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The University of Southampton

Aura Satz Event

Absorbing the Wall
3 December 2015 - 23 January 2016
John Hansard Gallery University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Professor Jeanice Brooks at .

Event details

The Trembling Line


The Trembling Line is an exhibition of works by Aura Satz exploring acoustics,

vibration, sound visualisation and musical gesture with an aim to wrest the

space between sound and image, to see how far these can be stretched apart

before they fold back into one another. The title, The Trembling Line, refers in

part to the basic principle of vibration, a tense line stimulated into motion and

sound through friction, but also to the possibility of challenging static notation

systems and destabilizing the experience of seeing and hearing.


The Trembling Line is the result of Aura Satz’s year as Artist-in-Residence at the

University of Southampton, funded by The Leverhulme Trust and the university. The

residency represents an innovative collaboration between the artist, the Department

of Music and the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) that explores the

conceptual translations between different art-forms, acoustics and technologies,

and reflects ongoing exchanges between the composers, performers and acoustic

engineering staff and students. Many of the 3D audio technologies were developed

by the research team of the S3A project, an EPSRC-supported programme grant (see

Editor’s Notes for details).




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