“A visual, musical, tactile project…”

Gahlord Dewald, Julia Ferrari, and Janine Wong, August Quiet Fire residency
Gahlord Dewald, Julia Ferrari, and Janine Wong, August Quiet Fire residency

“The opportunity to work with the other members of Quiet Fire on this visual, musical, tactile project was exhilarating. Everyone brought their A game, working and playing with such focus and openness. It was an honor to work alongside such highly creative artists.”              Gahlord Dewald

Gahlord Dewald is a creative musician devoted to experimentation in acoustic, electric, and synthetic bass frequencies. He works seamlessly through the spectrum of composed and improvised musical expression, often blending acoustic and synthetic sound worlds to create complex textures and soundfabric.

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Quiet Fire Improvisation in Typography and Sound Weekend session

October 5,6,7

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Golgonooza Letter Foundry, Ashuelot Village, New Hampshire

Come experience a Quiet Fire Improvisation in Typography & Sound  weekend session. We will fuse the handcraft of metal typographic composition with improvisational music and sound notation to create a  hand printed, limited edition score. Class limited to 6 participants.

Contact us for more information: Julia@golgonoozaletterfoundry.com

Link to classes and residencies for detailed info.

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Quiet Fire residency

 


Julia,  Janine, Nate

“The Quiet Fire Residency opened up new possibilities both conceptually and creatively in a dynamic environment. A great way to recharge work by collaborating with Julia and others in a project based letterpress edition.” Janine Wong

Janine Wong is an artist whose prints, artists books and collages explore the intersections between science, color theory and music.


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Neumes 25

Title set in metal types.

As part of our residency work-day we had daily discussions on the nature of our collaborative process and got into enthusiastic discussions on how to portray and represent the combination of our activities as a sum total and as a conceptual piece. We had never worked together before in this way and in addition, most participants were complete strangers to each other, yet we were thrown into an immediate and intimate creative process together. The images here attempt to chronicle our collaboration in two disciplines.

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Quiet Fire Type & Sound Residencies

Improv Text setting
Improv Text setting

Gahlord Dewald: “There aren’t many experiences that are encouraging people to live in the moment and experience the physical world for any length of time …the intent of this residency is kind of like trying to put people back in their sensory bodies…“

Julia Ferrari*: “That’s exactly it, and slowing the world, for a certain period of time and then seeing what happens with that… which is probably going to be different for every individual… It’s not something predictable, so that’s  good. … It’s got to trickle out there…”

*Julia Ferrari has been designing, printing and setting with metal type at Golgonooza Letter Foundry & Press for 30 + years. Golgonooza, a professional letterpress atelier has produced literary books of length, in fine metal types, both hand set and in Monotype composition. She is also the proprietress of the Enitharmon Bindery, and is an artist and poet.

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Performing and Interpreting the Printed Score

Performing and Interpreting Score
Performing and Interpreting Score
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Quiet Fire Type and Sound Residency

Gahlord Dewald, Nate Schaffer and Janine Wong setting up in Julia's studio

Gahlord Dewald, Nate Schaffer and Janine Wong setting up in Julia’s studio

 

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Nate Schaffer and Gahlord Dewald at the Quiet Fire Music and Typography residency

Nate Schaffer and Gaylord Dewald at the Quiet Fire Music and Typography residency

Nate Schaffer and Gahlord Dewald at the Quiet Fire Music and Typography residency with their “serious face” on.

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Quiet Fire day two

Gahlord Dewald and Julia Ferrari

Gahlord Dewald and Julia Ferrari

We worked in an interdisciplinary mode, with a combination of making improvisational music the first evening, then the next day, setting the interpretation of the previous night’s music into a hand set letterpress score using the hands-on craft of letterpress to create an “abstract geo-spatial work”*…

 

*quote from Nate Shaffer, musician & participant in the Quiet Fire residency session.

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QUIET FIRE WORKSHOP at Golgonooza Letter Foundry

Letterpress score

Letterpress score

Nate Schaffer at Quiet Fire

Janine Wong at Quiet Fire

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