Future of Sound provides a forum for the discussion of new and convergent art forms. By creating immersive experiences using state-of-the-art sound technology Future of Sound showcases leading practitioners in the fields of music and audio design.
December 2006 sees the start of a nationwide tour by musicians and audio designers collaborating with artists and scientists, which will literally blow your mind ...
Artistes at the cutting edge of sound production and manipulation will showcase their innovations and discoveries. Participants include LSD evangelist Brian Barritt, 'telephone terrorist' Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner who recently composed a new national anthem for Europe, Brian Duffy whose work with Modified Toy Orchestra creates new electronic instruments from abandoned children's toys and Paul Devereux, who discovered that Neolithic burial grounds resonate at the same frequency - a trance-inducing 111Hz chant.
"There is nothing like Future of Sound with its heady mix of sheer sonic pleasure and an educational glimpse behind the work into the processes used by its fine selection of artists and producers, and I know that audiences will have great fun sampling this sonic cocktail". Bronac Ferran, Director, Interdisciplinary Arts, Arts Council England
Joining the Future of Sound programme are innovative audiovisual performances and sonic artworks from the international Cybersonica festival, an annual meeting point for digital artists, musicians, software developers and those interested in audiovisual experimentation. A selection of interactive sonic artworks commissioned for the 2006 Cybersonica festival will be on view.
18 January - Millennium Galleries, Sheffield (www.sheffieldgalleries.org.uk)
25 January - The Sage Gatehead
8 February - Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
1 March - Goldsmiths College, University of London
15 March - Royal College of Art, London
12 April - Queen Mary, University of London
Future of Sound is hosted by Martyn Ware, founding member of The Human League and Heaven 17, and one of the leading figures in electronic music. As a record producer and artist he has featured on recordings totaling more than £50 million sales during a 27 year career. Martyn, with Vince Clarke, founded The Illustrious Company in 2001to develop and launch commercial applications for their 'Heightened Reality' three dimensional sound technology. Martyn, who lectures extensively on music production, technology, creativity and soundscape throughout the UK and Europe, will also provide a demo of 3D sound during the Future of Sound Tour.
*Note the first stop of the tour held December 6th in Liverpool was a sold out venue. To reserve tickets for any date, please contact the venues directly.
Official Website: http://www.futureofsound.org
Added by lisadevaney on January 3, 2007