A Lyttelton sound artist’s earthquake recordings will feature in the International Computer Music symposium in Slovenia in September… Read more.
Body Waves, an infrasonic quadraphonic earthquake performance, has been accepted for the International Computer Music Conference 2012 to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia 9-15 September.
Composer: Stanier Black-Five and Dr Malcolm Riddoch
Title: Body Waves
Instrumentation: Electroacoustic 4 channel playback
Duration: 30 mins
A live infrasonic performance whose sounds go beyond the auditory system to be felt in the body. The primary sound source in this exploration of vibroacoustic perception are the unique recordings made by Stanier Black-Five at the epicentre of the recent earthquakes in New Zealand, which capture the vibrations of its massive aftershocks, collapsing buildings and subsequent demolitions. These are transformed by Riddoch to accentuate the lower frequency harmonics of the performance space to immerse its audience/participants in a dynamically visceral music of the body.
Photograph by Motoko Kikkawa
Body Waves performance, Spectrum Project Space, 18/05/2012
Sabbatical Festival, KIPL, Melbourne, Australia 
Quadraphonic travelogue piece
7″ EP released on Argot Records
My journey in sound and wine leads me to Italy this week, where I’m taking up a “Suoni dal confine” residency in Campania. Over the period of the residency I’ll be working on a multi-sensory piece which will be performed in Tufo on 7th July. The work – which I have provisionally titled Oenosthesia – will be created from the field recordings I’ll be making in the vineyards and wineries of the region with the frequencies of the final piece designed to interact with selected local wines tasted by the audience at specific times during its performance.
It’s an exciting project given my strong personal and professional interests in both areas and could well be the first time a piece of gustatory/sound art has been created that employs both the sounds of wine as well as the wines themselves.