The Creek Collective

surface / tension (audiowalk)

This audiowalk brings together field recordings, musical performance, and narrative reflections to explore the entangled relationships between Schneider Creek, the changing environment, and the human and more-than human communities that make life within the creek and along the banks.

surface/tension audio: SoundCloud
Directions: start at 117 David St., follow map here
Download postcard here
Audiowalk Launch: Friday, May 31, 7pm (Open Ears Festival)
essay & narration by Geoff Martin
mixing & production by Sydney Lancaster
creek* score  by Deborah Carruthers
music by Nu Ears Ensemble led by Kathryn Ladano



Over the Creek
July 24, 2024
6pm, Inter Arts Matrix

More info here!
- The Creek Collective Community Mural unveiling
- “Refractions” — an aerial performance response to “surface/tension” by Erika Lui
- “A Hole in the Ground” documentary screening

Panel: “Migrating Species: Poetic Entanglements (creative session)
Association for Literature, the Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC) Conference, WLU, June 19-22, 2024

  • Geoff Martin, “Channel Migration: Recording an Audiowalk Poetics of Schneider Creek, Kitchener”
  • Philip Abbott, Jessica Marion Barr, and Jack Hoggarth, 
    “Elegies for Eels and Salmon: Disrupted Migrations in Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg Territory”
  • Reuben Martens & David Janzen, 
    “Orchestrations of Carbon: Transformative Energy Soundscapes as Agents of Environmental Awareness”

FLOW exhibit &  15min. performance reading by Geoff Martin
Friday June 14, 2024
6:30-8pm, Inter Arts Matrix
Globe Studios, 141 Whitney Pl.


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