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BEAST FEaST 2022: Resonances

June 29th 2022 – 3:00 PM

Premiere of the fixed ambisonic work, Immortality, featured in Concert 2 of BEAST FEaST 2022: Resonances, at the University of Birmingham (UK). This science-art, computer music/acousmatic piece explores the concept of immortalization in cancer cells and was composed using the sonification of protein/RNA data derived from cancer research, utilising custom-built, Max/MSP sonification patches.

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BEAST FEaST 2022: Resonances

June 28th 2022 – 7:30 PM

Live improvised, multichannel performance with Simon Smith, featured in Concert 1 of BEAST FEaST 2022: Resonances, at the University of Birmingham (UK).

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Eastern Incantations

March 19th 2022 – 8:00 PM

Live, audiovisual, group improvisation by BEER (Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research) featured in the Eastern Incantations concert series at Centrala Gallery (UK).

Performers:
Scott Wilson
Milad Mardakheh
Simon Smith
Norah Lorway

Visuals:
Milad Mardakheh

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Photos and videos by Centrala


BEAST@Centrala

March 11th 2022 – 7:30 PM

Data Dialogues – 8-channel, live-improvised computer music performance at Centrala Gallery (UK), exploring the relationship between the performer and AI-based, data-driven processes, using an ensemble of Max/MSP patches and the Makenoise modular synthesizer.

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BEASTdome

November 6th 2021 – 7:30 PM

The first in-person BEAST concert since the pandemic, featuring live diffusion of Sustaining (An Ecological Neoplasm), at the Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham.

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Responses X Closing Night of ‘Modal Interlacement’ Exhibition

July 30th 2021 – 8:00 PM

Live performance of the improvised work, Modulating the Modular, using A setup of data-driven modulated Make Noise Tape & Microsound Music Machine, concatenative synthesis and binaural spatialization. featured at Centrala Gallery, Birmingham UK.

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Photos by Centrala and Book Pongtorn


ICMC 2021 – International Computer Music Conference

July 25th-31st 2021

Presentation of paper and demo of the Musical Model-based Sonification of Protein Fold-change Data in Cancer Cells, at ICMC 2021, Santiago Chile/Online.

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klingt gut! KLG 2020/21, 5th International Symposium on Sonic Art and Spatial Audio

May 12th-15th 2021

Online feature of the fixed work Evading, alongside a paper presentation on composing Electroacoustic/Computer-music about cancer using the sonification of Protein/RNA data in cancer cells @ klingt gut! KLG 2020/21, HAW Hamburg, Germany.

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Photo by KLG 2020/21 – HAW Hamburg


BEAST FEaST 2021 Recalibration

April 22nd-24th 2021

The premiere of the work Malignant Angiogenesis – a collaboration between Milad Mardakheh and Ehsan Hemmati-Farāz, resulting in a live-improvised, data-driven audiovisual piece exploring the ability of cancer cells to create new blood vessels. The work utilizes Protein/RNA data derived from cancer cells to generate sounds and real-time visuals.

  • BEAST FEaST 2021 - Recalibration Poster

Photos: BEAST FEaST 2021 Poster / Malignant Angiogenesis


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January 29th 2021 – 7:00 PM

The fixed stereo work, Cell Death by Apoptosis, is featured alongside the works of other Experimental Electroacoustic composers and sound-artists on Twitch and YouTube. The piece explores the death of cells in normal vs. cancerous cells, and uses sounds generated by the sonification of Protein/RNA data derived from cancer cells.

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The Takeover w/ Wetlocker on Reform Radio

September 8th 2020 – 9:00 PM

The fixed stereo work, Cell Death by Apoptosis, is featured on Reform Radio’s online streaming programme The Takeover w/ Wetlocker. The piece explores the death of cells in normal vs. cancerous cells, and uses sounds generated by the sonification of Protein/RNA data derived from cancer cells.

Photo: The Takeover w/ Wetlocker Poster