BAT/MAN

Collide Arts / Steve Parker

BAT/MAN is an experimental musical work for an ensemble of bats and humans. Performed near the Mexican Free-Tailed Bat colony at Congress Bridge, the project will pitch-shift bat calls in real time so they are discernible to the human ear, while the roving audience can accompany the calls with echolocation devices, accompanied by conch shell ensemble, a megaphone choir, and a funnel horn band.

Echolocation devices will be handmade by participants in a series of community workshops leading up to the event on Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 at Anthropos Arts. The workshops will provide an opportunity for students from Austin Soundwaves and East Austin College prep to learn about the Mexican Free-Tailed Bat, explore live audio manipulation, and the musical potential of circuit manipulation. If interested in participating in the workshops, please RSVP to Steve at steven.c.parker@gmail.com.

Thanks to Texas Choral Consort for their involvement with this project.

RESERVATIONS FOR THIS PERFORMANCE LET US KNOW HOW MANY TO EXPECT, BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ARRIVE ANYTIME.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit arts.gov

BAT/MAN is also supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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