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art and experimental music to question our understanding of the ways in which we interact with, create and affected by our environment. She holds a BA Hons Contemporary Music and Visual Performance from Dartington College of Arts, MA Curating (Distinction) from Sunderland University and a practice-led MRes in Performance from Northumbria University. She has taken part in BALTIC Artist Mentoring, Edinburgh International Summer School and shown work at Prague Quadrennial Festival 2011, Freud Museum, Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Arnolfini and Whitechapel Gallery. Nicola is currently a practice-led PhD student at Northumbria University.

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Alexander Horowitz Shost 8000

I propose a performance in ongoing development, with the first performance of this work taking place in The Old Hairdressers on 19th November 2013. The work is for an infiltrated string quartet, that is, one where the viola has been replaced with a VJ who is also playing sound from his clips. The quartet’s material consists solely of snippets of Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8, whilst the VJ uses both a range of recordings of this same string quartet, as well as other clips related to the concert hall tradition, including applause and tuning, and even footage of string masterclasses and interviews with famous conductors and performers, frequently taking soundbites out of context. The piece aims to present a clash of the traditional concert hall environment and the postmodern condition of having unlimited access to data - how does the latter affect our respect for the former, and is the concert hall still a relevant form of expression? 40

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Sound Thought 2014 Programme  

Programme for Sound Thought 2014 including full schedule of paper sessions, concerts and installations plus abstracts and biographies for ea...

Sound Thought 2014 Programme  

Programme for Sound Thought 2014 including full schedule of paper sessions, concerts and installations plus abstracts and biographies for ea...

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