LIGHT–DARK–LIGHT–HEAVY with Ellen Kilsgaard and Chris Crickmay, pushed me more toward considering the sonic qualities of various recordings and how they might entwine with a dance solo involving light and darkness as a movement sculpture in time. Silence was a particularly important element in this piece. Sometimes a single recording (e.g., the bus ride from Marseilles airport to train station St. Charles) would serve as the underlying, often hidden, temporal structure of the piece, shaping nearly an entire movement. At other times a certain rhythmical structure of a recording (e.g., the dripping rain on plastic bags in the corners of an inner court of Sé de Braga, PT) would be extracted and highly manipulated to inform the rhythmical texture of a piece.
from 2017 (1),
released February 13, 2017
Sharon Stewart studied piano at the Utrecht School of the Arts, Faculty of Music (NL), and later completed a Masters in Music Pedagogy at the Royal Conservatoire, the Hague (NL). She has a private piano practice in Arnhem, creates (electroacoustic) sound works and installations, collaborates with various dancers, and serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Sonic Studies (www.sonicstudies.org). Sharon became certified in Deep Listening – with Pauline Oliveros, IONE and Heloise Gold – in 2011 and is now one of the core teachers for the online Deep Listening certificate program for the Center for Deep Listening, RPI.