GEORGE HIGGS, Composer, speaks to Noel McGuinness about the process of creating sounds and music using “Lost and Found” objects. They begin by speaking of a concert taking place at the Hugh Lane where George will perform his music using these “Found” objects, such as bicycle pumps, pipes and many vibrating instruments.
Some of the instruments George uses are Bicycle wheels, Steel pipes and rods made of Aluminium. They also talk of the selection process for performers at the event and how the compositions are formed.
Many of the instruments come from recycling centres, upcycled from items thrown away and Ringsend recycling centre has even been a performance space for the ensemble.
They finish up by talking about the use of “Noise” as a drama in the execution of notes and mention some similar musicians who have used found sound throughout history.
|Duration: 16'27"||DATE: May 7, 2013|
|Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Arts & Culture|
|Keywords:sound design, found sound, george higgs, higgstruments, Hugh Lane, bicycle instruments, musical pipes,|
|Creator:Near FM||Publisher:Near FM|
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