The Choreography of Sound is an immersive audio installation where music and sound move all around you. The aural sensation of dancers moving through space is interwoven with musical elements which dance from speaker to speaker.
Following an 9 year career writing and designing sound and music for contemporary dance, the Choreography of Sound takes away the physical dancers and lets you experience dance in a completely new way.
The project is in partnership with my dance company, Lîla Dance, the Gildas String Quartet, Hampshire Youth Dance, and The Point.
The research was split into two strands, one was to explore the sound of movement, and how to record dancers in a way that created an intimate experience for the listener. The other was to find ways to not just compose music but to choreograph it, and record music with techniques which create an immersive listening experience. For more information on this research and my inspiration for the exhibition check out my post on researching the choreography of sound.
The Preview Exhibition
Hear what it sounds like to stand in the middle of a string quartet, or close your eyes and hear 20 invisible dancers brushing the floor or rushing past you. Featuring new music composed by one of the UK’s top composers for dance, and recorded to give you a new way of experiencing music, the choreography of sound immerses you in strings, piano, guitar in a way you’ve never heard them before.
The installation was exhibited at The Point in Eastleigh, and gave me an opportunity to test some of the recordings I’ve made so far, and get some audience feedback on what has been successful so far. For a full post on the exhibition see Choreography of Sound- Preview Exhibition at The Point, Eastleigh
Choreography of Sound is supported by Arts Council England.
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