Sunday 16th – Café OTO – London (Laser) Details
Tuesday/Wednesday 18th and 19th SCOPITONE FESTIVAL – Nantes (Laser) Details
Thursday 20th BOZAR ELECTRONIC ARTS FESTIVAL – Brussels (Laser) Details
Friday 21st L’AUDIBLE FESTIVAL – Paris (8 Channel audio diffusion) Details
Sunday 23rd SUPER DELUXE – Tokyo (Laser) Details
Wednesday 26th KD JAPON – Nagoya (Laser) Details
Thursday 27th BEARS – Osaka (Laser) Details
Friday 28th URBAN GUILD – Kyoto (Laser) Details
This installation is the culmination of an inter-arts residency undertaken at Salamanca Arts Centre where the primary aim was to take data from wave-rider buoys in the Southern Ocean and somehow sonify and visualize that data in order to create an experience for the senses. The idea is to try and capture the awesome fluctuation (so common in natural phenomena) from pattern through turbulence into chaos. Ocean waves are periodic displacements of energy that have an amplitude and frequency in exactly the same way that sound waves do. The sounds in this installation are all sonifications of ocean wave fluctuations recorded in 1985 by the wave-rider buoy off Cape Sorrell. Though periodic, the data also contains chaotic flux, the amplitudes of the ocean waves when translated directly into sound waves produce ‘noises’ which punctuate the installation periodically in all four speakers. The melodic tones and bubbling textures that make up the underlying texture of the soundscape are all renderings of the points at which the buoys recorded movement. So the gently rising and falling melodies are all directly taken from the wave data.
The visual aspect of the work provides a constantly undulating counterpoint to the more frenetic sounding data. Two waveforms combine in laser light to produce a hypnotically slow moving shape that is projected through cellophane creating an artificial yet beautiful sense of fluid movement. The visual undulation provides the anchor from which the aural sense can take reference.
I would like to thank the Inter Arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts for their ongoing support of my work, the Salamanca Arts Centre team for being so supportive and wonderful to work with and the CSIRO for making the data available.
My Giant Theremin is running as a public interactive instrument in the Centre of Melbourne until the end of February. More details…
Sat 8 Oct Pau, France Place, François Recaborde, Le Festival Acces(s)
Sun 9 Oct Lyon, France Sonic, Lyon
Tue 11 Oct Krakow, Poland, Bunkier Sztuki, Unsound Festival
Wed 12 Oct Krakow, Poland, Manggha Museum, Unsound Festival
Thu 13 Oct Porto, Portugal, Serralves em Festa, Trama Festival
Fri 14 Oct Porto, Portugal, Serralves em Festa, Trama Festival
Sat 15 Oct Brussels, Belgium, Les Ateliers Claus
Tue 18 Oct Paris, France, Batofar
Wed 19 Oct Paris, France, Batofar
Thu 20 Oct Graz, Austria Schlossberg, ELEVATE Festival
Fri 21 Oct Graz, Austria Schlossberg, ELEVATE Festival