SoundSkate debuted for the first time in Leeuwarden, Holland, the 2018 Cultural Capital of Europe, during the Experiment On Ice presentations in the Media Arts Festival 2017 on Dec. 14th, 2017. It is an audio/visual projection piece highlighting the sounds of skating in a musically moving composition. Decades of skating and artists from 3 countries (U.S., Italy, and Turkey) have come together to create this experience.
Contact me @jenniferwester on Instagram or Twitter to inquire about private showings of the 6 minute projection piece, designed for gallery or outdoor spaces.
This work seeks to expose in an impactful manner the auditory architecture of the skating experience on ice through musical composition of the scale of the skated sounds as identified and organized by me and my musical collaborator, Marco Garavaglia. The visual experience will be no less transportation in the final product as I work with videographer, Can Turkyilmaz, to capture a companion visual that breaks the traditional barriers to recognizing skates as instrument.
December 14, 2017 Experimental on Ice | Media Arts Festival | Leeuwarden, Holland
May 19, 2018 Breaking Shadows | SOLUNA International Arts & Music Festival | Dallas, Texas, USA
Keep up with the progress by following the tags:
#letmehearyouskate #soundthemskates #soundskate on Instagram
Learn more about my collaborators:
Marco Garavaglia is a professional composer, choreographer, dancer, and figure skater from Milan, Italy. He holds a degree in audio engineering from Middlesex University London and has managed, performed, and composed for the performance group, Percussioni Industriali, since 2009, where he gained many high-profile experiences with major brands and festivals across Europe. He was featured on Italy’s primetime television series, Notti Sul Ghiaccio, in 2015 for his figure skating abilities and more recently has been touring with the internationally renowned ice show company, Holiday On Ice.
Can Turkyilmaz is a professional photographer and artist, and owner of Turk Studios. Aside from being a highly regarded event photographer, he works extensively with non-profit organizations and is well respected in the Dallas art scene.
Learn more about Can Turkyilmaz’s Photography
Late Autumn Teaser:
Early Autumn Teaser reel:
As a result of the debut of SoundSkate the piece, SoundSkating has been introduced as a new discipline in Contemporary Skating.
I will be posting tutorials and downloads on the sheet notation process for SoundSkating and playing pieces shortly.