Nye Parry

contemporary sound and music


Here is a little installation from the Out of the Cage day at Trinity Laban Conservatoire last week at the Old Naval College site in Greenwich. The day was a centenary celebration of John Cage comprising 10 hours of simultaneous concerts, installations and happenings. My contribution consisted of a small bird cage hung high in a stairwell. Inside is a small speaker playing something that sounds suspiciously like birdsong. In fact it is a single sine-wave partial isolated from a recording of Cage reading his famous Lecture on Nothing. The piece uses similar partial tracking technology to my Exploded Sound project and if you listen very carefully you can hear Cage in the background.

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ICMC 2012

Ok, so my intention to keep the news page updated with all my activities has been thwarted recently but I thought I should at least flag this one up! I am taking the Exploded Sound project to ICMC 2012 in Ljubljana next week. It will be the first real public showing after a great month of R and D at CRiSAP. The piece now exists in a glorious 64 channels thanks to the very hard work of Jamie Campbell on the hardware, and I’m very pleased with how it looks and sounds. It will be shown in the Jakopič Gallery (address: Gosposka 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia) from the 9th to the 30th September.
A new video of the project will be posted here soon.

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Science Museum Exploded Voice Performance

Next Wednesday the 29th February I will be doing a one off performance with Michael Ormiston the Mongolian Khöömii singer, that makes full use of a unique 77 speaker soundwall in the London Science Museum. The wall belongs to the public perception laboratory Lottolab and I have been working there on a set of real-time processes that extend my Exploded Sound research. In the performance, the extraordinary sounds of Michael’s Mongolian overtones will be exploded into 77 separate pure sine waves each emanating from a single loudspeaker, forming a complex composition of dissected and reassembled voice. All sounds will be generated live and derived from Michael’s performance. The show is part of the Science Museum Lates and will be on the first floor, opposite the Cosmos and Culture Gallery from 8pm sharp for about 20 minutes so catch it if you can!

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Spacetime at Kinetica Art Fair

I’ve just made a little sound score for an exciting project by artist Madi Boyd for the Kinetica Art Fair. The project entitled The View from NoWhen (Spacetime) combines live performance with abstract holographic projections. Objects on stage will move, crumble or bend in relation to the gravitational force exerted by the performer. The space will appear to stretch, grow and shrink or momentarily reflect as it dances with the performer.
Performances will be on Wednesday 8th February 9:45am (press preview), Thursday 9th February at 6:30pm and Sunday 12th at 1pm followed by a discussion with the artist. Details here.

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