Shiva FesharekiTurntablism meets spatial sound
Experimental composer and performer Shiva Feshareki joined creative technologist Andy Sheen to transform the turntable into a 3D sound performative tool. Integrating the disk’s rotation with the movement of sound in space (Ambisonics powered by Auditif) has taken Shiva’s sculptural approach to sonic performance to a new level.
Described as the most “cutting-edge expression of turntablism”, Shiva exists at the intersection of many artistic scenes, experimenting with electronic & club music, concert & orchestral, art & design and free improvisation.
Deaf Rave x SubpacDeafness & Sonic Embodiment
Six musically involved deaf participants got together to explore the embodied perception of sound. They used musical tools enabling them to improvise in the range of infra-low frequencies creating live, throbbing soundscapes with, through and for the human body. Low frequencies were amplified using SubPac vibro-tactile technology and an immersive array of sub speakers.
“During this R&D I discovered a new dimension of sound that I can enjoy even without my earing implants” Sarah O Adedeji.
Pell Ensemble - 800 LifetimesDigital Contemporary Dance
Choreographer Rebecca Evans joined sound designer Christian Duka and dancer Antony Daly Luna to explore sound & movement interaction in the context of dance work in progress “800 Lifetimes”. The R&D explored Flowfal, a software that harnesses the built-in sensors of smart watches and converts them into parameters capable of sculpting sound in space
Swedish composer Tomas Nordmark will investigate the use of the 3D sound space as a compositional & performative tool to further the development of his piece “It If”. Taking inspiration from Steve Reich’s “City life”, Tomas has recorded City of london soundscape during lockdown and extracted its musicality by analysing inherent tonal and rhythmic elements.
Dom Bouffard & Nick BurgeInteractive Live Music
Guitarist/composer Dom Bouffard & Soundsmith Nick Burge explored DIY motion sensing technologies as tools to sculpt sound in space. The ensuing soundscape ranged from hypnotic to apocalyptic: screaming guitars and throbbing drones resounded ominously in the walls of IKLECTIK, moving across space at the command of the musicians gestures.
Sound artist and performer Lucie Stepankova will explore improvisation as a way to demonstrate the emergence of agency in inanimate objects. The aim of her research is to integrate spatial audio into her performative process investigating theoretical frameworks of deep ecology and new materialism to cultivate vibrant sonic ecosystems.