Lindsay Dobbin (Halifax, NS)
Lindsay Dobbin has been researching the connection between traditional drumming and landscape, placing listening at the centre of understanding. Explorations of silence, communication, movement, rhythm, dreaming and healing have all found their place orbiting the drum. For EverySeeker, Dobbin will speak about their work and guide a listening walk—sharing activities inspired by their research that will place participants in deeper relationship with tangible and intangible landscapes.
Bio: Lindsay Dobbin is a multi/interdisciplinary Métis artist, musician, curator and educator who lives and works on unceded Mi’kmaq territory in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born and raised in southern New Brunswick near the Bay of Fundy, Dobbin has also lived rurally in Cape Breton, northeastern British Columbia and Yukon. Their place-responsive practice includes drumming, music, sound art, experimental recording, social practices, improvisation, sculpture, performance, radio and writing. Beyond their solo creative practice, they are also an active artistic collaborator, and have worked on projects with musicians, sound artists, dancers, visual artists and filmmakers. Dobbin’s work has been presented and reviewed nationally and internationally, and they have received both provincial and federal grants. In addition to their art practice, Dobbin is also a passionate educator—employing music, sound, play and improvisation as tools for self-awareness.