Nye Parry

contemporary sound and music

Tate Art Maps Blog

Posted on 2014-03-24 18:08:34 .

The Tate have just put up a little piece I wrote for their blog here. I was asked to evaluate and consider the potential of their project Art Maps (see below) and contextualise it in relation to my own artistic practice.

Art Maps – Tate Britain

Posted on 2014-01-11 18:50:16 .

On Friday 17th January I will be speaking at a Tate research event entitled Art Maps: Field Notes.
This research seminar features presentations by three artists, myself, Simon Pope and Susan Stockwell, followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Professor Steve Benford, investigating the Tate’s Art Maps project and the relationship between art, place and technology. The Art Maps project is developing a web application that allows people to relate Tate artworks to places. Using a smartphone or computer, anyone will be able to find works in Tate’s collection on a digital map, then share local knowledge to help pinpoint locations as well as add comments.
We were invited to explore and test the Art Maps website on desktop and mobile devices and are each presenting a short illustrated response to the site, and the ideas behind it, from the perspective of our own practice and creative preoccupations. There is also a short presentation by doctoral student Cristina Locatelli, examining her findings from a series of public engagements with Art Maps. The event would be of particular interest to artists, technologists, curators and academics interested in locative media and mapping.
Full details can be found on the Tate website.

Significant Birds at the Science Gallery Dublin

Posted on 2013-08-15 14:29:47 .

Ok, this is bad – over a month into the show I am finally getting around to posting about the great ILLUSION exhibition at the Science Gallery in Dublin. The Gallery specialises in shows that use art to illustrate, comment on or otherwise deal with scientific ideas, and ILLUSION looks at how we can learn about perception through (mostly visual) illusions. I have taken the principle behind my Exploded Sound work to create an audio illusion (entitled Significant Birds) in which a spoken text is broken down into individual harmonics which chirp away in 12 bird cages – the listener hears them drift in and out of phase. As they coalesce it is impossible not to hear the voice although no individual speaker contains any more than a single fluctuating pure tone (like the chirping of a bird – the bird imagery extends my piece Bird:Cage).

The Show runs till the end of September and details can be found here:
https://sciencegallery.com/illusion/significantbirds

There are a couple of interviews with me online here:
http://www.newstalk.ie/audio-henry-illusionists-crazy-installations

and here:
http://siliconrepublic.com/innovation/item/33415-magic-psychology-and-art
(this one is a little stilted at first because they had just persuaded me to demonstrate some vocal harmonics on camera so I’m trying to express myself in a way that will make that feel natural :-) )

The ILLUSION show also showcases the larger version of Madi Boyd’s The Point of Perception for which I made a soundtrack earlier this year:
https://sciencegallery.com/illusion/pointofperception

Sound Art at the Swiss Church

Posted on 2013-06-18 11:37:33 .

Visions of the Universe

Posted on 2013-06-17 10:15:05 .

Check out the Summer Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum. This exhibition of incredible images of Space is on till September and features a soundscape by my composition students at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The students contributed compositions and sound designs for the various themed sections of the exhibition and I have devised a Max/MSP patch that distributes these around the Gallery and sequences various combinations at various times, so its worth hanging about for a while. There is a little feature about the exhibition with some of the music here http://www.monocle.com/radio/shows/culture/