| space ventriloquy

With Anna Menzies (Cello), Michael j McEvoy (Piano), Akira Sileas (Electronics), Harry Whalley (Synths), Arusik Nanyan (Voice), James Wright (Drums/Electronics)


Live  from IKLECTIK 

For the three concerts of this 4th season, we are focusing on a theme of dislocation of sound in space and time, chosing works that rely upon the voice and other sonic events coming from elsewhere literally, metaphorically or through technology.


Loquitur         Michael J McEvoy
Plangency       Akira Sileas and Harry Whalley
Iterate             Sea of Cables

Our relationship to space is not just visual, but also auditory. In this concert, the corelation between an environmental space and the sounds and music that resonate it our challenged. Michael J McEvoy questions translation of visual image to sound through interpretation. His music is a response to videos, and his scores invite classically trained musicians to expand their zone of influence, from the traditional minutia of interpretation in classical music, to a wide-open form. Cello, Guitar and Piano. Akira Sileas and Harry Whalley’s work Plangency for Cello and Live electronics uses the reverberant space of Salisbury Cathedral. The cello activates different resonances that are amplified and manipulated, surrounding the audience in a way that exaggerates the resonances and materials of the cathedral. Sea of Cables uses field recordings as a basis for electronic improvisation. In this context the environmental sound is transferred into a texture, which is built upon by the ensemble.


This is the 10th iteration of the streamed concerts series after Seamus Cater (February 2022), Parkinson Saunders (May 2021), Voice & Electronics with Sadd, Moore, Waeckerlé and Ziv (April 2021), Greg Caffrey (IE, March 2021), Marie Cécile Reber (CH, Feb 2020), Gildas Quartet (UK, Oct 2019), Marcus Kaiser (DE, May 2019), Stefan Thut (CH, April 2019), Jessica Aslan and Emma Lloyd (UK, March 2019). 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.