Anakana Schofield – Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Centre A ran a workshop yesterday with CO-LAB. Facilitated by the extraordinary Giorgio Magnanensi of  Vancouver New Music ( Giorgio is virtually a vitamin injection to one’s creative morale, a provincial treasure, and God be praised for such an animated and passionate man) I enjoyed myself immensely unraveling within his concept of de-noise-ing.

I wandered about T&T and up and down the streets of DTES with a v temperamental recorder, which only deigned to record when it deigned to record rather than when I pushed the button, but more than any recording was struck me was how my ears chased certain sounds and pursued them. And the relationship to the visual and the sound and separating the two.

I am very hopeful of applying some of what Giorgio suggested in a completely different context and will experiment and see what transpires.

Brava to Debra Zhou at Centre A for curating such an excellent series of workshops, I can’t wait for the next one!