Oct 13 – 17, 2020 + NOCTURNE: FROM THE SEA, BROUGHT WEALTH

Oct 13 – 17, 2020 

Anna Leonowens Gallery Windows 1 + 2, 1891 Granville Street + Granville Courtyard 
Daonne Huff, William Robinson & Ryan Veltmeyer 
*NOCTURNE Performance: Sat 17 Oct, 4 – 10PM  

“E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea)”
– official city motto of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Employing creative mimesis, From the Sea, Brought Wealth, seeks to evoke the fog’s spectral and nebulous phenomenon, and its sonic counterpoint, the foghorn. Through verse, voice, performance, and musical resonance, “From the Sea, Brought Wealth” intends to interpret the mechanics of fog’s elusive and enveloping visitations in relationship to its accompanying musical signal(s) sounded by the foghorn. The nautical horn’s dark timbres, arrangements, and imbued meanings are entangled in one’s obfuscated spending in and moving through the fog. Historically, we hear the foghorn as a device of sonic duplicity/complicity, a sirens call. The fog horn’s sounding signal assists the ship through poor visibility and aids in the successful transport of “goods” (bodies, weapons, toys, contraband, food, medicine, etc.).

For more information please visit nocturnehalifax.ca

 

 



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