A new sound installation which seeks to humanise the behaviour of machines and to reflect on the mechanics of human memory and communication.
Centred around spring reverbs (components found in guitar amplifiers, organs, and synthesizers to give the illusion of space – as if the sound was echoing in a room – to dry electronic and electromechanical sounds), the installation presents the idea that these artificial echoes are memories of spaces which never existed - and creates a flowing conversation between the devices that hold these memories.
Kevin Terry is a composer and performer from east Cork. His practice has involved performance, score-making, improvisation, and electronics, while his current work focuses on the figuration of sound and listening. Awards include the 2019 Jerome Hynes Young Composers prize, the West Cork Chamber Music Composition prize and the Feis Ceoil String Orchestra composition. His formative musical experiences include The Deep Listening Retreat with Pauline Oliveros and studying improvisation with Han-earl Park from 2007 to 2011. He completed his undergraduate at UCC and his Masters at Cork School of Music.
Supported by the Arts Council