Venue: Great Hall, Museum Building Massey University
Time: 8pm Wednesday, July 18, 2012
1 – Acoustic Resonance
2 – Resonance for wind and string – Karlo Margetic and Umar Zakaria on bass clarinet and double bass.
3 – Resonant Noise
4 – Body Waves with Stanier Black-Five
Four experimental electronic music works exploring the natural harmonic resonance of one of the largest acoustic spaces in New Zealand – the Great Hall at Massey University in Wellington. Riddoch specialises in the use of the Larsen effect (microphone feedback) to ‘ring out’ the unique resonant frequencies of an acoustic space. The four works track the evolution of his practice from simple pure tones through interference effects with acoustic instruments to the use of acoustically derived digital feedback controllers driving the electronic manipulation of sound. The only audio source for these first three works is the ambient noise within the acoustic space itself.
The final work, Body Waves with Lyttelton sound artist Stanier Black-Five, tunes her Christchurch earthquake infrasonic soundscape into the lowest fundamental resonant frequencies of the Great Hall to create music that goes beyond the auditory system to be felt in the body.
Thanks to the support of the Sonic Arts programme at the New Zealand School of Music (a joint venture of Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington), Massey University College of Creative Arts and the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).