Desire and discourse in sound art performance collaborations
Nigel and I often discuss performance as a gift, an act of generosity. As a seasoned musician, Nigel’s mantra is ‘when I enjoy it, audiences join in and enjoy it too’.
For me using music and sound is part of a longstanding multi-sensory and interdisciplinary approach in my arts practice. For Nigel it seems a natural development of his generous, collaborative, poetic and pedagogic music-filled life.
Visual listening is creating and composing music which is navigated by bodily and physical cues. We start with site, an object, or some words (poetry), and develop bodily-emotional meta-narratives, exploring ways in which sound and movement speaks to us all. We share our enjoyment of music performance, as part of a journey to explore,
‘heterogeneous set[s] of shifting sonic territories shaped and aggregated by the vicissitudes of desire and discourse.’ (François J. Bonnet’s The Order of Sounds: A Sonorous Archipelago).
short video of Delpha and the Bear: https://youtu.be/rVckDDmnjVE
Nigel Bispham is a musician and composer based in Penzance. We now also perform together as mélange tous.
all the people we are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0WBFOTojQM
swing reverie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh-YPT4W6Xs