Itinerant Mind: Sonic Parasite (Audio)

Feb 18, 2017
Performed by Annie Morrad and Ian McArthur.

Welcome to the February edition of our monthly program with Morrad+McArthur.

This month’s Itinerant Mind broadcast is based around the recent live performance “Aphantasia- Caravaggio“ by artist Andrew Bracey and Annie Morrad at Project Plus Space at The University of Lincoln in the UK. Andrew Bracey's practice hovers on the fringes of painting as it crosses over and expands into installation, sculpture, drawing and animation.

The performance was a part of the exhibition “Yellow Belly” curated by Nick Simpson and Morrad+McArthur collaborator Ross Oliver.

By augmenting the audio recording of Bracey and Morrad’s performance with a second layer of improvisation by McArthur, this month’s broadcast - titled “Sonic Parasite” - creates a hypnotic collage of textures from Annie’s inimitable saxophones, audience interaction, generative beats, percussion, processed jazz samples, and field recordings.

A video of “Aphantasia- Caravaggio“ can be accessed here:

Annie Morrad is based in the UK and Ian McArthur lives in Sydney, Australia. Every month Itinerant Mind presents a mix of live telematic improvisations between the UK and Australia alongside material we have developed through the email and skype conversations that direct our collaborative sound art practice.