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Lunchtime Talk:

Watch back Nik Rawling's fascinating talk about as they explore their process and development of their fantastic Expanded Performance prototype.

Nik has been exploring wireless spatial sound systems that use bodies, rather than software, to spatialise sound. This project creates a flexible, wireless multichannel sound system to be worn by performers, through which their vocal performances can be processed and amplified exploring ideas of remote networked presence, polymorphous bodies and vocal transformation. expands on Nik's previous practice as a vocalist - they have long been interested in the voice as a way of expressing a mediated relationship with alternate bodies in sound. Their work has often focussed on ideas of remote networked presence, polymorphous bodies and vocal transformation, using granular and spectral techniques to process their voice. also expands on previous work that attempted to create fluid and relational bodies of sound that were formed by using performers to spatialise Nik's voice using worn speakers - creating a system for doing this live, which has not been possible before.

Watch back the video below.

Image Credit - by Nik Rawlings, performed at Trinity Center Bristol August 2021. Photographed by Paul Blakemore.