DUO : Douglas Benford + Sylvia Hallett [PAST]

Mini Concert :

2 October Saturday 2021 6-7pm

Ticket: £5 . 10 seats only. To buy tickets, please email divfuse@gmail.com for payment information. There will be limited choices of non-alcoholic drinks for sale on site.

Two artists who approach their sound-making by improvising using unusual and inventive instrument and object combinations.

This is the first event under the Sound Meta series of Project DivFuse. Sound Meta is a body of events that features mini concerts, workshops and activities involving sound making.

In this mini concert, Douglas Benford will be improvising with an array of objects. He will be joined in by Sylvia Hallett playing a bowed bicycle wheel. This concert will be recorded to form an archive for the art pod.

Douglas Benford is a composer and sound artist focusing on acoustic improvisation and installations using field recordings, classical instruments, vocals and children’s toys. He has been involved in various audio genres since the late 1980s, performing at many institutions/venues in the UK such as Bristol’s Arnolfini, London’s Science Museum, Cafe OTO, Tate Modern, The Roundhouse, ICA and Glasgow’s CCA. Benford has also participated in festivals worldwide such as Mutek, Synch and Transmediale and had installation work in numerous UK galleries.


Sylvia Hallett is a multi-instrumentalist and composer moving between violin, Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, saw, accordion, electronics and found objects. She currently plays solo and with The Heliocentrics and is a frequent performer in Colourscape. Recent collaborators have included Chris Dowding, Mike Cooper, Clive Bell, Evan Parker, David Toop, Jah Wobbie, Anna Homler, LaXula, Opera North and many others.

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Image 1 by Douglas Benford

Image 2 by Clare Salaman. Source from Sylvia Hallett