The Nature and Culture of Sound

Creative Innovations Across Disciplines Seminar Series

Darling Harbour Sydney
Seminars

In this seminar from the School of Art and Design, Dr Nigel Helyer will present a series of environmental sound sculptures and installations that engage with concepts of place, identity and memory.

  • From: Thursday 18 April 2019, 12.30 pm
  • To: Thursday 18 April 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: N48, Newton Building, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ

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Event details

Abstract

The Nature and Culture of Sound will present a series of environmental sound sculptures and installations that engage with concepts of place, identity and memory. The Artist will explore the concept of environmental audio-portraits which combine acoustic-ecology with environmental data-sonification and oral history techniques to create complex large-scale public artworks that fuse sculpture and sonics.

Biography

Dr. Nigel Helyer (aka DrSonique) is an internationally prominent sound-sculptor and contemporary polymath who’s interdisciplinary practice combines art and science to embrace our social, cultural and physical environments.  He brings these concerns together in creative projects that prompt the community to engage with their cultural histories, identity and sense of place; inviting us to examine the abstract conditions of our world and our complex relationships to it.

Principal web archive - http://www.sonicobjects.com

Further information

This seminar will be hosted by Dr Theodore Hughes-Riley, Research Fellow in Energy Harvesting and Management in Textiles.

Attendance at this event is free. For any queries, please contact Dr Theodore Hughes-Riley

Image caption and credit: NomansLanding in Darling Harbour, Sydney - photo Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.

Programme

12:30-13:00 Light lunch
13:00-13:30 Presentation 
13:30-14:00 Q&A and Discussion

Location details

Address:

Newton Building
Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 4FQ

Past event

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