Deep Listening at Control Shift

On Saturday 10th October, I invited people to join me for ‘Deep Listening’ walk around Bristol’s floating harbour for Control Shift festival. Together, we paused to listen to Bristol from an underwater perspective using hydrophones and wireless headphones. The walk culminated in a contemplation of Bristol’s unique tidal range (the second largest in the world) from an edge point of the city,…

River Traces at Mutek

RIVER TRACES 1 was created in collaboration with the River Frome in Bristol, by exposing samples of river sediment and algae directly onto 16mm film, and developing using eco-processing techniques. Physical traces are generated through a direct encounter between the material qualities of the river and the film itself, effecting both the visual and audio…

Aeolian : 2017

“… it worked magic: never have I seen and heard such a kaleidoscopic panoply of bizarre and exotic musical instruments used in a way that cancels out completely the idea of novelty. This was so true that I found myself looking at the ‘regular’ instruments – accordion, flute, cello and so on – and wondering what…

Deep Listening Walks

In May 2019, Kathy Hinde invited people to join her on a ‘Deep Listening Walk’ to focus on the hidden sounds of Europe’s largest blanket bog in The Flow Country in the far north of Scotland. Using specialist listening devices such as hydrophones, she made audible the sonic qualities of peat gently moving, and tuned in to…

elbejée : homeopathic waft of signal : 2019

Homeopathic waft of signal is the debut album of improvisational explorations by elbejée (Kathy Hinde [UK] and Gail Priest [Aus]). Recorded amongst rutting frogs and all watched over by feisty Shetland cows, these three pieces combine field recordings, synthesised bleeps, processed vocals, mechanised singing bowls, self-playing gongs, bird whistles, wind-up bugs, and bespoke vinyl. This…

LOCKDOWN VEXATIONS!

There is a dedicated website for this project HERE LOCKDOWN VEXATIONS LIVE STREAM launched THIS SUNDAY 17th MAY – for ERIK SATIE’s 154th BIRTHDAY… more details about this HERE VEXATIONS is a mysterious composition by Erik Satie, which takes on another dimension when the instructions at the top of the score are followed. Satie asks the performer to play the piece…

SWCTN – DATA Fellowship

I’m delighted to announce that I have joined the South West Creative Technology Network as a Data Fellow. Along with 23 other fellows, selected from academia, industry and new talent, with a dynamic production team, I’ll be creatively thinking about the effects and impacts of data from many perspectives. I’m excited at the possibilities of this time of in-depth research with colleagues from diverse…

UK-RUSSIA year of Music, Moscow – Exhibition

As part of the British Council UK-RUSSIA Year of Music I went to Moscow for ten days.  I created a new installation version of my project Twittering Machines. The Sound Artist community offered to let me work at SA)) Studios for a few days, to use their 8 channel speaker system.  I made a new 8 channel composition with HD video, and…

UK-RUSSIA Year of Music, Moscow – Workshop

As part of the British Council UK-RUSSIA Year of Music trip to Moscow, I delivered a ‘Synth-making and e-textiles’ workshop at the SA)) Studios run by the Sound Artist Community in Moscow. The day was lots of fun, and participants went away with a soft toy that made lots of different noise, controlled by a combination…

UK-RUSSIA Year of Music, Moscow – LIVE gigs

As part of the British Council UK-RUSSIA Year of Music, I took my Twittering Machines Project to Moscow and St Petersburg. I began with a live performance at Plums Festival Digital Check-in at the NCCA, Moscow, on February 21st, which was the first event in the new series of live digital art events Techne. I was…

LITTORAL – new work

I am currently working on a new audio visual performance in collaboration with Canadian artist Myriam Boucher titled LITTORAL, to premiere at Mutek Montréal in August 2020. Myriam Boucher (QC) and Kathy Hinde (UK) present LITTORAL, an audiovisual performance combining sculptural objects, sound and light. LITTORAL explores concepts concerned with rising sea levels by incorporating scientific…

UK-RUSSIA : MUSICIAN IN RESIDENCE : BLOG 9

AMBER STATIC EXPERIMENTS & STUDIO WORK Following my discovery about amber and static electricity, (see previous blog post), further inspired by conversations about the magnet sense of birds, (see previous blog post), I decided to experiment with amber, static and some items I found at the flea market in Kaliningrad. Below is a short video showing my experiments with…