In collaboration with Viridian Ensemble
A night of sound and performances focusing on listening, ecologies, and ecocinema
Thursday 8th September
10-12 Fairfax St, Bristol BS1 3DB
Alexandra Spence is a sound artist and musician living on unceded Wangal land in Sydney, Australia. Through her practice Alex attempts to reimagine the intricate relationships between the listener, the object, and the surrounding environment as a kind of communion or conversation. Her aesthetic favours field recordings, analogue technologies and object interventions. Alex has presented her art and music in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America including the Vancouver Art Gallery; BBC Radio; Ausland, Berlin; Radiophrenia, Glasgow; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Sound Forms Festival, Hong Kong; MONO, Brisbane; The Substation, Melbourne; Soft Centre, and Liveworks Festival, with Liquid Architecture, Sydney. She has released her music with labels Room40, Longform editions, More Mars (w. MP Hopkins) and Canti Magnetici, and has a forthcoming release with Mappa. (She holds the belief that electricity might actually be magic). https://alexandraspence.net/about
Performance video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eAKDyS8QQw
Forthcoming EP videoclip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzxcT_2fSew&t=237s
Brigitte Hart is an Australian sound artist working across performance and installation.
Currently based in London, her practice explores relationships between voice, objects, histories and ecologies, often engaging text, environmental recordings, remnants and archives. In 2022, Brigitte is developing a series of experiments around the Thames, sound and listening as a recipient of the Develop Your Creative Practice funding (Arts Council England). Brigitte is a mudlarking enthusiast and regularly performs with amplified pieces from the Thames foreshore: https://www.brigittehart.com/projects
She is a member of the London Bulgarian Choir as well as Shortwave Collective, an international, feminist artist group interested in the creative use of radio.
An ethereal blend of 16mm film and noise. Improvised sound and image (digital and analogue) produce textural dialogue.
Inspired by Expanded Film, and the free improvisation vanguard: Les Diaboliques/Feminist Improv. New work and new special line up exploring the intersections of environment, infrastructure, and improvisation.