Tuesday - Friday, 5.30-7pm
All performances are free and everyone is welcome to stay or sneak in for a while
round buttons square tones
From musical composition to conceptual noise. 5 days of performances and talks
Curated by Min Kim and Barry Cullen
Ends 21 June 2014
This festival over 5 days of contemporary sound practices, covers a range of positions, from musical composition to conceptual noise, featuring Belfast based sound artists, composers and improvisors.
Each day is curated under different themes, presenting multiple artists and works.
This project is inspired by the recent electronic music sessions by Barry Cullen in PS². As such it is spontaneous, with little preparation time for the two curators Barry Cullen and Min Kim and consequently for the involved musicians, composers, sound designers....
Lisa Conway + Marty Byrne + Meabh Meir- performance still
Barry Cullen is a sound artist with a broad experience in teaching. He recently completed his 'Noise Box V1' project in PS² - see.
Min Kim is a sound artist and improvisor who mostly works publicly under the name 'Una Lee'.
For more info see.
Throughout the festival, the audience of each day will be asked to write down their feedback
between a word and a sentence in length on a post-it. The notes will be displayed in the
gallery and used as the score for the solo improvisation by Una Lee.
PS² would like to thank Sonic Arts Research Centre, SARC, Queen's University, Belfast, for the support of this festival.
Tuesday, 17 June
Re-imagining Traditional Voices
Presenting works of sound artists re-defining the usage of vocal and traditional music.
Lisa Conway + Marty Byrne + Meabh Meir: Compositions, improvisations, and experiments for voices and electronics. Singing as magic, shape-shifters, and time frames beyond the everyday.
Violin + Live electronics. soundcloud.com/jan-jeffer
Aonghus Mcevoy + Stuart Geelon
Hairy primal barbers and junk collectors bend steel and warble vocal chords, no art only confusion. desertedvillage.
Wednesday, 18 June
Introducing sound artists that take their inspirations from non-musical and historical aspects.
Sound generating through gesture tracking and overhead projector.
Performance still- Helena Hamilton
Equipment- Barry Cullen
Short experimental films
Chris Lynn: "Black Canary" "Rolling Mind".
Ian Kubra: "Elegy" BEW
Thursday, 19 June
Presenting sound artists and their works engaging with both digital and analog tools that are self-made or adjusted to suit the artists' needs. There will be an open jack session with DIY devices provided by Barry Cullen.
Performances Barry Cullen: Performance with DIY electronics.
Enda J O'Reilly: Engine beat generator
Jose Manuel Paez: Hura Kan for Charango and circuitry
Jose Manuel Paez- performance still
Enda J O'Reilly- performance still
Friday, 20 June
Acousmatic- Music for Speakers
A concert introducing contemporary electroacoustic compositions and a live performance of emerging artists.
"Tell Him Something Pretty"
"A Berry Bursts"
A live performance set
Una Lee- performance still
Michael Dzjaparidze- performance still
Saturday, 21 June
Improvisation and Audience Interaction
Improvisation sessions with artists from the previous 4 days and many more, including a little game based improvisation set with audience participation.
A reflection on the traditional music and its purpose in our time.
Una Lee: "Googling"
Throughout the festival, the audience of each day will be asked to write down their feedback between a word and a sentence in length on a post-it. The notes will be displayed in the gallery as they come in and used as the score for the solo improvisation by Una Lee.