Logways, Coyoteways, is part live performance and part participatory event, based in concepts of deep ecology. Evans collected field recordings from the Green River Watershed where the fallen Hemlock inside the vivarium originated to add to the site-specific nature of Dion’s work. Accompanying the field recordings is an original score based on the wildlife and topography of the location. Evans and collaborating musicians will be performing from 6-8pm, and at 7pm the audience will be invited to join in the music with a participatory event featuring kazoos and other simple instruments. The collective experience aims to create a sonic field guide in conversation with this piece of ecology-based art by Dion.
Just as Neukom Vivarium is in dialogue with how humans always have and are continuing to alter the landscape, Logways, Coyoteways adds to the discussion by including animals, including coyotes, a relative newcomer to places like Western Washington due to the removal of wolves by humans. And, just as the fallen Hemlock nurse log is in a process of decay and renewal in the wild and now in Seattle, so is this new trickster, coyote, as it permeates our rapidly evolving urban landscape.
August 25th, 6-8pm
Neukom Vivarium at Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave, Seattle WA