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.
In Ghent, today, to deliver a paper on polyphony in my choral music. Part of a conference at the Orpheus Institute concerning musical networks.
I will discuss the application of network theory in considering my 2011/13 performance-installation, On the Operations of the Sun.
More info and excerpts from the paper to follow.
Vanishing Points (2017), for clavichord, electronics and distributed (web) audio was recently premiered at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent. It formed part of a group event of live sound art by artists connected with the Music, Thought & Technology research cluster.
Read more about the new piece here.
I’m in the process of adding pieces of writing from my archive to this site and have added the following in the past few days. More to follow in due course:
i) ‘How to Keep a Villa in Arcadia‘ – on the Venice Biennale in relation to Virgil’s Eclogues.
ii) Two items of programme notes:
– Notes on the Andriessen/Greenaway opera, ROSA written for Lincoln Center, New York in 2004
– ‘By the Magician’s Hand’ – notes on Stravsinky’s Petrushka written for Trinity College of Music, London in 2008
iii) My 2006 article for Contemporary Music Review, ‘The Flux Between Sounding and Sound: Towards a Relational Understanding of Music as Embodied Action’
Here’s an excerpt from the twelve-part choral installation, ‘On the Operations of the Sun’, currently on show in my exhibition at Hungate Art, Norwich, ‘From Birdsong to Light‘.