MONDAY, 16.08.2022 4pm-6pm (PT)

Soundwalk and Listening/Recording Workshop
Led by: Jenni Schine & Giorgio Magnangensi
Date: Monday 15 August, 2022
Time: 4pm-6pm
Location: Bere Point, Malcolm Island, BC

Registration tbc

Other related events:

Ask the Mountains Opening Reception, Artist Talk & Performance
Date: Friday 19 August, 2022
Opening Reception & Artist Talk w/Sylvie Ringer & Jenni Schine: 5pm
Performance w/Giorgio Magnangensi: 7pm
Location: Sointula Athletic Hall, Sointula, BC

Arrivals Legacy Project Public Workshop
Date: Wednesday 24 August, 2022
Time: 4pm
Location: Sointula Athletic Hall, Sointula, BC


'Ask the Mountains' is a multi-disciplinary collaboration (with sound artist, Jenni Schine & visual artist, Sylvie Ringer) that creates interdisciplinary and immersive installations in both urban and rural communities that reference the atmosphere and landscape of North Vancouver Island and Malcolm Island, BC, Canada. The project works with composer Giorgio Magnanensi and his speakers (or “resonators”) made from salvaged wood. The artists are mentored by the Arrivals Legacy Project, a transformational exploration of Ancestry, ceremony and root cultural practices for artists and creators for change. This August, 2022, Ask the Mountains will return to Kwakiutl, Mamalilikala, and 'Namgis territories (Malcolm Island) to re-evaluate their body of work with site-specific audio recordings documented by the local community. There will be a free Soundwalk and Listening/Recording Workshop for community members to learn field recording techniques and listening practices. This will be a mind (and ear) opening experience led by Jenni Schine and Giorgio Magnangensi. Open to all North Island residents!

Jenni Schine is a sound artist and researcher. Her hope is to make art that is ecologically accountable and builds relationships in a reciprocal manner. A big fan of public engagement, Jenni has extended her work into art installations, film, radio, and soundscape compositions. As an educator, she uses art and teaching as a conduit to connect artists with scientists. Jenni serves as the Soundworks Associate Editor of the BC Studies Journal and a Director of the Western Front artist-run-centre. She grew up in the traditional territories of the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples (Vancouver, BC), where she is currently based.

Giorgio Magnanensi Born and raised in Italy, Giorgio Magnanensi currently lives in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. His diverse artistic practice includes composition, conducting, improvisation, circuit–bending and video art. From the early 80’s to date he has been working as a composer, conductor, educator and performer in Europe, Japan and Canada. He is artistic director of Vancouver New Music, Laboratorio Arts Society and lecturer at the School of Music of The Vancouver Community College.