Cephalalgia – Ice cream headache
This is the Second portion of a 3-part performance of visuals & sound, combined generative & composed. Performed at the Sheffield Theatre Delicatessen in support of ‘Jefferson Slim Sheik Experience’ for their ‘Cittasamskara’ show.
One of the few pieces containing voice, albeit barely recognisable. Regarding the cognitive dissonance contained within ice cream headaches.
This is the first of a 3-part performance of visuals & sound, combined generative & composed. Performed at the Sheffield Theatre Delicatessen in support of ‘Jefferson Slim Sheik Experience’ for their ‘Cittasamskara’ show.
I wanted each section within the performance to have a defined style. Thus this part refers to calming notions of water, nature, birds, forests, etc. I conceived this piece after discovering a ‘relaxation cassette’ made by my father for one of his clients roughly 20 years ago. I listened to the entire recording & constructed complimentary pieces of sound design to go alongside the narration, as well as utilising existing footage of water used in previous projects. Subverting both to form a new, altogether connected experience.
What do we hear when we listen to sound? What could we see? What would it mean to us? How do we construct this meaning? Through experience? What could we experience? Do we experience the event itself? Or the experience alone?
The installation sought to create a synaesthetic environment through the juxtaposition of colour & sound. Through assigning groups of colour with specific sonic events, a combined aural/visual experience occurs within the audience.
Here’s an interview where I explain it a bit better.
Here’s the tester video I made prior to the installation in order to convey the idea of what it might be like. I was pretty close.