Natalie is one of the Watershed micro-residents as part of the MyWorld Ideas programme. Natalie will spend three months in residence at the Pervasive Media Studio part of a project called STREAM, which is a partnership between UWE, Marshmallow Laser Feast and All Seeing Eye. The aim is to investigate and navigate what accessible location-based VR could look like.
Dr Natalie Hyacinth is an academic and artist, creating and thinking about music at the intersection of sound, gender and Black life. Natalie is currently a Researcher on the European Research Council funded Sonic Street Technologies project at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research is intersectional and interdisciplinary, incorporating themes from Cultural Geography, Black Studies, Philosophy and Afrofuturism. As part of her heritage and cultural, spiritual lineage, Natalie’s work emphasises the importance of sharing messages of love and unity through music, continuing the sonic explorations of her Caribbean forebearers by experimenting with new sounds and sonic technologies. Natalie is a founding member of the Black Music and Cultures Research Group London that seeks to centre Black female writings and thought on diaspora Black music and culture and makes and thinks about sonic worlds as part of the Sonic CyberFeminisms Collective. She explores electronic sound making under the name The Black Astral.