Lunchtime Talk: breathing.systems
Watch back Nik Rawling's fascinating talk about breathing.systems as they explore their process and development of their fantastic Expanded Performance prototype.
Nik has been exploring wireless spatial sound systems that use bodies, rather than software, to spatialise sound. This project creates a flexible, wireless multichannel sound system to be worn by performers, through which their vocal performances can be processed and amplified exploring ideas of remote networked presence, polymorphous bodies and vocal transformation.
breathing.systems expands on Nik's previous practice as a vocalist - they have long been interested in the voice as a way of expressing a mediated relationship with alternate bodies in sound. Their work has often focussed on ideas of remote networked presence, polymorphous bodies and vocal transformation, using granular and spectral techniques to process their voice.
breathing.systems also expands on previous work that attempted to create fluid and relational bodies of sound that were formed by using performers to spatialise Nik's voice using worn speakers - creating a system for doing this live, which has not been possible before.
Watch back the video below.