on voice & electronics in folkestone

with N.O. Moore (electronics), Ed Shipsey and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (voice)


This is the first off-site concert, taking to Folkestone  part of a concert that took place in April 2021, at IKLEKTIK, as well as new work on the theme.

‘a dialectical play between the organic and electronic’. (Hyperobjects,Tim Morton 2013)

We are continuying exploring what voice and electronics can do to each other in ‘a dialectical play between the organic andelectronic’ (Tim Morton, 2013). Does any sound establish a territory as quickly and as thoroughly as the voice? Atthe same time, is there anything more fragile and unstable than the sound of the voice? This holding fragility as well as contemporary themes of longing and belonging are the focus of these new works, one performed here for the first time.


‘Submerged Voices’ (N.O. Moore, 2022)
performed by Ed Shipsey & Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (voice), N.O. Moore (electronics)

A new work concerned with memory, place, and displacement, built out of samples of the performers’ voicesspeaking words and phrases drawn from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, accompanied by live performances based upon a semi-autobiographical piece by N.O. Moore, who grew up in Dover, and whose father lived in Folkestone, and a text concerned with the contemporary condition of channel crossing by people from Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

La Notte (N.O. Moore and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, 2021)
performed by Ed Shipsey & Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (voice), N.O. Moore (electronics)

A work in three movements based on a short extract from Antonioni’s La Notte (1961) in which Monica Vittidescribes not being able to control the sounds and words she hears in and around her. Two voices and anelectronic wolf establish their worlds through territorial soundings, before each territory passes through the others,mutually appropriating them as outside forces, until finally a singular multiplicity, is found.  Performed for the first time at Iklectik with N.O. Moore, Emmanuelle Waeckerlé and Yifeat Ziv (May 2021). concert series

a collaboration between bookRoom and the Audio Research Cluster at UCA Farnham, curated by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé and Harry Whalley, around their common research in extended, textual, visual, gestural and object scores and ways to integrate or experience technology in text / music / film / performances. The project is supported by UCA research fund.