media arts

Furtherfield on Resonance FM – March 16th 2011

Marc Interviews Jake Harries and Irini & Jonathan will be interviewing Felicie d’Estienne d’Orve.
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Jake Harries has been making music in Sheffield since the 1980s and is a sound artist, musician/producer, composer and field recordist with a strong interest in media art and the practical use of Open Source audio-visual software. He was a member of electronic funk band Chakk which is best known for building Sheffield’s first large recording studio, FON Studios, in the mid 1980s. He is currently one of “freestyle techno” trio Heights of Abraham and The Apt Gets, a band which uses guitars and only Open Source software on recycled computers to create songs from spam emails. He is Digital Arts Programme Manager at open access media lab, Access Space, and the current curator of the LOSS (Linux Open Source Sound) a website dedicated to music made with FLOSS. http://audiotools.lowtech.org
Felicie d’Estienne d’Orves is a French installation artist who explores the meaning and impact of light through her work. She uses light and sound technologies to create a mysterious art of beauty and power, challenging the boundaries of her materials and our own perceptions of them. The resulting kinetic work appears frameless and seems to possess a life of its own. Her audience is invited to engage in both the works’ seductive simplicity and delve into their complex layers of mystery. Key examples of her work include ‘Gong’, a resonant, pulsating, often frightening work from her Cosmos Series in 2009, and ‘Monolithe’, 2008, which stands like a futuristic needle-point purity surrounded by ancient spiritual drama. Felicie has had several public commissions in France, and has shown at the Nuit Blanche in Paris and at the Pierre Berge Yves Saint Laurent Foundation. and

Also featuring 2 tracks from ‘Explorations in Sound, Vol. 4 The Sound of Live Performance – Various Artists’ by Furthernoise ( Violin Plucked and Bowed – Alan Sondheim & What Is The Past But A Dream Of The Future? – Sara Ayers.

The live sound and music performance is like no other medium for expression and unpredictability, frequently yielding interesting sonic results, both on, and off stage. Sound checks, sound failures, the misassigned patch, unintended playing outcomes, FX overloads / calibrations and pinnacles of performative exploration can all create sources for eclectic new material.

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