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Call out for Young People
Be part of Sound Connections by artist Brett Canning

Young people are invited to be part of sound installation artist Brett Canning's Together//Alone Residency as part of the Lismore Quadrangle Program.

Brett Canning was the sound artist for the Quad's Dungarimba Wandarahn (Lismore place of learning) project that debuted last year in the Quad. 

Brett's current Together//Alone Residency artwork 'Sound Connections' is a sound-art work focusing on school student perspectives during isolation. The project asks students to make audio recordings of responses to a few questions around how they are feeling at the moment, how they are connecting with family and the outside world, what community looks like for them at the moment, what they are looking forward to doing once restrictions ease…

These recordings - along with the natural sounds of the Northern Rivers - will be used as source material for the work, giving a voice to school students and encouraging meaningful connection in this time of social distancing. Students listening to the finished work can know that they are not alone in the way that they may feel at the moment. The natural sounds element of the work encourages the listener to take this opportunity to make stronger connection with our environment.

If you are a young person or know a young person who would like to be involved in this project please contact: Brett Canning via his email brett@germinaterecords.com

The process: 

3-4 easy questions will be emailed to students. They will be asked to make an audio recording of their responses on whatever device is convenient (phone, iPad) and send those responses back to me for use in the project. 

The Project Details:
This project will be a documentation of young peoples perspectives during COVID19. A sound-art work using audio from short interviews with school students responding to a few questions around what it is like to be a young person at the moment - how they are dealing with isolation, home schooling, how/if are they connecting with the friends and the wider community. What are their thoughts on our leaders, what are they looking forward to doing once lock-down restrictions are eased? 
Dialogue from these interviews will be set to a soundscape highlighting natural sounds from the area, birds, insects, wind, creeks flowing, frogs, rain, sea, frogs etc. The intent is to make a work focusing on meaningful connections in our region in this time of isolation.