Parallel Voices 2010

Parallel Voices 2010: Wednesday 17th March – Friday 19th March.

For the third series of Parallel Voices at Siobhan Davies Studios, the multi-media artist Carsten Nicolai brings together, in a series of panel discussions and events, personalities who form a Missing Link – artists and performers who have served as bridging figures in the arts, crossing or simply ignoring boundaries.


To accompany the programme Carsten Nicolai presents a specially commissioned light installation, monitor consisting of custom made neon tubes. Conceived to create a link between the inside and outside of Siobhan Davies Studios, it will be mounted on the façade of the building, its light play communicating movement and sound.

Wednesday 17 March 7pm

Two artists present work that cuts across the scope of the visual arts.

Opening of monitor

Performance: test pattern [live set]
by Ryoji Ikeda – UK Première
Produced by Forma

test pattern [live set], the latest audiovisual work in Ikeda’s datamatics series, presents intense flickering black and white imagery, which floats and convulses in darkness to a stark and powerful, highly synchronised soundtrack. Ultra fast moving images provide a performance test for the audio and visual devices, as well as a response test for the audience’s perceptions.

Note: The work contains strobe and high levels of sound.

Tickets free, limited capacity.

Thursday 18 March 7.30pm

Thursday sees a performance from German Sound artist, electronic Composer and techno-don Carsten Nicolai, aka. Alva Noto, director of  the Raster Noton record label.A group of artists, who started their careers in the 1970s and 1980s and work simultaneously in different artistic genres, discuss their experiences, focusing on music, poetry and the visual arts.

Carsten Nicolai, Blixa Bargeld, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter and Ben Borthwick (moderator).

Short performance:
Blixa Bargeld and Carsten Nicolai

Friday 19 March 7.30pm

A dancer, a choreographer and a musician look at the interrelations of music and dance and discuss how interactions can take place and fertilise each other’s work.

Carsten Nicolai, Christian Fennesz, Alexandra Gilbert, Siobhan Davies and Andrew Cannon (moderator).

Venus in Furs
by Alexandra Gilbert and Christian Fennesz
Choreographed by: Damien Jalet

For more details & BOOKING visit:

Alva Noto – Time Dot 

Ryoji Ikeda – Test Pattern #0100

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