Visible Bits, Audible Bytes 2013 was a series of talks and a concert of experimental film and audio-visual works that celebrated the soundtrack and explored the relationship between sound and the moving image.
An afternoon seminar brought together three of the UK’s leading practitioners to discuss their work in restoring, creating and performing audio-visual works – Dr Joseph Hyde, Bath Spa University; Dr Mick Grierson, Goldsmiths College University of London; Dr Louise Harris, Kingston University.
This was followed by a concert screening of works, curated to demonstrate the historical legacy of sound and image practice, bringing contemporary works and those from the BFI archives together in a diverse and fascinating programme.
Perpetual Motion (2011) – Andrew Hill
Trade Tattoo (1937) – Len Lye
Cs2 (2013) – Louise Harris
Delusions of Alien Control – Mick Grierson [Live Performance]
End Transmission (2012) – Joseph Hyde
In Absentia (2000) – Quay Brothers & Karlheinz Stockhausen
The event was curated by the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (De Montfort University), in partnership with Phoenix.
More details about the works screened for the main concert of this edition of Visible Bits, Audible Bytes – including videos and links to viewing sites – can be found below.