In Residence: Shiva Feshareki and Nik Void
Following overlapping residencies in the gallery space, noise musician Nik Void and composer and turntablist Shiva Feshareki close the exhibition with a performance double bill. Having collectively collaborated with Haroon Mirza previously, this event provides an opportunity to explore new methods of working together, revealing overlaps and intersections in distinct yet connected pieces.
Shiva Feshareki is an experimental classical composer, researcher and turntablist working with both electronic and acoustic sound. Her work explores the physicality of sound in relation to light, perspective, movement and sculpture. She prefers to work with mainly analogue instruments and purpose-built hardware components rather than computers. In 2016, Shiva worked with archivist/composer James Bulley to realise a lost Daphne Oram piece premiered by the London Contemporary Orchestra - ‘Still Point’ for orchestra, treated instrumental recordings and turntables which premiered at St.John’s Smith Square as part of the Southbank Centre’s ‘Deep Minimalism’ Festival. Recent work includes ‘GABA-analogue’ - a composition for surround sound orchestra and spatialised dance break, which had its premiere at Printworks London, and ’O’ - a composition for spatialised acoustic orchestra, acoustic organ & turntables which was premiered by the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra at Musikhuset, Aarhus. She also recently curated ‘Occam River XV’, which premiered a new composition by Eliane Radigue and Lee Gamble’s first ever acoustic compositions, and took place in The Heights of Abraham Cave, Matlock. As part of her work with NTS Radio, she hosts a monthly show titled NEW FORMS which deals with live-manipulations of vinyl material, and recently has seen her create live sets for Uniqlo Tate Lates at the Tate Modern Tanks, and MUTEK, Montreal.
Nik Void is an experimental electronic artist and producer. She is one half of DFA signings Factory Floor and one third of Carter Tutti Void with artist Cosey Fanni Tutti and Chris Carter. She is currently working on a commission for this year’s Spitalfields Music Festival. Early next year she will release studio works with Editions Mego label founder Peter Rehburg as NPVR. 33. She also collaborates with Swedish sound artist Klara Lewis, performing at Liverpool Philharmonic, Cafe Oto, and broadcasting on BBC Radio 3. In 2016 she created a midi score for artist Phillipe Parreno’s Hyundai commission at Tate Modern. In 2015 she took part with Haroon Mirza in a residency during Station to Station, curated by Doug Atkins at the Barbican Centre. In 2014, she and Mirza also undertook a residency on Stromboli, commissioned by the Fiorucci Art Trust and NTS Radio, prompted by performances at Art Basel and Serpentine Galleries. Also in 2014, she performed at Wysing Arts Centre. In 2012 she took part in a year-long residency at the ICA.