Design and build your very own sound experiences in this unique collaborative event run in conjunction with Belfast-based sound art collective, Tone Burst. Using the very latest technology, you’ll be free to explore your creative ideas, with help from the team as required. All materials and equipment will be provided and no technical experience is needed, although a passion for sound and music-making is, of course, essential!
Supported by Cycling 74, Electrosmith and Synthux Academy, this event will give you the run-down on a range of cutting-edge digital fabrication technologies, including 3D printers and laser-cutting machines. Come along and see what sounds emerge!
“My project is inspired by the cross section as a representational tool and the release is constructed as imaginary cross sections through summer.”
Insert/alt cover artwork & project icon by Hans Marius Jacobsen.
The digital counterpart consists of six two-minute loops For an optimal digital listening experience please listen to each track on a loop for as long as you see fit
Complete project outline by T. Jervell. ——————————————- Four Artists. Four endless loop cassettes. One for each of the year’s seasons. Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring. The year passes. Seasons come and go. An endless cycle. An endless loop.
Each tape is released in an edition of 8. Each tape contains 2 minutes of audio. The native Sami musical expression is called a Yoik. A Yoik has no beginning or end. Inspired by the idea of a story with no beginning or end, the tapes (and thus the music contained on the tape) have no beginning nor end. They’ll play in an endless loop, for as long as the listener wants to.
There will also be tea. Loose leaf tea. Representing nature and the changing of seasons. To brew and enjoy while listening to the cassette.
There will be digital versions available The form and function of these digital representations will vary according to each artists’ vision.
With special guest Reggie Chamberlain-King, editor of the anthology The Black Dreams: Strange Stories from Northern Ireland, published by Blackstaff Press earlier this month.
Reggie will be introducing some contributors to the anthology from the Seamus Heaney Centre, including Sam Thompson, Aislinn Clarke, and Emma Devlin. There will be live musical accompaniment to some of the readings, and the opportunity to buy the book on the night.
2nd press black cassette. Die cut cover with 2 inserts ( 1x print / 1x black) & 2 vinyl stickers. Comes with a cloth bound, hand stitched mini book all housed in a custom made matchbox. Includes 10 matches.
Each item is assembled by hand. The mark of the maker can be found on the surface of the items, showing the efforts to manipulate materials and minimise waste. For us, an imperfect artefact for sale is preferable to a usable flaw in the dump.
A meeting of folk and electronics, the concrete and the temporary, the old and the new. Celebrating the worlds alongside our own, and the tales lost unless spoken. Ruins and nature hold the lore of the land, and these can be formed in sound, past and present. Circular.
Words by Eddie Lenihan, Steve Oldale, James Boyce & from Fairy Folklore of County Clare.