8pm Tuesday 3 September 2013
as part of Liquid Architecture 2013
NB Surround sound performance, blindfolds provided
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Francisco Lopez is internationally recognized as one of the main figures on the stage of sound art and experimental music. His experience in the field of sound creation and work with environmental recordings covers a period of 30 years, during which he has developed an impressive sound universe that is completely personal and iconoclastic and based on profound listening to the world. He has performed hundreds of concerts, projects with field recordings and sound installations in 60 countries all over the world, including the main international museums, galleries and festivals, such as: PS1 Contemporary Art
Center (New York), Museum of Modern Art (Paris), International Film Festival (Rotterdam), Festival des Arts (Brussels), Darwin Fringe (Darwin, Australia), Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, Center of Contemporary Art (Kita-Kyushu, Japan), etc. His extensive catalogue of sound pieces (with live and studio collaborations with more than 130 international artists) has been published by more than 200 recording companies all over the world and he has received the honorific mention of the Ars Electronica Festival (Linz) on three occasions.
Barbara Ellison is an artist & composer currently based in The Hague in The Netherlands. Her practice is interdisciplinary and currently driven by her interest and research into the nature of Liminal States & the creative imagination. She describes these as states of the “n-between” which have the potential give rise to a particular kind of intensity of sonic/visual and physical/psychological experience. Her PhD project Sonic Phantoms (University of Huddersfield) is an in-depth study of ritual process & non-ordinary States of Consciousness through investigations into the phenomenon of entrainment/sonic driving and of emergence. She experiments with the creation of simple but unstable systems which allow for changing perspectives in listening and which have the potential to give rise to emergent sonic patterns. Her live performances often play with such systems in a ritualistic manner exploring simple sound-producing actions or processes to achieve complex textures from simple starting points.
Her projects manifest in diverse media & platforms and often involve long working periods of intense practical & theoretical research. Recent field trips include travelling to Baffin Island, Nunavut, Arctic (2010), Iceland, Mamori Lake, Amazon, Brazil (2011), Svaneti, Georgia ,Borneo Danum Valley rain forest (2012) , and Cardamom rainforest, Cambodia (2013). She composes, makes installations, drawings, sculpture, performs and is a core artist of the improvising performance art collectives Trickster ( Rotterdam) and Female Effects.
Her work has been performed and exhibited in Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Iceland, Georgia, Italy, UK and US.