The Nature of Us

Music
30 minutes

THE NATURE OF US is a devised sound installation featuring soundscapes, monologues, and choral music. The concept aims to give voice to natural elements for a more empathic understanding of nature.

Venue: Various River Valley parks.

Age Rating: All ages.

COMING TO FOUND FESTIVAL 2024
July 4-7, 2024

Created by Kevin Jesuino, Cass Bessette, Jean Louis Bleau

THE NATURE OF US is a devised sound installation featuring soundscapes, monologues, and choral music. The concept aims to give voice to natural elements for a more empathic understanding of nature.

In collaboration with nature, a choir invites the public to immerse themselves in the natural world through this acoustic experience. The audio installation takes place in a public green space or park, asking the audience to widen their listening field to involve everything from birds, trees, and the wind.

The initial creation was a collaboration with founding Co-Artistic Director of TRAction, Kevin Jesuino, and ARTIO choir directors, Jean-Louis Bleu and Cass Bassette. The work includes the voices of ten choral members and the ecological community located in the Edmonton River Valley.

Choral Performers
Grayson Mannella, Maddie Aldridge, Ben van Dierendonck, Astrid Janzen, Josh Bedard, Liz Gieselmann, Alex Chumley, Justine Cherry-Delisle, Quinn Smith, Rayne Roussell, Paula Midori Niecker.
Featuring drummer/vocalist Chantal Changnon.

Follow the artists:
@TRActionPlanet; @kevinjesuino; @cassettebessette; @midmorphosis on Instagram.