sound art

Almanac 2016: Renzo Spiteri (Malta, Malta)

Maltese electronic experimental artiste and performer Renzo Spiteri presents his new solo performance ‘Quintessence’. Through improvisation and a sculptural array of acoustic instruments, found large-scale objects and live electronic manipulation, Renzo presents the audience with a truly immersive experience and brings publics together to discover the meeting point between live performer, sound art, story, music and digital technology. Quintessence is at the forefront of artistic experiments in digital age storytelling technique and was premiered at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK) in partnership with Future Everything Festival 2015. It is a piece that challenges the audience to reconsider what sound can mean and how the boundaries of self and world, performer and spect...

Almanac 2016: Aidan Boyle (Bremen, Germany)

Starting something from scratch always involves a long list of antagonistic forces: it can be intimidating and enticing, frightening and inspiring, exhausting and enriching, and all at the same time. New beginnings require letting go of the past, leaving one’s comfort zone, and taking a step forward. They are impossible without fear, insecurity, and torment on one hand, and faith, courage, confidence, and hope on the other. These countless ingredients of New Beginnings are embodied by the dancers in a composition of contemporary dance and interactive sound/visual design. The performance offers a glimpse into all possible adversities on the road to a fresh start. The scenes cover a wide range of first encounters and challenges: from learning to walk, to the exhilaration of a new love; from...

In Performance: Jeremy Wade and Jassem Hindi’s Messmer (Paris and on tour)

Messmer is a new collaboration between American Choreographer Jeremy Wade and French Sound Artist Jassem Hindi exploring the entraining and chaotic potential of the erotic body. The piece acts as a kind of electrically charged service to process, abstract and reciprocate the effects of two hypersensitive bodies engaged in the act of touch. Hindi performs with amplified objects and analogue tape machines in concert to Wades nervous celebration with a harlequin pile of trash. Through empathy and attunement the two begin to cultivate a state of psychic interrelatedness. “Messmer” is an erotic conduit, a system that acts as a channel or intermediary station for the transmission of the sensual. March 26, 19:30, Messmer Premiere AAAAARRRGGGHHH Festival, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris http://www.gaite-l...