(( STRATA ))
A collaborative sound work structured as a vertical journey through some of London’s most evocative and memorable sounds. The piece utilised the three tiered, spiraled speaker structure of the Sound Portal as a structuring device for the overall composition. Each artist explored the ‘sonic strata’ of the city by gathering recordings from the underground to the Thames, street markets to protests, and up into the atmosphere of the sky itself. The result is a unique sonic cross section of the city that draws upon ideas of stratification from geology and archeology.
Environmental recordings by: Brigitte Hart (LCC) Sophie Mallett (LCC) Yiorgis Sakellariou (LCC). Edited and composed in collaboration with Mark Peter Wright (CRiSAP).
Brigitte Hart is a sound and performance artist, violinist, vocalist, poet and composer who spent her early career in the Melbourne music scene and now bases herself in London. She has performed and toured with some of Australia’s most prestigious and award winning musicians, with a repertoire spanning an array of genres from classical, pop, experimental and electronica. Recent achievements have included cross-disciplinary work in performance art, bioacoustics and sound design: working with Tate Modern (UK) in 2013 and premiering a short film in the 2012 New York International Film Festival.
Sophie Mallett is an audiovisual artist with a radio background. Her work explores new and emerging forms of documentary, the politics of space and participatory media. She is currently completing a Masters in Sound Art with a research focus on dislocating sound from vision within documentary to break habits of production and representation. http://sophiemallett.tumblr.com/
Yiorgis Sakellariou is a composer working in the fields of electroacoustic music and environmental recordings. Since 2003 he has been active internationally releasing solo albums, composing music for short films and theatrical performances, leading workshops and ceaselessly performing his music around the globe. He is also a member of the Athenian Contemporary Music Research Centre (founded by I. Xenakis) and the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association. Since 2004 he has curated the label Echomusic. http://www.mecha-orga.com/
Mark Peter Wright is an artist and PhD researcher at CRiSAP, London. His practice is based around the process, agency and aesthetics of listening. Presenting through sound, image, text and assemblage works, he has exhibited across a variety of international galleries, venues and site-specific locations. In 2009 he received the British Composer of the Year Award [Sonic Arts] for his work A Quiet Reverie . In 2012 he was nominated for a Prix Ars Electronica award in Digital Musics & Sound Art. He is also the founder of Ear Room. www.markpeterwright.com | www.earroom.wordpress.com