It’s 100 years since Duchamp shoved a loo onto a pedestal. Well known, nes pas. What is not quite as established is what happened to the thing afterwards. Thrown out with the rubbish, some say. I had a chat with the Doctor the other day and it seems that Marcel gave the iconic piece to […]
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 poet Rocío Cerón. The works I prepared for Transmedia Borders are: – 3 soundscapes of places where we can listen to voices and the cultural diversity that you have in […]
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 instruction 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 […]