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Drone Day - Anishinaabe Algonquin Territory
12:00 PM on Saturday May. 25th
Carleton-Dominion Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street
Price: FREE

We invite artists and sound-makers of all kinds to join us in celebrating this international day of drone!

Drone Day is an annual global celebration of drone, community and experimental sounds. This year, Debaser and Carleton University Art Gallery are co-presenting a special edition of Ottawa Drone Day at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (CDCC), a heritage building in Centretown, not far from Parliament Hill. It reflects on the question, “what is our relationship to this land?”

Taking place in CDCC’s vaulted performance hall, Drone Day is a participatory program that invites experienced and beginner sound-makers to add their voices to a heterogenous yet unified hum. It requests listening as much as inviting sounding.
We’ll take our cues from Pauline Oliveros’ ideas of deep listening as activism and Dylan Robinson’s concept of hungry listening. This decentralized program of organized sound elevates group consciousness while honouring individual contributions on their own terms. Conceived together, drone is a healing and socializing agent.

Submit your performance, workshop, or installation here:

Deadline to submit: April 7, 2024

Offers including artist fees and travel stipends (where applicable) will be sent out to selected applicants in April.

Accessibility: The main accessible entrance and ramp is at 290 Lisgar Street on the north side of the building. A second emergency exit and accessible ramp is located at 355 Cooper Street on the south side of the building.

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