PoL # 25 Rope Songs: a transdisciplinary performance of musical measurement

With LT/HT Group
Date: Wednesday May 11th, 2016
Time: 18:30
Venue: London College of Communication (Meet at front reception: directions)
Free with limited capacity

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This event is a participatory performance, exploring musical forms of measurement experienced through the activity of rope making.

Music can be a way of hearing and acting out different formations of hierarchy and equality, apparently specific to the medium of sound and apparently at one remove from the political mechanisms of power.

This event springs from a wish to explore the ways in which these musical forms of measure reach into a transdisciplinary environment, and poses a question about how they do so. The craft and mechanics of rope making form the material basis on which this enquiry will be performed. Come, participate, make rope, and hear the twisting and counter-twisting of hierarchical and democratic measures of sound.

About LT/HT:
LT/HT (low technology/high technology) group is a community of practice whose members are breaking through the barrier between the so-called “low technologies” and “high technologies”. We look at technologies from an academic as well as a practical point of view, and are particularly interested in enabling collaboration across disciplines. We are involved with all kind of materials and technologies: such as textile, sound, light, electronics and programming. We plan to find commonalities in our practice and engage in new processes where we combine the variety of our backgrounds and research interests. We work across colleges in the UAL and the RCA to exchange emerging ideas at grass root level to inspire a new trandisciplinary approach.

The current members are Thomas Gardner – sound arts (LCC), Nicolas Marechal – interaction design and arts (LCC), Anne Marr – textile design (CSM), Colin Priest – interior and spatial design (Chelsea) and Kevin Walker – information experience design (RCA) with special guest Rachael Matthews (Rope Maker to the Queen).

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