Announcing our autumn commission Vocal Migrations

13/09/2012

 

Announcing our autumn commission Vocal Migrations

13/09/2012

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For our autumn commission we are working with audio visual artist Kathy Hinde, to develop a new work with local singers that combines live singing with electronically altered voices. The piece is inspired by how bats ‘echo-locate’ using sound to ‘see’ their surroundings.

We want to inspire your inner geek with a project that will use credit card sized computers to change the sound of your voice.

These devices will affect the sounds of singers’ voices based on where they are positioned in a performance space, creating a sonic and spatial experience.

In collaboration with technologists, Kathy will create the new handheld device using sensors and mini-computers.

Kathy will be collaborating with the Bedfordshire Bat Group and Bat researcher Professor Gareth Jones, aiming to use ‘bio-mimicry’ – the study of nature to influence designs and processes – as a creative method. The technology will be developed by Matthew Olden and Tarim at the Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol, using the revolutionary low-cost mini-computer, the Raspberry Pi.

You can get involved in the testing of these new devices at a series of workshops, working with Kathy to devise new techniques for developing and performing vocal compositions. The workshops will explore the idea of an ‘open composition’, which is a flexible piece of music leaving choices for performers to make.

The workshops will take place on Tuesday evenings throughout October at Rutland Road Church in Bedford. They are open to all but most suited to people with some experience of singing and performing in groups.

Contact us if you are interested in getting involved.

The results of this exciting experimental new commission will be shared at a public event in December.

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