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From the Sea, Brought Wealth

by Will Robinson, Daonne Huff, Ryan Veltmeyer & Anna Leonowens Gallery

Employing creative mimesis, "From the Sea, Brought Wealth" seeks to evoke the fog's spectral and nebulous phenomenon, and its sonic counterpoint, the foghorn.

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"E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea)"
- official city motto of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Employing creative mimesis, "From the Sea, Brought Wealth" seeks to evoke the fog's spectral and nebulous phenomenon, and its sonic counterpoint, the foghorn. Through verse, voice, performance, and musical resonance, "From the Sea, Brought Wealth" intends to interpret the mechanics of fog's elusive and enveloping visitations in relationship to its accompanying musical signal(s) sounded by the foghorn. The nautical horn's dark timbres, arrangements, and imbued meanings are entangled in one's obfuscated spending in and moving through the fog. Historically, we hear the foghorn as a device of sonic duplicity/complicity, a sirens call. The fog horn's sounding signal assists the ship through poor visibility and aids in the successful transport of "goods" (bodies, weapons, toys, contraband, food, medicine, etc.).

The work's primary component is a cyclical poem--a text of apprisal and inquiry--sung to both (pro)claim and elucidate the cloud(ed). We offer an invitation for witnesses to immerse themselves in the precarious balancing act(ion) of present and historical salvation and despair, illumination and darkness between the fog and its horn companion.

Saturday, October 17th
4:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Add to Calendar 10/17/2020 4:00 PM 10/17/2020 10:00 PM America/Halifax From the Sea, Brought Wealth

Employing creative mimesis, "From the Sea, Brought Wealth" seeks to evoke the fog's spectral and nebulous phenomenon, and its sonic counterpoint, the foghorn.

1891 Granville St
Sound/Audio Art

Location

Anna Leonowens Gallery (window + courtyard viewing)

1891 Granville St

Semi-accessible (rough terrain) - Granville mall is semi-accessible with cobblestones and uneven paving. Once at the gallery, the windows are accessible from the sidewalk