The Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound based in Waterloo Region uses unusual venues to present a very eclectic range of musics from new classical music to electroacoustic, musique actuelle and sound installation. Innovative and collaborative, the Festival works closely with other organizations to co-present activities or to include activities within our schedule. Our main centre of activity takes place in the Waterloo Region.
The focus of all events is the act of listening. Featuring a mix of local, national and international artists, concerts have featured ensembles from traditional ensembles such as string quartet, orchestra, choir to turntable art, multi-media, anachronism and dance. Concerts are presented indoors and out, in traditional concert halls and churches as well as alternative spaces, including abandoned buildings and parkades.
Composer Peter Hatch is instigating this collaboration with the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Festival (KWMCF), which will involve portable stereos, singers, musicians and a flotilla of canoes. We will present a 35-minute sound interpolation into the KWMCF set in Victoria Park and floating along the Grand River. Hatch will be building on MyAudia, his compilation of work that infiltrates and hyper-illuminates urban environments using the cloaks of expectation and convention. Featuring Lori Freedman and Kathryn Ladano on clarinets, with the MyAudia Superurban Ensemble.
When: June 20, 2015
Where: Various locations at Victoria Park in downtown Kitchener culminating around the Boathouse (57 Jubilee Dr., Kitchener)
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Visit the Open Ears website for more information.