Robbie Thomson with Sarah Milne & Jack Wrigley
Creating sonic shivers, pelvic quivers and suffocating skittish shadows…
An old piano, two cellos, eight violins and other instruments come to life with a cacophony of rust and stone, oak and glass, hair and bone towers incandescent.
Taking inspiration from psychological anomaly Folie à deux (shared delusional psychosis) Inducer is an immersive animated environment where musicians and sound sculptures merge into the unsettling realms of the unreal.
Inducer is a commission by Cryptic Nights from Glasgow-based artist Robbie Thomson. Sarah Milne and Jack Wrigley collaborate with Thomson, fusing kinetic sculpture and musical instrument design to create an off-kilter, curious and peculiar world which promises to delight, disarm and disorientate in equal measure.
My role as live sound engineer and designer involved the installation of a 20 channel live mix with specific microphone placement and selection to bring the natural hidden-away acoustic elements out into the live mix. A good ear and control of feedback helped shape the performance towards a unique audio and visual experience.