TICKETS FOR THE AFTERLIFE
2021, Sound Design for Website / App Platform
Tickets for the Afterlife aims to introduce people to planning end of life wishes. Through visual communication, interaction and personal decision making. It uses artistic research methods that position diverse rituals and potential futures as options to be chosen within the digital experience/ website. It also uses the library’s collections of books as a way of giving people personalised recommendations for further inquiry. The Tickets for the Afterlife website was creatively directed by Dr Stacey Pitsillides with graphic designer Elena Demireva, web developer’s Parvin Asadzadeh Birjandi & Tom Hegarty and sound designer Emma Margetson. This project has been funded by the Wellcome Trust, Carnegie UK, and The Wolfson Foundation. Link: https://afterlifetickets.co.uk/
2021, 3HOA/IKO – c.15 minutes – Live improvisation
Radical nails meets the IKO loudspeaker. A a duet of harsh noise and spatial transformations with Dushume.
WALK WITH ME
2021, stereo (binaural) 32 minutes 16 seconds – binaural Soundwalk
Walk with Me is an immersive, interactive sound walk, which combines an original binaural composition with rural walking to transform the grief experience for bereaved adults. A composition to recreate feelings of release, connection and sense of journeying. Drawing upon rituals in India, Ireland and West Africa using music and self-expression to process emotions, and aiming to confront the culture surrounding death in Britain. The transformation of the experience of grief through words and composition to inspire formative contemplations on life and death. A collaboration between Olivia Preye (composer), Emma Margetson (sound designer) and Alithea Waterfield. Link: https://oliviapreye.wixsite.com/walkwithme
2021 – Barber Concerts
Explore, listen and record sounds of nature in your local area with sound artists Emma Margetson and Nikki Sheth. What might you discover if you use your ears instead of your eyes to find out about the natural world? Follow the three activities and become Sound Explorers. Read more here: https://barber.org.uk/sound-explorers/
Dark Matter is a collaboration between BEER and the Art@CMS project at CERN in Switzerland, which involves the real-time sonification of data streams from the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most complex particle accelerator using Super Collider software. The aim is to create a result that while beautiful, is both musically and scientifically meaningful.
QAWWALIBEAST: I WILL GO WITH THE YOGI
The project QawwaliBEAST was led by the Qawwali Research Unit in collaboration with BEAST, BEER, Sampad, New Art Exchange, and others. This project explored the combination of the Sufi devotional music Qawwali with electroacoustic resources with the aim of engaging new audiences from both sides of this cultural divide and rethinking the idea of what Qawwali might be. A c.40 minute multi-media work with BEAST composers Charlie Lockwood, Helene Hedsund and Scott Wilson. For further information please visit: QawwaliBEAST