The Space, Place & Time research group have received funding to run the Critical Excursion project over the course of 2019-2020. The programme includes an event on children and environmental crisis at Deptford Cinema, London, a critical boat excursion to the sea, trips to Naples and Belfast, an event on listening as a form of material witness, as well as an excursion that will consider the future of alternative club culture under capitalism. More information about individual events will be shared soon!
Thrilled to be included in the upcoming Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art publication with a chapter on women in sound. More details soon!
Our curated film festival is back. November Film Festival is an international festival for experimental film and artists’ moving image, presenting single channel film and video works from within the fields of experimental and essay film, artists' moving image and media art, as well as documentary, ethnographic and narrative films that seek to expand, redefine or reconfigure the means and ends of their respective fields. November champions works made by early career artists and filmmakers whose work is underrepresented in the UK. The festival provides a platform in London for moving image works made for the gallery and for the cinema, with the aim of building an international community across disciplinary and institutional fault lines. For more info & programme, visit: www.novemberfilmfestival.org.
I am presenting a paper on the issues around archiving audiovisual material in museum contexts at Kings College and at University of Porto this summer. Join!
A presentation by Sandra Kazlauskaite: Breaking the Silence - The Histories of Women in Experimental Music and Sound Art.
The lecture will address the silenced histories of women in experimental music and the sounding arts. It will explore how women artists’ conceptual approaches to sound and technology have informed their sonic thinking as well as their artistic practice, and will discuss their contribution to the field more broadly. The existing histories of experimental music and sound art, as the lecture will argue, is still framed in gendered and gendering terms. It continues to be told and re-told from a primarily masculine position. Certain bodies, including the bodies of women’s and those who identify themselves women, have been repeatedly ignored and excluded from the experimental music and sounding arts institution: from performance halls, from gallery spaces, from books… Their input has been continuously deemed as less important and insignificant. In the lecture, I will argue that this issue needs to be addressed and will call for a more inclusive approach to sonic histories. Through case studies and historical re-evaluations, I will turn to the voices and the bodies of women who have utilised sound in the artistic practice and will demonstrate how their work has continued to shape the field. In the lecture I will also argue that women’s work with sound and technology has always been a political project - a mission to confront and subvert the masculine “techno-fetishism” behind music and sound production. I will showcase how women artists working with sound have been able to surpass the limitations of technological determinism, offering more expanded interrelations between subjects and the world. To do so, I will turn to the theories of embodiment and feminist writing and will propose for women’s relationship to sound making as anti-essentialist, embodied and sonically expanded.
Space, Place and Time Research group are off to another residency at Art Villa Garikula in Georgia. During a 9 day period, a group of us will talking about displacement, post-soviet states and buld new projects.
My next piece 'Oasis' will be exhibited at Call & Response gallery in London between Oct 28 - Nov 6, 2016. Join!
Thrilled to be presenting an Audiovisual Essay, titled "The Sound of Visual Art" and an Audiovisual Installation "13.1.91" at Sound Thought Festival, CCA, Glasgow, UK, between 30th March - 1st April 2016.
More info: http://www.soundthought.co.uk/
Download Programme here: Programme
"Like eating an imaginary apple, our hybrid human like bodies are formed to constantly digesting information, permanently inputing and outputting knowledge. We no longer have one mouth to eat, but thousand virtual nurturing holes, feeding us with raw particles of data. Can the unprocessed become an opportunity for new forms of life? A group of digital artists and musicians are gathered to present their observations on the digital body as a mean to cope with unprocessed memories. Collaborating with 'Panacea' exhibition project, the event elaborates those issues through their audiovisual works and live music/dance performances."
More info: http://www.43inverness-street.com/exhibitions//
My article 'Soundscapes of the Post-Soviet World Today" has been published by Leonardo Music Journal for their 25th Issue.
"Article Abstract: Soundscapes of the Post-Soviet World Today is an ethnographic sonic arts project that aims to reveal the soundscapes of contemporary post-Soviet countries. In this statement the author presents the project's first case study: the soundscapes of Lithuania."
To order a copy of the journal, visit: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/lmj/-/25
I was invited to deliver a lecture and a practical workshop to a group of practitioners working in digital music. During the lecture, the participants learnt about histories of sound in art, and created group compositions and performances, including site-specific installations and experimental performance happenings.
I am presenting a paper/audiovisual essay on sound in the visual arts on 8th November 2015.
More info and the paper abstract can be found here: http://blogs.gre.ac.uk/sounddesign/events/sound-image/sound-image-colloquium-2015/
I am presenting a paper on sound in experimental film practice on 2nd October 2015. More info and the paper abstract can be found here: http://filmsoundmedia.lmta.lt/
A contribution I am doing towards Tom Mudd's Interactive Installation "CONTROL", which explores the relationships between artists, music, and musical artefacts.
Includes contributions from: The Alaska None | Mira Benjamin | Kurijn Buys | Adam Campbell | Tristan Clutterbuck Ben Harper | Ryo Ikeshiro | Phil Julian | Steph Horak | Sandra Ka | Stefano Kalonaris Jeremy Keenan | Tina Krekels | John Macedo | Scott Mc Laughlin | Tom Mudd Ingrid Plum | Adriana Sa | Dario Sanfilippo | Bill Thompson | Artur Vidal | Tim Yates
Programme Note: Discovered at the edge of the world (North of Iceland), this analogue radio signal has become a living memory of the remote place where it was initially recorded. It portrays the location’s continuous effort to remain connected to the rest of the world using the notion of live sound. The participants are invited to explore this signal, utilise its compositional potential, and using the microtonal qualities provided by the installation’s dial, reconnect to the possible distant place where the signal was first captured.
More information and documentation can be found here: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/control-interactive-sound-installation-tom-mudd / http://tommudd.co.uk/control/
I am preparing for a live audiovisual performance with artist/collaborator Tom Tlalim at MKII Gallery on 19th May. During the performance, Tom and I are bringing to opposite geographical locations into one gallery space using sound and video.
I am joining in.
"23 artists exploring the acoustics of the Great Hall via an unusual 8-speaker system. This event is continuous. The audience are free to come in and out, sit in the space, walk around the space, eat, drink and listen."
More info: http://contingentevents.tumblr.com/
A site-specific sound sculpture / performance 'I came, and I could not find what I was looking for', presented at Parket Gallery, 28th January, London. The sculpture creates three listening stations, where participants are invited to experience presented nature-like realities. More pictures will be posted soon.
New Sound Collective are performing in London this November.
‘Soundings’ is a series of concerts exploring the boundaries between new music, sound art and computer music. ‘Soundings, No. 1’ presents New Sound Collective, amongst John Wall, Mark Wagner, Graham Dunning and Garry Fisher:
New Sound Collective - Formed during the NMI (newmusicincubator.com) project in 2014, the New Sound Collective consists of 3 professional composers, performers and sound artists - Jan Liljekvist, Alexandra Nilsson and Sandra Kazlauskaite.
Formed during the NMI (newmusicincubator.com) project in 2014, the New Sound Collective consists of 3 professional composers, performers and sound artists - Jan Liljekvist, Alexandra Nilsson and Sandra Kazlauskaite. Musically, the trio aim to transform the sounds produced by the instruments they play towards new undiscovered objects, this way exploring the possibilities of sonic instrumentation, harmony, non-harmony, spatiality of sound and beyond. The performances are improvisation based and consist of live instrument manipulation (violin, trumpet, keys), electronics, sound objects, and projection.
Audiovisual performance, Thursday 30th October 2014, GLEAM, University of Glasgow
I am presenting one of my pieces (‘Taped Reality’) in a form of a live audiovisual performance. The artwork consists of analogue processing of recorded cassette tapes, digital manipulation, synthesised soundscapes and a real-time visual representation of the sounds produced.
Paper Presentation, Friday 31st October 2014, GLEAM Symposium
I am delivering a 20 min paper on audiovisual art in art spaces today. Topic: “A Study Towards Expanded Aurality in Audiovisual Art Spaces Today: A Case Study of Oskar Fischinger’s Raumlichtkunst Exhibition”.