Feb 212020
 
Breathing Through Wires

“Breathing Through Wires”, is an improvised voice and wearable lo-fi electronics performance. This involves a head worn mic and a small hand-held speaker “by which sound is re-combined with body, re-focusing schizophonic experience” (Tahiroğlu et al., in press).   The performance is part of Garrelfs’ longstanding interest in the relationship between human expressivity and technology […]

Jan 212020
 
Lab of Sonic Possibilities: Sounds from the Garden

A somewhat strange (in an interesting way) set with Tansy Spinks as Lab of Sonic Possibilities, recorded at the Being Human Festival  at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in November 2019, is now available on bandcamp. Our theme for the day is “tea”, due to the fact of course that Horniman also founded one of the […]

Dec 102019
 
Responses

This is a limited edition cassette and bandcamp release on Minimal Resource Manipulation, featuring responses to original recordings by Matt Atkins. Listening to Matt’s sounds, I heard something slightly mad in it. In trying to bring this out, the piece ended up becoming quite jazzy. Which I rather liked! You can hear it below.   […]

Jul 212018
 
Lab of Sonic Possibilities: sounding shore :: COAST TO COAST

Our performance at the Whitstable Biennale earlier this month is released by DIVAcontemporary as part of sounding shore :: COAST TO COAST V[1] on bandcamp on June 25 2018. We are the cover girls too! For the performance, Tansy and I brought a water bucket and spade. We also collected materials on the beach, all of which […]

Dec 222017
 
View From A Hill

Iris’ View is a track for A View From A Hill, the traditional free x-mas compilation album on Linear Obessional for 2018. Each track is exactly 2 minutes long and with 104 contributions that equates to over 3 hours  listening. It’s release on x-mas eve via https://linearobsessional.bandcamp.com .  

Aug 012017
 
Fountain 2017

“Fountain 2017” is a participatory project, envisaged as a kind of re-enactment of some of the occurrences around Duchamp’s iconic readymade “Fountain”, revealing what has happened to it in the 100 years since its inception.  The story goes something like this: In 2017, it had been 100 years since Duchamp put a loo onto a […]

Jun 132017
 
Transmedia Borders

I was invited to participate in Transmedia Borders, a project based in Mexico exploring the subjects of immigration, displacement, language, visual and sound friction. It is curated by the poet Rocío Cerón and also features Aki Onda and Abraham Chavelas amongst others. You can hear all our works here. The works I prepared for Transmedia Borders are: – 3 […]

May 132017
 
Beijing Hutongs

In spring 2017 I spend time in one of the Beijing Hutongs, just at the beginning of the Hutong clean-up drive instigated by the Chinese government. I am preparing an album from materials recorded there for Linear Obsessional.

Mar 082017
 
Paws Off!

Just in time for International Women’s Day 2017, Jude Cowan Montague and myself created a film called Paw’s Off.  It uses an improvisation by us two live on air at The News Agents, on Resonance FM during the woman’s march on 21st January 2017, responding to tweets and other media outlets. We’ve combined this with […]

Mar 042017
 
Bifurcation of Time

Bifurcation of Time is a collection of text-based works developed during the collaborative, international residency project  Soundscapes Landscapes (City Above Life Below) in Athens, Greece. The project, instigated by Greek media art collective Medea Electronique in conjunction with the Onassis Cultural Centre sought to create a works for a series of site-specific mobile phone walks and a VR experience; […]

Jan 192017
 
Listening Wall

The Listening Wall is a wall of curated scores for listening and sound related instruction scores. Within the exhibition space, these scores are also available as print-outs for audiences to take and experience at a time of their choosing. Some scores focus our attention on the experience of listening and the quality of the sound itself; others aim […]

Dec 102016
 
Brighton Variations

Brighton Variations is an album containing compositions made from ceramics sounds recorded during the making of Littoral Assembly over the summer, juxtaposed with poems by the sculptor Michelangelo. It will be released on  Hardy Cuttings in spring 2017.     Supported by Sound and Music’s Francis Chagrin Award

Dec 092016
 
Faulty Retrieval

Faulty Retrieval is a compilation track for Linear Obsessional. Released 24 December 2016 on Utterances amongst 111 other fabulous artists and their works. I’ve been singing a lot recently, various old tunes to brighten up dark days. But, my grip on words is tenuous at the best of times so whilst happily singing away, the lyrics […]

Oct 212016
 
Lab of Sonic Possibilities: live on the beach

Our performance at the Whitstable Biennale in June of this year is released by DIVAcontemporary as part of Whitstable 2016 :: live on the beach V[1] on bandcamp on October 1, 2016 For the performance, Tansy and I collected materials on the beach which we then improvised with. Audiences listened via headphone which created an […]