An ecologically-engaged guided walk and music performance as part of ArbExpo 2022 in Guelph, ON.

Friday, September 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Throughout August/September 2022, musicians in the Critical Studies in Improvisation program at the University of Guelph have been walking-learning with environmental facilitators of the Arboretum, improvising-composing music around our relationships to local ecosystems. Join us for the sharing of SoundBound! where we invite you on a 30-minute guided ecologically-engaged walk or indoor sitting circle/shorter walk (depending on what folks need). This will be followed by a 1-hour concert of music which has emerged from engaging with the Arboretum’s vibrant ecosystems and mentors—trees, weather, pollinators, water, environmental facilitators, and many others. This event will explore our collective roles in caring for local ecosystems and confronting planetary ecological crises.

Suggested contribution: $15 or pay what you can (to support the artists and project costs). You can make a cash donation at the door or e-transfer [email protected].

Organized by: Ben Finley, bassist, composer, and PhD Candidate in Critical Studies in Improvisation in partnership with ArbExpo 2022.

Musicians: annais linares (voice and effects), Sophie Brown (harp and effects), Reza Yazdanpanah (tar), Joe Sorbara (percussion), and Ben Finley (bass and effects).

Environmental Facilitators: Chris Earley, Michelle Beltran, Marika Bowrin, Christa Wise.

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