Sonica: Tipping Point

January 21, 2016 in by mwhiteside


Event Details


Audio visual artist and composer Kathy Hinde explores the sonic complexities and possibilities of combining glass vessels with shifting water levels in this Cryptic commission for Sonica 2014. Sound tones are produced live via a microphone that feeds back inside each glass vessel. As the water levels change, the feedback is tuned to different pitches based on the resonant frequency of the remaining space in each glass vessel. The work forms both a sound sculpture and a live instrument for performance.

A Cryptic commission for Sonica, Tipping Point is a collaboration with John Rowden at the Scientific Glass Workshop in the School of Physics at the University of Bristol with software designed by Matthew Olden.

“…there is much to be gained from allowing your attention to slip away and be carried off into abstract reflections, held aloft by the delicate, measured interplay of glass, water and electronics.” Total Theatre

Tickets and Booking:
£9.50 Online Savers Rate: 
one evening performance + access to all installations
£16.50: one evening performance + access to all installations
£24.50 Day Pass: two evening performances + access to all installations
£36 Festival Pass: all performances on Fri/Sat + access to all installations
20% off group bookings of six and above

020 7520 1490 // kingsplace.co.uk/sonica