Marianthi Papalexandri

Gene Pool#70 Sonic Season: Marianthi Papalexandri

Second episode in our Sonic Season and the first taken from the Audiograft 2014 festival in Oxford.

Marianthi PapalexandriMarianthi Papalexandri performs “Solo for motors and resonant body (2012)” live at AudioGraft 2014 at the OVADA artist studio/exhibition space with an invented instrument of tubes and resonating wires.

The Sonic Arts Research Unit, based within Oxford Brookes University is home to experimental music composers and sonic artists who develop and share the academic framework of their practice . This includes hosting notable artists as Research Fellows and producing the annual international AudioGraft festival.

Paul Whitty, Research Lead and main figure at SARU talks about the history of the Audiograft festival and motivations of it’s artist-organisers.

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2 thoughts on “Gene Pool#70 Sonic Season: Marianthi Papalexandri”

  1. Marianthi performs Untitled II live at AudioGraft 2014 .

    Untitled II

    Untitled II builds on modified membraphones developed by Marianthi Paplexandri-Alexandri as main instruments utilizing Pe Lang’s motor-activated devices. The sound of Untitled II can be influenced by manipulating the tension of the nylon lines, changing the speed of the motor, turning on and off the motors or by depressing the membrane with the fingers while it is vibrating to vary the pitch. The work creates and explores a soundscape of machine-produced long sustained sounds and textures with organic character and without any post processing. It is a work adaptable to any space that can be presented both as a sounding sculpture and as an instrument in the context of a solo live performance, thereby questioning the role of the performer and the difference between performing and operating.

    enjoy !

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