artist-composer, performer & writer

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.

INSTALLATIONS

Sound Installation for In Arcady at Yallop’s Gallery, Norwich.

arcadyFrancesca 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:

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Live Electronics, Performances

Movement-Voice Improvisation

Here’s a recording from 2014 of a live performance-improv/duo with Natasha Lohan, vocal artist and composer.

Two performers move around a bespoke performance space. Each performer’s voice is recorded and processed using the electronic music software, MaxMSP. Meanwhile, their physical movements are captured by a Kinect camera and used to control the sound processing.

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