Fri 22 Mar 2019 13:00
An ArtScience Story
Studio Resident & audiovisual artist Leon Trimble joins us for this talk to discuss his project & latest invention, The Gravity Synth, developed in collaboration with University of Birmingham.
The Gravity Synth is a musical instrument combining the instrumentation used to detect gravitational waves, and a modular synthesiser. The experimentation with the scientific and musical equipment has been a collaboration between researchers at the Gravitational Wave Institute at University of Birmingham and audiovisual artist Leon Trimble. This has been, not only in terms of research, signal flow or simply even of construction, a parallel journey for both in terms of how science takes a subject and turns it into data and relates it to a wider public, and how art does a similar thing for an audience, with a concept and a medium.
Leon Trimble is a digital artist who works in audio visual performance. He specialises in immersive video and synth design. He owns a 360 degree projection dome with surround speaker array and runs it as a venue at English summer festivals with an exciting programme of music and visual artists.
This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.
Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place on a tour.