‘Feel the Noise’ is a spatial and immersive composition by Sharon Gal for a large ensemble of electric guitars
‘Feel the Noise’ is a living and evolving sound sculpture, introducing an inclusive and egalitarian approach to composition and performance through collaborative music-making. The guitars are played through hand-held mini amplifiers, using a technique that produces low-volume feedback and continuous notes. The players move very slowly, affecting the ambience, projecting their sound and combining it with others, working together to shape and sculpt the sonic material. The piece highlights the relationship between sound and space by exploring and responding to the specific characteristics of the performance environment, architecture and acoustics. ‘Feel the Noise’ offers artistic engagement, play, and creative exchange as a means to learning and bringing together, presenting a democratic space and collective ownership.
The performers/player are invited via an Open Call with the intention to include a diverse range of participants from across the university and beyond. The piece will bring together people with different levels of playing and performance experience.
‘Feel the Noise’ premiered on Saturday, 28th of April at Goldsmith’s Large Hall, with a live public performance at 7pm. Download PDF
If you would like to participate and receive the Open Call and more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org You don’t have to be a Guitarist to take part, but you will need an electric guitar & micro amp
Feel the Noise is supported by the Fringe and Underground Music Group at Goldsmiths. Link event
The piece is produced in collaboration with Blanca Regina and Steve Beresford https://www.unpredictable.info
Sharon Gal is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, experimental vocalist & composer, with experience of free improvisation and collaborative compositions. Her work relates to sound, architecture, live performance and participatory art, exploring the psychology of sound and its relationship with space.
Sharon performs solo and in collaborations with David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Lina Lapelyte, Andie Brown and Anat Ben David. She also directs a series of participatory compositions exploring the inter-relations between people and place. These pieces offer a democratic space for artistic engagement, play, and creative exchange.
Sharon is a co-founder of Resonance104.4 FM. Her music has been released by many labels and she has performed in the UK & internationally including; The V&A, Whitechapel Gallery Science Museum, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Supernormal, Colour Out of Space and Borealis Festivals. https://www.sharon-gal.com/