Catalyst Audio Tracks | SARC

catalyst audio tracks

Catalyst Audio Tracks is a Catalyst Members series that focuses on the world of sound art. We reached out to our members to submit work in Drone, Noise, Ambient, Electroacoustic, Field Recording, Synthesis Exploration, or All/None-of-the-above and this compilation is the result.

This event is the presentation of that compilation and it takes place in the Sonic Arts Research Centre‘s very own Sonic Laboratory. A specialist acoustic space designed with 48 loudspeakers, strategically located, will project and move sounds throughout the space, including underneath the audience.

Featuring work from: Barry Cullen, Hadi Bastani, Chris Steenson Dan Shipsides, Jordan Hutchings, Dara Flanagan, Noel Hensey, Sarah Lundy, Vasiliki Stasinaki, Gross Net, Camilla Fanning, Ben Fletcher, Seamus Harahan, Joey O’Gorman, Petra Dominova, Stephen Todd

Noise Fest @ Catalyst Arts

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Catalyst Arts, Belfast.

Ericka Beckman | Vivienne Dick | Seamus Harahan (with Cashier No.9 and BEW)

11 December 2014 – 16 January 2015
Opening: 11 December, 6-9pm

Considering the overlapping tensions inherent within music culture and contemporary art practice, ‘NOISE FEST’ brings together the work of Ericka Beckman, Vivienne Dick, and Seamus Harahan. Collectively harnessing a vocabulary and sensibility that oscillates and slips between clear categories of distinction, the works incorporate the disparate tropes of experimental filmmaking with the aesthetic rhetoric of pseudo music documentary and video.

Taking its name from an influential festival of No Wave performances in 1981 at New York based arts organisation White Columns, the exhibition is punctuated with texts by Kim Gordon and Dan Graham, in addition to the Brian Eno produced LP ‘No New York‘, (1978).

Framed by and paying homage to the New York based underground movement No Wave, ‘NOISE FEST’ reflects on a time when the two distinct fields were reciprocally influenced and encouraged by one another.

Special thanks to: Artist Space, New York; Art Metropole, Toronto; Barry Cullen; Cashier No.9; Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; LUX, London; Printed Matter, New York.