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UMF brings pioneering figures in avant-garde music to innovative Sound Forum

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FARMINGTONThe University of Maine at Farmington arts department is bringing together two pioneering figures in the avant-garde and experimental music world to demonstrate how sound and all of its forms have no boundaries. Composers, performers, artists and innovators, Pauline Oliveros and Annea Lockwood offer an extraordinary series of UMF Sound Forum events that reveal how sound, silence and noise shape the aural landscape of our lives.

These events take place from Nov. 18-21, and are free and open to the public:

Nov. 18A panel discussion on sound will be held featuring Oliveros; Lockwood; N. B. Aldrich, a new media artist and educator; and Gustavo Aguilar, composer and associate professor of experimental performance at UMF. The panel will be moderated by Steven Pane, UMF professor of music. It will be held at 11:45 a.m., in the Performance Space in the UMF Emery Community Arts Center.

Nov. 1821Lockwood presents her amazing sound art exhibit 'A Sound Map of the Danube.' Recorded over three years and five trips to Europe, this soundscape traces the second longest European river's run from the Black Forest in Germany to its delta into the Black Sea. This exhibit will be on display in the Flex Gallery in the UMF Emery Community Arts Center. Lockwood will give a presentation at 3:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19.

Nov. 19A 'Deep Listening' workshop by Oliveros will show how there's more to listening than meets the ear. Deep Listening explores the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature exclusive and inclusive of listening. The practice includes bodywork, sonic meditations, interactive performance, listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one's own thoughts, imagination and dreams, and listening to listening itself. The workshop will be held at 7 p.m., in the Performance Space in the UMF Emery Community Arts Center. Lockwood will also present a short talk on her last work 'Wild Energy.'

These events are sponsored by the Office of the UMF Provost; UMF Dept. of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry; and the UMF Divisions of Social Science and Business, Natural Science and Humanities; and the Emery Community Arts Center.

For more information on the UMF Sound Forum Co-Lab events visit: umf.maine.libguides.com/c.php?g=270577&p=2659394

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