Fracture Patterns is a live collaboration between UK artist duo Semiconductor and New York musician and producer Eartheater.
Show 8 – 10.30pm
This original commission by the Outlands Network combines large-scale multi-channel video works by Semiconductor with a new live soundtrack and performance by Eartheater, fusing both into a compelling theatrical production.
Eartheater explores experimental pop and fantasy combining her genre-breaking musical production with a singular visual aesthetic. Semiconductor’s visually and intellectually engaging artworks explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lenses of science and technology.
Together, they invite audiences into the noise field, as they explore the collision and collusion of their respective practices.
A big congratulations to our L5 DMSA students Jade Gunner, Jordan McDermott and Josh Bell who composed the soundtrack for a short film made by UoB L6 Graphics-Illustration student Jack Taylor. The film which was awarded the prize, and will run throughout the expo – an international event that attracts professional designers from across the world – runs May 14-17.
The special features aim to offer a pre-taster to the university’s upcoming Graduate Show (1-9 June) and to showcase the breadth of research and practice currently undertaken by the university’s creative student community.
Our L5 and L6 students will have the opportunity to develop projects and ideas around programming and sound design for games with this special four part series of workshops. More info on the poster below.
MONDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2018 | 6-8pm | PERFORMANCE STUDIO, GRAND PARADE
A workshop led by Ingrid Plum exploring deep listening exercises, sonic meditations, improvisation and extended vocal technique following the teachings of Pauline Oliveros and Meredith Monk as well as a wealth of techniques gathered from teachers and traditions around the world. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience and is best suited to those with an interest in sounding the voice, sound art, experimental music and sonic meditation, but previous practice in those fields is not necessary. Learn a range of listening exercises to benefit production and performance skills along with breathing and vocal exercises with a focus on deep listening and harmony, involving discussion and working with the natural voice to develop confidence. By the end of the workshop participants will have a ‘tool kit’ of exercises they can work with to expand their own practice and the opportunity to perform at a gallery event in 2018.
Ingrid Plum is a sound artist and singer who uses her voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings and electronics in improvisation and composition.
‘Gorgeously atmospheric vocal techniques woven around field recordings & electronics’ – The Guardian.
Plum uses her voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings and electronics, to create layered soundscapes, spoken word and songs. Having performed and exhibited installation sound art and visual art since 2002, she creates work that sits between sound art, improvisation, multi-media installation, neo-classical and contemporary Nordic folk music.