Artists in residence Gemma and Gareth create eerie and seductive soundscapes of electronic textures and organic found-sounds using DAWs, hacked controllers, synthesisers and their own voices as they attempt to capture and celebrate the voice’s unique, slippery qualities.
For this informal sharing, they will be experimenting with live sound art and performance emerging from their collaborative process, presenting a selection of work-in-progress scenes reflecting on the voice’s historical myths and legends, and speculating what it might sound like in the future. Located somewhere between science fiction story telling, ambient & industrial music, and experimental sound art, the work will be of interest to those curious about the relationship between voice, identity and the possibilities of technology.
After the sharing, there will be time to chat with the artists, ask questions and reflect on the work in a relaxed atmosphere.
This event is FREE please let us know you’re coming by emailing Ruth@metalculture.com.
This event will have BLS interpretation.
Supported by Metal, Arts Council England and Sound & Music
Photo credit: Michele Selway
Gemma is a digital storyteller and sound artist whose work focuses on re-imagining the ‘othered’ body and the complex relationship between medicine, disability and ethics. Her compositions incorporate rehashed found sounds and other recycled materials to create impressionistic and disjointed pieces.
Gareth is an artist working in performance, writing, music, movement and curation. He makes queer work: work about penetrability and the cis-male body; the in-between space occupied by the HIV ‘undetectable’ body (neither well or unwell in the conventional sense); and the queerness of the voice, immaterial yet of the body.