Commissioned as part of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Music Project, ‘Fulgurite Chamber’ is the result of an on-going collaborative partnership between Derry~Londonderry-based composer, Adam Melvin, his brother, the Mercury Music Prize winning artist Mark Melvin and the London-based experimental music ensemble, Rarescale. Located in the exhibition space at Void, ‘Fulgurite Chamber’ takes the form of an audio-visual performance installation incorporating multi-channel sound, neon light sculpture and live quarter-tone bass flute, of which only a handful exist in the world.
In a process that echoes ideas explored in previous works by Adam and Mark Melvin, familiar, arguably mundane audio-visual objects are deconstructed to form more unstable entities that support and interact with live instrumental performance.
Music: Adam Melvin
Light Sculptures: Mark Melvin
Flutes: Carla Rees
Sound diffusion: Michael Oliva