7:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday 21 November 2019

Instrumentality in spatial sound with the icosahedral loudspeaker ( IKO )

Gerriet K. Sharma and Angela McArthur introduce the IKO icosahedral loudspeaker; which inverts outside-inside spatial sound phenomena, creating a compelling and unique sound experience. They will explore its affect on the compositional process. A concert of works composed specifically for the IKO will follow.

from £0.00 to £5.00

Studio One
Performing Arts and Technology Building
University of Surrey
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  • Angela McArthur


Gerriet K. Sharma and Angela McArthur will discuss the IKO in terms of its history, mechanics and the possibilities which it elicits. They will also outline the impact it had on them during their time composing for it, given that Gerriet has spent 10 years developing and using it, Angela 5 months (the first and second greatest amount of time, respectively, that any artist has spent with this system to date). On one thing they are resolute: The IKO's presence is not just technical, it informs the compositional process more directly, as a compositional imperative in the form of an instrument, character, or musical counterpart for the composer. An introduced concert of works composed specifically for the IKO will follow.

Gerriet K. Sharma is a composer and sound artist with extensive experience in a wide range of artistic practices. Working with engineers he helped develop the IKO technology, applying artistic research practice to strengthen and perfect the design. Sharma was Edgard Varèse guest professor (DAAD) at the Electronic Studio of TU Berlin 2017/18.

Angela McArthur is artist-in-residence at the Institut für Elektronische Musik (IEM) in Graz. She has had recent exhibits at Ars Electronica (in collaboration with the BBC), Tate Modern (in collaboration with Nathaniel Mann) and Sheffield DocFest.


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