LIVE SOUND INSTALLATIONS
Playing with the resonance of cultural spaces like museums and galleries, it's possible to uncover some eerie phenomena. Our work always starts with the stripped down ingredients of the body and voice, but we also use a more expanded set of tools for larger installations (chimes, drums, bowls, cymbals, harmoniums, flutes, loop pedals...).
Diffraction Pattern explores vibrations intersecting in sound and water, creating ripples, interference patterns, areas of calm and choppy waves. Diffraction Pattern was first performed at the Turner Contemporary Gallery during the 2019 Turner Prize weekend, part of a commission from Margate NOW Festival. Duration: 1hr.
Standing Wave is a participatory performance lecture, which uses singing and clapping to find the resonating properties of cultural spaces. Certain frequencies are amplified, while certain frequencies are lost. This is a productive model for thinking more broadly about how cultural spaces resonate with particular voices. Standing Wave was first performed at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of the 2019 Friday Late series. Duration: 8 x 30min sessions.
22&3/4 was a performance research piece at the London Bronze Casting anniversary exhibition at Squire & Partners, London 2019. When casting her large bronze work 22&3/4 at LBC, Alla Malova discovered its unusual sonic properties and invited Lunatraktors to come and experiment with its resonant effects. Duration: 12min.
This Is Broken Folk was a participatory performance lecture for TEDx, describing the thinking behind 'broken folk' using two songs and an audience improvisation. We use body percussion and overtone singing to explore folk music as a place of connections and experimentation, rather than borders and national identities.