Peter Batchelor: composer, sound designer

Beyond

for 40 channel geodesic sphere • 2014+

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WHITE (Viral)

For this version of Beyond, the geodesic sphere structure is covered in textured pure white fabric, with 'webbing' between the triangles to increase the sense of enclosure while leaving the dome acoustically transparent (facade design by Ian Bilson). Where practicable, white tendrils connect the structure to the surrounding walls and floor.

This is the most thematically 'neutral' of the Beyond series, and thus invites a wide variety of sound materials to play over its surface (though ideally these should be related to the space in which the sphere is situated). However, the resemblance to virus-like structure is not lost on us, and has prompted the organic, primarily watery sounds that inform the work in more recent versions.

 

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Cube gallery, Phoenix Square, Leicester

Presented as part of Loss & Gain (Assisting Hearing; Expanding Listening)—an installation focusing on hearing loss by Ximena Alarcon, Peter Batchelor, Ian Bilson and Lorenzo Picinalli
3-11 May 2014

5Terre

(Photo De Montfort University

 

(Footage by Sally Hossack)

 

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CURVE Theatre, Leicester

Presented as part of the Make••Sound Festival
6-13 June 2015

Beyond: White, Curve, Leicester

Beyond: White, Curve, Leicester Beyond: White, Curve, Leicester

Beyond: White, Curve, Leicester Beyond: White, Curve, Leicester

(photos by Pamela Raith)

 

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Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

Presented as part of the VOLUME Festival
1-3 November 2015

Beyond: White, Helsinki Beyond: White, Helsinki Beyond: White, Helsinki Beyond: White, Helsinki

(photos by Peter Batchelor)

 

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Liverpool Hope University

Presented as part of the Cornerstone Festival
5 March 2018

Beyond: White, Liverpool Hope Beyond: White, Liverpool Hope

Beyond: White, Liverpool Hope Beyond: White, Liverpool Hope

Beyond: White, Liverpool Hope

(photos by Peter Batchelor)