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Untitled [The Ongoing Significance of Steel and Flesh] – an installation by Terence Sharpe


Performance: 06/12/2013

Installation 6 – 13 December 2013

A multi-channel installation for steel and electronics. Elements of a musical composition are fed into a suspended piece of steel in a darkened room. These elements resonate the steel and are dispersed back through the space in order to create an extended composition that takes place both in the room and within the metal

This installation is part of a wider research project into aesthetics of affect, where art produces a sensation through the use of sound and/as sculpture. The aim of the installation is to demonstrate how aural phenomena manifest themselves in space and how this can affect the listener’s perception. By using the space of the installation as a space for composition, the work can act to create a live agency of the listeners sense of perception with the intent of reconsidering what constitutes sensation.

Terence Sharpe is an Irish sound artist and composer living in Edinburgh, Scotland. His sound work is concerned with developing aesthetics in physicality and presence, affect and sensation, and he presents these works through harsh, reduced noise that interchanges with moments of restrained minimalism. He is currently working on his first album as well as installation work.

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April 30th, St. Cecilia’s Hall, Laigh Room: SUPERIMPOSE, humansacrifice, the implications – 8pm

Matthias Mueller on trombone and Christian Marien on drums sound like what they are: a working band. They met in 2003 in Berlin, Germany’s capital of improvised music, and their collaboration resulted in the foundation of the duo „Superimpose“ in 2006. Since then they very consciously developing their music, using and at the same time questioning the full range of musical parameters such as dynamics, density, rhythm, sound, form and tonality. They take paths you can only discover after playing together for a long time with high intensity. The outcome is a raw music, at the same time brutal and peaceful, ugly and nice.

humansacrifice began singing in the hallelujah bacon church at the tender age of a heathen actionist goatherd. He has spent many hours avoiding work and death while playing drums and exploring other sculptural possibilities. In this practice the fundamental determinance of line and volume is accumulated in a collision of stripped down and never ending ocular vibration.

The Implications are Steve Kettley (saxes), Oli Conway (guitar), Dave Conway (bass guitar), Des Travis (drums) plus possible ‘surprise guest’!. This line-up has also previously performed under the name Ego Ergo Aggro

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