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3:30PM - 4:00PM
Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Avenue N, Seattle WA 98109
This event is free

Presented by:

  • The Creative Center for Adaptive Praxis

  • Team: Aiken Bömers-Muller, Brad Muller, David W Halsell

    Block Party Mainstage

    What if we made an artist residency more accessible and lowered the barriers to participation?

    CAMPBIENT: The 44 Hour Sound Art Residency is annual event that brings together dozens of artists to a Washington State Park for a weekend of conceiving, recording, and realizing a sound art composition. The residency includes sound-related workshops, creative activities, and a start-to-finish audio production process, the results of which are pressed on vinyl records and distributed digitally. Participating artists camp out, share meals, and collaborate in field recording, sound-making, and creative play.

    CAMPBIENT is held in a new state park every year, and all audio production and activities are off-grid and battery-powered. By utilizing state parks rather than private land, the residency underscores an awareness of the commons and an obligation for its stewardship. Public spaces that straddle the natural and built environment are rich with questions of social equity and accessibility, environmental justice and sustainability, as well as those of artistic process, critical analysis, and aesthetics. It is these questions that are explored sonically and dialogically throughout the residency. Every year, a different Special Guest Artist-in-Residence is invited to CAMPBIENT to contribute their knowledge, insights, and experience.

    Participation is open to any interested individuals – not just sound artists, but artists of any discipline, as well as musicians, conceptual thinkers, or anyone who wants to explore the practice and theory of collaboratively producing sound-based artwork in a natural environment. The video presentation is documentation of Volume 5 of CAMPBIENT, which took place June 6-9, 2024.

    This presentation will also restream in our Virtual Mainstage Broadcast. Be sure to subscribe to the SDF YouTube channel for updates and the premiere on August 20 and 21!


    This experience was awarded funding by the 2024 Festival Planning Team, for demonstrating alignment to Festival goals.