Kosmika Sound Night December 2012


I just bought my tickets for this–I love my Arts Catalyst/ Kosmika crowd!

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Yuri Suzuki, Honor Harger, Kaffe Matthews

The Arts Catalyst
50-54 Clerkenwell Road
London EC1M 5PS



A social event for artists, scientists and the cosmically curious exploring sound and sonification of space

KOSMICA bridges Earth and space through art and other cultural experiments out of this world. Our next informal gathering for the cosmically curious will bring together artists who explore the sounds and sonification of space and our planet: Yuri Suzuki, Honor Harger and Kaffe Matthews.

  • Doors and bar open at 6.30pm giving those attending time to mingle and chat with Arts Catalyst team, artists, scientists, familiar friends and new faces over a drink and listen to a special selection of space music
  • The sounds and presentations will start from 7pm, with an introduction by Nahum Mantra
  • A chance to discuss and debate what you’ve seen with the artists.

We expect this will be a popular event.  We can only have space for limited numbers so please book your KOSMICA Sound Night early (£3).  We will keep 10 tickets for those wanting to pay at the door on the night, they will be on a first come basis.  Book online here

The Acts:

Yuri Suzuki – a sound artist, designer and electronic musician who produces work that explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces.  Yuri will present The Sound of the Earth, a spherical record project, the grooves representing the outlines of the geographic land mass. Each country on the disc is engraved with a different sound, as the needle passes over it plays field recordings collected by Yuri Suzuki from around the world over the course of four years; traditional folk music, national anthems, popular music and spoken word broadcasts.

Honor Harger – a curator and artist from New Zealand. Harger has a particular interest in artistic uses of new technologies. She’s the director of Lighthouse, an arts agency in Brighton, UK. Her artistic practice is produced under the name r a d i o q u a l i a together with collaborator Adam Hyde. One of their main projects is Radio Astronomy, a radio station broadcasting sounds from space.

Kaffe Matthews – Since 1990 Kaffe has been making and performing new electro-acoustic music worldwide with a variety of things and places such as violin, theremin, Scottish weather, desert stretched wires, NASA scientists, melting ice in Quebec and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is completing three Star Gazer chairs and album for ‘Yird, Muin, Starn,’ a vital spark collaboration with Mandy McIntosh, in the Galloway Forest, Scotland.

How to find Kosmica at The Arts Catalyst

If you’ve not visited us before, it’s useful to know that the numbering on Clerkenwell Road is rather irregular.  Check out map and full public transport information here.

The event will be held on the first floor and there is no lift; please contact The Arts Catalyst to discuss any specific access needs.

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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