sound - space - network
exhibition and panel discussion
What role does sound play in the informational society, as a strategy to convey information, produce experiences of place, and elicit new interpersonal behaviours?
As part of the International Symposium for Electronic Arts (ISEA), the Audio Cultures seminar at the Graduate School for Creative Arts in association with Broadcast Gallery, DIT, present a short exhibition and panel discussion around the themes of urban space, sound, and networks.
In response to the ISEA theme of 'engaged creativity in mobile environments', this exhibition explores the relationship between sound and the networked city, through site-specific audio installation and interactive media work.
Those participating include Florian Hollerweger (Au), Matt Green (UK), Sarah Dunne (Ire), Tim Redfern (Ire) and Sharon Phelan (Ire).
Broadcast Gallery, DIT Portland Row, D1
Exhibition open to public from 11-5pm on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Monday the 31st
panel discussion 31/08/09 11:00-13:00
As an intrinsic part of the exhibition a panel discussion will take place on Monday 31st September and will address themes related to the exhibition and the symposium in general. The panelists include Tapio Makela, University of Salford, Frauke Behrendt, University of Sussex, Pedro Rebelo, Sonic Arts Research Centre, QUB, and Nigel Helyer, Industry Research Partner at Audio Nomad.
Participants in the exhibition and the panel discussion will reflect on the potential of sound, as mobile music, sonic architecture, networked performance, and sonic interaction design, to shape new forms of place-making, interaction, and sociability in the urban informational society.
DIT Portland Row, D1
Attendance at the panel discussion is limited, so book a place and for further information, email: martin.mccabe(at)gradcam.ie
For directions: http://www.broadcastgallery.ie/broadcast_contact.html
Nigel Helyer (a.k.a. DrSonique) is an independent Anglo-Australian sculptor and sound-artist. He is the director of a small multi-disciplinary team “Sonic Objects; Sonic Architecture” with an international reputation for large scale sound-sculpture installations, environmental public art-works, museum inter-actives and new media projects. His activities include; the development of a powerful virtual audio reality mapping system, “Sonic Landscapes” in collaboration with Lake Technology (now Dolby Australia) and he is the Artistic Director of the AudioNomad Research Group developing location sensitive environmental audio at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Nigel is an honorary faculty member in Architectural Acoustics at the University of Sydney and is a Professorial Visiting Fellow at the school of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW. He is currently developing the Wireless House, project, a major commission for the City of Sydney and a solar powered digital audio sculpture for Macquarie University.
Frauke Behrendt is a visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Digital+Media at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Frauke is interested in the role of sound in the areas of interactive art, locative media and mobile technology. She is researching the increasing number of artist experimenting with mobile phones as means of audience participation in their sound/music-focussed projects. Frauke is actively involved with the rapidly growing field of mobile music and is on the steering committee of the International Workshop of Mobile Music Technology (http://www.mobilemusicworkshop.org/). Frauke has presented her research at various international conferences and published her research both in English and German.
Pedro Rebelo is a composer/digital artist working in electroacoustic music, digital media and installation. His approach to music making is informed by the use of improvisation and interdisciplinary structures. He has been involved in several collaborative projects with visual artists and has created a large body of work exploring the relationships between architecture and music in creating interactive performance and installation environments. His electroacoustic music is featured in various CD sets (Sonic Circuits IV, Discontact III, Exploratory Music from Portugal, ARiADA). His work as an improvisor has been released by Creative Source Recordings. Pedro conducts research in the field of digital media, interactive sound and composition. His writings reflect his approach to design and composition by articulating creative practice in a wider understanding of cultural theory. Pedro was Visiting Professor at Stanford University (2007) and the Music Chair for the 2008 International Computer Music Conference. He has been Director of Research at the Sonic Arts Research Centre and is now Director of Education at the School of Music and Sonic Arts, Queen’s University Belfast.
Tapio Mäkelä is a researcher and a media artist based in Manchester, UK and Helsinki, Finland. He is currently an AHRC Research Fellow with department of Creative Technology, School of Art and Design, The University of Salford. He is working on a book about social and cultural uses of location based media. Mäkelä is a co-founder of Marin Association and M.A.R.I.N. (Media Art Research Interdisciplinary Network), an art, science and ecology research residency and network initiative. He has recently been researcher as part of a Finnish Arts Council and Academy of Finland funded project, USED, based at HIIT (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology) and m-cult, Finnish Centre for New Media Culture. In the USED project Mäkelä’s work has focused on critical contextualization of location based media in urban environments. Mäkelä was the programme chair of ISEA2004, the 12th International Symposium of Electronic Art. Mäkelä has also realized several media art works and projects, often with a focus on public spaces and networks.
Sharon Phelan is an artist based in Dublin. She graduated from Fine Art Media and History of Art at NCAD in 2008, and is currently completing an Mphil. in Music and Media Technologies at TCD. Her work has featured in the Digital Hub, The Lab and Birr Vintage Arts Week. While also working on her own practice, Sharon is a curator at Monster Truck Gallery and Studios. Sharon’s practice takes on an investigative form that seeks ways to make visible or audible the complex emergent behaviour of simple systems, whether natural, artificial or cultural. Her work takes on various shapes and forms, including animation, generative and recorded sound.
Matt Green is a Sound Artist who is presently studying for a PhD at the Sonic Arts Research centre, Queen’s University, Belfast. Primarily, Matt creates site-specific sound art: He is the creator of two locative media works both under the banner of “In Hear, Out there” (MediaLab-Prado, Madrid and Dislocate Festival, Yokohama). He has also created several sound installations in diverse localities such as a disused shop (“Present Place” exhibited at Ps2 Gallery, Belfast), a busy city street (“Bump!” at Futuresonic Festival, Manchester) and a concert hall entrance space (“Lyre Bird”, Perth Concert Hall).
Sarah Dunne is a visual artist and musician based in Dublin. She completed her BA at Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in 2006 and her MA at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton in 2007. Her MA practice was concerned with the role of sound and vibration in generating spatial ‘presence’ and how a sculptural object can be altered by sound. She is currently undertaking a PhD in the sculpture department in National College of Art and Design.
Florian Hollerweger is an artist currently studying at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queens University Belfast. He has studied Electrical Engineering/Sound Engineering at the Graz University of Technology and the Graz University of Music and Dramatic Arts. Florian has been working as a sound engineer, programmer, performer and composer. His works and those he has realized with others (such as Pd~graz) have been performed in various countries of Europe, the United States and Canada. Florian is interested in how sound art can enhance everyday aural experience. His work is primarily concerned with listening itself rather than with the production of sound. As a natural consequence, the role of sound in the creation of physical and social space becomes the dominating theme in Florian's work.
Tim Redfern is a visual artist, researcher and educator whose practice encompasses technological inventiveness, interactivity and minimalist imagery. He has collaborated with many electronic musicians, developing real-time video tools to develop a unique performance-based film-making workflow, which has led in turn to many music videos, art installations and interactive performances. He is presently researching audio applications of mobile computer systems for a PhD in computer science at Trinity College, Dublin.