A new sound installation 'Pillars' at Profound Sound Festival.
Payers Park slide, Saturday 13th Feb, 12-7,
A performance of musical pillars from the 500 year old Vittala temple situated in Hampi, India. The temple was designed with granite stone pillars that, in addition to holding up the roof, were positioned and shaped to resonate different musical notes when played. They are sounded using a tapping technique, similar to that of playing a piano. In effect the entire structure is one large musical instrument, which is an inspiring example of sonically led architecture.
This sound work is a short composition made from recordings of tour guides re-enacting the historical music played on these pillars. Installed in the MUF architect's Payers Park, the audio performance of musical pillars plays out from within a 'sonic structure', a pipe and horn half submerged in the hillside.
Profound Sound presents an eclectic programme of live bands, experimental music, installation sound art, theatre, talks and workshops. We invite you to explore new sounds, new ways of hearing and consider the future of our audio landscape in a series of events show-casing some of Kent’s finest contemporary artists and musicians.
Feb 12 & 13
Symposium, November 16, 2015, 14.30 > 19.00,
The Architecture University of Venice (IUAV) & CRiSAP
On the theme of the urban environment, presenting sonic bike sound work Habitat from the Summer Pedalling Games.
5 & 6 September, London Fields, Hackney.
A group sonic cycling event by the Bicrophonic Research Institute (BRI). 10 sonic bikes, 10 bicrophonic artist and 10 new sound works.
A sonic bike is "a bicycle with frame mounted speakers carrying sounds and music that will change and play dependent on where and how fast the cyclist goes, using our sonic bike to GPS software system. The sonic bike was invented by Kaffe Matthews and has evolved over 10 years of international projects".
My work explores the built environment; the planning, implications and possible uses of our city spaces, taking you on a journey into imaginary spaces and back. The first part of the work is plotted to a set route out of the north end of the park, the second part is plotted in a free form style across a mesh of streets to the east of the park, here you can ride, explore and make your own route through the streets and sounds. Follow the development of my work on my blog http://lisa--hall.blogspot.co.uk/.
Come and ride! Bikes can be collected from the stall in London Fields and used for 20 minutes to explore and hear a work. Free, deposit required. 11am - 5pm.
For older blog posts: www.lisa--hall.blogspot.com