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THE WORLD AS A COMPOSER

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Dates: Varying timesFridays 22nd Jan - 12th Feb

 

This work is not about control, not about data collection and not about being monitored. It is not an opinion piece. The Covid-19 pandemic has flipped meaning on its head, the new world we live in is hard to understand and the invisible virus is an abstract that is difficult to visualise.

By using covid related announcements I want to unveil the official vernacular. To deconstruct this language using pure fact, in this case human behaviour, interaction and movement, as a tool to cut into semantics and generate new perspectives.

  • Fri, 12 Feb
    Live video stream www.wereallbats.co.uk
    12 Feb, 16:00 – 23:00 GMT
    Live video stream www.wereallbats.co.uk
    Using live feeds from CCTV cameras in Tokyo. An immersive 3D sonic abstraction of language that creates an ulterior understanding of our Pandemic world.
  • Fri, 05 Feb
    Live video stream www.wereallbats.co.uk
    05 Feb, 20:00 GMT – 06 Feb, 03:00 GMT
    Live video stream www.wereallbats.co.uk
    Using live feeds from CCTV cameras in New Orleans. An immersive 3D sonic abstraction of language that creates an ulterior understanding of our Pandemic world.
  • Fri, 29 Jan
    Live video stream www.wereallbats.co.uk
    29 Jan, 10:00 – 17:00 GMT
    Live video stream www.wereallbats.co.uk
    Using live feeds from CCTV cameras in Kranska Gora, Slovenia. An immersive 3D sonic abstraction of language that creates an ulterior understanding of our Pandemic world.
  • Fri, 22 Jan
    Live video stream www.wereallbats.co.uk
    22 Jan, 11:00 – 18:00 GMT
    Live video stream www.wereallbats.co.uk
    Using live feeds from CCTV cameras in Oxford. This work uses Live 24/7 CCTV and voice recordings of Covid-19 announcements.

Alastair McNeill Aka Yila is an artist who specialises in creating spatial audio and surround sound installations using the voice as a medium. He uses language abstractions in his work as a source and a rich timbral palette, mostly creating socially aware work to address current or future issues. He embraces new technologies, such as AI and motion tracking and uses these as an artistic language to make statements but also works with story tellers and authors as an inspiration. His work mostly focuses on improvised performance as the core, or autonomously generated works and everything in between. Working under his musical moniker Yila he is interested in blurring the boundaries of art and music.

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