Jez Wells/Annabeth Robinson
Traces of Sound and Light (installation, delegates can drop in as desired)
Traces of Sound and Light is a site-specific fixed-media installation created by visual artist Annabeth Robinson and audio designer Jez Wells. Based on data obtained from light detecting and ranging (LIDAR) and acoustic impulse response measurement (AIR) it uses technological augmentation of the both the observer and the space to literally enable the audience to see and hear the environment which they are within in new ways that would otherwise be impossible.
Bring your smartphone to enjoy a VR tour of the space (Google Cardboard VR viewers will be provided).
Interval - the church will be closed to allow for the movement of speakers and seating. Attendees will be directed to waiting areas.
Natasha Barrett (electronics/diffusion) & Stefan Östersjö (guitar)
Improvisation (35-45 minutes in total)
Natasha Barrett composes acousmatic and live electroacoustic concert works, sound and multi-media installations, and interactive music. Her work is commissioned, performed and broadcast throughout the world. Beside commissions for specific works, throughout her career she has received grants and artist’s residence invitations, and a solid list of awards and prizes, including the Nordic Council Music Prize. Besides her compositional activities, she is active in performance, education and research. She is co-director of the Norwegian spatial-music performance ensemble Electric Audio Unit (EAU), founder and chairman of 3DA (the Norwegian society for 3-D sound-art) and a member of Ocean Design Research Association. She currently holds a professorship at the Norwegian Academy for Music, Oslo.
Dr. Stefan Östersjö is one of the most prominent soloists within new music in Sweden. Since his debut CD (Swedish Grammy in 1997) he has recorded extensively and toured Europe, the US and Asia. His special fields of interest are the interaction with electronics, and experimental work with different kinds of stringed instruments other than the classical guitar. As a soloist he has cooperated with conductors such as Lothar Zagrosek, Peter Eötvös, Pierre André Valade, Mario Venzago, Franck Ollu, Andrew Manze and Tuomas Ollila. His thesis SHUT UP ‘N’ PLAY! Negotiating the Musical Work is published by Lund University. He is at present engaged in artistic research on improvisation in different cultural contexts at the Malmö Academy of Music and, since 2009, engaged as an associate researcher at the Orpheus Institute in Gent, Belgium.