Beth Bradfish, 2018 Artist in Residence and co-creater of Untied/United, will be giving an artist talk!
Untied/United is an interactive installation created by Beth Bradfish, composer/sound artist, and Connie Noyes, multi-disciplinary artist, in collaboration the Harvestworks TEAM. Visual elements in the room work in unison with the soundscape to evoke both the fragility and resilience of close relationships. Elastic threads create a web-like pattern. Once the threads are touched, the relationship with the room begins. Sounds build and mix unpredictably depending on the density of the threads and how many people are interacting with them at any given time.
Date: Saturday 6/30
Time: 3 pm
Location: Governors Island Nolan Park Building 8a
Beth Bradfish is a composer and sound artist whose goal is to bring her audience as close to sound as possible – like a musician holding a cello to his or her heart. The permeability and physical intimacy of sound is the foundation of experiences she creates and invites her audiences to participate in. She composes for chamber ensembles, orchestras as well as installations and sound objects she designs. Bradfish often collects field recordings, analyzes their characteristics, and then edits and transforms those sounds to create compositions that subtly engage audiences and visitors. Sometimes she invites audience participation in the music making by asking the audience to play soundfiles they download to Smartphones. She also creates sound objects that function as instruments. For example, Exhale Sound Bed (2017) creates sound that gently circles the body while the physical vibration comes and goes depending on the area of the bed activated by transducers and microelectronics. With the Harvestworks project Bradfish, collaborating with visual artist Connie Noyes, treats the entire installation space as a resonating and interactive environment.