My new installation, The Undulatory Theory of Light, which uses sound to create water waves according to changes in the colour temperature of daylight, was presented at Turner Contemporary, Margate on 2 June, 2018. The work formed part of an annual, sonic art festival, OSCILLATE, hosted by Turner Contemporary. The show also featured special contributions from my colleagues at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent (Jonathan Impett, Nicolas Collins, Simon Waters, Juan Parra, Daniela Fantechi) alongside performances by Leafcutter John, Elaine Mitchener, Evan Parker and others.
The installation ran for the duration of the event. I also gave a short, four-channel performance, feeding the signal from the RGB sensor to the speakers, in tandem with the sound from the vibrating water tank.
Click here for more information about The Undulatory Theory of Light on the project webpage.
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 the third work in my ongoing series of bird-box installations, following An Audience with the Trees (2005) and Bird Quartet (2009).
Read more about the installation here. Click here for a review of the Science Gallery exhibition.
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:
Here’s a short video of an interactive sound installation from my recent exhibition, From Birdsong to Light. It shows Medicatio and its companion piece, Chant.
Medicatio allows participants to control the live sound of an automated monochord by vocalizing the same pitch. Chant is a collection of thirty-nine spectrograms that investigates the formation of random vowels over the course of several weeks.
Medicatio / Chant address the use of the voice as a form of healing.