Viv Corringham is a British sound artist and vocalist currently based in New York, USA, who has worked internationally since the early 1980s. She was awarded a McKnight Composer fellowship in 2006 and 2012 through the American Composers Forum. She is interested in exploring people’s special relationship with familiar places and how that links to personal history, memory and association. These concerns are at the heart of her ongoing project Shadow-walks, which has so far occurred in 18 places in the USA, Canada and Europe. She received an MA Sonic Art from Middlesex University, London, UK and is a certified teacher of Deep Listening, having studied with American composer Pauline Oliveros. Articles about her work have appeared in Organised Sound (UK), Musicworks (Canada), Playing With Words (UK), and Soundworks (Ireland).
Viv Corringham 來自英國，是聲音與人聲藝術家，常駐美國紐約市，自上世紀八十年代早期開始遊走國際。曾通過美國作曲家論壇榮獲 2006 及 2012 年度 McKnight 作曲家榮譽成員頭銜。 她的興趣在於探索人們同其熟悉之地的關係及與個人歷史、記憶與關係的聯結。這亦是她當下正在進行中的項目《影子行走》的核心，項目已涵概美國、加拿大與歐洲的 18 個地點。 她於英國倫敦Middlesex大學榮獲聲音藝術碩士學位，且是深度聆聽的認可教師，曾師從美國作曲家Pauline Oliveros。關於其作品的文章曾登載於 Organised Sound（英國），Musicworks（加拿大），Playing With Words（英國）與Soundworks（愛爾蘭）。
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“Amaz Sing Walk” Public Workshop
Led by artist-mentors Viv Corringham, the 2nd edition of Mentorship Programme focuses on “Deep Listening” – artist-mentees explore the relationship between listening, environment and their own body through different exercises. After participating in the Artist Workshop and the Research Trip held in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur respectively, seven artist-mentees have designed and will lead “Amaz Sing Walk” Public Workshop to conclude the programme.
Research Trip in Manila, The Philippines
“Every special walk contains an element of an interior journey through a personal landscape.” This is one of the many ideas from Viv Corringham, artist-mentor of the 2nd edition of Mentorship Programme.
Led by Viv, artist-mentees Heidi Law Hoi-yan, Barry Law Kwok-tung, Lin Wah, Sze Ka-yan and Tung Wing-hong took a week-long journey in search of the meaning of sound and listening to their artistic creation in Manila. They stood at the Remedios Circle and listened to the busy intersection between Remedios Street, Jorge Bocobo Street and Adriatico Street with awareness; they also practiced sonic meditation along the Manila Baywalk and in the crowd of Robinson Place. Listening intensified to become embodied: feeling their weights on the ground and listening to the more distant and quiet sounds beyond the immediately loud ones, the artist-mentees worked on finding stillness and making space for themselves. It was a time for developing Pauline Oliveros’ idea of Deep Listening – i.e. listening to everything.
The artist-mentees also experienced “Shadow-walks”, a core part of Viv’s artistic practice. They paired up with a walking companion from Manila, who took them on walks that revealed the beauty of nature and the city’s heritage; other walks were stomped by heavy footsteps in endless puddles of rain. Personal stories, ideas on culture, history, tradition and places, were shared. Some artist-mentees were inspired to return to and retrace the walk on their own, while others captured the essence of the stories and places by recording the sounds and conversations during the walk.
Viv帶領五位藝術家學員──羅鎧欣、羅國彤、年華、史嘉茵、董永康──於馬尼拉進行七天考察之旅，試圖尋找聲音及聆聽對他們的藝術創作的意義。他們站在Remedios Circle的十字路口細心聆聽Remedios Street、 Jorge Bocobo Street 及 Adriatico Street的煩囂；他們又沿著Manila Baywalk及於Robinson Place擁擠的人群中進行聲音冥想。聆聽得以深化成為體現：通過感受自身於地上的重量和越過最直接響亮的聲音，聆聽更遙遠及微小的聲音，藝術家學員試圖尋找平靜及為自己創造空間。這時，他們進一步研習Pauline Oliveros的「深度聆聽（Deep Listening）」概念──聆聽萬籟。
Manila Research Field Trip – Public Presentation
10.12.2016 @ 98B COLLABoratory
“I am hoping that we would be able to make contact with some local people in Manila… get the local people to show us places in Manila, and ask the artist-mentees to try to create pieces, sound works, or just sound ideas from that, I think that would be great. Because it’ll all then be about translating somebody else’s ideas into your own., “ says Viv Corringham.
During the public presentation, the artist-mentees shared with the audience their experience in Manila, as well as to present ideas and works developed during the research trip.
「我期望我們將能夠於馬尼拉接觸一些當地人… 讓當地人向我們展示馬尼拉的不同地方，並邀請藝術家學員以此嘗試創作聲音作品，甚至只是有關聲音的想法… 這一切將有關於把別人的想法詮釋成為你自己的想法。」 Viv Corringham說。
26–29.10.2016 @ Hong Kong New Music Ensemble 香港創樂團
“You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy sound.”
During the 4-day workshop here in Hong Kong, Viv led artist-mentees into practicing the art of listening and responding by cultivating full body listening, listening as joy and trust, as a connection with environmental conditions, and as building human community. Based on Pauline Oliveros’ idea of “Deep Listening”, artist-mentees learned to trust, enjoy and create with their voices, and how listening could be practiced as a key element to sonic meditation and vocal improvisations.
由Viv Corringham帶領為期4天的藝術家工作坊讓學員透過培養全身聆聽，理解聆聽為喜悅、信任、與環境的聯繫及社群的建立，認識到如何將聆聽及回應作為藝術實踐。透過引用Pauline Oliveros著作《Deep Listening》中的內容，藝術家學員學會信任、享受及運用人聲創作，同時經驗聆聽何以是聲音冥想及以人聲即興演出的重要元素。
23.10.2016 @ Loft Stage
Our first Mentorship Programme was launched on October 11, 2014 with our first mentor Yannick Dauby from Taiwan and inspired artist-mentees with a solid practice of creative sound collecting. On October 23, 2016, we welcomed our artist-mentor of the second edition of Mentorship Programme, Viv Corringham, a British vocalist, sound artist and composer based in New York, USA. Viv introduced her sound works including performances, installations, radio works, and sound walks. Also shared her profound listening practices to 12 local artist-mentees.
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