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Artist Statement: ‘Polyphonic Practice’ and the artist as conductor

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.

I research historical vocal forms to develop an exploratory contemporary practice around polyphony, multiplicty, and combinations of ‘voices’.
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Current ongoing project: Site Singing - a pilot project to create voice-based sound works for English Heritage sites.



NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


  • RECENT EXHIBITION 10-16th November 2014 ENGAGED VOICE


I am very pleased to have been selected to make a new work for the Edwardian Cloakroom, as part of Bristol City Council’s autumn programme for
Bristol Creative Spaces.

Engaged Voice was be a site-specific vocal sound installation created and installed in the Edwardian Cloakroom. The work aimed to explore being in the space vocally, with all the sound being generated using only my own voice and a basic recording device. With this simple approach, I will sought to draw attention to the space itself, and open the ears to what it is like to be within it.


DOCUMENTATION OF THIS PROJECT WILL APPEAR HERE SOON


Schedule:
Monday 10th - Weds 12th November: work in progress in the space (closed to the public)

Weds 12th November 7.30pm - 8.30pm: OPENING EVENT with live performance

Thurs 13th - Sun 16th November: installation open to the public from 12.30 - 8.30 pm daily, with LIVE PERFORMANCES on Sat 15th and Sun 16th at 7.30pm



Venue: The Edwardian Cloakroom, corner of Woodland Road and Park Row, Clifton BS1 5LS


Read more: press release


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