18 Oct 2018

Sound Experiments in Cleveland

I had never been to Cleveland before, we set up Paper Planet in a gallery with a large glass window, It was great to have the show on display like that. As the forest filled with strange creatures the window display became a wild mess, the imaginings of the hundreds of children who passed through.
Another first for this tour was the sound desk that I had put together for the show. I started testing out some new interfaces that allowed people to control the music by simply touching copper leaves randomly placed along the front of the sound desk.
The participants seemed to be intrigued by this bit of musical magic and I had a lot of fun giving over the musical control to the kids so that they could create their own soundtrack within the space.
Some other memorable moments during this tour was a visit to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (James Brown’s outfits were especially cool).
I also remember singing some pretty fun karaoke with some of the other performers at the festival.

  • Glen Walton
    Playhouse Square Cleveland

Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.