First ‘Work-in-Progress’ try out of audio visual installation ‘Tipping Point’ by Kathy Hinde following a 2 week development residency at Cove Park, Scotland. Made in collaboration with John Rowden at the Scientific glass workshop at University of Bristol’s School of Physics. Digital artist Matthew Olden programmed the software for Tipping Point.
‘Tipping Point’ explores the sonic complexities and possibilities of combining water with glass vessels and the resulting frequencies and feedback tones that are created through the changing depths and movement of water. The work will form both a sound sculpture and the basis of a live performance.
The Glass vessels at moving up and down, being controlled by slow moving highly geared stepper motors. The vessels are joined together in pairs, so as one moves up, the other moves down, causing the water to re-regulate its depth. Microphones are positioned inside the vessels so they feedback, the tone of the feedback alters as the water depth changes the resonant space inside the tube.
A Cryptic commission for Sonica, supported by the PRS for Music Foundation, the Britten-Pears Foundation and The Hinrichsen Foundation. Tipping Point will premiere at Norwich and Norfolk Festival in May 2014 and will continue to tour UK wide throughout 2014/15, including Brighton Festival; NIME Festival, London; Reverb Festival, The Roundhouse, London; sound festival Aberdeen and Sonica 2015 in Glasgow.