Murmurate

Performance [Various Venues Since 2014]

Murmurate at Gap in the Air – Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh ยฉ Chris Scott

Murmurate at Sight and Sound Festival, Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Canada

In Murmurate (previously named Fields) we play the sounds through the audience’s smartphones. It is a collaboration between myself and Sรฉbastien Piquemal. The connected devices become an array of speakers that the performers can control live, resulting in an omni-directional sonic experience.

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Murmurate at Mining Institute – Newcastle, UK ยฉ Ben Jeans Houghton

Murmurate has been performed around Europe and in the USA. Venues / Festivals / Events include:

  • Glasgow Film Festival (Glasgow, UK)
  • Cafe OTO (London, UK)
  • Wagga Wagga Art Gallery (New South Wales, Australia)
  • Edinburgh Entertainment Festival
  • MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, USA)
  • Eastern Bloc (Montreal, Canada)
  • Piksel (Bergen, Norway)
  • Stereolux (Nantes, France)
  • FACT (Liverpool, UK)
  • NK Projekt (Berlin, Germany)
  • ZDB (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Third Space (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Connect the Dots (Sheffield, UK)
  • Sanctuary Festival (Dumfries, UK)
  • Islington Mill (Manchester, UK)
  • Music Hackspace (London, UK)
  • Talbot Rice Gallery (Edinburgh, UK)
  • Grundy Art Gallery (Blackpool, UK)
  • Web Audio Conference (Paris, France)
  • New Interfaces for Musical Expression (Baton Rouge, USA)
  • Goldsmiths (London, UK)
  • Culture Lab (Newcastle, UK)
  • Durham Castle (Durham, UK)
  • Sussex University (Sussex, UK)
  • Green Door Store (Brighton, UK)
  • Louisiana (Bristol, UK)
  • International Computer Music Conference (Athens, Greece)

Murmurate at Connect the Dots, Sheffield, UK

Fields UK tour 2015
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A Year of Performing Fields

Fields at ZDB, Lisbon

We have also presented this piece as a workshop at Goldsmiths, Connect the Dots, Stereolux and Piksel. The system is released as an open source project, instructions and information here:ย https://github.com/sebpiq/WebPd

A paper was published on Fields for NIME 2015 documenting our creative and technical approach:ย http://www.nime.org/proceedings/2015/nime2015_196.pdfย 

Murmurate has been kindly supported by Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice, Culture Lab, The Creative Exchange and Sound and Music.