Concert 2, There – Performance
With: Ain Bailey, Lisa Hall & Hannah Kemp-Welch, Karen Power and Brona Martin
Wednesday 30 January 2019 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Upper Gallery, London College of Communication
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Here, there and in-between is a series of three concerts curated by CRiSAP Director Cathy Lane for the Reel Lives public programme at London College of Communication, featuring performances and works from emergent and established sound artists from the UK and Europe.
At these events, the audience will be invited to sonically engage with aspects of the voice and language, places near and far and recent and current events through the different styles, ears and perspectives of each of the artists. Taking place in the main gallery at LCC, each session features an eight channel system, surrounding the audience and reconfiguring the gallery into an immersive listening space.
Ain Bailey is a sound artist and DJ. Her current practice involves an exploration of sonic autobiographies, architectural acoustics, live performance, as well as collaborations with performance, visual and sonic artists. Bailey has exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally and Oh Adelaide (2010), her collaboration with the artist Sonia Boyce, has shown at Tate Britain, the Whitechapel Gallery and The Kitchen, New York. In 2016, Bailey was commissioned by Art Basel Miami Beach to compose for the Soundscape Park. Bailey also devised a Study Week at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, that considered the role of sound in the formation of identity. Bailey was guest professor in sound at Kunsthochschule Kassel for the winter semester 2017/2018.
Lisa Hall and Hannah Kemp-Welch have worked together since 2012, on commissions for galleries including Tate Modern, Firstsite, and October Gallery. Lisa Hall is a London based sound artist exploring urban environments using audio interventions and performative actions. Interrupting behaviour and questioning design, these works aim to make space for something new. Hannah Kemp-Welch is a social practice sound artist, working collaboratively with communities, educators and artists, to listen to the world around. Using a range of strategies such as sound recording, audio interventions, broadcasts, performance and digital making, works explore communication and ask how do we listen? and who can be heard?
Karen Power’s work utilises two primary sources; acoustic instruments and everyday sounds, spaces and soundscapes. Her output is diverse - both in its approach and delivery - and her primary aim is to capture and translate the essence of an idea through any artistic means necessary. Recent projects include; Gorging Limpet, a collaborative project between sound and experimental film with Max le Cain; where lost weight is found for UK pianist Andrew Zolinsky – focusing on the subtle individual tuning of pianos; hearSpace - an exploration into the world of Radio with a new interactive radio art composition, sounds of a time and place for Bozzini Quartet, a DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Award, Instruments of Ice (2015) for Quiet Music Ensemble (QME) + Arctic Ice, once below a double installation + soloists based on Berlin’s underground bunkers, veiled babble for Ensemble Mosaik + underwater Spree River sounds + here not here for Sonar Quartett merging string quartet with Laotian ricefields + Berlin.
Brona Martin is an electroacoustic composer and sound artist from Banagher, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Brona's research interests include narrative in Electroacoustic music, soundscape composition, acoustic communication and spatialisation. Brona's portfolio of works explore the layers and textures of sounds that contribute to the overall sonic-makeup of specific places both real and imaginary and offers an in-depth and alternative listening perspective and experience where the complexity of everyday sounds are examined and rearranged into a new context. Her acousmatic works composed in stereo, 5.1 and 8-channel have included the creative exploration of soundscapes from Ireland, Manchester, East Coast Australia, Spain and Germany. Her works have been performed internationally at EMS, ACMC, ICMC, NYCEMF, ISSTA, ZKM, BEAST, Balance/Unbalance, SSSP, iFIMPaC, Sonorities and MANTIS.
Supported by Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice
Part of Reel Lives – a programme of discussions, screenings, performances, interactive activities and more presented by the Screen School at London College of Communication.
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