Once in a while Mike Harding comes in and takes over Ale’s weekly program and brings in guests with him for wonderful discussions and selections…
This time around Mike Harding meets… Yann Novak & Bethan Parkes, both appearing at the forthcoming Touch event at LACE, Los Angeles 11th September – http://www.volume.la – and both part of the Touch Mentorship Programme – http://touch33.net/activities/mentorship/
Yann Novak is a sound and visual artist living and working in Los Angeles. Through the use of sound, light and space, he explores how these intangible materials can act as catalysts to focus our awareness on the present moment and alter our perception of time. Novak’s work, whether conceptual or rooted in phenomenon, are informed by his investigations of presence, stillness and mindfulness. His works can be experienced as architectural interventions, sound diffusions, audiovisual installations and performances, durational performances, concerts and recorded sound-works.
Bethan Parkes is a sound artist. Her work spans across field recording, sound design, ambisonic composition and multichannel sound installation practices, drawing a focus on sonic spatial experience. Her works are designed to open out spaces with sound, exploring spatial aesthetics and the interactions between sonic and visually articulated spaces.
Robert Crouch – I Met With You l – An Occupied Space – Dragon’s Eye
Rodolphe Alexis – Megabats party in the backyard – The glittering thing on the mountain – Gruenrekorder
Bethan Parkes – Krafla Geothermal Power Station/Hverir, Iceland – s/t – TouchRadio
Ultrared – What Democracy (demo edit) – Frequenzen (Hz) – unknown label
Yann Novak – What a Man Does that He Has – What a Man Does that He Has –
Bethan Parkes – Adrift (waves) – unreleased
Claire M Singer – Kaleidoscope – unreleased