SoundMind #16 Featuring Entomologist and Field Recordist Lisa Schonberg

SoundMind, Tel_, Tang Teaching Museum, April, 2018, photo by Cindy Schultz

Join Skidmore Professor Adam Tinkle on Thursday, March 28, at 4:00 pm, for SoundMind #16 featuring entomologist and field recordist Lisa Schonberg. Professor Tinkle will lead a sonic meditation with Schonberg.

SoundMind is a workshop that combines meditation, sensory awareness, and aesthetic activation of the breath, body, and voice. Alone, in pairs, and as a group, participants will explore resonance and vibration through touching, listening, and collaborative creation. Developed and led by Skidmore Professor Adam Tinkle, SoundMind is open to all, and will take place in Tel_, the artist-designed installation on the mezzanine.

Adam Tinkle, Director of the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Media and Film Studies at Skidmore, is a multidisciplinary artist and scholar trained in music, currently working at the interface of audio documentary, sonic conceptualism, and participatory/collaborative modalities. His book manuscript, on experimental music and the aesthetics of social participation, explores surprising links between the reputedly recondite sonics of John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Pauline Oliveros, and their co-conspirators, with contemporary conversations around inclusive, public practice in the arts. His recent artistic projects include a pair of 2017 gallery exhibitions as a member of the collaborative Seven Count that included pirate radio, immersive sampledelia, and participatory soundmaking; an artist’s book and multimedia environment (exhibited at the Bennington Museum) remixed from material from his award-winning documentary solo performance A Mess of Things; and concert performances of interactive visual music with the duo Timbree. He has published in Leonardo Music Journal, Organised Sound, and American Music Review, and teaches sound and intermedia praxis at Skidmore College, where he has guided the development of its summer Documentary Storytellers’ Institute since its inception in 2015.

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