Henry Art Gallery
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
ArtVenture: Sound On! Instrument-Making with Susie Kozawa

If we gave an ear to the objects around us, what would we hear them say? What hidden stories would they share with us and with each other? Join sound artist Susie Kozawa as we make instruments out of a variety of everyday objects—balloons, jars, paper towel rolls, and more. We’ll experiment with volume, tone, and resonance in different spaces and explore how the medium of sound can bring new perspectives to light. Let’s make some noise!

Susie Kozawa is a Seattle-based sound artist, composer, and performer who works with sound collages and site-specific installations in which the gathering of sounds is a primary activity. She explores different acoustic spaces using musical instruments that she makes out of found objects (kelp, modified toys, cardboard rolls, jars, etc.). Creating live sound design and soundscapes for dance, theater, and film productions, Kozawa has participated in a "live spectacle performance" of Guy Madden’s silent film Brand Upon The Brain! that performed in Seattle, Portland, Sao Paulo, and Winnipeg. She has also contributed to sound and sound effects in the films Torrey Pines (Petersen 2016), By the Salish Sea (Gregory 2012), and When Herons Dream (2009). She was a founding member of Aono Jikken Ensemble, an experimental group that specializes in bringing live performance to silent films, and is a member of the Seattle Phonographers Union. She has received awards from the Seattle Arts Commission, Artist Trust, Washington State Arts Commission, and the Ford Foundation.

Imagine and explore with us! ArtVentures foster fun, imaginative, and immersive experiences for families by encouraging creative play with a variety of media and materials. Each month, a local artist designs and facilitates an activity inspired by connections between our current exhibitions and community issues and interests. Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 PM on first Sundays through June. Admission to the Henry is FREE on Sundays!

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