News 2011

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posted 22/12/2011

The ‘SoundLife London’ 3D soundscape installation staged by Illustrious in London’s Leicester Square in June 2009 has been added to the Soundscape Explorations website.

The article includes videos of the launch event in Leicester Square Gardens on the morning of June 4, and Martyn Ware's subsequent talk at Westminster Library which he gave alongside the accompanying exhibition by Martyn and Malcolm Garrett.

Soundscape Explorations is a directory of internet videos (and some slide/sound programs) related to the field of Acoustic Ecology. It aims to provide an Archive of videos and references to contemporary soundscape projects.

West Street, Brighton, 29 October 2011
posted 12/12/2011

West Street Story : Come Together was a co-commission for the White Night festival with the Noise Abatement Society, Brighton and Hove City Council and Brighton & Hove Arts Commission.

It comprised an original 3D soundscape composed by Martyn Ware of the Illustrious Company, founder member of bands The Human League and Heaven 17; and live commentary and analysis in Brighton University’s Sallis Benney Theatre by psychobiologist and body language expert Dr Harry Witchel from Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

The event was filmed and broadcast live by Driftwood Productions. Situated in part of West Street, in the heart of Brighton’s night life, the installation and experiment, hailed a success by local stakeholders including the police and local council, presented a contrast to the raucous disharmony so frequently heard in lively areas at night, and connected with visitors to the area and residents, as well as those exiting the clubs.

For more information contact

West Street, Brighton, 29 October 2011
posted 14/10/2011

Martyn Ware is to create a 3D outdoor soundscape installation, transforming the atmosphere and ambience in the heart of Brighton’s cacophonous clubbing area.

As a musician Martyn is committed to helping the public understand positive soundscaping. Situated in part of West Street, at the heart of Brighton’s night life, his installation will consist of two rows of speakers creating a 3D soundscape, through which people can walk.

Martyn will present a combination of both recorded and live sounds from a kiosk at the side of the street. His soundscapes will present a contrast to the raucous disharmony so frequently heard in lively areas at night, and will be designed to connect with visitors to the area and residents, as well as those exiting the clubs.

Roundhouse, London, 14 October 2011
posted 5/9/2011

Heaven 17 presents The Luxury Gap ‘Live ’ in 3D Sound

Following the success of Heaven 17’s Penthouse and Pavement 30th Anniversary Tour, the British Electric Foundation is proud to present ‘Music of Quality and Distinction Live’; a two day festival at London’s prestigious Roundhouse venue celebrating 30 years of seminal electronic music and unique collaborations. Over the last three decades, BEF’s work has achieved a cult status and universal acclaim. Their 1981 debut album Music For Stowaways was recently hailed by Uncut magazine as one of the “50 Greatest Lost Albums of All Time ”.

The two day festival will feature a major concert each night. Friday 14 October will include the world premiere of Heaven 17’s 1983 album The Luxury Gap performed for the first time. The album originally went to #4 in the UK Album chart and scored the band four hit singles including Let Me Go, Temptation, Come Live With Me, and Crushed by the Wheels of Industry.

The concert will be performed live in 3D sound – the latest state-of-the-art immersive audio experience, using 3D soundscape composition techniques pioneered by Martyn Ware and Vince Clarkes’ Illustrious Company.

Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London, 8-12 June 2011
posted 27/5/2011

Illustrious are creating a giant 3D soundscape to accompany Michael Clark Company’s new show in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.

For more information visit the Tate website.

To buy tickets go to the Tate online booking page.