a thing heard. four ways of listening: FREE ENTRY, BYOB, 7 - 11pm

Workplace Gateshead 11 August 2017 

A Thing Heard: Four Ways of Listening


A Thing Heard: Four Ways of Listening is a collaborative tour showcasing the work of four contemporary British artists working in the field of sound art. The artists have curated a collection of sculptural artworks that use sound as the primary medium, exploring the inherent materiality and physicality of sound through a range of media, working methods, and outcomes. The works utilise both conventional and unconventional methods of sound production; combining high-tech electronics (loudspeakers, computers, sensors, surface transducers) and customised sculptural elements (wood, rope, sheet metal, bioplastics, carbonated liquids, pyrotechnics) to demonstrate four distinct ways of working with sound in an artistic discipline.


Jordan Edge’s Acclimate is a temperature-reactive sound installation that uses industrial fans and loudspeakers to explore the physical and psychological effects of noise on the human body. Joseph Higgins’ Many Gods, Many Voices is an electro-acoustic composition and sound installation, using a bespoke sonic table to embody the ‘otherness’ of the human voice. Joshua Legallienne’s Action Without Action is a series of kinetic sculptures that produce acoustic sound without the use of loudspeakers, electronics, or conventional sources of energy. Charles Pender’s Maelström is an immersive multi-channel installation using surface transducers to propagate sound into suspended sheets of metal.


(some dates of the tour the artist Guoda Dirzyte will also perform)


Guoda Dirzyte installation works explore kinetics, Dadaism, (self)destruction creating homemade instruments and sound sculptures from junk and found objects. Her main interests are in African and Asian cultures, especially Japanese life aesthetics and their relation to sound/music.


 All four artists currently live and work in Brighton, UK.

This event has been produced for Workplace by Rachel Lancaster.