NOISE Orchestra's installation utilises code controlled fluorescent lights that turn on and off at random intervals, these bursts of light create trigger pulses which spark up electromagnetic noise circuits to create a multi-layered collage of light and noise. The installation consist of improvised electrical hums, pulses, pops, clicks, static electricity tones and 60Hz hum that are at times rhythmically and texturally spacious, and at other times dark, frenetic and dense.
Noise Orchestra will perform with the circuits throughout the installation creating an extended audio improvisation that explores chaos, chance and human-machine interaction.
NOISE Orchestra are sound artists Vicky Clarke and David Birchall; we use light, analogue electronics, turntables and graphical scores to turn images and objects into NOISE; a process called graphical sound. We are interested in the exploration and interplay of light, materials and sound and our practice operates at the intersection of art, experimental music and technology. The duo are one of three artist groups selected for our 2017 ENLIGHT (European Light expression Network) residencies in the UK, Norway and Rome.