Around 4pm, I’ll be duetting with Laura Cannell in two adjacent, highly-reverberant gunpowder chambers when Lost Property’s Fort Process. This one-day sound and art festival, exploring the extraordinary acoustics of Newhaven Fort:
Earlier in the day (around 1pm) I’ll be presenting a short talk : ‘The Man Who Bought and Echo’.
Sarah Angliss and Laura Cannell will be making ingenious use of two adjacent, highly reverberant rooms in the fort’s Grand Magazine. When you make a sound in one room, reverberations can be felt and heard in the other. Angliss and Cannell will exploit this acoustic curiosity by drawing on the traditional ‘echo fantasy’ – a renaissance and baroque special effect involving a call and response between visible and hidden performers. In their 21st-century take on the echo fantasy, the duo will use live Max processing to augment the sounds of their ancient, acoustic instruments, warping the sonic coupling between the rooms.