Bill Burns and the Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Choir Record Launch October 4 Printed Matter 6 – 8 PM
The Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Choir is an exquisite 33RPM Vinyl LP centrepiecing the choristers of Howard Park and Lord Lansdowne Junior Public Schools in Toronto, Canada.
The repertory was developed by thirty-two 8 to 12 year old choristers in 2011 in collaboration with Bill Burns.
The record features the voices of children making the sounds of dogs, boats and airplanes. No words are used. Side A is conceived as incidental music for Mr. Burns’ new book, Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Told in the Form of Ivan the Terrible. Side B features the children voicing the sounds of dogs lapping milk, a tug passing in the fog, the dog kennel, the cockpit, the creaking ship and more. Credits : Bill Burns (artistic director) Alan Gasser (choral director) Andrew Zukerman (sound designer) Krys Verrall (producer) Brandon Hocura (mastering) Sheetal Lodhia (project manager) Shannon Griffiths (label designer) someone.ca (letterpress). This album is produced by Big Pond Small Fish.
Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Choir is a signed limited edition of 100. A special edition of 25 records is also available. The special edition includes a limited edition print from Bill Burns’ Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Told in the Form of Ivan the Terrible. The edition also includes 20 chorister’s and artist’s proofs.
25 + 100 + 20
regular edition $35. (special launch price $25.)
special edition $100. (special launch price $90.)
Bill Burns’ work about civil society and nature has been shown projects at the Fondacion Cristina Enea, San Sebastian, Spain, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, the ICA, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. His projects have been part of biennial exhibitions at Havana, Cuba, Ushuaia, Argentina and Quebec City, Quebec.
His books include Bird Radio, (KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, 2007); The Guide to the Flora and Fauna Information Station, (Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, 2008); and Dogs and Boats and Airplanes told in the form of Ivan the Terrible, (Space Poetry, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011). His editions are included in collections at the MoMA, New York, Tate Britain, London, Getty Center, Los Angeles and Cabinet de estampes, Geneva.
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