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Singing Windows | Ghost Quartet
Shirley Pegna + Wajid Yaseen
SoundFjord is pleased to host sound-artists Shirley Pegna and Wajid Yaseen for a two-day work-in-progress session exploring the resonant frequencies of objects in space, from Friday 02 Sunday 04 December 2011, noon-6pm.
Audiences are openly invited to interact and critique the work. The artists will be present to answer questions and to talk about the work and the ideas surrounding it throughout the research project.
Two separate installations, provisionally entitled Singing Windows and Ghost Quartet will explore sound in relation to objects, the gallery space, and indeed people themselves. Portable transducers will act as amplifiers thereby allowing observers and participants to expand their understanding of the properties of sound through a given object, and to explore their own association of place and sound.
During the research project, the artists will be collaborating and pooling their experience of working in diverse places and settings to investigate how sound travels through different materials, and to explore the compositional choices that can be draw from sonified objects.
The facilities and space at SoundFjord will allow initial explorations within an interior gallery setting, with the long-term goal of developing work that can be presented inside and outside of a gallery.
Shirley Pegna a research student from Oxford Brookes University, has been looking at sound waves travelling through different materials ranging from very long distance travelling sound waves and signals local and domestic sites.
Further information: www.shirleypegna.com
Wajid Yaseen his work focuses on relationships between the body and sound, and manifests in a diverse range of practices from sound sculptures, installations, electroacoustic composition, tangible interfacing, and live performance. He is the co-founder of the destructivist event Scrapclub (scrapclub.co.uk) and co-director of the sound art collective, Modus Arts (modusarts.org).