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A sound art collaboration between Hamilton based sound artist Kent Macpherson and visiting Japanese sound artist Haco with visuals by Luke McConnell.

The general methodology was to experiment with light and sound in an improvised live setting.

Japanese composer/vocalist/performer Haco was invited by Kent to join them for a one-off performance at the Spark International Festival of Media, Arts & Design in August 2012. At this event Haco demonstrated the use of her Stereo Bugscope process. This performance tool utilises Piezo Transducer microphones to pick up the (usually) inaudible sounds emitted by electronic devices.

Luke uses 3D software to project images from 4 metres above on to a 2 metre high pyramid and the floor surrounding it. He creates shadows that don't quite do what they are supposed to do, Bubbles and blobs that rain down from the apex and disappear in to the floor.

Kent uses hydrophones as the core of his performance. These are contact microphones that are immersed in water at varying temperatures. The resulting sounds are manipulated via a series of looping devices, echo units and filters.

The result of these components make for a sometimes disturbing, but always immersive and thought provoking audience experience.

Item Type: Contribution to a Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Performance, Projection, Pyramid, Bugloop, collaboration,
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Luke McConnell
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 22:19
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 03:02

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