T. Krause and J. Reimer (cycling partner)
On the first Thursday of each month, The Fort Gallery hosts a variety of visual artists, writers and poets, and musicians from the local community who share their gifts and creations. On August 4th, we are pleased to welcome musician Thomas Krause. Thomas will present his soundscape, ‘Listening Exercise No.1’, which was an experiment in long distance cycling and performance ritual rooted in listening.
Thomas says: “The most tangible result of this sonic pilgrimage is a soundscape by the same name. Composed from field recordings and audio samples captured along the highways between Bemidji, Minnesota and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, it takes the listener on an auditory journey through the ‘road-scape’ of the Midwest. It is a collection of performances observed by practicing audience-ship from the shoulder”.
Thomas Krause grew up in Langley, and graduated from DW Poppy high school in 2007. After graduation, Thomas spent a year in voluntary service in the Netherlands and then continued his studies in Media and Communications at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, graduating with a BA in 2013. He currently works as an audio-visual technician in Winnipeg while also pursuing musical interests.
Also featured at this month’s First Thursday are several artists from our current exhibit “Metaphoric Monarch” who will speak about their work. ‘Metaphoric Monarch’ is this year’s theme for The Fort Gallery’s annual juried exhibition. The exhibit is composed of 22 artists from BC and Alberta whose pieces have incorporated themes associated with the monarch butterfly—metamorphosis, migration, endangerment, etc. Our August First Thursday event will be held in conjunction with the opening reception for ‘Metaphoric Monarch’.
The Fort Gallery thanks the Township of Langley for sponsorship of First Thursday community arts events.