SoundSkate is an exploration of the soundscape of skating in collaboration with Milan-based Italian sound engineer, Marco Garavaglia, and Dallas-based Turkish photographer, Can Turkyilmaz. It exposes the auditory architecture of the skating experience of an ice skater in a rhythmic, percussive, and entrancing audio-visual production projected at larger than life scale. A dynamic merging of native skating sounds and focused visuals, SoundSkate transports blade, body and ice from a position of equipment and athlete to that of musical instrument in motion.
SoundSkate debuted for the first time in Leeuwarden, Holland, the 2018 Cultural Capital of Europe, during the Experiment On Ice presentation of the Media Arts Festival 2017 on Dec. 14th, 2017.
To date SoundSkate has been screened by invite at the following events:
- Media Arts Festival 2017 | Leeuwarden, Netherlands
- SOLUNA Festival 2018 | Dallas, Texas, USA
- SEA(S) 2018 | Kefalonia, Greece
- KUZU Kaleidoscope Sound + Vision | Denton, Texas, USA
- AURORA Expanded | Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2018 | Samuel Lynne Gallery | Dallas, Texas
- Artist Statement #4 | May 10-26, 2019 | CICA Museum | Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
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
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.