Described as the ‘Diamanda Galas of Glitch’, Iris Garrelfs’ begun improvising with voice very early on. Her parents sang in the village choir, and would often practice at home with Iris making up new melodies, 2nd and 3rd voices to whatever was being sung.
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 […]
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; […]
The Listening Wall is a wall of curated scores for listening and sound related event scores. LISTEN… In 1966, sound art pioneer Max Neuhaus stamped the word “LISTEN” onto the hands of participating audiences and took them on a walk around Manhatten, listening to industrial rumblings, buzzings of Puerto Rican street life and lastly, a percussion […]
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
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 […]
Between 1st November and 8th November I will be in Athens (Greece), participating in the collaborative residency project Soundscapes Landscapes (City Above Life Below). The projects brings together a group of international artists to work on a joint project for the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens. The project is envisaged to consist of mobile phone based soundwalk and a VR […]
A BandCamp release of the Lab of Sonic Possibilities performance of “Improvisation for Microphone and Beach” at the Whitstable earlier this summer is out now. Download is free, although contributions are of course greatly appreciated. <a href=”http://divacontemporary.bandcamp.com/album/whitstable-2016-live-on-the-beach-v-1″>Whitstable 2016 :: live on the beach V by The Lab of Sonic Possibilities [Tansy Spinks and Iris Garrelfs]</a>
Ingibjörg Gudmundsdottir (ceramics) and Iris Garrelfs (sound) Littoral Assembly is an installation combining ceramics sculptures and 4- channel sound for Brighton Digital Festival 2016. It was developed during a collaborative residency as part of the Landscape : Islands series devised by Kay Aplin and Joseph Young. Ingibjörg Gudmundsdottir is influenced by her native Icelandic landscape. […]
You can read an interview with one of the curators, Joseph Young, at http://www.attnmagazine.co.uk/features/10411. A documentary about the whole Landscape : Islands residency project produced by Tela Films: 01 September 2016 Exciting day, the opening. Yesterday we didn’t quite get around to balance the levels between the two installations, so that’s what’s left to do this morning. […]
Site specific sonic post-Dada madness with Iris Garrelfs and Jude Cowan Montague. “Oddest moment was that I was complaining about the fact that I’d forgotten about the Dada event the previous day, then we rushed in to watch those women do that thingy…” About a performance at Linear Obsessional Live in the Park No.11.
An extract of my first ever duo with the excellent Poulomi Desai (modified sitar + electronics) from Salon des Refusés/Sonica FM in 2015 was released on the Finnish label Tavern Eightieth in spring 2016. The double CD is full of other superb artists and their music (including AGF, Richard Sanderson), all in aid of Alzheimer’s UK. Buy double CD here To buy the single bandcamp click […]
Otzi is an an audio-visual work developed for the MuseRuole Festival at Museion Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzano/Italy, on 27th May 2016. It is inspired by the story of the Ötzi the ieceman, an extremely well-preserved natural mummy who was found buried in ice in the nearby Ötztal Alps (hence the name). His body and belongings are […]
Lauschen: Listening/Eavesdropping was an improvised performance for traffic, voice and listening cones at Lausch II, Lewisham Art House, London, UK (April 2016). The performance also incorporated acousmatic sounds surrounding the audience, in the form of hidden blue bluetooth speakers. Find a video documenting the performance here: More to come.
Room 61 was a site-specific performance at the National Gallery, as part of Soundscapes Late. The event took place in Room 61 of the Sainsbury Wing (see floor plan) in September 2015. As a live response to images in these galleries, the piece includes growling lions, lute music, readings from a Middle Age treatise on painting and […]