Binaural Concert, Media Factory, UCLAN, Preston
Saturday 4th April 2009
The audience share the head of the performer in binaural work, and this piece specifically plays on this, exploring the intimate amplification and filtering of small sounds which occurs when a cup or a hand is placed over the ear. It is a light-hearted reference to the children’s game of cup-and-string telephones, with a selection of modified cans and cups placed over the ears of the performer. The additional elements of the cans are intentionally visual (including a punched-paper music box), and the performer is seated close to the audience to increase the sense of intimacy and exploration.