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A multichannel durational performance constructed from field recordings made in and around the local of the performance’s venue. Mêtis explores the interface between installation art, sonic art, and improvised electronic performance practice (the work’s structure, sound diffusion and processing constituting its improvised elements). It emphasises the process of sustained and expansive listening through subtle alteration of familiar and recognisable sound worlds using repetition, slight sonic modifications, and enveloping stillness. On one level it reasserts the idea of the musical value of everyday sounds, and on another it evokes the deeper significance of sound and of our connection with it. By reducing the perception of linear time and by its modification of the familiar in the soundscape, the work raises questions about the ways sound is experienced in the world and the aesthetic basis for those experiences. This performance has been presented at several venues such as: Guildford. St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford, UK. 12 Mar 2011. Presented fo rthe first time. Prague. The New Stage, National Theatre of Prague, and Školská 28: Communication Space, Prague (CZ). 22 Jun 2011 - 23 Jun 2011 ICA, London, July 16, curated by Soundfjord, re/flux Sublimated Landscape Sonic Topology. Goldsmiths College, University of London, July 6,Unit for Sound research, Phonography Colloquium Corfu. Polytechno & The Wheatstore, Old Fortress, Corfu, Greece. 07 Oct 2011 - 08 Oct 2011 Performed as part of the 2011 World Forum for Acoustic Ecology International Conference.

Item Type: Performance
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
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Sansom, M
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 22 Nov 2012 15:26
Last Modified : 05 Mar 2019 10:14

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