Described as the ‘Diamanda Galas of Glitch’, Iris Garrelfs’ training into creating through voice began 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.
A live performance series exploring vocal improvisation and drawing
The beginnings of the piece are my line drawings, which I want to connect with sound. It is also a series that charts the relationship between image and music by following the project’s development in performance using my live improvised voice and a film of my drawings.
An experiment to interrupt the sensual interaction in audio visual relationships
over ride is a series of experimental works for mobile phone designed to investigate creative ways in which the experience of audio visual relationships may be interrupted in order to facilitate a more considered encounter with the senses.
Two sound walks with a twist
In a day’s work are two sound walks with a twist. There is no sound to start off with. Furthermore, there isn’t really a walk either, but two interlinked experiences working hand in hand.
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Urbania is a collective of six artists, Jessica Antwi-Boasiako, Iris Garrelfs, Oko Goto, Harold Offeh, Maki Suzuki and Patrick Lacey with different skills and diverse backgrounds in performance, sound, video, design and interactive events. We performed a live 4-channel composition by Iris Garrelfs at the Royal Academy, GSK Contemporary Season in January 2009, using instruments created by Iris. The show also saw our installation Red Storage Room. Click the image for more.
reworked version of Simon Whetham’s Lightyears‘ project called Alien Nebula Rider is on Simon Whetham And Friends – Meditations on Light featuring: Simon Whetham, Fourm, Richard Lainhart, Philippe Petit, mise_en_scene, Maile Colbert, Scanner, Christopher McFall, David Wells, Iris Garrelfs, Yann Novak, Lawrence English & John Kannenberg. It’s rather interesting to hear one track mutate through the ears of such varied artists!
INCANTANTIONS: audiovisual took place in Cork as part of Soundworks 2005, commissioned by Art Trail and curated by Ann Lawlor at the amazing Nun’s Chapel. The sound team also included Régine Elliott, Claire McRandal, EVRAH, Mairtín de Cógáin and David Aylward & Tom Scott. This was an absolutely fantastic experience and we are working at [...]
My track “K” can be found on the compilation “Playing with Words” which accompanies the book of the same name, both edited by Cathy Lane. It’s released on Gruenrekorderand also features tracks by Jaap Blonk, Jörg Piringer, Trevor Wishart and plenty more. See www.gruenrekorder.de
Active Crossover, limited edition release of a live performance collaboration with Douglas Benford recorded at the Arnolfini, Bristol, as part of Simon Whetham’s Active Crossover Installation. March 2010. Find out more about the project here
Dumplinks began life as a 4-channel interactive audio-visual installation based on recycling issues commissioned by Watermans, Brentford June in 2003. It has by now transmuted into ‘Dumplinks, a rubbish film for duck and other water based artifacts’. A shortened film version was shown at Arborescence Festival, Marseille, September 2004, as part of Circle of Sound, London in May 2005 and as a [...]
Live at Interplay 2007, live extract from Interplay tour in 2007 with Douglas Benford, on Explorations in Sound, Vol 3: Music of Sound, Furthernoise. June 08. Click here for more.