MATERIALITY is a project in partnership with Brighter Sound and Yorkshire Women’s Sound Network. Through my research I developed a series of workshops aimed at integrating materials, DIY electronics, interfaces and electronic music production. These sessions are
-SAMPLE MATERIALS + ENVIRONMENT / BUILD A CONTACT MIC
-CREATE A MATERIAL SOUNDSCAPE IN ABLETON
-MUSIQUE CONCRETE DRUM KITS WITH ABLETON LIVE
-FM SYNTHESIS AND BUILD A GESTURAL MATERIAL INTERFACE
Sessions were delivered as part of Go Compose at the University of Huddersfield for YSWN, Touchstones Gallery and with Brighter Sound for Making Waves project at Sage Gateshead; part of The Hexagon Experiment series for Great Exhibition of the North.
Participant Feedback: “I had done a bit of FM synthesis before but i didn’t really understand it so it was great to be able to learn more. It really felt like i was playing a physical instrument and it was a lot of fun being able to easily change multiple parameters at the same time. I can imagine the technique being very powerful in a live performance or interactive installation setting. “
Kate Lowes, Brighter Sound Programmes Manager on Both Sides Now and MATERIALITY:
“The Materiality project has been a really important addition to the work we are doing on Both Sides Now and Vicky is an incredible role model to the young women we have worked with in terms of what she is doing in her own practice and what she is enabling them to access – creative physical and digital ways of making music.
Vicky’s Materiality work was a great way of expanding the horizons and ambitions of young female musicians in the North East and introducing them to a new language, a new creative process and exploring the commonalties and potential for women in STEAM careers. Brighter Sound will continue to work with Vicky to support more young women to access new technologies and are further exploring the development of a network in partnership with the Sage.
Another key element of the legacy is the way in which Vicky’s work has introduced people to the progressive developments and achievements from the National Graphene Institute – raising awareness and demystifying an area of science not often made accessible to the public.”
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