sonic beatnik – international artist residency
Modulate will host a three month residency. Our visiting artist will be Damian Frey from New Zealand
sonic culture salons
The aim is to create a relaxed and informal environment, a listening / viewing / discussion space, where electronic musicians, sound artists and visual artists working with sound, can meet each other, show or play work, gain critical feedback, be inspired and informed by presentations, discussions and performances, and maybe forge new collaborations. Please email us if you are interested in participating in these salons, especially if you have work you may like to present.
Previous sonic culture salon guest presentations / performances:
Sunday 29th April 2007
Damian, our resident artist from New Zealand, will speak about his work and what he
Emma will talk about her work and her plans to set up an artist’s community in Australia.
Sunday 20th May 2007
Thomas, from Swansea, will talk about and show his work, including ‘Wingbeats’ an AV project for which the flight paths of birds were translated into music. ( www.myspace.com/tjnewton )
Sunday 17th June 2007
Sound artist Francisco López ( www.franciscolopez.net ) gave a short talk, followed by a 45 minute presentation of ‘Total Darkness’ a unique immersive listening experience. Attendance at this event was strictly limited and by invitation only. The audience was required to wear blindfolds and be seated or lying down in order to promote ‘profound listening and immersion into the sound matter.’
“Imagine the sonic centre of a maelstrom and you’ll have some idea of the
This event was part of a series of monthly Modulate Sonic Culture Salons
Supported by Arts Council England West Midlands
Sunday 23rd September 2007
Live improvised audio visual performance
Jeff Carey (SuperCollider) / Robert van Heumen (LiSa) / Bas van Koolwijk (Max/MSP/Jitter)
Plus a presentation by Robert van Heumen (STEIM Foundation Amsterdam). A research centre for the development of software, instruments and tools for performers in the electronic arts.
Modulate hosted a Sound Space for the wonderful Flatpack Festival, with modulate AV screenings, a DJ set by Helena Gough, ‘Voyager’ by Martin Clarke, ‘Her Noise’ documentary Harrikov Sculpture, Jinpow
A unique sound cafe installation of home baked sonic suprises, a chorus of cupcakes,a harmonious
( www.shambalafestival.org ) – an abstract spacial realm beneath a moonlit canopy of sound. Here we shall be modulating a large woodland area day and night throughout the festival, with large scale multi-speaker installations in the trees by Bobby Bird, plus sound and light, moving image, sculptures, improvisation, and refreshment provided by the rest of modulate collective and guests.
Late summer party jointly presented by 7inch Cinema ( www.7inch.org.uk ), Modulate and Syzygy, featuring Botborg live (Australian video noise), AV sets,short films, pub quiz, courtyard projections,