The Wire


Technologically enhanced sounds with Meta Gesture Music CD

With their May issue all Wire subscribers will receive a compilation of technologically enhanced experimental music, which will also feature at a special performance at London's Rich Mix on 31 March

Tucked inside their copies of the forthcoming May issue of The Wire, all our subscribers will find an exclusive CD and download containing the results of five years' worth of research into new musical instruments and interfaces. Titled Meta Gesture Music: Embodied Interaction, New Instruments And Sonic Immersion, the anthology features musicians who crossed paths during Meta Gesture Music, a research project which ran between 2012–17 at London’s Goldsmiths College in order to explore new tools and techniques for experimental music making, from live computer coding to using bike lights and solar panels as instruments.

The compilation contains new tracks by Goldsmiths professor of media computing Atau Tanaka, both solo and in duet with composer/pianist Sarah Nicolls, as well as Tom Richards performing on his Mini-Oramics set up, Kaffe Matthews making music with sharks in the sea, xname amplifying electromagnetic fields, Laetitia Sonami performing on her patented Spring Spyre, plus Leafcutter John, Renick Bell & Steph Horak, Dane Law, and Ewa Justka.

If you're not already a subscriber to The Wire, fret not: just take out a new subscription this month and we'll send you a copy of the CD too.

Meanwhile, many of the musicians involved in the Meta Gesture Music project will be performing at a special concert at London's Rich Mix on 31 March.