Free Talk at Tempting Failure
Friday 7th November Rachel Parry will be chairing a panel at Tempting Failure.
“Breaking Barriers: sound and body”
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This event is free with a pre-booked ticket HERE for all the talks
but we do encourage you all to come see the artists performances, including the paid event.
Purchasing a ticket to the main event on either 7/11 or 8/11 directly supports all elements & artists from the wider programme including this work. Tempting Failure proudly pays all of its programmed artists. #PayingArtists #TemptingFailure
Synthetic Life Group
Synthetic Life Group (SLG) feature at Tempting Failure as part of our South West emergent artist programme. SLG is a collaboration of artists Charles Gershom and Reverend Tate. Our projects use various elements of new media, altered sound generators, common technology, and custom devices with in-house developed software. All of which are employed to initiate an instance with a performative state and intuitive sound generation.
A ‘performative state’ to us, is the mental and physical space we occupy when we engage with the creative process regardless of audience presence. It involves inhabiting the moment allowing us the freedom to act without hesitation and with the absence of intrusion. Our project aims to illuminate this process, to allow this experience to be shared with others. SLG attempts to achieve this through live performances of intuitive sound generation, where we respond to the moment, the sounds themselves and the environment intuitively.
Audio ephemera is our response to the audio product. We are less concerned with maintaining the status of our results, allowing us to expand and submerge ourselves in the processes we employ. Our sound sessions are all placed on soundcloud using their platform of public accessibility allowing anyone to enjoy. We do not dwell on the recorded tracks but move on to the next recording experience.
Juan Carlos Vasquez
Juan Carlos Vasquez is a sound artist and composer from Colombia. He has participated as a sonic artist, composer and/or performer in events within the United Kingdom, United States, France, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Finland, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. Commissions by the Westminster and Chelsea Hospital / Museum (UK) in partnership with Royal College of Music (UK), the Arts Council through the Wiltshire Museum (UK), Polish Artists in London “PAiL” (UK) and the Hilltown New Music Festival (Ireland). Record deals with Important Records (USA) and Ablaze Records (USA/Australia). His music has been featured on hour-long specials by leading radio art / electroacoustic music radio stations, such as Resonance 104.4 FM (Clearspot – UK), BCB Radio 106.6FM (The Sound Art Show – UK), Basic.FM and Radio Círculo (UNDAE – Spain).