Workington and Beyond – Multi-channel work by Brona Martin, Cathy Lane and more – 05/08/15


Workington and Beyond – Multi-channel work by Brona Martin, Cathy Lane, Karen Power and Annie Mahtani




Cafe OTO,
Ashwin St. London
Weds 5th August 2015
Doors 8:00 / Start 8:45
Tickets: £6 advance / £8 on the door / £4 concessions
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An ongoing strand of the ‘Full of Noises’ programme focuses on multi-channel diffusion and spatial audio work so we were really excited to be able to commission Brona Martin to make a new work for the Hub – the UK’s only public outdoor 3D ambisonic sound system.

Brona has made a new Electroacoustic work in response to the industry, community and the environment around Workington, an industrial town on the edge of the Lake District. Following the piece’s premiere at the 2015 Full of Noises festival in Barrow in Furness, we are excited to bring the full programme to Cafe Oto, including a programme of fixed media multi-channel pieces by women composers, curated by Brona.

The concert includes pieces by:

Brona Martin is an Electroacoustic composer and sound artist from Banagher, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Her site specific works composed in stereo, 5.1 and 8-channel have included the creative exploration of soundscapes from Ireland, Manchester, West Coast Australia, Spain and Germany. Her works have been performed internationally at EMS, ACMC, ICMC, NYCEMF, ISSTA, NOISEFLOOR, Balance/Unbalance, SSSP, iFIMPaC and MANTIS.

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Karen Power

Irish composer Karen Power’s work utilises two primary sources; acoustic instruments and everyday sounds, spaces and soundscapes. Recent projects have been presented as orchestral works, sonic installations, collaborations between sound and dance, image and experimental film, free improvisations and musical happenings. For more information go to:

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Annie Mahtani

Annie Mahtani is a composer and sound artist working and living in Birmingham. As a composer, Annie has collaborated with dance and theatre and worked on a number of site-specific installations. Her work has been performed extensively in concerts, conferences and festivals internationally. Commissions have included the University of Birmingham, Rosie Kay Dance Company, Birmingham Hippodrome, Jazzlines and PRS Women Make Music. Annie is also co-director of SOUNDkitchen, a Birmingham based organisation which she founded in 2010, dedicated to promoting local sound artists and composers.

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Cathy Lane

Cathy Lane is a composer, sound artist, lecturer and researcher. Her practice has been shaped by the women’s movement, community activism and a DIY aesthetic and, more recently, by working in schools, colleges and universities. She has collaborated with a number of other artists, composers and musicians including cinematographer Cathy Greenhalgh, textile artist Tessa Brown, composer Nye Parry and she has a long term collaborative relationship with British choreographer Rosemary Butcher. Cathy Lane established the department of Sound Arts and Design and now co – directs Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) at the University of the Arts, London.

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This event is a Full of Noises project curated by Brona Martin with support from Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation’s Women Make Music.

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