New Dance Horizons: MELT and Soundbursting

New Dance Horizons: MELT and Soundbursting

May 20, 2018 at 1:30pm

New Dance Horizons In Residence at the MacKenzie Art Gallery presents ​ James Viveiros & Gary James Joynes /Clinker ​MELT; a prefix for a prayer & SOUNDBURSTING (LIVE AV)

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MELT; a prefix for a prayer is a 30 minute solo inspired by the idea of melting the boundaries that divide us. It is is a dancing ritual and an exercise on freedom. The piece engages the audience in surprising ways, giving each individual an opportunity to experience this openness from new perspectives. The word ‘MELT’ refers to a softening of the heart and our behaviour; melting away the physical barrier which causes fear or the inhibition to connect.

For SOUNDBURSTING (LIVE AV), Clinker (aka Gary James Joynes) mines into the textural nuance, patient minimalism and rich sonic palette inside of his prized 1976 Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer. Purposefully chosen as the only sound source used in this project the Minimoog is still considered one-of-the-most sought after synthesizers ever created known especially for its unrivalled subsonic bass frequency capabilities. This “mini” has been in his collection for many years and he embraces the aging and drifting oscillators and unclassifiable “broken” sound moments he sculpts from inside of his one-of-a-kind instrument. Joynes has vowed never to restore this machine choosing instead to listen to it age naturally and use the process to push into new sonic territory. So far he has been unsuccessful at breaking this machine but he promises to continue to try. ​SOUNDBURSTING (LIVE AV) showcases Joynes’ latest cymatic sound wave animations chosen for their direct “visual-sound” relationship to his Minimoog sub bass explorations.