KOSMICA Sound Night

KOSMICA Sound Night 7 December 2012
Illustrated image of an astronaut floating above sonic waves.
Kosmica, Sound Night, December 2012.

A social event for artists, scientists and the cosmically curious exploring sound and sonification of space.

KOSMICA bridges Earth and space through art and other cultural experiments out of this world. Our next informal gathering for the cosmically curious will bring together artists who explore the sounds and sonification of space and our planet: Yuri Suzuki, Honor Harger and Kaffe Matthews.

The Acts

Yuri Suzuki - a sound artist, designer and electronic musician who produces work that explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces.  Yuri will present The Sound of the Earth, a spherical record project, the grooves representing the outlines of the geographic land mass. Each country on the disc is engraved with a different sound, as the needle passes over it plays field recordings collected by Yuri Suzuki from around the world over the course of four years; traditional folk music, national anthems, popular music and spoken word broadcasts.

Honor Harger - a curator and artist from New Zealand. Harger has a particular interest in artistic uses of new technologies. She's the director of Lighthouse, an arts agency in Brighton, UK. Her artistic practice is produced under the name r a d i o q u a l i a together with collaborator Adam Hyde. One of their main projects is Radio Astronomy, a radio station broadcasting sounds from space.

Kaffe Matthews - Since 1990 Kaffe has been making and performing new electro-acoustic music worldwide with a variety of things and places such as violin, theremin, Scottish weather, desert stretched wires, NASA scientists, melting ice in Quebec and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is completing three Star Gazer chairs and album for ‘Yird, Muin, Starn,’ a vital spark collaboration with Mandy McIntosh, in the Galloway Forest, Scotland.