An oral history project aiming to identify, collect and archive messages sent on cassette tape in the 1960s through to the 1980s by families who migrated to the UK from Pakistan between 1950 and 1970. The project seeks to unearth, archive and re/present a portrait of the cultural heritage of Punjabi (specifically Potwari dialect) speaking Pakistanis who settled in Britain, and will comment on family life via the informal and intimate conversations recorded and sent between families in the UK and abroad.
A sound exploration playgroup for children in Early Years (ages 3-5), Key-stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key-stage 2 (ages 7-11). The intention is to instil a sense of careful listening and sonic curiosity, without the formalities of traditional musical discourse. More information available on the project website: www.soundhoppers.com
a lecture titled ‘Transmodality and the Sonic Body’ given at NK Berlin as part of the ‘Eye for an Ear’ festival
i did the voice-over for an iOS app developed by Elastico App :
SIN0065 – “Return to rightful owner/cutting room flaws” – copper mastering swarf 7″ – single edition of 10
modelling as part of the King of Junk series, examining the role of fashion as identity and communication, directed by Marianne aka MarpLondon
an irregular meeting place for sound artists to present work-in-progress
directed by Domenico Sciajno : An interdisciplinary performance played live by digital artists, electronic musicians and dancers following a specially crafted synergetic score
a public destructivist event, co-founded with Joel Cahen :
OpenSound is a pan-European project involving the exchange of knowledge between a number of partner organisations with the aim of introducing sonic arts practices to a wider non-specialised audience. This has led to to workshops, performances, installations, and debates in the various host countries, bringing together different methodologies and highlighting different approaches bound by cultural tradition and bound by the special interests of each organisation. Each organisation has held week-long meetings inviting specialised and non-specialised approaches to sound arts practice.
The organisations involved are :
AntiTesi – Italy – www.antitesi.org, Audiolab Arteleku – Spain – www.arteleku.net/audiolab/, Granular – Portugal – www.granular.pt, Piksel – Norway – www.piksel.no, APO33 – France – www.apo33.org, Modus Arts – UK – www.modusarts.org, NK – Germany – www.nkprojekt.de
Opensound is kindly funded with the help of the European Life Long Learning program by Grundtvig.
a two-week teaching session introducing sonic arts practice to performing arts students with backgrounds in dance, theatre, circus, and music
Acoustic laptops are wooden boxes with various found objects attached, springs, cables, stones, rubber, metal, etc and amplified by piezo contact mics