'The Sound of Gesture' by Stevie Wishart

2010-12-09 19:30 Europe/Brussels
2010-12-09 22:30 Europe/Brussels

Launch of CD/DVD of 'The Sound of Gesture', by Stevie Wishart.

"In everyday life we look without seeing, hear without listening: when a car passes we think “car” - we may not even notice what colour it is or pause to identify its engine from the engine sound. In life we concentrate on the basics in order to get along. As a composer and performer I want my audience to immerse themselves in the world of sounds I have carefully constructed. In the Sound of Gesture I hope that my musical gestures (those engaged in the act of playing the violin) will engage the audience, to lead them towards the various electronic transformations of the violin-sound as they emerge in the soundscape. Just as a pianist builds anticipation when lifting a hand before bringing it down onto the keyboard, so my visible gestures - themselves triggers to the sounds that accompany or follow - encourage the audience to expect what comes next and to notice when it happens. The Sound of Gesture is all about intensifying the listening experience."

“The Sound of Gesture” is part of Guild for Reality Integrators and Generators. It is a guild for European cultural and academic operators gathered around a mutual purpose; to mix separate realities, as well as bring whole new realities into existence. 

More: http://grig.info/

Stevie Wishart was educated at Cambridge, Oxford and the Guildhall School of Music and is active as a composer, performer and improviser. She explores medieval & contemporary extremes, using ancient technologies such as the hurdy gurdy, as well as electronic and computer music technologies of our own time.

More: http://www.loganartsmanagement.com/artists/stevie-wishart/



CD and DVD are produced as part of gRIG (Guild for Reality Integrators and Generators), and supported by Culture 2000 Programme of the European Commission and Flemish Authorities. In collaboration with Q-O2, Belgium