NOISE Orchestra's installation utilised code controlled fluorescent lights that turned on and off at random intervals, these bursts of light created trigger pulses which sparked up electromagnetic noise circuits, creating a multi-layered collage of light and noise. The installation consisted of improvised electrical hums, pulses, pops, clicks, static electricity tones and 60Hz hum that became at times rhythmically and texturally spacious, and at other times dark, frenetic and dense.
Noise Orchestra performed with the circuits throughout Enlighten Bury 2017, installed in the Archives of Bury Art Gallery & Museum the artists created an extended audio improvisation that explored 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.