Exploring Intuitive Sound Notations with Martha Skou

Visual Arts Resident Alum Martha Skou will lead participants through a performative workshop experiment using an intuitive notation system for voice performance. As a class, we will test and play with this system to explore how we can communicate sound in alternative ways and voice improvisation in a collective setting.

Date: This one-time in-person workshop meets on Sunday, May 21 from 1-3 PM ET.

Price: $40

Audience: Open to all.

Materials: Participants will be provided.

Accessibility: Class will meet on the 2nd floor, which is accessible via stairs.

Martha Skou is a Danish-born artist based in New York City. She is an interdisciplinary artist who moves freely between audible and visual worlds. Both analytical and experimental, her work toys with opposites in color, shape and/or sound. She earned her master’s degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design while at the same time playing with her former band Betting On The Mouse. Her musical interest influences her practice in various ways through experimental sound performances, interactive installations and moving textiles. She has created personal universes surrounding her work both in her collaborations and solo projects. Her language is abstract and atmospheric, with compositions in spatial formats as well as two-dimensional media.

Skou has been accepted to several residencies around the world and have shown work at venues such as The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) NYC, Maison Du Danemark, Paris. Telfair Museums, Savannah. Aros Museum, Aarhus and Pioneer Works Center for Art + Innovation in New York among others.

For questions, please contact education@pioneerworks.org

Classes at Pioneer Works are made possible by Sandeman Port.

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.