Sonic Interactions



Sonic Interactions is a series of four audio and video works ​created in outdoor sites across Shetland that explore new forms of composition, installation and performance aesthetics as responses to rural environmental atmospheres of Shetland.

The works celebrate phenomena that are mundane in nature but which, through emphasis on the detail of materiality and movement, are the agents of complex events. I find a particular fascination in engaging with the visual and sonic possibilities that lie therein, in taking the time to observe the richness in the natural environments that I am surrounded by. The video and field recordings that I glean become my colouring palette, combining found sounds and everyday objects and materials that I like to re-image and re-use. In two of the four works I have also added my interventions on small percussive instruments or found objects, like wire fences, pebbles and metal gates.

The experiences that emerge from time spent listening, observing and engaging with my surroundings have a strong influence on how I conceive and design site-responsive works like Sonic Interactions. Such sensorial elements quite often are part and parcel of my work as a live performer, and the particular atmospheres that I seek to generate are part of a journey that I share with audiences wherever and however I present my work.

Promoter Renzo Spiteri
Submitted by Renzo Spiteri

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