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Combining voice, electronics, sounds of the ether and Morse code, Serena Korda presents a performance featuring local a capella group Mouthful and Morse code operators from Tyneside Amateur Radio Society. Inspired by the healing potential of sound and the dark skies status of the Northumberland landscape, Korda brings you a performance work in progress which has been developed as part of her fellowship research at Newcastle University.

Inspired by homemade radio telescopes Korda has spent the last 10 months putting together very low frequency radio receivers that pick up sounds from the ionosphere. This is part of our atmosphere that is ionised by cosmic and solar radiation creating natural radio, the sound of meteor showers and whistlers. Considering these sounds as a way of communicating with something that lies beyond, Korda has created a work that resonates on specific frequencies believed during the Renaissance period to have a direct effect on the human psyche, otherwise known as the Music of the Spheres. Working with these classical and celestial ideas whilst drawing from more recent new age and scientific notions of these planetary harmonics, Korda collaborates with Mouthful and Morse Code operators to consider a sonic site for healing.

This is a live binaural performance, which means the piece is experienced on headphones. There are only 65 headsets available for this one off performance so if you book a place please attend or if you know you can’t attend please get someone else to come in your place.

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Supported by Newcastle University, Norma Lipman Fellowship and Arts Council England

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