Ryan Packard is a percussionist, composer, and sound artist currently based in Stockholm, SE. His compositional language is concerned with intimacy, interdependence and sympathetic relationships. His sound installations and compositions have been featured at the MCA Chicago, Graham Foundation, Defibrillator, among others. As an improviser and collaborator, Ryan performs/works with Nelly Agassi, Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopez, among many others. His performance will contain a selection of works involving amplified triangles, snare drums, bell plates, and possibly bull roar. Other drums may or may not be involved.
Alexandra Spence is a sound artist and musician living on unceded Wangal land in Sydney, Australia. Through her practice Alex attempts to reimagine the intricate relationships between the listener, the object, and the surrounding environment as a kind of communion or conversation.
Jana Irmert is a sound artist and composer based in Berlin. Her sonic explorations take on various forms – from live performance and multichannel composition to joint projects with filmmakers, dancers and visual artists.
Jana Irmert & Alexandra Spence - Amplified objects and electronics
In 2021 Alexandra Spence (AU / Room40, Longform Editions, Mappa) and Jana Irmert (DE / Fabrique, Important Records) developed a collaborative way of making music together across distance, mailing each other domestic objects from their separate homes and cities (Sydney and Berlin) to use as sound sources. Amongst the exchanged objects were an empty Berliner beer bottle, sand from a German beach, a tea tin, a quartz rock from rural NSW, pistachio shells, leftover IKEA nuts and bolts, and a vial of sea water from Sydney harbour. Exploring together how sound can conjure physicality, and how listening can become a form of touching, their collaboration uses sound to create a sense of connection across distance. For the Fylkingen set they are excited to finally perform in the same physical space, using a similar premise - curating objects to amplify and share sound together - delving into the relationships between sound, material and ecology.
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