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SFERA - A multidimensional choreography of sound

A multidimensional choreography of sound by Jeph Vanger

SFERA (Sφera) is a multichannel sound environment where the physical presence of sound and the ongoing engagement with it become the priority. Loudspeaker Design experiments, 3D Audio and Contemporary Dance amalgamate through a symphony of a hand-built multicell horn speaker, a hand built subwoofer and the Sonible IKO ambisonics speaker. A major part of the installation, pays tribute to the mournful sound of the Foghorn, using original recordings from the field performance Foghorn Requiem (2013), where 50 ships sounded their horns to a score taking into account landscape and the physical distance of sound. Sφera derives from the philosophical principles of the Greek philosopher Parmenides, who was interested in the spherical perception of being-in-the-world.

‘Being is complete on every side, like the mass of a well-rounded sphere, equally balanced in every direction from the centre’. Parmenides of Elea (Born 515 BC ), Pre-Socratic Greek Philosopher

Friday 1st of June Time: Dance Performance & Sound Installation
Saturday 2nd of June 2018: Sound Installation 12pm-5pm
Sunday3rd of June 2018: Sound Installation 12pm-5pm
58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY

3D Audio IKO Speaker by sonible
Influenced by Foghorn Requiem (2013) by Joshua Portway, Lise Autogena & Orlando Gough
Fog Signal Recordings Provision: Geoff Sample
Performance & Choreography of Bodies: Kyriaki Nasioula & Georgia Tegou
Filming: Jess McCallum
Technical Support: Bob Morton, Joshua Legallienne
Loudspeaker Design Experiments, Sound Diffusion & Composition: Jeph Vanger

Performed / Exhibited as part of the Digital Music & Sound Arts Degree show at Grand Parade, University of Brighton