WFS CONCERT X JANE X SETH X WILLIAM & VANISSA X C. LAVENDER

Friday 09 December, 2022
7:30 to 9:00 pm GMT
A+E Lab
Central Boiler House, Historic Dockyard Chatham, England, ME4 4TE, United Kingdom (map)

Discover specially made composition for spatial sound technology, Wave Field Synthesis System by Jane Balfus, Seth Scott, William Wong & Vanissa Law and C. Lavender!

Please note:

Concert length is subject to change closer to the time as artist finalise the work during their residency.

Age recommendation: 7+

A limited allocation of concession tickets with a 25% discount are available for the following:

- recipients of Universal or Pension Credit

- full-time students

- under 16s

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Artists:

Jane Balfus

Jane Balfus is an American artist. Her multi-media installations focus on storytelling, using surveillance, consecration and found objects as a means to exalt and preserve the ordinary. Her pieces memorialize isolated or splintered moments--mundane, naive, or exceptional, and always in the presence of quiet beauty.

http://janebalfus.com/


Seth Scott

Seth is a Rochester based sound designer and composer, often both, and occasionally neither. Most of his work touches in some way on the politics of sound in space, often in an urban, architectural context. He use a variety of media including interactive and locative technologies to uncover and reconfigure the aural environment. He work regularly with visual and mixed media artists, producing sound and music for films and installations. He studied Electronic Music at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama followed by Electroacoustic Composition at the University of Manchester.

https://www.sethscott.co.uk/


William Wong & Vanissa Law

Vanissa Law is currently working as a Visiting Scholar at Queen’s University Belfast on a project funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Classically trained in her early years, Law steered her focus towards electroacoustic music composition. Her doctoral research was on the use of gestures in electroacoustic music, in particular everyday gestures used by musicians and non-musicians alike, which Law manages to incorporate in some of her works by translating gestures into sound and images.

William Wong is a creative coder, new media artist and creative technologist with over 10 years’ experience in interactive industry. He works on projects with technologies includes AR / VR / XR, Volumetric Capture and Motion Tracking, Artificial Intelligence, Tangible Computing, Generative Graphics etc. He has started his own studio, i for interactive Ltd., in 2013, providing professional service to other artists, creative agents, academic organizations and commercial firms on visual artworks, exhibitions and events, media research projects etc. He is also a part-time teaching and research staff at Hong Kong Polytechnics, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Art and Hong Kong Baptist University on subjects relates to interactive design, game design and computing.

https://www.vanissalaw.com/

https://www.i-for-interactive.com/


C. Lavender

C. Lavender (Lavender Suarez) is an interdisciplinary sound artist, sound healing practitioner, and educator. Her work spans through live performance, recording, installations, compositions, videos and workshops. She creates immersive aural landscapes for listeners; experiences which are intensely physical, emotional, and ultimately cathartic. She is the author of the book Transcendent Waves: How Listening Shapes Our Creative Lives (Anthology Editions, 2020), which delves into how listening can be a powerful source of inspiration. C. Lavender has performed, lectured and hosted workshops at MoMA, The Whitney, The Guggenheim, Hirshhorn Museum, The Rubin Museum, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Museum of the Moving Image, Fridman Gallery, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute among other venues. She has albums and recordings featured on the labels Editions Mego, Ecstatic Peace! and RVNG Intl. C. Lavender has been artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works, Harvestworks, and Wave Farm.

https://www.clavender.net/







About Wave Field Synthesis by Game of Life

Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) is a sound production technique designed specifically for spatial audio rendering. The WFS system from The Game of Life (http://www.gameoflife.nl) consists of 192 speakers, arranged in a square formation of 10x10 metres. Within this formation sounds can be composed to move inside or outside of this square space.



About A+E Lab

A+E Lab is a home to AΦE, a UK-based dance company renowned internationally for their innovative use of technology. Since 2022, as the Associate Artist of the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry (iCCi) - University of Kent, AΦE is based in the Historic Dockyard Chatham where they have launched the new A+E Lab with a vision to engage with the local community in a way that is both accessible and sustainable. A+E Lab is a space where unique artistic experiences using art and new technologies can be thought through, developed and created together by artists, researchers and experts in their fields.



More about how to get to A+E Lab: https://www.aoiesteban.com/contact



Contact for questions: A+E Lab [email protected]

A+E Lab is supported by Arts Council England, The Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries (ICCI) - University of Kent and Visual Elements

What is Wave Field Synthesis?

Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) is a sound production technique designed specifically for spatial audio rendering. The WFS system from The Game of Life (http://www.gameoflife.nl) consists of 192 speakers, arranged in a square formation of 10x10 metres. Within this formation sounds can be composed to move inside or outside of this square space.

About A+E Lab

A+E Lab is a home to AΦE, a UK-based dance company renowned internationally for their innovative use of technology. Since 2022, as the Associate Artist of the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry (iCCi) - University of Kent, AΦE is based in the Historic Dockyard Chatham where they have launched the new A+E Lab with a vision to engage with the local community in a way that is both accessible and sustainable. A+E Lab is a space where unique artistic experiences using art and new technologies can be thought through, developed and created together by artists, researchers and experts in their fields.

More about how to get to A+E Lab: https://www.aoiesteban.com/contact

Contact for questions: A+E Lab [email protected]

A+E Lab is supported by Arts Council England, The Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries (ICCI) - University of Kent and Visual Elements

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