Sound artist, composer and writer Maggie Dubris will be the first Goetemann Artist Resident for the 2018 season. She will be in residence June 2-30.
Opening Conversation: Held June 4 at 7pm
At the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester
From the Opening Conversation: Maggie’s enthusiasm is infectious. Most of us probably looked up the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Sound Recording Workshop when we got home—Maggie made it seem so exciting. She learned many basics during her workshop stint with Cornell in New Mexico. She generously shared her equipment list with us:
Closing Talk: June 28 at 7pm
At the Goetemann Residency Studio, 77 Rocky Neck Ave, Unit 10, Gloucester
Maggie’s Closing Talk was as infectious as her Opening Talk. She was able to record at a number of sites nearby, including Cape Pond Ice, Gloucester Marine Railways and Niles Pond. With her long hydrophone dropped over the side of Bill Moody’s boat, she could capture a range of noises under the surface of Gloucester Harbor on what seemed like a very quiet day: sonar, a distant passing boat.
Maggie’s promised to keep us abreast of what she will concoct from her recordings of birds, boats and the world under water.
Maggie lives in New York City and began working with sound that was not originally meant to be musical, combining multiple elements into immersive audio as part of multimedia installations. Her soundscape work with artists Linda Byrne, Scott Gillis, and Sang-ah Choi has been exhibited in New York NY, Pittsburgh PA, Portland OR, and was featured in the longlist/ catalogue for The International Sea exhibition in Oronsko, Poland.
Two years ago she began doing field recording as part of a week-long workshop with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and has continued recording in urban and remote settings. For her Gloucester residency, she will be doing both field and underwater recordings to create a new piece inspired by the way birds and marine mammals hear the world.