Every two years the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound is presented right here in Waterloo Region. Last year’s edition was the first one that Zeitspace sponsored. I wrote almost exactly a year ago about why Zeitspace was sponsoring this wonderful festival. Here’s the main message from that post:
Open Ears has been a consistent presenter and instigator of innovative programming that extends the boundaries of what a musical experience can be. Given the work that we do at Zeitspace designing and building great experiences for our innovative clients, Open Ears seemed like a natural fit for us. Sponsorship is an easy way for us to support what Open Ears is doing, providing some of the resources they need to do their work.
And what does Open Ears do in the off years? Well, it runs the Between the Ears Festival, with the 2019 edition happening May 31 and June 1. And Zeitspace is sponsoring it as well.
Between the Ears is a wonderfully named festival that features some amazing music presented in a variety of interesting spaces that include Carl Zehr Square in front of Kitchener City Hall, the Walper Hotel, Victoria Park, and Perimeter Institute. Needless to say, these are not traditional music venues, but they work beautifully for the music that Between the Ears presents. Check out the program, and get out to experience some of the music!
Finally, as I suggested last year, please consider having your company sponsor Between the Ears. As a board member I know that it’s a great festival and organization that every year delivers deep and joyful music experiences that are accessible to anyone. And if not Open Ears, consider supporting any of the other great arts organizations here in Waterloo Region. There are plenty of innovative and creative folks in our arts communities, and supporting them will help ensure that they can continue to make and present art right here where we live and work.