Steve Heimbecker - Sounds Can Fly
  Year :   2005
  Location :   Canada
  Worktype :   Site Specific Performance
  Materials:   -
  Info :   SOUND TRAVELS,Toronto

  Work Details  
  part of an ongoing collaboration between theatre performance artist Neil Cadger (sound can) and audio artist Steve Heimbecker (sound man). Using specially created wearable sound equipment, the two artists will create a dynamic exchange of sound in situ as they lead audiences from the Centre Island Ferry Dock to St. Andrew by-the-Lake Church. The technology employed in Sound Can Fly is a hybrid combination: the soundcan itself is built from a portable, battery-powered amplifier, a coffee can, a car speaker and a dismantled back pack; Heimbeckers whimsical Acoustic Field Intensifier (1994) is a head device made from 18 metal funnels, also fitted with a portable, battery powered amplifier and speaker. Heimbeckers composition for this performance is a specially mixed 2 channel composition, combining to produce a playful exploration of human behaviour in the age of extended senses.