The 9th annual Visible Bits Audible Bytes screening brought more genre defying audio-visual art to our cinema screens.
This year’s collection of works, curated by Prof Bret Battey of DMU’s Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre, demonstrate how artists and musicians around the world are using new technologies to animate imaginative audio-visual worlds.
The centrepiece of the show was a powerful new 30-minute work by Montreal composer Jean Piché – Threshing in the Palace of Light – built around texts from Samuel Beckett. The show will also include a premiere from Francesc Marti (Spain) and works by Bret Battey (USA/AK), Myriam Boucher (Montreal), Giorgio Bertinelli (Italy), Numbercult + Max Cooper (UK), and Tobias Gremmler (Germany/Hong Kong)
The full lineup was:
Cyclic (2016) by Numbercult + Max Cooper [UK]
Nuées (2016) by Myriam Boucher [Canada]
Virtual Actors in Chinese Opera (2016) by Tobias Gremmler + GuoGuang Opera Company [Germany/China]
Estuaries 3 (2017) by Bret Battey [USA/UK]
Scan_0.1 (2017) by Girgio Bertinelli [Italy]
Vacuum (2018) by Francesc Martí [Spain]
Threshing in the Palace of Light (2017) by Jean Piché [Canada]
A selection of the works screened for this edition of Visible Bits, Audible Bytes can be viewed below.