Alucita : ame R&D residency 02 By Andie Brown : Exploring glasses as material
ame research & development residency 02
Andie Brown : Exploring glasses as material
@ Dai Hall, The Piazza unit 29&30, HD1 2RS
Exhibition opening times : Tuesday 3rd November to Saturday 14th November
Opening Hours : TBC
ame is honoured to present Brown’s first solo exhibition here at Dai Hall, Alucita. Her residency has been an in-depth examination on glasses as material in relation to her PhD research. In collaboration with James Bradbury, she has developed new tools to investigate how wine glasses could resonate in specific places.
Alucita is a genus of moth with many plumed wings, giving the appearance of long feathers. This piece takes multiple harmonics from each individual glass instrument, fanning the sound like the wing of the Alucita moth.
Alucita II is a sound installation comprising of an automated glass harp for large wine glasses. Each glass is sounded by a transducer which emits a sine tone at its own resonant frequency, causing the glass to vibrate and ring. The resulting audio signal is sent into a max msp patch which picks up the fundemental pitch of the glass and allows control, automation and playback of the harmonic content. Each process is carried out in real time, with the giant glass harp playing a pre-programmed score. For this installation, She has worked with composer-programmer, James Bradbury, to develop a specific set of tools for the harmonic processing and automation of the instrument, based on her previous work and research with glass and electronics.
She will also show an audio-visual installation for a single glass and electronics: Alucita I. This work was commissioned by the artist Vicki Bennet aka People Like Us as part of a microcommission for her own Artist Residency with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre in Buffalo. This piece is available to view online, hosted by radio station WFMU; this will be its first gallery presentation.
is a musician, artist, maker and researcher who began her music career as a bass player in her teens. In 2007 Andie began performing and recording as a solo artist under the name These Feathers Have Plumes.
Over the last 12 years Andie has been experimenting with glass and electronics, creating what she has termed an “augmented glass harp”. Andie has performed extensively as a solo artist and has collaborated with a diverse range of artists in ensemble works including at Tate Britain and White Cube Gallery. Andie also performs and records with artist and vocalist Sharon Gal.
Since 2016 Andie has been working with sound installation, which is now the focus of her work. In 2017 she began a practice-based PhD at CeReNeM, University of Huddersfield and in 2019 Andie was one of six recipients of the annual PRSF Oram Awards.