Cycle for cello, live electronics and resonating masks, followed by an interactive installation. The project revolves around the theme of loss, transition and the other.
The project was born as a collaboration between Silvia Rosani and Esther Saladin, but has later involved visual artist Inês Rebelo. The project has received the Francis Chagrin Award for the purchase of part of the equipment it requires. The Institute of Musical Research (IMR) has awarded a Public Engagement Grant to support the premiere of the project. The premiere of the project has also been supported by the Contemporary Music Research Unit (CMRU), the Sound Practice Research Unit (SPR) and the Electronics Music Studio (EMS) of Goldsmiths, and its premiere was enriched by the collaboration of poet-artist Lawrence Upton and sound artist John Levack Drever.
The project has just been granted the support of the Goldsmiths Annual Fund (2017).
4-5 July 2019 Atelierfrankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany)
27-28 December 2018 Dias de la Musica Electroacutstica (DME - Seia, Portugal)
8-9 July 2017 Activating Inclusive Sound Spaces (AISS) - Phipps Hall (Huddersfield). White Masks, a cycle for cello, live electronics and resonating masks. Music by Silvia Rosani, Ori Talmon and Rebecca Saunders. Cello: Esther Saladin, Live electronics and masks: Silvia Rosani, Visual artist: Inês Rebelo.
15/06/2017 - Deptford Lounge - 12-8pm Interactive audio-visual installation.
16/06/2017 - Deptford Lounge. Performances at 3.30pm and at 7pm. A cycle for cello, live electronics and resonating masks immersed in a visual installation.
21st November 2016 - Great Hall, Goldsmiths, University of London. Audio-visual installation and masterclass.
24th November 2016 - Great Hall, Goldsmiths, University of London. A cycle for cello, live electronics and resonating masks immersed in a visual installation.
Music by Silvia Rosani, Rebecca Saunders and Ori Talmon
Cello: Esther Saladin
Live electronics and masks: Silvia Rosani
Visual artist: Inês Rebelo
Websites of the artists:
Some pictures of Esther and myself while working at the first stages of the project in the Electronic Music Studio (EMS) at Goldsmiths, University of London. Some pictures of the Great Hall during the installation and the premiere of White Masks. Top left image by Liz Dobson, Silvia during the performance of White Masks at Assistive Inclusive Sound Spaces (AISS), Huddersfield University 08/07/2017.
A work in progress for voice, electronics and audience participation.
Premiere on 25th November 2017 at Kunstraum (Stuttgart, Germany)
Voice: Natasha Lopez
Electronics: Silvia Rosani
Canadian percussionist Tom Jacques and composer/engineer Silvia Rosani will collaborate to create an augmented vibraphone while in residence at Subnet and at the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction in Salzburg. More information to come soon.
Photo credit: Tom Jacques
First performance with the system developed by Silvia Rosani on 24/05/2019. Bascaille Trio at the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski (Quebec).