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Wetland Project, Brady Marks | Mark Timmings | Stephen Morris
Opening of the exhibition Wetland Project 

Centre culturel canadien
April 22nd, 2023 12:00 - 20:00

Wetland Project_CCC invitation 3_photo Nancy Angermeyer
Wetland Project - Crédits : Nancy Angermeyer
Wetland Project_CCC invitation 1_photo Nancy Angermeyer (1)
Wetland Project - Crédits : Nancy Angermeyer

Opening of the exhibition Wetland Project on April 22 on Earth Day, from noon to 8pm (last entrance at 7pm).

Curator: Catherine Bédard

  • Book your seat to attend the live performances of Wetland Senario by Les Cris de Paris under the artistic direction of Geoffroy Jourdain, at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm.
  • As part of Earth Day and the opening of the exhibition, Aligre FM (Paris 93.1 FM) and Radio Vassivière (Royère-de-Vassivière 88.6 FM / Aubusson 88.0 FM / Ussel 92.3 FM / Meymac 103.1 FM) will bring the slow radio broadcast to listeners in France.

Immerse yourself into the Wetland Project, a multidisciplinary exploration of an environmental soundscape. Let yourself be transported in the biodiversity of this tiny sliver of planet Earth, the ṮEḴTEḴSEN marsh in unceded W̱SÁNEĆ territory (Saturna Island, British Columbia), and listen to the sounds that emanate from it: this is a unique immersive sound and colour experience.

For ten years, this “more-than-human” soundscape featuring birds, frogs, insects and airplanes has been investigated by artists Brady Marks, Mark Timmings and musicologist Stephen Morris. A sensory project on the biodiversity of wetlands and their animals, a wealth threatened by climate change. 

Over the years, the Wetland Project has taken the form of slow radio broadcasts, new media installations, an artists’ book, as well as the illuminated score of the marsh’s sound recordings, the Wetland Senario and its musical interpretation.The piece is a transcription into a musical score of soundscapes from field recordings of the ṮEḴTEḴSEN marsh. Wetland Senario echoes the multi-sensory aspect of the work of Olivier Messiaen, one of the major French composers of the 20th century, whose passion for birdsong led him to notate the calls of the birds he loved and arrange them into his musical compositions.

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Wetland-Project. Field-recording. Photo © Nancy Angermeyer
Wetland-Project. Field-recording. Photo © Nancy Angermeyer
Wetland-Project. Field-recording. Photo © Nancy Angermeyer


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