Friday, 18 September 2009


Mixing the 'Black Sea of Trees' piece in Pro-Tools HD3 on a great Digidesign ICON D Command Desk in 5.1 surround sound.

The inaugural show of creative digital media work from Culture Lab, showcasing a diverse range of interactive digital media art and live electronic performance by the Culture Lab research community

Culture Lab: Render includes work by students from the Digital Media Master of Research programme, Culture Lab residents and regional practitioners working with Culture Lab.

Culture Lab: Render serves as a platform for the presentation of research towards a concept for a regional "space" dedicated to the exhibition of creative digital media work.

OPENING RECEPTION:Friday, 25th September 2009 - 7-9pm
EXHIBITION DATES:Saturday, 26th September to Tuesday, 29th September 2009 12pm - 8pm
12-14 Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

Regional Practitioners working with Culture Lab:

Benjamin Freeth and Nick Able

Black Sea of Trees

"The intense atmosphere of ancient forests, ghostly guitar drone, haunted weather and butoh inspired movement - A unique 5.1 installation."

Improvised Dance performance by Surface Area Dance Theatre on opening night.

Original Concept by Benjamin Freeth

Produced by Nick Able and Benjamin Freeth


Nick Able - sitar, production, engineering, 5.1 mix (Ravi & Anoushka Shankar)

Phil Begg - guitar, effects, laptop, field recordings (Hapsburg Crow, Hapsburg Braganza, Chalfont, Domovoi)

Benjamin Freeth - laptop, synth, shahi bajaa, singing bowls, field recordings (++YELM++, Bong, Surface Area)

Molly Hodkinson - dance (Surface Area Dance Theatre)

Mike Smith - percussion, pedals (Lobster Priest, Bong)

Nicole Vivien Watson - choreography, dance (Surface Area Dance Theatre)

Supported by Institute of Digital Innovation and Culture Lab.

1 comment:

SWATI said...

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