In case you missed the radio show featuring the first part of The Matter of the Soul | Symphony on May the 5th 2020 on p-node radio hosted by Klio Krahewska you can now download and listen to the playlist (archive Tuesday, 5/07, 18h, Klio).
Bacterial Consciousness is a collective musical composition exploring the idea of and imagining a ‘human/cyanobacteria’ symbiosis OR
In form of a musical composition, man’s synthetic realities are cancelled and many a futures’ stolen from within a polluted outcome as mammals again crawl back to the waters. Growing out of their inheritance of cyanotoxins and many other traits, their bodies and voices are un-mechanicalized, promoting dynamic collective languages of protest.
Kat will present a new piece called You don’t have to like everybody.
Participating artists in order of appearance:
Maithu (@maithupdate), Steph Holl-Trieu (@ste.pdf), Cammack Lindsey (@la.kitty.mia), Sue Weed (@tamen), Stevik (@n.stevik), Kat Austen (@katausten), Alice Dalgalarrondo (@alicedalga), Mama Fih (@bilgexemir), and Petja Ivanova (@petja_i)
Kat will be headlining the Deep Sea – Empathie performance night at Café Kosmetiksalon Babette in the beautiful Kindl Brauerei building, with a performance of concentration | The Matter of the Soul.
9th May 2019 @ 10pm
Café Kosmetiksalon Babette
Am Sudhaus 3
Performances start at 7pm with Alice Münch, Karl Karner, Manfred Peckl.
20th January – 17th March 2019
Art Laboratory Berlin
Video installation of The Matter of the Soul | Symphony as part of Watery Ecologies.
More info: http://artlaboratory-berlin.org
Stay tuned for the release of the entire The Matter of the Soul | Symphony in November on Kat Austen’s Bandcamp.
We’ll also be releasing The Matter of the Soul | Symphony Première Live at HAR with Alex Bonney and Matthew Bourne, later this year.
14th October 2018
National Technical Museum – Center for Architectural Heritage Plasy,
Plasy Monastery, Czech Republic
The video for biphasic | The Matter of the Soul, will be screened for the first time at Architecture and the Senses, a symposium organised by the Agosto Foundation at National Technical Museum – Center for Architectural Heritage Plasy, Mathey Hall, Plasy Monastery, Opatská konírna.
biphasic is the first movement of The Matter of the Soul symphony. This three-part symphony explores the relationship between human movement and the dispersal of Arctic water, creating in the process digital artefacts that disperse online. It is an elaboration of identity and meta-identity in the shifting times of climate crisis, interweaving socio-politics, individual needs and desires, and global impacts of human activity.
In biphasic, two discrete entities exist alongside each other, but not together, not mixing.
Date: 3rd September
Music Tech Fest
I will play water live using hacked pH and conductivity meters, an acid crystal immersion into the live and flow of water.
The Matter of the Soul
sono-sculptural new media installation
as part of Polar Encounters by Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute
30th July 2018 – 17th August 2018
Bonhams Art Gallery
101 New Bond Street
Music and Artworks available from Kat Austen on Bandcamp
Performance: Symphony | The Matter of the Soul
23rd October 2018
Howard Assembly Rooms, Opera North, Leeds
This performance is the première of the symphony from Arctic empathy artwork The Matter of the Soul. It will include live improvisation using both traditional and unconventional instruments, and will include sculptural elements as part of the performance.