Music for Lunch Breaks

June 16, 2010 at 9:00 am 4 comments

Walk In

Walk In

The artist known as connect_icut has contributed an hour-long piece of generative music to a sound installation called Music for Lunch Breaks, which will be at the central branch of the Vancouver Public Library, from June 18th. Other contributors include Scott Morgan (Loscil), Joshua Stevenson (Magneticring), Jeremy Shaw (Circlesquare), Larissa Loyva (Kellarissa), Anju Singh and Brady Cranfield.

Here are the full details:

“Walk In/Here You Are presents: Here you Are Part 2 and Music for Lunch Breaks
Please join us on Friday June 18th at 9pm for the launch of Here You Are Part 2 featuring video works by Kathy Slade, David Crompton and Andrew Herfst, Brady Cranfield, Ryan McKenna and Rodney Graham. We will also be celebrating the launch of a new programme of sound works Music for Lunch Breaks that will play within Christian Kliegel’s installation work Walk In during daylight hours throughout the year. The compositions are by Alanna Tailfeathers, Joshua Stevenson, Anju Singh, Jeremy Shaw, Scott Morgan, Julia Marshburn, Larissa Loyva, Andrew Herfst, connect_icut and Brady Cranfield.

Walk In/Here You Are
Vancouver Central Library North Plaza
350 West Georgia Street”

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  • 1. crys  |  June 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    yay! this is fantastic! i only wish that it was a permanent (or at least ongoing) installation. how did it go?

  • 2. Biggie Samuels  |  June 24, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I should clarify the details of this installation. Sorry that the details I initially provided were a bit sketchy but that was all I knew before the launch.

    First of all, the installation is ongoing. The structure itself will be there ’til the end of the year. Not sure how long the current audio and video pieces will be playing for, though. Right now, the audio pieces are playing during the daylight hours and the videos come on at night.

    Unfortunately, some of the people who work in the library’s offices (right by the installation) have complained about the “noise”. The organizers are currently in the process of trying to find a volume at which the sound pieces are audible to people visiting the installation but not to the people working in the library.

    I was there on Tuesday (22nd June). It was about 1pm and my piece was playing! I could only hear the audio above the traffic if I sat right next to one of the speakers and listened carefully. It was impossible to get any kind of stereo effect.

    My advice for anyone who’s interested is this: try it in a couple of weeks and let me know how it sounds.

  • 3. Biggie Samuels  |  July 5, 2010 at 4:21 pm


    Doesn’t sound like the organizers have had much luck negotiating a satisfactory volume for the audio but you can now listen to it on 94.9 FM, in and around the installation.

  • […] part of of the aforementioned Music for Lunch Breaks series, connect_icut will be performing at the Vancouver Central Library (North Plaza) on Saturday […]


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