P R O J E C T S

Past, Present, Future
'Azimuth' and 'aspects of the morning' publication launch
Cafe Oto, London
Performance, 2019

 

A night of readings and performances to mark the publication of two new books published by the Sonic Art Research Unit. Azimuth, the ecology of an ear, by Patrick Farmer, and aspects of the morning, by Helen Frosi.

 

Performance here featuring orbs of ice from the River Lea, the Cafe Oto Experimental Choir as scintillating pylons, environmental recordings and spoken word. 

 
Quartette Elastique
Tate Britain,
Performance

 

Four female sound artists from around the globe manipulate kitsch electronic loops with turntables, vintage synthesizers, unconventional instrumentation, nostalgic sampling and eclectic vocals to create a platform where unexpected sounds generate a rich and surprising sonic landscape.

Quartette Elastique are; Tanya Boyarkina (RUS), Lia Mazzari (ITA), Charlotte Desborough (GBR) and Brigitte Hart (AUS).

 

 
Quartette Elastique Live at The Atrium - QE
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A Capella

Supernormal Festival, Oxfordshire,

An a capella performance of folk songs of lament from around the world

Thalassaki Mou (Greek)
Miss Otis Regrets
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Hebrew)
The Maid of Culmore

Australian National Anthem adaptation
Hodie (Latin)

Tinysound,
CRiSAP, Resonance FM, 2018
Is it possible to stop and listen to the roses? 
@tinysound is a sound-based Instagram experiment which uses simple poetic narrative to explore the sonic properties of urban and other environments. 
In celebration of Peter Cusack's 'Berlin Sonic Places' @tinysound was invited by CRiSAP  (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) to takeover their Twitter account, exploring sites of sonic interest around Elephant and Castle, London. 
In honour of International Women's Day 2018, @tinysound was asked to contribute a piece for ResonanceFM's 24 hour broadcast of women in sound. 
buriedsound | tinytapeloops
Soundcamp/ Reveil, London, 2018

 

'buriedsound | tinytapeloops' is a collaboration between Alexandra Spence's 'Buried Tape Loops' and Brigitte Hart's '@tinysound' for Soundcamp/Reveil and International Dawn Chorus Day 2018.  

 

Over 26 days in spring, Spence and Hart buried magnetic tape on-site at Stave Hill Ecological Park. The 'burial sites' were logged and formed a sonic map of sorts which audiences could then follow, listen and read text from the results.

The project will be turned into a permanent installation for visitors to experience year-round in late 2018. 

 

 

 

Sounding Paths
Ano Syros, Greece
Residency, 2018

 

Video installation '5:1 (five actions in a monastery, on a hill, on an island in the cyclades)'  was developed at the Sounding Paths residency (a Syros Sound Meetings & Syros Institute initiative) and exhibited at UNSW Galleries, Sydney, November 2018. 

 

 
Shipping Forecast Friday 20th June 2019 
Silver Road Presents at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, London

An improvised interpretation of the BBC shipping forecast using text, voice, violin, longwave radio & environmental recordings. 

 
London Water
Text Score for 'Unfinished Descriptions' exhibition (Tomoko Hojo, Solo),
London, 2018

30 sound artists from around the world were invited to create a score which reenvisions a largely undocumented work from Yoko Ono's seminal 1966 Indica Gallery exhibition, '014'. Artists were given a list of words compiled from the exhibition catalogue and other writings and asked to create a text-based score, some of which were performed live at Hojo's exhibition.

More information on 'Unfinished Descriptions' here.

This Public Address is a Treasury of Voices
Audiograft Festival, Oxford, 2018

Installation for Audiograft Festival as a site response to a cultural institution's imminent and unwanted closure. Fusion Arts Centre has been a hub for the community of East Oxford bringing together disparate voices for many decades but is now under threat from developers seeking to make use of it's now prime real estate. Audiograft Festival invited four sound-based artists to respond. 

 

 

 

 

Sonic Mmabolela

Francisco Lopez

Limpopo, South Africa

Artist residency and workshop in the South African Savannah led by Francisco Lopez and coordinated by Barbara Ellison. 

2:30am dawn recording sessions, evening listening 'concerts' surrounded by a pack of annoyed zebras, calling to hippo's, keeping alert for crocodiles, observing the terrifying calls of baboons, maggot-riddled carcasses, hydrophone recordings of aquatic life and of course the many many bugs were some of the constituents that made up Sonic Mmabolela 2016 .  

This project was supported by the Freedman Foundation Traveling Scholarship and The National Association for Visual Arts. 

'A Murmuration'

Advanced Wildlife Recording

Chris Watson and Jez Riley-French

Northumberland, England

A specialist recording workshop with wildlife recording pioneer Chris Watson (BBC, David Attenborough) and experimental microphone pioneer Jez Riley-French.

 

The weekend was spent with 15 other field recordists running on minimum sleep, recording dawn chorus', chasing the elusive cuckoo with wildly expensive microphones and capitalising on the majority of sounds available; wind. 

 

Below is the sound of the border between Scotland and England. The wind from Scotland turns the fenceline into a giant aeolian harp. 

Scotland v England - Brigitte Hart
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Sonic Trails
Tate Modern

 

After hours recording session at The Tate Modern in preparation for a prototype for the development of Sonic Trails, an ongoing exhibition though the Families and Learning Program.

 

 

 

 

Window, 2014

Supernormal Festival, Oxfordshire

‘Window’ is a composition that was recorded from one window over one week in the small Moroccan coastal town of Tagazhout. In this piece one is immersed into the daily life of a place that is transitioning with the changing tide of technology and influences from ‘The West’.

Amidst the cycles of everyday life in Tagazhout there is another presence at the window. Another story of transition that unfolds to mark the series of events that lead up to the arrival in Morocco and inform the psychological experience of the town.

 

'WIndow' was exhibited as a headphone specific piece for Supernormal Experimental Arts and Music Festival, United Kingdom, August 2014.

Window - Brigitte Hart
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Little Stars, 2014

Instructional Performance, Melbourne

Little Stars is a binaurally recorded, chance composition, and instructional performance piece which took inspiration from events on the Gaza Strip.

Unknowing audience participants were asked to space themselves in a room around a centrepoint candle. Each were handed a piece of paper and told to read aloud three names over a five minute period.

 

Name 1. A child recently killed in Gaza

Name 2. A star (celestial body)

Name 3. A child rescued in clandestine kindertransport operations in WWII

 

This piece aims to draw attention to the act of consciously saying a name. In an age of information overload, bombardment of names, numbers, statistics and words can often make one feel helpless and paralised to the cause. Little Stars was intended to offer a space where one has the time to consider what they are saying, what it might mean, how saying that name might make one feel. Ultimately it has a focus on paying homage to the little lives that continue to be unnecessarily lost.

Little Stars - PLEASE LISTEN WITH HEADPHONES
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A Scream and Outrage
Barbican, London

Live Performance

Live performance with 'Unknown Devices' for New York composer Nico Mulhy's 'A Scream and Outrage.' Unknown Devices are an experimental improvisation collective lead by David Toop.

Speaking Parts

Live Performance (Voice, Violin)

Raven Row Gallery, London

A live interpretation of 'Members Only' with David Toop and guests as part of a tribute to the late sound poet Bob Cobbing. 

 

'Members Only' consists of a series of alternative visual scores.

 

 

Members Only - David Toop & Co
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'Reduced Awareness' is an experiment combining binaural microphones, environmental recordings and spoken word to present a short sonic poem.  

 

Locations; Cartton Safeway Supermarket, Wilsons Promintory National Park

Reduced Awareness

Electroacoustic composition, 2014

Reduced Awareness - Brigitte Hart
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Strata, 2013

BE OPEN Sound Portal

 

A collaborative sound work designed for the BE OPEN Sound Portal, a portable, three-tiered, nine-channel speaker structure that has toured to some of the worlds largest cities. The composition, led by Mark Peter-Wright presented a surround sound sonic trisection of life in London and was installed on the grounds of Chelsea College of Art & Design throughout June 2013. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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