Call & Response in collaboration with Zoe Laughlin and The Institute of Making
Hearing Shapes is an immersive sound environment in which audience members can engage with the sonic properties of materials.
From October 18th to 20th 2012 London based sonic arts collective Call & Response are transforming the Bethnal Green Library in to a space for concentrated sound exploration. Saturday will feature a lecture and sonic demonstration from the Creative Director of the Institute of Making at University College London, Zoe Laughlin. During this talk, Zoe will reveal how vibrations are transmitted through the microstructures of materials to create the sound of our world.
The lecture room at Bethnal Green Library will be filled with the sound of kinetic sculptures constructed by artist Tom Slater from concrete, steel and copper, along side 8-speaker surround sound compositions by Jeremy Keenan & Matt Lewis. Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience the hidden sounds of everyday materials by literally transmitting the vibrations of their favourite music from their mobile devices through sheets of plastic, glass, and ceramics.
Exhibition opens 10am – 6pm, 18th - 20th October 2012
Materials lecture by Zoe Laughlin 3.30pm – 4.30pm, Saturday 20th October 2012
All events are free !