Music made by the journey you take, played with the space that you move through – a presentation at the RA Sound|Making| Space series, London
the Geological Society, Piccadilly, London W1
on Monday 6 February 2017, 6.30 — 8.30pm.
Sound waves interact with solid structures and pass through living bodies, defining the spatial parameters of our built environment, and revealing otherwise hidden dimensions of architecture through echo and reverberation. Equally, the ways that architecture is used to frame the human voice and urban rhythms, as well as music, influences the mood or temperament of the spaces we inhabit, and has shaped contemporary modes of listening. Introducing the dimension of time through sound can bring a space to life, and generate an effective relationship with architecture, a form of empathy with the building.
Bringing together practitioners that engage with space through sound, join us for an evening of short performances, followed by a discussion, to explore how the making of sound and music open up new ways of thinking about architecture.
Speakers/ performers include:
Dr. Gascia Ouzounian – Associate Professor of Music at the University of Oxford and co-director of Recomposing the City.
Mark Bain – American artist-researcher in vibrational mechanisms and experimental sound architecture.
Lee Berwick – London-based sound artist who works with the physicality of sound, space, energy, intention and performance.
Kaffe Matthews – Composer and co-founder of Bicrophonics Research Institute, previous Edgard Varèse Guest Professor, TU Berlin.
Sound | Making | Space is organised in collaboration with the doctoral programme at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.