Community Practice

Sonic Playground

Nathan worked as an Artist Mentor in Burnaby North Secondary School’s Music and Technology program from 2016-2019, mentoring students in grades 10 – 12 in the arts of sound design, sound recording, and electronic music production and composition. His role was to facilitate multidisciplinary art experiences, culminating in an exhibition at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown each Spring, as part of BC Youth Week.

This position was funded by the Western Front in an endeavor to integrate Vancouver-based community-engaged artists into public education systems. It was an effort to create progressive spaces in which art and young artists can flourish in a traditionally conservative system.

Fellow mentors included: Alanna Ho, Marc St. Pierre and Nancy Tam.

2018-2019 Edition

Digital Carnival

Nathan was one half of the Rainbow Forecast Project’s Play Workshop with fellow artist/educator Alanna Ho in facilitating a family-friendly interactive play workshop for Richmond World Festival’s Digital Carnival 2017: LAND. In this workshop, children and adults alike could freely explore a playground of sound-making items, from toys to everyday household objects, to create their own soundscapes. The items were attached to various generative audio effects via audio and contact microphones to create stunning, surprising, and at times unpredictable sounds for participants.

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