THE SOUNDS AROUND US
with RENA ANAKWE
In partnership with the Computer Music Center at Columbia University
Sunday, December 13th
11am - 12:30pm
Sliding Scale $5 - $20
Zoom video link will be sent out 15 minutes prior to event
Those of you confined to your home may have noticed unwanted sounds disrupting your space. While you may not have control over the clamor of your external environment, there are ways to set conditions for respite and relaxation.
In celebration of Women in Sound’s two year anniversary, we invite you to join us for a special workshop led by interdisciplinary artist Rena Anakwe.
Using a visual exercise, Rena will guide us through possible noise pollution triggers and offer tools for intentional listening. She will suggest ways to set up your surroundings and use scent to create a restful and healing ambiance.
The workshop will conclude with a mini sound bath and guided meditation.
HARDWARE & SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
- Computer or tablet with Zoom software installed
- Notebook & pen
For those requiring additional tech assistance, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rena Anakwe is an interdisciplinary artist and performer working primarily with sound, visuals, and scent. Exploring intersections between traditional healing practices, spirituality and performance, she creates works focused on sensory-based, experiential interactions using creative technology.
Currently, Rena is a 2020–21 resident of the Abrons Arts Center AIRspace performance program. She was also a 2019 ISSUE Project Room artist-in-residence, a 2019 Abrons Arts Center Sound Series commissioned artist, and a 2018 Signal Culture artist-in-residence. She has collaborated, produced, and shown work at New York City institutions including: Weeksville Heritage Center, Dia Foundation, Fridman Gallery, Knockdown Center, Lincoln Center, MoMA PS1, CultureHub, Pioneer Works, and Montez Press Radio. Most recently, under the moniker A Space for Sound, Anakwe released the first in an ongoing audio series titled “Sound Bath Mixtape vol. 1”, through the New York City-based label and collective PTP.
Rena is based in Brooklyn, New York, by way of Nigeria and Canada. || aspaceforsound.com