Sunday, February 21, 2021, 10:30–11:15 am
Live on Zoom
Special guest Mark Trecka will play a live musical work for families to listen to and interpret into drawings. Families will try to notate these drawings to become visual sound scores that others might be able to “play” with their bodies, voices, instruments, or found materials at home.
Hosted on Zoom by artist and educator Audra Wolowiec, each session is free and recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations open two weeks prior to the program; to register for this free session, please click here.
In addition to a device that can join a Zoom video call, you will need the following materials at home:
- Paper or drawing surfaces. This could be anything that you have at home to draw on, such as a sketchbook, used cardboard, paper bags, etc.
- Mark-making or drawing materials like pencils, colored pencils, crayons, pens, markers, or chalk.
Recommended materials (not necessary):
- Collage materials like colorful paper, old magazines, scissors, and glue stick.
- Instruments or objects that make sound, from quiet to loud.
Participants may request materials in the reservation form for the program.
Audra Wolowiec is an artist and educator whose work oscillates between sculpture, installation, text, and performance with an emphasis on sound and the material qualities of language. She is interested in how sound can create spaces of listening and connection. She teaches at Parsons School of Design and runs an independent publishing platform called Gravel Projects.
Mark Trecka is a Chicago-born writer, sound artist, performer, and activist. His first full-length solo recording, Everything Falling Crosses Over, was released in 2019. In August 2020, the Flenser released In Ellipsis Landscapes, a collaboration between Trecka and pedal-steel-guitar experimentalist Susan Alcorn. As a sound artist, Trecka makes use of cassette tape manipulations and extended piano and voice explorations. Trecka’s writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, New Inquiry, Salon, Vice, and elsewhere. He founded Pillars and Tongues in 2007 and has toured and recorded with Dark Dark Dark since 2009.