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RÖHSSKA MUSEUM OF DESIGN AND CRAFT, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
October 10-18, 2019
Vasagatan 39, 411 37 Göteborg, Sweden

SIGN UP FOR WEAVING SOUNDS
BY JOSEPH ADAMIK AND MARIANNE FAIRBANKS

Weaving Sounds is an experiential project that asks participants to listen to a composition while weaving. The piece was born from conversations about the relationships between improvisational music and the act of weaving. Incorporating ideas of patterns and randomness from weaving, the accompanying music replaces the warp and weft with melody and rhythm.  There are three sections of the composition that include ambient, rhythmic and noise-based sounds, each connect with three distinct woven structures.

Specifically coded programs randomly pick patterns, natural and computer-generated sounds, as well as melody, with an infinite number of variations with the intention that the accompanying sounds might both parallel and influence the weaving process. Each weaver will listen to a unique composition and create an individual piece of cloth that will act as material evidence of intentional listening and the handmade. While the relationship between weaving and music may be abstract, we hope that participants will find resonance with this multisensory experience.