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Wednesday, July 2 • 14:05 - 14:20
Sarah Angliss and Stephen Hiscock - Whitechapel Development

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Whitechapel Development 

Whitechapel Development is an introspective, live duet for theremin and augmented handbells. Percussionists have always exploited damping and movement to shape the long tail of a bell strike (for instance by creating Doppler shift). Here, bells have been fitted with real-time orientation and proximity sensors so their sounds can be manipulated further - their long tail becomes as malleable as the sustained notes of a theremin (their sound is processed using Max/MSP). As the players swap gestures to control their own and each others' sounds, these two disparate instruments become strangely and closely coupled to one another, both sonically and gesturally, to mesmerising effect. The piece is performed and devised by Sarah Angliss and Stephen Hiscock.




Sarah Angliss

A composer, performer and sound historian, Sarah Angliss taps into her obsessions with scientific oddities, obsolete machines, faded variety acts and the darkest European folk tales to create her work. | Sarah’s music mixes her own software patches (using Max/MSP, Supercollider, PRAAT and other tools) with her samples, field recordings and live performance on theremin, saw, recorder, waterphone, keyboard,  handbells and other... Read More →

Stephen Hiscock

Stephen Hiscock, percussionist and composer, is a founder member of innovative chamber group EnsembleBash. He’s been a guest musician for Stewart Copeland. Nitin Sawhney and Steve Reich and has collaborated with Joanna MacGregor, Evelyn Glennie, Django Bates and many others. He’s currently working with Complicite and The Globe. He’s been performing with Sarah Angliss for three years.

Wednesday July 2, 2014 14:05 - 14:20
Deptford Town Hall Goldsmiths

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