Episode 97: Liquid Architecture 2014

Photo by Marek Rygielski.

Photo by Marek Rygielski.

Alessandro Bosetti
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at Liquid Architecture 2014, IMA, Brisbane. 1st October 2014.

Italian artist Alessandro Bosetti probes the slippage between information and pure sound in speech – the point at which language becomes music and at which music becomes a language. With Mask Mirror, the work he performed at Liquid Architecture, Alessandro uses a synthesiser to manipulate spoken word samples from field research, interviews, conversations and soliloquies to develop elaborate abstract live compositions. More specifically, Mask Mirror is an instrument that contains thousands of fragments of language – some words some only syllables – that have been arranged into categories. Each key on his keyboard corresponds to a different category and when pressed will produce a random word or sound corresponding to that category. Alessandro responds to the instrument – that is also uses his voice – in real-time and the results are often intriguing and also humorous.

Photo by Marek Rygielski.

Photo by Marek Rygielski.

Bianca Hester
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at Liquid Architecture 2014, IMA, Brisbane. 1st October 2014.

Bianca Hester is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Sydney College of the Arts. Her work convergences between social space, materiality and embodiment as processes in motion. For Liquid Architecture Bianca produced a work entitled ‘Sonic alterations of constructed space with metal object’ that uses a number of blue metal rings. When spun, the metal of the rings meets the materiality of the ground, generating a sonic signature that reverberates as a sequence of dissonant cross-rhythms. The rings temporarily seize the space in which they are set forth, incorporating it into their hypnotic rotations.

Photo by Marek Rygielski.

Photo by Marek Rygielski.

id m theftable
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at Liquid Architecture 2014, IMA, Brisbane. 1st October 2014.

id m theftable is an American sound artist whose performances consist of stream of consciousness speech/mumbling, narrative and manipulated utterances. He’s released dozens of of LPs and tapes on his own music label, Mangdisc. These releases range from glitchy sonic pastiches to field recordings. It mirrors id m theftable’s own work, which sits in a grey area between what most would think of as conventional music performance and sound collage. Id m theftable’s performances can be manic and engaging, there is no barrier between the artist and audience. The manipulation and perversion of language has never been this enjoyable.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 21 November 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

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