Music video screening at Architecture and the Senses, Plasy Monastery

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14th October 2018
National Technical Museum – Center for Architectural Heritage Plasy,
Plasy Monastery, Czech Republic

The video for  biphasic | The Matter of the Soul, will be screened for the first time at Architecture and the Senses, a symposium organised by the Agosto Foundation at National Technical Museum – Center for Architectural Heritage Plasy, Mathey Hall, Plasy Monastery, Opatská konírna.

biphasic is the first movement of The Matter of the Soul symphony. This three-part symphony explores the relationship between human movement and the dispersal of Arctic water, creating in the process digital artefacts that disperse online. It is an elaboration of identity and meta-identity in the shifting times of climate crisis, interweaving socio-politics, individual needs and desires, and global impacts of human activity.

In biphasic, two discrete entities exist alongside each other, but not together, not mixing.

The Matter of the Soul | Symphony will première in its entirety at Howard Assembly Rooms, Opera North in Leeds, UK, on the 23rd October.  Tickets available here.

Première: Symphony | The Matter of the Soul at Howard Assembly Rooms, Opera North

 

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Performance: Symphony | The Matter of the Soul

23rd October 2018
Howard Assembly Rooms, Opera North, Leeds

This performance is the première of the symphony from Arctic empathy artwork The Matter of the SoulIt will include live improvisation using both traditional and unconventional instruments, and will include sculptural elements as part of the performance.

Tickets available from Eventbrite

Kunst vs Climate Change – lecture performance at Fusion Festival

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Thursday 28th June
21:30 ConTent, Fusion Festival, Germany

Can we learn to love others, who may not be human, enough to live in synchronicity together? Kat Austen will elaborate on multi-sensory ways of creating emotional connections with other entities in the environment. Kat will draw on her work in embodied, experiential artworks and will perform live a new musical composition from project about empathy with the Arctic, “The Matter of the Soul”.

First remix: Conductivity samples used by London composer

London-based composer John Morrison has used the conductivity meter sound recordings from The Matter of the Soul, available on Github under CC-BY-SA 4.0 license, as inspiration for his beautiful piece The Realities We Play. You can hear the characteristic rise and fall of the instrument throughout this haunting work, and most clearly at the very end.

This is the first time to my knowledge that the samples have been reused by another musician, an important step in the morphing and dispersal of The Matter of the Soul’s online identity, central to the work.