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.
Nicholas Brown’s installation, BIRD CHAMBER (2008) will be on show for the duration of the inaugural, Greenwich International String Quartet Festival (April 17-19, 2009). Recently seen at Kings Place, London, in the context of his installation-performance, AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE, the installation will be situated in the Loggia of Trinity College of Music at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. For further details, on the festival web site, click here.
Two, related works will feature in this year’s Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. One is a transdisciplinary performance for concert-style presentation, the other is a domestic installation with ‘micro-performances’ that examines the demands of the former.
THE SOUL FINDS REST IN UNITY (2007) is an installation-performance in a domestic environment, in which violinist, Monica Germino, will reside for the duration of her stay in Huddersfield. Through video, sound, documents, drawings & micro-performances, this live installation theatricalizes the process of encountering my transdisciplinary work, THE BRAVERY OF WOMEN (2006-7), in terms of implications for the physical body and the violin-as-prosthesis. On 17 November, at 4 pm, Monica will give the first UK performance of this new work in her solo concert, PLUGGED & UNPLUGGED.
Information about these two events is available on the HCMF website.
- Click here for the dedicated, project website THE SOUL FINDS REST IN UNITY.
- Click here for HCMF information about THE SOUL FINDS REST IN UNITY
- Click here for information about PLUGGED & UNPLUGGED.
The courtyard of the Said Business School, Oxford is the location for AN AUDIENCE WITH THE TREES. The installation runs from 11-13th June and can be visited between 5.30 & 7.00pm.