Open ears. Festival of Music and Sounds. Celebrating the art of listening.
Open ears is the festival for people who play digital sticks and Halo, suspended electric guitars, turntables and accordions, jazz and violins and pianos (and pianos that play themselves).
This is the festival for an orchestra made of laptops and a regular one — no strings attached.
This is the festival for groups to take very very old music which is Korean and make it very very new and still Korean and then blow your mind.
This is the festival for legendary drone artists, Inuit throat singers, warped-out easy-listening deities and sample abusers and gamers who are secretly into ballet and a Quebecois street band that think they’re from the 1930s.
This is the festival for people who write and spin and hear and knit and draw and breathe and program and perform and steal sound.
And this is the festival for you.
Where: around the region
When: April 27-May 1, 2011
For more information please visit website.
Read all about it at the Waterloo Region Record.