Sound and Collaborations
Reproduction: European Lichen, 2023, Large scale projection
Much like the cyborg, a figure that challenges fixed identities, our creative process blurs the lines between different sources of inspiration. We meld personal narratives, academic texts, field recordings, and found materials into a harmonious tapestry of soundscapes, embracing the notion of hybridity and inviting our audience to embrace the complexity of the world around them.
In "Staying with The Trouble," Donna Haraway reminds us to confront the complexities and uncertainties of our ecological reality. Our compositions, like sonic ecologies, reflect this ethos by incorporating natural sounds and environmental textures, celebrating the interconnectedness of all living beings and the dynamic relationships between human activity and the environment.
Through collaboration with a diverse team of researchers, musicians, and performers, including musician George Paris and the band Berne, we’ve embarked on a transformative journey of sonic exploration.
Technologies also play a pivotal role in our soundscapes, mirroring the intertwined relationship between humans and machines. By skillfully integrating technological elements into our compositions, we aim to reflect on the mutual shaping and co-evolution of both entities, inviting contemplation on the implications of these entanglements.
As we stay with the trouble and embrace the uncertainty of our rapidly changing world, we celebrate diversity, challenge conventions, and reimagine our roles in shaping the future. Our collaborative approach enriches our artistic practice and allows us to explore the vast possibilities that emerge when researchers, musicians, and performers join forces to create transformative art that speaks to the heart of our complex existence.
"Your Health is Your Wealth" (2021), is the result of an Art Council Funded R&D project involving Carers Centre of Tower and art charity St. Margaret’s House. The song was created in response to a three-month program of creative workshops and online exercises, co-designed with carers' supervision and input. Using the metaphor of an interdimensional traveling band, the song explores carers' realities and values. Both in-person and online interactions were utilized to collectively craft a series of events for the center, thoughtfully guided and enriched by the invaluable input of the carers.
A collaboration with artist and theatre maker: Kazuko Hohki
Sound and production: George Paris