VISIBLE MUSIC SOUNDSCAPES for festivals, lectures, exhibits.. and more
Visible Music creates ambient soundscapes (music+sound effects) for a variety of events,
including pre-lecture presentations, special events at festivals,art and photography exhibits.
Some soundscapes consist entirely of sound effects, others are entirely instrumental, although 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 5-10 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 FESTIVALS / University of Bristol, March 2018, May 2016, October 2013
Many VM soundscapes played before special lectures and accompanied Brain/Science/Art slideshows with colourful neuroscience images. Link
CAMBRIDGE SCIENCE FESTIVAL / University 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 on SoundCloud
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.
Link: Soundscapes played at Cheltenham Science Festival
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL INAUGURAL LECTURE (12 June 2012)
A 7-min soundscape to precede Professor Risto Kauppinen's Inaugural 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
SEEKING JUSTICE Podcast (2010)
Music (choral and piano) for the SeekJustice website series of podcasts
created by Dr Jonathan Burnside, School of Law
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.
A 5-min Nanoscience film made by Norman Worrall, with original soundtrack, was screened at ceremony.
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'
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 on SoundCloud