Ambiguous Devices - Networked Instrument Performance / Demo
Ambiguous Devices is an ongoing collaboration between sound artists and researchers Paul Stapleton and Tom Davis. The work explores notions of presence and absence, technologically mediated communication and audience perception through the staging of intentionally ambiguous but repeatable sonic interactions taking place across two geographically separate locations.
This performance will coincide with a conference on Liveness at the University of Bournemouth, where a remote audience will concurrently be listening. After the performance, audience members from both sites will be able to interact with each other by exploring the networked instrument.
The performance will start promptly at 11.45am, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Paul is a sound artist, improviser and writer originally from Southern California, currently based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Paul designs and performs with a variety of modular metallic sound sculptures, custom made electronics, found objects and electric guitars in locations ranging from experimental music clubs in Berlin to remote beaches on Vancouver Island. He is currently involved in a diverse range of artistic collaborations including: performance duo ABODE with vocalist Caroline Pugh, interdisciplinary arts group theybreakinpieces, improvisation duo with saxophonist Simon Rose, Eric Lyon's Noise Quartet, and the DIY quartet E=MCHammer. Since 2007, Paul has been on the faculty at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) where he teaches and supervises Master’s and PhD research in performance technologies, interaction design and site-specific art. http://soundcloud.com/paul-stapleton
Tom is a digital artist working mainly in the medium of sound installation. His practice and theory based output involves the creation of technology-led environments for interaction. He performs regularly as part of JDTJDJ with Jason Dixon and as part of the Jackson4s. He has performed and exhibited across Europe and in the US. Davis is currently a lecturer at the University of Bournemouth and holds a PhD from the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast. http://www.tdavis.co.uk/