The first If Wet of 2014 is upon us and it’s also our first outside of the village hall. On Saturday 29th March, 3-6pm we will be at Flatpack Festival in Birmingham. We are delighted to present a double-bill made up of Trevor Cox and Sebastiane Hegarty. JOIN US.
Trevor Cox is Professor of Acoustic Engineering at the University of Salford and author of Sonic Wonderland: A Scientific Odyssey of Sound. His book is contains examples of some of the most fascinating sounds on the planet, including sand dunes that drone and the world’s longest reverb.
In-keeping with Flatpack’s aquatic leanings this year, Trevor will present a variety of recordings and stories related, at least loosely, to watery sounds. As ever when Trevor presents there will be a mixture of science and sound, and a deep understanding of and enthusiasm for his subject.
We are also delighted to welcome interdisciplinary artist Sebastiane Hegarty, who will be presenting a collage of sound and talk around the subject of time and place in relation to sound and field-recording. This will include a presentation of his work Rain Choir, a sound installation he created for the crypt at Winchester Cathedral.
Your hosts MortonUnderwood will be presenting their One Water instrument, which was commissioned by Swedish composer Jonas Asplund. Their brief: “make me an instrument that uses water in the way it makes sound”.
We will also have our regular Run What Ya Brung section where anyone can do a brief, informal presentation of a sonic curiosity they might own or have built. Please JOIN US and contribute! If you do wish to contribute please drop a line ahead of the event to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you at Flatpack on Saturday 29th March at 3pm! Tickets here
Note: includes a separate screening of Solipcism Cinema by Stephen Cornford if you stick around!