Last few days of my 2017 sound installation, Chit-chat, at Science Gallery, Dublin. The Sound Check exhibition closes on 24th September.
Chit-chat is an interactive sound installation that transforms a human vocalization into birdsong. When a participant speaks or sings into a microphone, their voice is transformed into a bird-call. The sound of the bird-call is determined by the musical characteristics of whatever the participant says or sings into the mic. This bird-call triggers the sounds of further bird-calls, coming from the other bird-boxes. These additional bird-calls are different from the first, but are also shaped by the original vocalization. The result is a musical ‘conversation’ with a flock of ‘birds’.
Chit-chat is the third work in Nicholas Brown’s ongoing series of bird-box installations, following An Audience with the Trees (2005) and Bird Quartet (2009).
I’ll be presenting On the Generation of Sounds, the second in my series of Grosseteste projects, at 1.15pm on Tuesday 14 March at the Arts Technology Research Lab, Pearse St, Dublin 2. The event will be hosted by the School of Creative Arts Research Forum at Trinity College Dublin.
Francesca Heathorn‘s exhibition of oil paintings of rural Norfolk opens this weekend at Yallop’s Gallery, Norwich. I’ve created an accompanying sound installation based on field recordings made at sites depicted in the paintings. The show is open 11am-4pm, 15-16 August, 2015. Here’s a preview of one of the sound works: