counter/knowledge at MORE WORLD conference

Kat’s work has been featured by Berliner Gazette as one of their Impulses for their 20th Anniversary MORE WORLD feature, which explores the role of collectivity in addressing climate change.

At the MORE WORLD conference this October, Kat will participate in and feature a short performance from The Matter of the Soul, for the COUNTER/KNOWLEDGE track.

10th – 12th October 2019
Center for Arts and Urbanistics (ZK/U)
Berlin, Germany

Registration is open until 1st September 2019.

The Matter of the Soul at L’Eau en Movement

The Matter of the Soul | Symphony video will be screened on 28th May at Surfrider Foundation for L’eau en movement, conception de la matière curated by Ateliers Avenue de la Milady, Biarritz as part of Fête de la Nature Biarritz. The evening line-up is:

Première Partie – Creasy John : 20h – 21h
Source – Guillaume YoMk : 21h – 22h
Matter of the Soul – Kat Austen : 22h – 23h

More info on their website and the Facebook event

Surfrider Foundation Europe
33 Allée du Moura, 64200 Biarritz

concentration | The Matter of the Soul at Kosmetiksalon Babette

Kat will be headlining the Deep Sea – Empathie performance night at Café Kosmetiksalon Babette in the beautiful Kindl Brauerei building, with a performance of concentration | The Matter of the Soul.

9th May 2019 @ 10pm
Café Kosmetiksalon Babette
Am Sudhaus 3
12053 Berlin

Performances start at 7pm with Alice Münch, Karl Karner, Manfred Peckl.

 

Playing Arctic water at Climate Hub, COP24 for Greenpeace PL, Katowice, December 2018

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.

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.