Welcome to the Waking Incubator worksite. On these pages is some information about our intentions for the incubator workshops, biographies of all collaborating artists and scientists, and some account of previous works in this collaboration. Participants are encouraged to use this site to communicate with each other, upload information about their work, and continue dialogue after the symposium. Please make a few comments on your own pages posting links to relevant articles and websites, and feel free to make comments on other people’s pages. This site will continue to be used as a platform for discussion as submissions take form for Phase 2 of the project.
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I would like to introduce myself and say how much I am looking forward to meeting all of you. I will be part of the project as a sound artist/composer who is also a music therapist.
My interest in sleep has mostly been personal (2 small kids = years of sleep depravation) however some of the compositions for performance work I have done with Carol Brown (also part of this team) has delved into sleep states. These have involved stage sleepers or performers in durational dreamlike states. I have responded to this by making scores of dream songs mashed up with haunting undercurrents of noise and textures that are felt as much as heard. Sometimes I have recorded people whispering under their covers in bed.
As a music therapist who works mostly with children I find myself interested in the lullaby, or more specifically, the lull which occurs during the therapy time with a client. I haven’t done any research into this but lately I keep noticing a moment that occurs with many clients following intense activity where they become still, less active, drifting in non-verbalised thoughts while I seem to be playing or singing something like a lullaby. It feels like the moment before waking, where time is gone and although you have had alot going on you are about to be aroused but not just yet.
The more I think about this project the more thoughts I have about how sound pervades our sleep and how attuned we are to it.
I look forward to spending time sharing our thoughts.
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