Our second work-in-progress event will be on the 2nd November, 4.15-5.45pm in Pg06.
Ports that Pass is a collaboration between Loop Dance Company and choreographer Sivan Rubinstein. The piece includes collaborations with Na’ama Zisser and Jordan Mary. This is a presentation of a physical exploration of the ‘passport’.
Matt Wright, Professor of Composition and Sonic Art, has been commissioned by the TRANSIT Festival in Belgium to create a new work for B’Rock, one of the world’s leading baroque ensembles. The work, entitled Correlli_HACK will premiere in Leuven on 28th October and then again at the November Music Festival in Den Bosch on 5th November.
Alistair Zaldua’s piece called contrejours for solo piano and live electronics will be performed by international pianist Jonas Olsson in Gothenburg on Saturday 22nd October at the GAS (Gothenburg Art Sounds) festival.
This piece was composed in 2012 & the title, contrejours refers to a technique in photography where the main image is almost totally obscured by having been photographed against the main source of light: ‘against the day(light)’. My intention wasn’t in hiding anything; the blind spots in this piece attempt to describe the proximities or disconnections between electronics and pianist whilst conceiving of both as a singular, or meta-instrument.
The piano part consists of one piano technique: stopped harmonics. The pitches played are non-tempered harmonics the exact frequencies of which which are traced by the electronics. During this piece the computer and performer are involved in a continuous feedback system: the computer analyses both the pitches and the pianist’s playing speed and makes decisions on the output which are mainly: sounds that are similar in character and pitch. The pianist concentrates and interacts with the character of the sounds emerging from the electronics and actively alters them to shape the piece.
Preview the piece here:
Hear Magz Hall’s Radio YAK on ABC Australia’s SoundProof programme and podcast. For this hour-long show she selects recent radio that has made an impact on her, and discusses her current radio art projects. The programme is at 9.05pm on Friday 14th October (Australian time) or you can download it via the link.
Radio Yaks: A Soundproof series in which eminent producers and sonic luminaries from around the world share audio they’re crazy about, and tell us why.
Magz Hall is a sound and radio artist, teacher, and co-founder of Radio Arts. Her work explores the artistic potential of radio and it’s use beyond conventional settings. Taking as her point of departure a hypothetical future characterised by vacant airwaves, Magz Hall’s work re-imagines radio’s utopian potential.
For Radio Yak, she chooses five pieces that variously explore psychic life and reflect on conscious and unconscious human experience.
Magz Hall‘s sound work has been exhibited at Tate Britain, the British Museum and the Sainsbury Centre. She is a senior radio lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. She co-runs Radio Arts, an artist led group who promote radio art and the Expanded Radio Research Group. She was awarded a practice-based PhD from Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice (CRISAP) University of the Arts London entitled: Radio After Radio: Redefining Radio Art in the Light of New Media Technology through Expanded Practice.
In July 2016 Bryan Hawkins attended the Conference David Jones Dialogues with the Past at York University as part of their work within the PBRC and The Powell Research Group. The conference celebrated the work of the significant artist and poet David Jones and at the month and year of the 100th Anniversary of the battle of Mametz Wood during the Battle of the Somme of which Jones so movingly wrote in his novel In Parenthesis, and which deeply influenced his visual and literary outputs. Building on previous work a popular screening of Landscape and Vision Powell and Pressburgers A Canterbury tale 1944 – accompanied the paper – David Jones and the Magical Commonwealth. In addition an exhibition Landscape, Sign, Sacrament – An Exhibition as Dialogue linking the text of David Jones’ writings with drawings, paintings, sculptures and objects made and collected by Bryan Hawkins was structured for the duration of the conference. The exhibition was curated by BryanHawkins in conjunction with the conference organisers, The David Jones Society and postgraduate and undergraduate student from York University. The conference has led to further projects and collaboration with the David Jones Society, leading David Jones researchers and the exploration of future venues and development of the exhibition.
Bryan Hawkins presented a paper: The Microscopic as Space, Place and Metaphor in H.G. .Wells (1898) War of the Worlds and F. W. Murnau’s (1922) Nosferatu at the Anticipations H.G. Wells society annual conference in Woking.
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.
H.G. Wells (1898) novel War of the Worlds and F. W. Murnau’s (1922) film Nosferatu both assert and challenge an emphasis on the truth-values of sight, science and technology and present the possibilities of the microscopic and the invisible as the imaging and imagining of the mysterious, the threatening and the unknown observed within the natural and nature as a legacy of romanticism and as a particular imagining of unfolding modernist anxieties. The central argument is that Wells and Murnau through the microscopic landscapes they introduce as space, place and metaphor animate a longer history of visual technology and explore a complex dynamic and imaginary beyond the scientific, the optical and the rational.
Robert Stillman will be performing in Moondog festival in Copenhagen on the 13th October!