Sound Garden and Other Fun

July 17, 2015

We are sound and we are light.  We participate with these senses and the natural world, a world that we can’t really just observe as we are both the observer and observed.  So let’s not worry about observing our world, but rather opening our senses to a full and beautiful participation with our world, with nature, as a part of it all.  Then we enter a consciousness where everything flows and connects and intermingles in both space and time.

In June 2015 I was fortunate enough to host an installation in a forested creek zone located on the Sunshine Coast.  This natural amphitetheatre provided a space to augment and enhance with visuals and sound.  Collaborating with Giorgio Magnanensi (sound wizard!), we invited people to participate in a sort of other worldly space we created with 4 projectors and embedded audio throughout the forest.  It was an incredibly enriching and fun couple of evenings and surely we will have more shows in Fall.  Thanks to the BC Arts Council for supporting the project.

Here’s what some people had to say about it:

Quite simply, the soundgarden was magical. Giorgio and Nick animated a familiar moon-kissed forest stream nook into a hallucinatory theatre of perception. Carefully choreographed, immersive, interactive, contemplative, and generous, the work playfully encouraged us to unexpected places. What more can one ask of a work of art?

Matthew Talbot-Kelly


We attended an event by Giorgio Magnanensi with Nicolas Teichrob called “Sound Garden” and would like to extend our appreciation for this taking place. As Sunshine Coast residents and professional artists it was most inspiring to be taken away from the Bricks and Mortar approach to art expression and be transported into a wonderfully selected and orchestrated location where the experience of the musical and visual art was seamlessly intertwined with the amazing canvas that nature provided. 

 The benefits to the Sunshine Coast for this type of weekend event are varied and many, but for us specifically, it is assurance that interesting contemporary expression of the arts is being demonstrated at a very high level. This event breathes life into all aspects of creative expressions on the Sunshine Coast, promotes exploration, demonstrates positive creative leadership and fosters better understanding of why we live and culturally develop here on the West Coast. “Sound Garden” also has the Cool Factor that will be talked about off the coast and around the world…in fact, we were just sharing the experience along with pictures with family and friends in Europe, and this makes us look like we live in a culturally rich and developing environment.

 Thank you for helping realize this, and we very much hope this event format may be considered for future years, as it is sure to be a continued success.

Lee and Bon Roberts – Goldmoss Gallery 


Create and be happy.

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