WELCOME TO MY SITE


Artist Statement: Polyphonic Practice and Vocalising Site

I am a visual artist, singer-composer and performance maker, working in Bristol UK.

My work spans the mediums of performance, voice, drawing, music composition, sound art, video and artistic direction.
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Current ongoing project: Site Singing - a pilot project to create voice-based sound works for English Heritage sites.

Read an exclusive article on Site Singing featured in Sound Art Text

See the latest from #SiteSinging on twitter




NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS



  • NEW: Bank Holiday Weekend, May 1st - 4th 2015 SOUNDING SPIKE ISLAND: a voice-based site specific performance process and sound work

For Spike Open 2015, I performed a roving intervention, using my voice and a hand-held recording device to work directly with the acoustics and activity of the building. By overlaying and editing together the resulting recordings, I created a sonic portrait of the building at the time of the open event.

Hear the sonic portrait and work in progress here


Performance times:
Daytimes on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2015.

Location / s:
You may have encountered me in any number of places in the building: stairways, corridors etc.

Follow
@ellen_southern on Twitter and see #SoundingSpikeIsland for work in progress and documentation.

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Spike Island Open 2015




  • NEW: BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL CREATIVE SPACES PROGRAMME GUEST BLOG ARTICLE

Read an article I wrote about my site-specific vocal sound work Engaged Voice, at the Edwardian Cloakroom last November. The article features a specially made video documenting the work.

screengrab CSP guest blog




  • RECENT Saturday 9th May 2015 BRISTOL SACRED HARP ALL DAY SINGING
We held our second annual all day singing at Shirehampton Public Hall, Bristol BS11, where Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending was first heard.

Information and a full programme of events is here, which included a Singing School for beginners in Easton on Friday 8th May.

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Above: In April we sang at The New Room, John Wesley Chapel, the Horsefair, Bristol. This historic chapel, the first Wesleyan chapel in the world, was built by John Wesley and can be seen today as it was in the 18th century.


Hear a song from our performance at the Arnolfini as part of 5Hz by Emma Smith




  • RECENT Sunday 26th April 2015 INTERVALS: a participatory performance

Thanks to the audience at The Cube Microplex, Bristol, who took part in my vocal performance around microtones - the sounds in-between conventional western musical notes. Intervals was created with the audience as part of a night of music featuring The Nervy Betters, Will Newsome, and starring Diane Cluck. Audio clip coming soon!

cube seats - foto by ellen southern


Hear work in progress here


Link to the event on The Cube website



  • UPCOMING Thursday 2nd July - 9th July 2015 SITE SINGING: EXHIBITION
Join me at Centrespace gallery to hear work in progress on this voice-based sound art project. More details here soon.

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Centrespace Gallery