I have just booked my free tickets to two exciting launch events hosted by ‘Creative Multilingualism – The creative force of linguistic diversity.’ This new four-year research programme is “investigating the interconnection between linguistic diversity and creativity” and for my purposes it is really satisfying to know that there is going to be a lot of work and research invested in the crossover between languages and the arts/creativity!
Yesterday and today is InDialogue, an event that brings together artists, musicians, dancers and experts who all use Dialogue in their work to share and present their art. I had the privilege of premiering my track ‘Empires of the Word’ at Nottingham Contemporary and briefly talking about it afterwards. For more info visit www.facebook.com/InDialogueUK or indialogue2014.wordpress.com
I have just discovered the WALS Online (World Atlas of Language Structures) that allows you to search through the world’s languages in a whole plethora of ways. You can look at individual languages, language families, a genus of a family, by specific grammatical or phonological point such as ‘tone’ languages and many more. Here is a screenshot with a sample of 200 languages.
I can now confirm that the showcase event for my project will take place on the 28th March 2017 at the Dome, Bramall Music Building, University Of Birmingham. Watch this space as more details will follow.
The shape and acoustic of this fantastic space will have a really big impact. It also reminds me of Miquel Barcelo’s Dome at the Palace of Nations (UN Geneva headquarters)
I am delighted to announce that I will be partaking in this event at Nottingham Contemporary in December to preview some of my work alongside a host of artists all using dialogue in their works. Today I met with artist Heather Connelly to discuss my involvement. Heather used translation as her field of study for her PhD thesis and among other things, is currently working on a project called Translation Zones. We are looking at the possibility of collaborating so that GlobalVoices’ concert in March is an event, with an exhibition and accompanying panel discussion. Stay tuned for more!