Syndrome 2.22: More Than Idle Chatter *reduxe*: KAIRO – residency + Q&A

K?IRO is a collaborative project between California based artists Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst.

Following their performance at Syndrome 2.21 last Friday, on Weds 10th September Holly and Mat will present the results of a 5 day residency with Syndrome at 24 Kitchen Street.

We will welcome guests to see a work in progress using ambisonic sound to create a reinterpretation of Paul Lansky’s innovate language/sound music album “More Than Idle Chatter”.

As Lansky says of the tracks constituting his original work “Some are content to chew on the garrulous sounds of people chattering away, while others, to varying degrees, worry about what the words actually mean. To my ear speech and song are not mutually exclusive: there is music in speech, and speech in song.”

Holly and Mat will be working with this raw material to produce an affecting and bodily new interpretation.

Please join us for drinks, a showing of the work-in-progress, and an informal Q&A with these hugely innovative artists.

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K?IRO is a collaborative project between California based artists Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst. Their collaborations began with the touring project

, which integrated live streaming media from the internet into musical performances, and most recently have taken the form of multichannel gallery sound works, music videos, and the design of intelligent systems for electric vehicle sound.

Holly Herndon is an artist and academic, currently pursuing Doctoral study in Computer Music at Stanford University.

Mat Dryhurst is an artist pursuing a MFA in Design and Media Arts at UCLA, and co-runs the label PAN with Bill Kouligas.

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Syndrome is supported by Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council

we gratefully acknowledge the support also of technical and venue partners 24 Kitchen Street, FACT and AE Audio without whom none of it would be possible

Technical consultant on this residency is Stefan Kazassoglou