Creating Space for the Sounds of Nature

This lecture is FREE but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.

Eve Payor, director of community programs at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA), will be the Marine Discovery Center’s Public Lecture Series guest presenter on Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in MDC’s Learning Lab.

Payor is a musician and soundscape artist at ACA and her arts advocacy focuses on the connection between music, environment, accessibility and wellness.

She began leading an ongoing series of Soundwalks in 2016, giving the public opportunities to experience natural surroundings through listening techniques, meditative breathing and contemplative focus.

The Soundwalk program has since grown into an artist residency called the ACA Soundscape Field Station at Canaveral National Seashore. In addition, an accessibility program for blind and partially sighted youth, called “Young Sound Seekers,” was launched and is sponsored by the National Park Service.

These programs highlight the growing importance of environmental sound (soundscape) on the quality of health for all living creatures. As an active Zazen (Zen meditation) practitioner, Payor incorporates meditation and subtle awareness throughout her artistic endeavors.

She uses field recordings, electronic music, spoken word and classical oboe in her compositions and collaborations. She has performed at the Mutek Mexico Festival and 800 East Atlanta Art Collective, been a curator at Vancouver’s alternative performance festival “Signal & Noise,” and produced her Pan Ambient event series with Seattle’s Decibel Festival.

In addition, Payor produced an interactive gallery exhibition in 2016 called “Watercolors in Sound” at ACA, showcasing a sound/video/photography installation of field recordings from the New Smyrna Beach Soundwalks.

The event is free to the public, but donations to the Marine Discovery Center are always appreciated. Registration is required.

The presentation will be videotaped and archived later on our website. It also will be streamed on Facebook Live.

For more information about the lecture, contact the Marine Discovery Center at 386-428-4828. The Marine Discovery Center is located off the North Causeway at 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

The lecture is open to the public at no charge  |  Registration is required

Eve Payor conducts a soundwalk with MDC campers