David Cox & Kim Walker

David Cox& Kim WalkerChicago whiskey connoisseur David Cox and Glaswegian digital artist Kim Walker will be presenting an electronic intervention of sound and water. The pair bonded when they discovered their shared love for naive games of chance, mumbling, and public annoyance. For Sound Walk 2011 the duo created a fleet of innocent boats folded from wax paper that dredge up haphazard, slimy tones. Paper Boat Synthesizer was conceived in an electronics class the two budding artists had took in order to kill the time between morning sickness and falafel sandwiches. In search of uncontrollable silliness, the artists swapped the familiar look and tactility of a piano keyboard with besotted ephemeral interjections and chance-y wind based improvisations. Participants are invited to use handheld fans to play the synthesizer by blowing the paper boats toward targets like a seafaring finger tickling oceanic ivory. Please visit David’s website for video of work in progress and testing the different synthesizer bits and Kim’s site for great sound art.

SoundWalk is on October 5th, 2013. RSVP on Facebook. This will be the 10th and final annual event.