The Space in Sound – Lighthouse 25th March

Lighthouse presents The Space in Sound: a day of talks and an evening performance exploring ways sound can occupy space.

This will take place at The Old Market on 25th March 2020.

They’ve offered us a discounted group price of 10 tickets for the price of 9. If we do a group booking this would mean we could get tickets for the symposium and the evening performances for £22.50 per person.

Please get in touch with me if you’re interested in taking advantage of this discount.

A day of talks and an evening performance exploring ways sound can occupy space

http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/the-space-in-sound

AUDINT UNSOUND: UNDEAD 23rd Jan 2020 @ Fabrica, Brighton – BOOK NOW (free to DMSA students)

Don’t miss out: Free to All DMSA Students!

(Non-DMSA Tickets: Workshop £8/5 concs. Evening £8/5 concs. Combined ticket: £12/8 concs.)

AUDINT
UNSOUND: UNDEAD
A daytime workshop with evening performances from the sonic arts group AUDINT and their affiliates.

AUDINT is a London-based art collective operating across the fields of sound, performance, theory/fiction, film and installation. Following recent exhibitions and performances at Spike Island and Tate Britain, this event opens a window into the themes explored in their recent Book UNSOUND: UNDEAD. Working at the intersection between the latest sonic theory and practice, AUDINT push contemporary sonic making and thinking into new realms, between the real and the fictional, the living and the dead.

This workshop and live event extend the collective’s research with performances and presentations from AUDINT members and collaborators, including Eleni Ikon, Agnès Gayraud, Jenna Sutela, and Anne Duffau (TBC)
www.audint.net

Afternoon seminar // 2-4pm // SPECIFIC DISSONANCES
Eleni Ikoniadou, Al Cameron and Caleb Madden will explore the perceptual and cultural peripheries of the sonic in a seminar based around contributions to the recent AUDINT – UNSOUND: UNDEAD book.

For the past ten years the group has been researching the periphery of sonic perception (unsound) and its potential to activate a continual intersection between fiction and fact, pressuring thought to become something other than what it has been. The group’s recent volume Unsound: Undead collates 64 new essays to probe how unsound serves to activate the undead. Contributors from a variety of disciplines chart these warped zones, mapping out a zigzagging timeline stretching from the 8th century BC (the song of the Sirens), to 2013 (acoustic levitation), and speculatively extending into 2057 (the emergence of holographic and holosonic phenomena).

Evening event // 7:30-11:30PM // UNSOUND: UNDEAD * brief descriptor for each act to follow.
A series of live performance:
Eleni Ikoniadou and Caro: The Lament – (voice and live electronics)
Agnes Gayraud – (voice and glossolalia piece)
Jenna Sutela, and Anne Duffau
Harrga

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE EMAIL: s.w.mallinder@brighton.ac.uk

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Eleni Ikoniadou is a member of AUDINT and Senior Tutor in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. Her research is situated at the intersection between computational culture, theory-fiction and audiovisual practice. Her latest monograph is The Rhythmic Event: Art, Media, and the Sonic (MIT Press, 2014). She is co-editor of the Media Philosophy… Read more »
www.urbanomic.com

https://www.urbanomic.com/book/unsoundundead/

For as long as recording and communications technologies have existed, the potential of the vibrational continuum that connects sound to infrasound, ultrasound and other inaudible frequencies has been evoked to access anomalous zones of transmission between the realms of the living and the dead. For the past ten years the AUDINT group has been researching…
www.urbanomic.com

 

Professional Practice Masterclass: AJA

Monday 21st September
5.30-7pm, Performance Studio

We are happy to have AJA with us to deliver a mastericlass-workshop to our students.
AJA has taught across the UK and Europe at such institutions as for Ableton, Huddersfield University, Loughborough University, Confetti Music Institue, Fine Arts Institue (Vienna) and Teatro do Bolhão (Portugal) and have over 10 years experience in performing and writing music. AJA also has experience in teaching LGBTQ+ and female/non-binary focused workshops such as The End of Gender, Sounds Queer? and ITOUS.

About the masterclass/workshop

The workshop will be around how to make field recordings and create a wide range of different sounds and textures by only using simple, built in Ableton Plugins. Participants will learn to build ambient/drone/noise textures, experiment and discovering new sounds as a group through live demonstration. The workshop will also include:

Open discussions about safe spaces
Listening meditation
Ableton Demonstration
Unique Sample Packs created for participants to take away for free
Live soundscape/track created
Archive of costumes from LU LA LOOP and discussions in visuals and illustration and creating your own merch.

Professional Practice Masterclass: Anna Celeste Edmonds

Monday 14th of October, 5.30pm-7pm
Performance Studio, GP

We are excited to have Anna Celeste Edmonds with us to learn more about her site-specific practice and research merging sound, heritage sites and new media technologies. Anna is currently pursuing PhD research supervised by Dr Papadomanolaki, Dr Behrendt and Dr Winter.

About the masterclass

‘Songs of the Sea’ – A masterclass on audio as a tool for exploration and engagement in heritage

This masterclass will involve discussions around audio as a tool for exploring and engaging with heritage; drawing on past work as well as a recent site-specific project titled ‘Songs of the Sea’, located at Brunswick Square in Hove. The processes of assembling different kinds of audio content for an outdoor public engagement setting will be examined, looking specifically at local composer Roger Quilter and her interpretations of his piece ‘The Sea-Bird’.

About Anna

Anna Celeste Edmonds is a sound artist and SEAHA-CDT doctoral student at the University of Brighton, exploring the areas of field recording, composition and voice in a heritage context. Her passion for landscapes and monuments has been present throughout her field and compositional work; researching different perspectives on audio capture and listener engagement. Previous work took the form of site specific and performative projects, with her current research moving towards locative immersive audio in outdoor heritage settings.

Website: https://annacedmonds.com/
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-celeste-edmonds/
Twitter: @annacedmonds

Professional Practice Masterclasses 2019/20

As the new academic year kicks in, we have prepared a series of masterclasses for our existing and new students both for our BA and MA courses. As with previous years we will focus to showcase various strands of professional practices and carreer pathways from within our BA, MA and PhD student & staff community and beyond. This year we are happy to have a wide range of topics ranging from Artist Identity Development, Sounds Queer? experimental music production, Heritage Sites and sound art, music and mental health, freelancing work, cross-dressing and sound arts, composing for film and video games as well as, radio plays and music production projects.

Professional Practice Masterclasses are supported by Creative Sound & Music, University of Brighton.

Songs Of The Sea

Songs of the Sea

Anna Celeste Edmonds and her immersive audio work in Brunswick Square
The Regency Town House,
13 Brunswick Square, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1EH

Dr Papadomanolaki’s current PhD tutee, sound artist and field recordist Anna Celeste Edmonds will be stationed at The Regency Town House to discuss her doctoral work on heritage engagement through immersive audio, as well as her recent project involving three interpretations of local composer Roger Quilter’s ‘The Sea-Bird’, using the geo-locative mobile audio application ‘Echoes’.

Come along for a chat, or an opportunity to test the ‘Songs of the Sea’ audio experience in Brunswick Square, Hove.

Opening Times

Saturday 21 September: 12:00-13:00 and 14:00-15:00

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/songs-by-the-sea-tickets-66565692779
Booking opens: 12 August 2019 12:00
Booking closes: 20 September 2019 16:00

Additional Information

Max 10 people per tour/session. 60 minutes

Environment, Sound and Engagement: Workshop with David Velez (Sonic Field, Impulsive Habitat)

26/09/2019 1.30-6.30pm
Performance Studio (Room 225)
University of Brighton
Grand Parade Campus

We are very happy to have Colombian Sound Artist and researcher David Velez. David is the co-initiator of the very successful online resource Sonic Field and owner of the online imprint Impulsive Habitat. David is currently based in Huddersfield conducting PhD research. David’s body of work includes numerous releases, installations, sculptures, performances and community engagement workshops, encompassing sound as a textural, social, embodied and political material.

David has designed a workshop to coincide with our welcome week. The workshop is open to all students. The workshop primarily focuses on collaborative work and low tech and DIY techniques in Public Space Sound Art Performance, and also in the familiarisation with the sound phenomena through graphic means. This workshop is perfect for people who are not necessarily familiar or engaged with the aesthetic sound practice
and aims to create a bonding experience with key aspects of this line of work.

More specifically, Public spaces and can work as blank canvases for collaborative Sound Art performances where low tech elements and basic objects can be of great use. The immersive and expansive nature of sound phenomena are key factors in the way we experience our surroundings and visualizing it could help to have a better understanding of its physical and emotional characteristics.

The students will be exploring the above themes through different methodologies including:

– Sine Wave Flash Mob
Using mobile phones and tone generating apps, the participants will intervene the library by quietly projecting sine waves and moving around the building. This performance aims to question the boundaries of what is perceived as silence and as disturbance, and exploring the spatial possibilities of working with independent and portable acoustic sources.The performance is set for 15 minutes.

-Drawing Field Recordings
The workshop participants will draw a sequence of sound waves in a paper roll using a charcoal pen and a stencil based on the intensity of sound stimuli.

Initially the group records the sounds of passing cars near the university, and the doppler effect they produce will be used as cues for drawing. The blindfolded participant listens to the sound of passing cars on headphones and responds to its intensity drawing zigzag patterns with the help of a guiding stencil. The zigzag movements are more dramatic when the car approaches the subject and more subtle when disappears. The paper roll rotate with a simple mechanism similar to a cassette or reel to reel tape. The participant will also be fully isolated from any visual stimuli in order to focus his attention on sounds and on his tactile interaction with the pencil. This session aims to analyze the acoustic perception of movement
and intensity in an acousmatic context and in isolation conditions.


-The Environment is the Performer

The participants will outline a basic structure to be performed by a group of collaborators to be recruited in campus. The collaborators will perform by rubbing two sheets of sandpaper in circles and increasing and decreasing the speed depending on the cue. The subtle sound product of the sandpaper friction builds up when performed by a group and becomes louder and louder as the piece progresses until it disappears.

This three minute performance looks to strengthen the empathy and convening power of the group and their ability to engage others in the discourse and practice of Public Space Sonic Art performance.

The workshop will run from 1.30pm – 6.30pm in the Performance Studio (Room 225).

Places are limited. Please contact m.e.papadomanolaki@brighton.ac.uk to reserve a place.

Opening Today: Salon Exhibition

Today is the opening of Salon, an exhibition celebrating the artistic work of professional services and technical staff at the University of Brghton’s School of Media. Salon has been organised by academic administrator Claire Levitt, curated by SSGT Haley Moyse Fenning and showcases the work by eleven technical and administrative staff from the School of Media. Included are a sculpture and 500 copies of a new instructional text piece by Joshua Legallienne.

More information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/499486080806736/
https://www.instagram.com/uobsalon/

Immateriality – sonic arts tour

Immateriality is a travelling sonic arts exhibition that is touring the UK July 30th until 7th August 2019. It has been curated by DMSA staff/alumni Joshua Legallienne and features the work of DMSA graduates Ecka Mordecai and Jordan Edge, alongside newly-commissioned pieces by international artists Ingrid Plum (DK) and Robert Stokowy (DE) and UK artists Ben Jeans Houghton, Daniel W J Mackenzie, and David Leslie Stearn. More information about the tour can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/664673170668278/

Immateriality sonic arts tour

DMSA Feature: Amanda Brooks

Before the official launch of our Master’s programme and a much needed holiday break we talk to our recent graduate Amanda Brooks who presented a very ambitious experiment in immersive and 3D sound titled ‘SINKHOLE’. We hope to be able to present Amanda’s project again in the coming year! Stay Tuned and read below to learn more about her.

DMSA: Three important words that represent you as a creative person

AB:Progressive, Classical, Spooky

DMSA: When did you start working with sound and music?

AB: Live bands since 1984, sound phenomena since 2009 after my guitarist/sound guy had a stroke and there was no-one else who wanted to engineer the bands sound. I took the job on.

DMSA: In what ways has the DMSA course supported or helped you to develop into who you are today creatively and professionally?

AB: The DMSA course has inspired me to compose differently, it has helped me to develop technically which is one huge reason why I applied for the DMSA B.A and to understand the concept of sound art on a deeper level.

DMSA: Can you tell us a bit more about ‘SINKHOLE’, the piece you presented in our degree show this year?

AB: My final degree project ‘Sinkhole’ is about travelling sound lines, vertically, horizontally, and diagonally engulfing and surrounding the listener on a large scale (5 meters high sound cylinder) Inspired by Austrian architect and sound artist Bernhard Leitner. The concept derives from modern life as a human being where everything seems to be a race against time. ‘Sinkhole’ represents standing in a insurmountable sink under a giant tap where the listener hears pipes creaking and swelling, then the inevitable ‘water’ comes as sound, crashing vertically onto and around the listener. It is sonically big as well.

DMSA:You have been performing in quite a lot of bands. Any gigs coming up?

AB: I don’t have any gigs right now as I ‘walked’ from my two bands, ‘Undercover Agents’ and 20+ year old ‘Soul x Press’, I felt stuck and stagnated. Personally, from time to time, I do feel the need to maintain my place in the ‘un-comfort zone’ so I started a new project ‘Ditch the Demon’ where the music and band members are a little more ambitious.

DMSA: Other plans for the future? projects, events, visions?

AB: The future: I have applied for the DMSA M.A. which I am very excited about, I feel I need to continue my journey into all the aspects of sound phenomena in the field of sound art and design. I have a vision to gig, compose, freelance as a sound artist/designer and a session vocalist. I may even become an acoustician as well and sort out some live music venues !!