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Sounding | Grounding - Workshop by New Zealand/Canadian composer & performing artist Juliet Palmer

  • Kuttu Kalai Kudam 36 Punjarasantankal Village Kanchipuram-631502 India (map)

In this multi-sensory workshop, the landscape surrounding the Kuttu Kalai Kudam, including a 3 acre organic garden, becomes a starting point for creative collaborative sound-making. Drawing on diverse practices, including contemplative walking, acoustic ecology, graphic scoring and movement, composer and sound artist Juliet Palmer invites participants to connect to the living world sustaining us and to our own innate creativity. 

Fee: Rs. 2000/ (including lunch, tea and snacks)

Minimum number participants required: 12

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Juliet Palmer: biography

Juliet Palmer is known as a “post-modernist with a conscience” (The Listener) whose work “crosses so many genres as to be in a category of its own” (Toronto Star). Juliet is the artistic director of Urbanvessel, a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Recent works: Oil & Water, Detroit Symphony Orchestra (June 2019); riverssolo CD release (Barnyard Records, 2018); Inside Us, audio-video installation and performance (Western Front, Vancouver); The Man Who Married Himself, librettist Anna Chatterton & choreographer Hari Krishnan (Toronto Masque Theatre); and Sweat, a cappella opera (CalArts, Los Angeles; and National Sawdust, New York). Upcoming: Every Word Was Once An Animal with artist Carla Bengtson, choreographer Darion Smith and video artist Jessie Rose Vala, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oregon (March, 2020); Ukiyo, floating world, ONGAKU Festival (September, 2019); and The Choreography of Trauma, Continuum (February, 2020).


Juliet holds a PhD in composition from Princeton University and an M.Mus. in performance, composition and time-based art from Auckland University.