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Improvised live performance as Yaldabaoth at the John Hansard Gallery Southampton, 22nd September 2012

BRADBURN, John (2012) Improvised live performance as Yaldabaoth at the John Hansard Gallery Southampton, 22nd September 2012. [Performance]

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The research orientation for this improvised live performance sets out to investigate embodied processes beyond systems of knowledge using sound recordings of digestion, the womb and rivers. The sonic environment produced allows the audience to understand similarities purely in terms of chaotic, ephemeral, sonic experience. The performer and audience are inside the experience as opposed to being outside of it (imposing an ordered cultural system). The continual rerecording and slowing down of audio through analogue tape allows for the audio selections to move from being a medium of representation to being sonic materiality. The use of analogue tape is especially important to my research practice. Sonic effects stem from the physical deterioration of the tape. They are not distorted or decayed through any other device. This demonstrates—experientially via the performance—my research interests in the foregrounding of physical existence over mental constructions or systems of knowledge. Using ephemeral, technologically obsolete equipment allows the performance to be physical-experiential in contrast to using a laptop. In this performance the laptop is used only as a live mixer. The materiality of the sound alters as the tape rots away.

Robert Curgenven and Will Montgomery also gave performances at this event.

Item Type: Performance
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Film, Sound and Vision
Event Title: Bang the Bore XV: Depth Sounding
Event Location: John Hansard Gallery Southampton
Event Dates: 22nd September 2012
Depositing User: John BRADBURN
Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 11:13
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:38
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