Photo: Jordan Edge

SAMA Open Lectures: Jordan Edge

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:00
Theatre Academy, Auditorio 1
Open Lecture
Free entry


SAMA Open Lectures: What’s possible in sound? is a series of presentations by four artists who have been invited by Uniarts Helsinki to talk about the theme of sound from their own perspective.

The third lecture is titled Noise, Silence & Modal Listening and is held by sound artist and composer Jordan Edge.

Jordan Edge is a contemporary sound artist and experimental composer from the UK. Edge’s practice communicates the act of listening over time, and listening as a process to develop greater understanding of our environmental and sonic surroundings. Edge experiments with industrial object, raw material & architecture to manipulate the medium through which sound travels, creating sound environments that explore the physical and psychological effects of noise on the human experience. Edge was the recipient of the Seoul (South Korean) Award of Excellence for his latest large-scale installation work, 'Acclimate'. Utilising self-built instruments, latex beds, industrial fans, metal housings and processed vocals, he conditions architectures with crushing rhythmic noise pierced with sublime minimalistic composed sequences.

Other SAMA Open Lectures:

Tuesday 9 Oct, 
Yuri Landman: Demonstration of Experimental Musical Instruments
Tuesday 30 Oct, 
Noora Vikman: Soundscapes and acoustic ecologies in change
Friday 14 Dec, 
Taina Riikonen: Listening in the Era of Fossil Capitalism: Acceleration, Atomization and Post-Noise

Lectures are organized by Sound Art & Sonic Arts study module (SAMA) and open to the public. Lectures are in English.