The Music of Electricity is part of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival's Learning and Participation Programme 2009.
A-level students from Greenhead College and Year 6 pupils from Spring Grove Primary School have been devising a series of new pieces inspired by the work of digital artist Tim Head.
Working with sonic artist Duncan Chapman and swapping material between groups during six days of workshops, participants have been exploring the means by which sound is created through the following questions:
what is the sound of electricity?; what is the smallest unit of audio information?; and image or sound - can we use fragments of image to generate sound material?
The results will be presented at a public performance during HCMF on Thursday 26 November and can also be explored as the project progresses through this on-line installation.
Tim Head's Raw Material exhibition runs at Huddersfield Art Gallery from Saturday 21 November 2009 until Saturday 9 January 2010
This exhibition brings together recent work by Tim Head exploring the nature of the digital medium, its elusive material substance and its unsettled relationship with both ourselves and with the physical world. The exhibition includes recent digital work, alongside a selection of drawings and an outdoor projection on the Library and Art Gallery building.
Open daily throughout the Festival; otherwise closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Produced by hcmf // and Huddersfield Art Gallery,
supported by the Patricia & Donald Shepherd Charitable Trust and the Michael Tippett Musical Foundation
Commissioned by the Hudderfield Contemporary Music Festival
programming by samuel.freeman http://sdfphd.net