Episode #34: Adam Kinner – Atmosphere and the Transmutable Archive

The weather affects us. This is never more obvious than in the middle of winter! But what would happen if we began to respond to atmospheric influences artistically, rather than just practically? If instead of cinching up our scarves we responded to the falling snow with a little improvised saxophone? And then paired that musical response with dance or video? Does the weather pattern live on, preserved in these artistic mediums, transforming itself with each performance, affecting us with its motion? These are the topics that I discuss with saxophonist, choreographer, and Montreal-based weather artist Adam Kinner. Adam brings us into a way of seeing the aliveness of our environment as a sort of performance, an affective choreography. Prepare for enchantment! This episode of Sound It Out originally aired on CFRU 93.3FM in Guelph, Ontario, Canada on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. It is produced in conjunction with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation.

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