Soundscape - April 2017

April 21, 2017

 

For Immediate Release
April 21, 2017

 

Arts Commons Presents:

Caverns of Sound from sound artist Aidan Lytton

 

CALGARY – 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.” 

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.

 

Title:                     Arts Comments Presents Visual & Media Arts

               Caverns of Sound by Aidan Lytton

Location:             +15 Soundscape at Arts Commons

Date:                    April 21 – June 30, 2017

Reception:         Artist Reception at Happenings #6 in the Upper Mezzanine of Arts Commons on

Monday, April 24 from 6-9pm

 

 

Please see attached for artist biographies. 

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For media inquiries or more information contact:

Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager

403-294-7429 abonyun@artscommons.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Biographies

 

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.

 

Aidan has an unadulterated love for experimenting with audio, and is always seeking new ways that this amazing medium can engage with human perception.

 


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