Mythogeosonics

Since 2015, John Bowers and Tim Shaw have been developing a creative practice they have come to call ‘mythogeosonics’.

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Mythogeosonics works with an extended conception of field recording to incorporate such diverse practices as geophysical data sonification and paranormal investigation.

Think of all the fields: radio, magnetic, electric, esoteric.

They cross between on-site investigation, installation-making, soundwalks, and an improvisatory performance practice combining soundscapes, documentary recordings, film, text, and process material using modular synthesizers, resonant found objects, DIY software and self-made instruments.

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Think of all the ways that the mythogeosonic can be heard, witnessed, appreciated and transformed.

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Recent works by Bowers and Shaw have included:

  • Unfoldings/SoundLines (FACT, Liverpool, UK, 2015)
  • Walk Write Repeat (AlgoMech, Sheffield, UK, 2016)
  • Into The Woods (Beyond, Allenheads Contemporary Arts, UK, 2017)
  • Universal Transformation Machine (Piksel, Bergen, Norway, 2018)
  • Annual Review (Experimental Intermedia, New York, 2018)
  • Ongoing Research (FUSE, Bradford, UK, 2018)
  • Ongoing Research (IKLECTIK, London, UK, 2019)
  • Ongoing Research (Centrala, Birmingham, UK, 2019)
  • Ongoing Research (Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh, 2019)
  • Ongoing Research (Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, 2019)
  • Annual Review (Plymouth Boat Club, Plymouth, UK, 2019)