Occurring annually since 2000, Liquid Architecture celebrates the diverse methods of sound making and sound theory. Liquid Architecture offers a range of events including concerts, immersive sound presentations, audio-visual and recorded work, exhibitions and installations. Design Hub is pleased to support the following works and performances:
EXHIBITION: WOMB TO TOMB BY PHILIP BROPHY LONG ROOM, LEVEL 8: FRIDAY 30 AUGUST – SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
Womb To Tomb involves multiple drum kits, which perform by themselves, divided into 4 groups – cymbals, snares, toms, and bass drums and located in 4 separate spaces. The audience moves through the spaces, experiencing a tonal wash of each frequency group – highs, mids and lows (sounds heard from the womb to the tomb). The intended sensation is for the audience to be in front of a ‘musical performance’ but which clearly is being automated. The fast pulsing of the motorised mallets on multiple drum parts creates a randomised overload: the cymbals sound like foaming ocean waves and sizzling fry pans; the snares and toms sound like a swarm of busking drummers gone mad; and the bass drums will sound like ominous thunder rolls.
Sonopolis is a live, immersive performance with dramatically evolved sound environments from cities across the globe from Francisco Lopez. Commissioned by the Studio Akustische Kunst in Cologne in 2011, Sonopolis is a sound piece created by means of a dramatic evolution of original recordings of urban sound environments all over the world, recorded between 1985 and 2010.