Arts Commons Presents
The +15 Sounscape
Caverns of Sound
Location: +15 Hallway (Near Alberta Theatre Projects and Theatre Calgary offices in Arts Commons)
Arts Commons Presents is proud to share a unique soundscape by media artist Aidan Lytton. Part meditation, part atmospheric journey, Caverns of Sound explores an otherworldly cave environment.
Sound artist Aidan Lytton utilizes field recordings to create a mysterious, playful, and deeply enthralling multi-layered soundscape that transports you deep underground.
“Caves are places of great mystery. To our early ancestors they represented both refuge and danger, and even today they can inspire an intermingling of awe and terror. The power of the cave is one of transformation, of death, and re-birth,” says Lytton.
“It is for these reasons that I have chosen to utilize the metaphor of the cave as a vehicle to craft an otherworldly soundscape.”
Date: April 21 – June 30, 2017
Artist Reception: Happenings #9 in Upper Centre Court at Arts Commons
Aidan Lytton is a sound artist and musician residing in Calgary. He graduated from the University of Calgary with a Multidisciplinary BA and Drama minor in 2012. Aidan began his first explorations with sound creation at the age of twelve, when he sat down and started plunking away at keys on the piano.
Currently working as a freelance theatrical sound designer, Aidan is employed by companies such as Vertigo Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, and Theatre BSMT.
The Arts Commons +15 Soundscape is a unique multichannel sound system that provides sound art opportunities to local and national sound artists, which is available for passersby to freely experience. Arts Commons has curated the 16-17 season of the +15 Soundscape program to showcase 3 new soundscapes created by aboriginal identified artists.