ghosts, machines etc… : felix taylor [Current]

Sound Exhibition:

13 May 2022 Friday 4-7pm

14 & 15 May Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm-6:30pm

Running Time : 16 minutes. Free Entry

This piece of work is one of the 5 pieces that are selected from DIVFUSE Sound Archive No. 2 – an Open Call for work that are based on field recordings

‘ghosts, machines etc…’ is a short suite and visual score for field recordings, reverb and distortion. The piece is based around three field recording prompts outlined in the score:

1. a low hum

2. a conversation

3. irregular, uneven rhythms

The player(s) interpret these prompts, make field recordings and play the piece, performing with the effects; reverb and distortion, in accordance to the score.

The piece encourages player(s) to reclaim public and institutional spaces by sitting still, observing and recording. It looks to field recording as an act of resilience and the performance as meditations on the players’ experience recording. It’s an invitation to loiter, hang about and be curious in public space.

The score itself is based around an adaptation of standard western musical notation. It uses a simple key to create instructions that add texture, colour and rhythm to the field recordings.

Clay Cameras : Keith de Mendonca [Upcoming]

Sound Exhibition:

20 May 2022 Friday 4-7pm

21 & 22 May Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm-6:30pm

Running Time: 9 minutes. Free Entry

This piece of work is one of the 5 pieces that are selected from DIVFUSE Sound Archive No. 2 – an Open Call for work that are based on field recordings.

Clay Cameras was created from audio recordings made on a single day in 2005 – sounds from assorted items I found in my apartment, or on the nearby Thames foreshore. A low tide trip to the riverbed resulted in a hoard of tobacco clay pipe stems that had been discarded in the river centuries earlier. The slender tubes make a beautiful tinkling sound when struck or rubbed together. I also recorded and processed sounds from a clockwork cine film camera, some gurgling noises from the back of my fridge and a long since forgotten item as it swung to-and-fro on a door handle.

I had been making sonic contributions every month to Tetsuo Kogawa’s “Radio Kinesonus” project in Tokyo since 2003 (over the telephone!); Jacques Foschia was a Kinesonus co-contributor, and it was he who invited me to provide a ‘pastille’ to the “SilenceRadio” online audio project in 2005. “Clay Cameras” was my gift to him. I made a second composition called “TKU London” from other recordings from that same day;  I played “TKU London” to Kogawa-san’s students at Tokyo Keizai University in an early internet audio streaming event during the same year.

– Keith de Mendonca

From One to Another : Johanna Nulty [Upcoming]

Sound Exhibition:

27 May 2022 Friday 4-7pm

28 & 29 May Saturday & Sunday 2:30-6:30pm

Running Time : 30 minutes. Free Entry

This piece of work is one of the 5 pieces that are selected from DIVFUSE Sound Archive No. 2 – an Open Call for work that are based on field recordings.

The main components of my practice are sculpture, sound, video and installation. In my work I’m interested in exploring the possibilities of the subconscious movement of everyday material and often results in an amalgamation of audio videos and sound pieces.  

I am particularly interested in these sounds because they are evocative and when heard in a different space it can take on an uncanny quality.  

I transform the everyday objects and materials that’s presented around me in aesthetic environment, defining the space, sound and experience. While editing I refined the original version into something that is undefinable. Thinking about texture and warmth from the sound and material. The found objects and materials don’t reveal their source and so then are not literal or illustrative of the source or action.  

I created From One to Another (2021) during the second lockdown. I became more engaged with my surroundings again. Exploring found objects and domestic materials that lived alongside me over the years. Observing and interacting with each object, I built new relationships and created new audio piece.  

-Johanna Nulty

Descriptive Realities : Seo Hye Lee [Upcoming]

Sound Exhibition:

10 June 2022 Friday 4-8pm

11 & 12 June Saturday & Sunday 2:30-6:30pm

Running time : 18 minutes 32 seconds. Free Entry

This piece of work is one of the 5 pieces that are selected from DIVFUSE Sound Archive No. 2 – an Open Call for work that are based on field recordings.

Descriptive Realities (2017) was made in collaboration with Call and Response Gallery and the deaf blind charity Sense. This sound work is inspired by the everyday sounds of domesticity and uses audio description to shed light on our diverse listening experience. Drawing on her own perception of sound, the piece plays with the mysterious, evocative and sometimes confusing world produced by our eyes and ears. Audio Describer Louise Fryer has created the description of sound based on what she hears and without being given prior context, creating another layer of narrative alongside the audio work. The listener can enjoy multiple layers of narrative by exploring the description of sound, while creating their own audio journey using imagination and listening.