A Thing Heard: Four Ways of Listening

A Thing Heard: Four Ways of Listening is a collaborative tour showcasing the work of four contemporary British artists working in the field of sound art. The artists have curated a collection of sculptural artworks that use sound as the primary medium, exploring the inherent materiality and physicality of sound through a range of media, working methods, and outcomes.

The works utilise both conventional and unconventional methods of sound production; combining high-tech electronics (loudspeakers, computers, sensors, surface transducers) and customised sculptural elements (wood, rope, sheet metal, bioplastics, carbonated liquids, pyrotechnics) to demonstrate four distinct ways of working with sound in an artistic discipline.

Jordan Edge’s Acclimate is a temperature-reactive sound installation that uses industrial fans and loudspeakers to explore the physical and psychological effects of noise on the human body. Joseph Higgins’ Many Gods, Many Voices is an electro-acoustic composition and sound installation, using a bespoke sonic table to embody the ‘otherness’ of the human voice. Joshua Legallienne’s Action Without Action is a series of kinetic sculptures that produce acoustic sound without the use of loudspeakers, electronics, or conventional sources of energy. Charles Pender’s Maelström is an immersive multi-channel installation using surface transducers to propagate sound into suspended sheets of metal.

All four artists currently live and work in Brighton, UK.

August 2017 dates:

01/08 // BRIGHTON // Onca Gallery [fb | web]
04/08 // LONDON // Iklectik [fb | web]
07/08–09/08 // STOCKTON // The Auxiliary (residency) [fb]*
11/08 // GATESHEAD // Workplace Gallery [fb] *
13/08–14/08 // EDINBURGH // Interview Room 11 (exhibition)*
15/08 // CUMBRIA // TBC
16/08 // LEEDS // Wharf Chambers, Middle Floor [fb | web]
18/08 // BRISTOL // Brunswick Club
20/08 // LONDON // Ace Hotel, Miranda Club
25/08 // BERLIN // Spektrum*
27/08–29/08 // BERLIN // Modular+ (exhibition) [fb|

*With Guoda Diržtyé (LT)

A Thing Heard: Four Ways of Listening is supported by Digital Music and Sound Arts (University of Brighton) @dmsabrighton