The show opened to the public at 6.30pm on Friday 26th of March and continued until April 1st (2010).
‘oddio’ is collaborative project by recent IADT graduates Áine Belton and Sharon White.
The title of the project is a play on the word audio and also an appropriate term for the sound sculptures or musical instruments which the artists intend to invent. The artists will work on site de-constructing and reconfiguring materials which will then be utilised for their sound qualities. The aim of the project is to promote the every day and ordinary sounds which surround us in our environments, ranging from minimal to obtrusive. Within this, the artists will combat how a ‘noise’ can be appropriated to a higher plane of appreciation. It can be said that music exists because noise exists.
Every moment of our lives we are accompanied or subjected to sound in our environments. It is with practice that we manage to tune out these intrinsic quirks. In comparison to music, noise is seen as a negative, an unattractive intrusion. With noise one associates disorder, with music we have an inherent sense of order. In an art context, the Dadaists and Futurists were first in experimenting with sound in their environments. It was with their embracement and appropriation of industrial noises that encouraged generations to explore noise music/sound art. In contemporary society the use of technology has allowed much advancement in the music industry. However, Belton and White are focusing on the raw qualities of sound from of ordinary everyday objects and found materials. The artists will investigate sound and musical
composition, creating sculptural pieces which will come together to perform a composition.
Through this project, Belton and White are addressing the idea of appropriating noise into sound. These experimental musical instrument/sculpture hybrids, while primitive in construction and aesthetic, can reveal the basic nature of a musical instrument.
Áine Belton has a background in video, sound, performance and photography. She is also a musician and plays many instruments including bass, drums and guitar which she has been playing since childhood.
Sharon White’s practice encompasses drawing and sculpture, most recently she has been working with found objects. Sharon’s work often involves disassembling objects in order to reassign a function.
‘oddio’ will not have its’ “ears” closed to the public. We welcome interaction throughout our residency.
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Exchange St., Upper
On the opening night of ‘oddio’ we had seven tracks playing which the public could play along to with the instruments.(There were periods of silence between each track)
The instruments were recorded separately due to acoustic sensitivity. Later on, Áine edited the music to the following track listing:
1. The Spoonwriter
3. Bass Belle
4. The Typewriter Swing
5. Shake The Can
6. Bass Belle’s Revenge
7. Umbrellas In The Wind
Áine and Sharon’s instruments:
5.M’s & M’s
6.Bottle & Jar