For kids and teens
Skater’s Score / Music for Skaters
Alison O'Daniel16 Mar - 14 Apr 2019
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14h - 18h, every wednesdays, saturdays, sundays
Chez Alison O’Daniel, cinéma, performance, tissus absorbant le son, sculptures, mobiles et installations deviennent un terrain d’expérimentation. Son travail est influencé par son audition (elle est malentendante). Pour le Studio 13/16, elle s’est inspirée des sons des skateboards sur les trottoirs craquelés spécifiques à Los Angeles, où elle réside. Écrivez votre propre partition, utilisez des skateboards transformés en instruments à percussion… En sa compagnie, découvrez le monde autrement !
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Mercredi 13 mars à 19h : Discussion au Mona Bismarck American Center. En présence de l’artiste
Interview with Alison O'Daniel
What is your project for Studio 13/16?
Alison O’Daniel – Skater’s Score uses skateboards as percussion in musical compositions. The aim of the project is to deflect music from its auditory dimension, to foster a spatial experience, an incarnation of sound. Space will be transformed by the participants. The speed, the direction and use of skateboards modulates the surfaces of the room, in addition to the beats, tempo and musical notes played, thus creating an infinite musical score.
Why do you work with deaf and hearing-impaired people?
AOD – I have a hearing disability myself, I wear hearing aids and lip-read. My films, exhibitions and biggest performances are designed to attract hearing, hearing-impaired and deaf performers and audiences. This requires communication methods based on aesthetics and the interpretations, sensitivities and experiences of the world as experienced with a loss of hearing. What inspires me is the spectrum of auditory experiences for deaf and hearing-impaired people. My work is influenced by a hyper-awareness of the lack of information and the desire to turn a source of frustration, i.e. sound, into an intense and malleable material.
AOD - I had a studio in Los Angeles where I could hear skaters passing by. I was so fascinated by the sound of skateboards on the cracked concrete that I decided to work on it in depth, to compose music in which the skateboard would be a percussion instrument associated with more traditional ones. The instrument is no longer just for sound, but also has a magnificent visual aspect which liberates deaf and hearing-impaired audiences (as well as hearing audiences).
What do you expect from your work with teenagers in Paris?
AOD – Transmitting sound through my projects has a liberating effect. Here, the idea is to transform the space into an instrument activated and ‘played’ by teenagers, like a playground. We start from scratch to create music through movement. Approaching this project through another culture should be very interesting.
By Anna Milone Artistic director of FLAX and Louise Hauguel Civic service at the Practices and Programming unit, Direction des Publics
In Code couleur n° 33, january-april 2019, p. 52-53