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Sound Garden is a year-long project of performances, workshops, and interactive installations that amplify the importance and beauty of native plants. This project marks an emerging partnership between the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, a major botanical garden and research center in Austin, TX, and Collide Arts, an organization known for its site-specific performances and installations. Sound Garden aims to attract new audiences to the Wildflower Center, help visitors engage with sound and the natural world in new ways, and create a platform for local artists to premiere work that responds to the most diverse collection of native Texas plants.


2020-2021 Programming:

October 20, 2020
Murmur: Four live collaborative dance works shaped by our here and now and reactive to the landscape and flourishing environment of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Presented as a part of Tuesday Twilights Series, produced by Dawn Hewitt, Director of Community Engagement, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

October 27, 2020
line upon line percussion performs a program of new work inspired by native plants and migratory birds
Presented as a part of Tuesday Twilights Series, produced by Dawn Hewitt, Director of Community Engagement, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

December 3, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Video, audio, and biosonification installations
Presented as a part of Luminations, produced by Dawn Hewitt, Director of Community Engagement, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Spring 2021
Soundwalk booklet created in partnership with Phonography Austin
Presented in partnership with Tanya Zastrow, Director of Programs, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

2020-2021

Online workshops with Henna Chou, Doug Laustsen, Alan Retamozo, Seetha Shivaswamy, and more

Presented in partnership with Tanya Zastrow, Director of Programs, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Artist Roster:

  • Alexa Capareda
  • Bonnie Cox
  • Lisa del Rosario-Hueske
  • Taryn Lavery
  • Erica Saucedo
  • line upon line percussion
  • Henna Chou
  • Doug Laustsen
  • Alan Retamozo
  • Seetha Shivaswamy
  • Yuliya Lanina
  • Matt Steinke
  • Sam Cusumano
  • Phonography Austin
  • Jose Lozano
  • Narges Nazari
  • Prabhakar Erambalur

      

COLLIDE  is generously supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc, the Texas Music Office, the REA Charitable Trust, and the Mid America Arts Alliance. This project is supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from the Helen F. Whitaker Fund, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.