artist-composer, performer & writer

Live Electronics

Lacey Brown Roth at Project Arts Dublin

I’ll be playing (monochord/electronics) at Project Arts Centre this Saturday (6 July) with David Lacey (percussion) and Nick Roth (saxophone). Our trio will feature in the inaugural Sound Collector event. Sound Collector is a series of events in Dublin which explore the spaces between music, installation, improvisation, sound, and noise. 

I’ve recently revised my monochord rig so that it is built around Pure Data running on a Beaglebone Black with a Bela cape. I’m very excited about the possibilities of Bela, with its super low latency. I think it makes playing an electronically mediated instrument much more like playing an acoustic instrument: the reduction in latency values really does make a difference. Read more about Bela here.

INSTALLATIONS

Chit Chat @ Scenkonstmuseet Stockholm

My 2017 interactive sound installation, Chit-chat, which transforms a vocalization into a bird call is on show at the Scenkonstmuseet, Stockholm February 26- August 18, 2019. It forms part of Science Gallery Dublin’s group exhibition, Sound Check, which is currently on tour.  

More information about Chit-chat here

INSTALLATION-PERFORMANCES, INSTALLATIONS, Uncategorized

Water Installation @ Turner Contemporary

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.  

Live Electronics, Performances

Vanishing Points at Sonorities 2018

I’ll be giving three performances of Vanishing Points, my 2017 work for clavichord, electronics and mobile phones, at this year’s Sonorities festival in Belfast on Sat 21 April.

Free, but sign-up required. More information here

 

INSTALLATIONS

Chit-chat at Sound Check

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.