A rare and intimate concert by electronics artist Laetitia Sonami for the UK premiere of Eliane Radigue's "OCCAM IX for Electronic Spring Spyre".
We are pleased to announce a rare and intimate concert by Laetitia Sonami for the UK premiere of Eliane Radigue's "OCCAM IX for Electronic Spring Spyre".
There will be an open Q&A session with Laetitia after the performance. Laetitia will also hold a free workshop on 3 December 2015 at Goldsmiths.
ABOUT OCCAM IX
OCCAM IX inscribes itself in a larger series of compositions entitled OCCAM OCEAN created by composer Eliane Radigue for, and with instrumentalists and composers. Compositions for harp, violin, viola, bass clarinet, and cello have been created with Rhodri Davis, Carol Robinson, Charles Curtis, amongst others and received critical acclaim.
This ninth composition was created with Laetitia Sonami on electronics with an instrument designed for the occasion by Sonami, named the Electronic Spring Spyre. Sonami originally studied with Radigue in France in 1976. While her music took on a very different expression through her design of unique controllers and live performance, they both remained vey close. In 2011 Sonami requested Eliane to create a piece for her new instrument. This instrument is made of springs which are being analyzed by neural networks. These “impress” the activity of the mechanical springs onto the sound synthesis in real-time.
ABOUT LAETITIA SONAMI
Sonami’s sound installations combine audio and kinetic elements embedded in ubiquitous objects such as light bulbs, rubber gloves, bags and more recently toilet plungers. She collects electrical wire and embroids them in walls.
Sonami’s work combines text, music and “found sound” from the world, in compositions which have been described as “performance novels. Her signature instrument, the Lady’s Glove, is fitted with a vast array of sensors which track the slightest motion of her enigmatic dance: with it Sonami can create performances where her movements can shape the music and in some instances visual environments. The lady’s glove has become a fine instrument which challenges notions of technology and virtuosity.Composer, performer, and sound installation artist Laetitia Sonami was born in France and settled in the United States in 1975 to pursue her interest in the emerging field of electronic music. She studied with Eliane Radigue, Joel Chadabe, Robert Ashley and David Behrman.
The concert is organised by the Embodied Audio Visual Interaction group (EAVI) and the Music department at Goldsmiths.
Please note that there will be no admission to the concert once the performance has started. Seating is limited, so if you require a seat or have any accessibility requirements please email email@example.com in advance of the concert.
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