Jan 092014
 
Button Box - remix

Find a 2-min contribution to Button Box on Linear Obsessional which contains 46 re-workings of Richard Sanderson’s recent album Air Buttons. It’s called eating through wires and you know why when you download it for free here.

Nov 152013
 
ACTS RE-ACTS residency

Fellow sound artist and photographer Tansy Spinks and I have been selected for a collaborative residency at Wimbledon Space as part of ACTS RE-ACTS Festival, organised by Wimbledon College of Arts to set up a debate about contemporary performance in fine art and theatre. It will take place from 25/2/14-26/3/14 and Tansy and I will have fun exploring collaborative, site specific sound performance through objects and improvisation. We played with similar ideas during a one-day workshop last year (which made it into my piece  Object and Process), and it will be very interesting to see where this may lead to.

You can find the residency blog here.

Oct 162013
 
Object and Process

Introduction Object and Process began life as one-to-one workshops with three fellow artists, Tansy Spinks, Mark-Peter Wright and Dan Scott, trying of get a feel for how sound artists interact with objects through improvisation. The idea to the first part of  Object and Process was prompted by the first practitioner in the series, Tansy Spinks, asking if I considered using the […]

Oct 162013
 
Multilogue

Multilogue was developed as multi-channel sound installation using a selection of interview materials conducted with artists such as Aura Satz, David Toop, Trevor Wishart and many more. It presents a multi-angled dialogue, a blend of views from which the piece emerges at their intersection. The title derives from a contraction of the words ’multi’ and ‘dialogue’. […]

Jun 082013
 
Who says banshees have no fun

A piece that I have made years ago with Viv Corringham is available as part of Museruole. The track with the fab title of Who says banshees have no fun can be downloaded for free here.

Jun 072013
 
Remembering Worlds

A 9-channel  sound piece made for the BeOpen Sound Portal as part of Sounding Space

By Iris Garrelfs with Charlotte Rose Desborough, Robbie Judkins and  Peter McKerrow

Sound Portal Designer Stephen Philips said in an interview that the main inspiration for the design of the structure was Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Coincidentally London College of Communication holds the Stanley Kubrick archive  and when combined with a love of sci-fi in general this seemed the perfect embarkation point for the sound artists’ sonic explorations.

Remembering Worlds builds on these influences and creates a journey in sound and space. The piece weaves together memories from the Kubrick Inner Circle oral history project at the archive with more personal ones to the piece’s creators, intersected with sounds that primarily live in cultural imagination: those of alien landings, titan battles and human exploration.

The result is a playful narrative that comments on  perceptions of imagining future and past, whilst folding these into the act of listening.

Here a stereo compression of the installation

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For more documentation click here.

May 202013
 
In Memoriam

A little while ago I was invited by Mexican composer Israel Martínez to contribute to his brilliant project  In Memoriam alongside other artists such Francisco López, Murcof, Janek Schaefer, Philippe Petit, Simon Whetham and many more interesting folk. The piece is based on Israel’s experience strolling throughout the eccentric cemetery Jardines del Humaya in Culiacan (Mexico), capturing shocking messages that relatives and friends leave to their dead printed on canvas. You can now download this for free via http://www.suplex.mx.

Sep 212012
 
Traces in/of/with sound

A live performance / installation 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.

for more on the project click here

Jun 252012
 
Spoken Songs

Things often are a matter of perspective. What changes when you change your angle?

Through my Spoken Songs I ask: what happens when you try to understand one thing in terms of another, in this case poems in terms of songs? Does a new understanding emerge?

click here for more

Feb 102012
 
over ride

over ride: An experiment to interrupt the sensorial 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. The project was developed […]

Dec 102011
 
In A Day's Work

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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Sep 152011
 
Room With A View

Room With A View is a film created during  a residency with the Urbania Collective at Grizedale Arts for the Royal Academy GSK Contemporary Season 2008/9 The film explores the juxtaposition between romantic depictions of landscape and every-day life through poetic charm. In 2012, an abridged version was featured in Ex-trauma, an e-book part of the Experiments […]

Sep 152011
 
Urbania

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.

Jul 242011
 
Meditations on Light: Alien Nebula Rider

A 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!