When you think of library soundscapes, what comes to mind? Is it the whisper of pages turning as someone peruses a book in a quiet corner? The loud exclamations of a child spying a favourite DVD. Perhaps it’s the rhythmic tapping of fingers on computer keyboards. Conversations between friends and neighbours bumping into each other in the checkout line. The muted slap of CD cases being browsed. Giggling school kids working on a group project. The crisp snap of a newspaper stretched across a table. A baby’s cries as a parent hurries to find a storybook.
Memorial Park Library will be hosting a unique synthesis of sound and silence on Monday, April 9 from 12:00 – 1:00pm. “Together Calgary” is an hour of accompanied silence offered by accomplished cellist and singer Morag Northey. This is a non-religious cello meditation available to Calgarians of any or no faith, a time and place “for all people to enjoy these rich, healing tones and silently just be.” People are encouraged to meditate, pray, or daydream, sit, pace, or stand – whatever way they are most comfortable enjoying Morag’s improvisations.
For more information about Morag and Together Calgary, visit her website: http://moragnorthey.com/