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“The Central Nervous System is Nature’s Sistine Chapel…”

April 11, 2016

A small version of “The Analysis of Beauty” oscilloscope installation was exhibited as part of “Seeing Sound” – a practice-led research symposium at Bath Spa University on the 9th and 10th April 2016. The installation was exhibited to illustrate a lecture on “J.G. Ballard, Ultrasonic Visual Music, William Hogarth & The Analysis of Beauty”, which is based on a talk given at Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh, as summarised on this website. Although the focus of “Seeing Sound” was on sonification, visualisation and visual music, rather than on visual representations of and sounds of speech, the “Rorschach Audio” book says “the earliest form of sound recording technology was not a machine but was written language” – so, citing that quote in her presentation, Zata Banks pointed out that an important mechanism for seeing sound is therefore the reading of written text. For the “Sistine Chapel” quote, follow these links…

https://rorschachaudio.com/2015/08/05/natures-sistine-chapel/

http://www.seeingsound.co.uk/seeing-sound-2016/2016-papers-2/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/disinfo/27282686972/

“Seeing Sound” was co-ordinated by Jo Hyde, and featured lectures, performances and screenings by Frieda Abtan, Luigi Allemano, Aural-i, Robert Baldock, Joe Banks, Zata Banks, Bret Battey, Myriam Boucher, Emma Bowen, David J. Brown, Jessica Arianne Rodriquez Cabrera, Anna Cady, Duncan Chapman, Marko Ciciliani, Tom J Clarke, Stewart Collinson, Fred Collopy, Nick Cope, Grayson Cooke, Jethro Cooke, Nuno Correia, Emilio Hernández Cortés, Larry Cuba, Thierry Dilger, Disinformation, Karel Doing, Dot Product, Andrew Duff, Bryan Dunphy, Alexander Dupuis, Yati Durant, Christian Eloy, Tariq Emam, Marie Cécile Embleton, Ricardo Dal Farra, Brian Garbet, Harvey Goldman, Mick Grierson, Hugi Guðmundsson, Louise Harris, Kristin Hayter, Ian Helliwell, Andrew Hill, Ryo Ikeshiro, Martin Keary, Victoria Keddie, Steven Kemper, Trent Kim, Chris King, Robert Mackay, Sama Mara, Francesc Marti, Bébhinn McDonnell, Maura McDonnell, Mike McInerney, Dugal McKinnon, Monomatic, Rob Mullender, Joao Pedro Oliveira, Ireti Olowe, Victoria Oruwari, Panther Panther, Daniela de Pauli, Dave Payling, Jean Piché, Jean Philippe Pierre-Louis, Jane Pitt, Chris Plant, Alexander Peverett, Michael J. Proulx, Krunoslav Pticar, Sharon Quigley, Joost Rekveld, Tom Richards, Rolando Rodriguez, Tonali Rufino, Kevin Satizabal, Margaret Schedel, Matthew Schoen, Kartik Seshadri, Vishal Shah, Ellis Sharpe, James Snazell, Vibeke Sorensen, Fernando Falci de Souza, Lewis Sykes, Andrea Szigetvári, Dan Tapper, Pauline Thomas, Jing Wang, John Wedgwood-Clarke, Jon Weinel, Lee Westwood, Kristina Wolfe and Pablo Perez Zarate (it’s a huge list, sorry if I missed anyone). Fortunately it’s not a reflection of the overall quality of contributions that Dan Tapper’s work with “unheard” sounds of VLF radio – especially VLF noise from underground tube trains – seems so similar to the Disinformation project’s (much earlier) work with identical subject matter!

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