Visible Music Soundscapes
for festivals, lectures, exhibits.. and more
Visible Music composes ambient soundscapes (music+sound effects)
for a variety of events, including pre-lecture presentations,
special events at festivals, and art and photography exhibits.
Jean Hasse and Norman Worrall create the soundscapes together, and this joint composing partnership gives a wide variety of sounds and styles.
Some soundscapes consist entirely of sound effects, others are entirely instrumental. However, most pieces are a blend of the two, with melodic material
often being generated from original sound effects.
Soundscapes to precede talks/lectures are usually 7-10 minutes in duration,
and can be repeated as audiences are entering the venues.
Soundscapes for exhibits and displays are usually much longer,
often 20-30 minutes.
BRISTOL NEUROSCIENCE FESTIVAL Univ of Bristol, October 2013
Many VM soundscapes played before special lectures and accompanied an
Art Science slideshow with colourful neuroscience images.
CAMBRIDGE SCIENCE FESTIVAL Univ of Cambridge (2012 and 2013)
2013: Several VM soundscapes played before lectures at the March 2013 festival.
2012: 1. Volcanoes: beauty and menace, photographic exhibition:
soundscape music, 25-min, accompanied the exhibit;
2. Eruptions that shook the world, lecture by Dr Clive Oppenheimer:
a new soundscape played immediately before the talk. Listen
BRITISH SCIENCE ASSOCIATION Annual Festival, Aberdeen (4-9 Sept 2012)
Soundscapes provided the setting for keynote presentations
given by Brian Cox, Bill Bryson and others
CHELTENHAM SCIENCE FESTIVAL (12-17 June 2012)
Over two dozen soundscapes to precede talks on topics ranging from dark matter,
climate change, ecosystems, wind power and human evolution.
Soundscapes played at Cheltenham Science Festival
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL INAUGURAL LECTURE (12 June 2012)
A 7-min soundscape to precede Professor Risto Kauppinen's Lecture on
'Exploring the brain with nuclear magnetic resonance'.
ROBOTICS EVENT Science City Bristol (2012)
Soundscape music, 8-min, played before main speaking events, March 2012,
at Bristol and Bath Science Park, Bristol
THE ART OF SCIENCE Photographic Exhibit, Univ of Bristol (Nov 2011)
Soundscape music (ambient, background), 24-min,
for a photographic exhibition, Univ of Bristol, Medical Sciences Building
DREAM ON! Theatre production (2011)
Soundscape music for Dept of Drama production,
Simon Jones, Director, 27-29 January performances
Link to excerpt
CENTRE FOR NANOSCIENCE AND QUANTUM INFORMATION,
Inauguration Ceremony, Univ of Bristol (Sept 2009)
Soundscape created using recorded sounds of the building,
played in the foyer of the new NSQI Centre. Listen
5-min Nanoscience film made by NW, with original soundtrack, screened at ceremony.
Link to film (see Nanoscience)
ROYAL SOCIETY SUMMER EXHIBITION (2008)
Two soundscapes (music and penguins) to accompany the Univ of Bristol
Dept of Physics' exhibit at the Royal Society, London: 'Spot the Penguin'
Listen to excerpt of penguins
BRUNEL.BRISTOL lecture (2006)
Music soundscape/sound effects to precede the University of Bristol
Vice-Chancellor's Lecture on Bristol, Science and Brunel (Dec. 2006). Listen
Link to Alumni website page
Bristol Neuroscience Festival,
Art Science slideshow
Cambridge Science Festival
Listen to excerpt
The Art of Science, a creative arts competition for research scientists at the University of Bristol
Listen to excerpt
2012 Cheltenham Science Festival
Other soundscape examples
listen to excerpt
EMILY DICKINSON POEM
LOVE AND BETRAYAL