The Art of Sound: Recordings from the Fellowship Year on the Coast of Maine with Dianne Ballon
Thursday, January 13, 6 – 7 pm ET
Sound artist Dianne Ballon has been working in sound for over thirty-five years. She was awarded a Maine Artist Fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission. In lieu of returning to the Arctic where she has recorded sound, the award and the limitations from the pandemic gave her the opportunity to focus on her coastal sound series at home on the coast of Maine. In this presentation, Dianne will introduce listeners to the beauty and the richness of sound through the sound work she has recorded over the past fellowship year. She will share the stories behind the sounds, including the difficulties of field recording and the discovery of a “lost” sound. Of her coastal sound series, she writes, “The series includes my Boats Creaking at a Dock in Iceland, recorded in a tiny harbor in the northwestern fjords of Iceland. Each harbor has its own distinct sound. Rocked by the motion of water, the pull of the tide, and a variable touch of wind, the boats create a mesmerizing series of sounds. The sounds are introspective: both sharp and smooth, quiet and busy, rhythmic yet random and, achingly beautiful.” To experience the high fidelity of sound that will be presented, headphones are highly recommended.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIVE PROGRAM ONLY AND WILL NOT BE RECORDED.