We don’t simply cry out. We pronounce. We enunciate. Using field recordings, digital imagery, mimicry, readings and improvisation, our site-specific performance addresses the birds of New York and how their voices sound the multiple landscapes of the metropolis.
Jan. 17, 2018
596 Broadway Suite 602 New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker
Using field recordings, digital imagery, mimicry, readings and improvisation, our site-specific performance addresses the birds of New York and how their voices sound the multiple landscapes of the metropolis.
As British migrants (Viv to the USA, Cath to Australia), our sonic practices are attuned to vernacular, idiom, dialect and accent, not only of people but also of animals, with reference to place. Through listening to the birds’ voices, the performance forms a kind of speculative reader for learning bird languages, including vocabulary, pronunciation and phrasing.
Catherine Clover’s multidisciplinary practice addresses communication through voice and language and the interplay between hearing/listening and seeing/reading. Using field recording, digital imaging and the spoken/written word she is exploring an expanded approach to language within species and across species through a framework of everyday experience. With listening as a key focus and the complexity of the urban as a shared sonic space, the artworks prompt transmission and reception through the fluidity, instability and mobility of voicing and languaging. The artworks are social in nature and frequently involve collaboration and participation with other artists as well as with audiences. The artworks take several forms including texts/scores, soundworks, installations, external public artworks, readings, radio, live performance, readings and artist books. Brought up in London, she moved to Melbourne through an arts residency with Gertrude Contemporary in the 1990s. Exhibiting and performing within Australia and internationally, she teaches at Swinburne University (MA Writing) Melbourne, and holds a practice led PhD (Fine Art) through RMIT University.
Vocalist and soundscape artist Viv Corringham creates music, installations, radio works and soundwalks. Work in the last 12 months includes festivals in New York (Electronic Art), Athens (Borderline), Brussels (Tempo al Tempo) London (Discovery), The Alp-Adriatic Region (Echoes from Invisible Landscapes) and Torino (La collera delle lumache), an artist residency in Venice (Emily Harvey Foundation), and work as artist mentor in Manila and Hong Kong (soundpocket).
She has received two Composer Fellowships from McKnight Foundation, through American Composers Forum, and many other grants and awards. She has an MA Sonic Art from Middlesex University, London and is certified to teach Deep Listening by composer Pauline Oliveros.
Articles on her work appear in Organised Sound (UK), In the Field (UK), Art of Immersive Soundscapes (Canada), Musicworks (Canada), Catskill Made (US), Playing With Words (UK) and For Those Who Have Ears (Ireland).
Her work has received international recognition and been presented in twenty two countries on five continents.