avenue, corner of N Henry, Brooklyn, NY)
Sunday, September 10, 2 pm-4pm at ISCP (1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)
Short presentation/concert at ISCP:
Tuesday, September 12, 7 - 8 pm at ISCP (1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)
A sample of past workshops:
Zorka Wollny (born 1980 Krakow, PL) creates acoustic compositions for institutions, factories and empty buildings. Zorka collaborates — in a director-like mode — with musicians, actors and dancers and works closely with members of local communities.
Zorka's works have been shown at contemporary art centers in Poland, and she participated in international exhibitions at Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London (2014), Akademie der Künste in Berlin (2013), at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (2012), Abteiberg Museum, Muenchengladbach (2012), at Turner Contemporary, Margate (2011), Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrad (2011), Carrara International Sculpture Biennale (2010), Z33, Hasselt (2010), Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich (2009) and Royal College of Art in London (2009).