Homeopathic waft of signal is the debut album of improvisational explorations by elbejée (Kathy Hinde [UK] & Gail Priest [Au]). Recorded amongst rutting frogs and all watched over by feisty Shetland cows, these three pieces combine field recordings, synthesised bleeps, processed vocals, mechanised singing bowls, self-playing gongs, bird whistles, wind-up bugs, and bespoke vinyl.
This is what happens when you put two verbally vivacious, intellectually voracious, conceptually aligned yet practically divergent sound artists in an architecturally designed eco-pod for three weeks in the Scottish Highlands.* These pieces form a natural continuum of their realworld hypertextual kitchen conversations covering curry recipes, phenomenology, cheap wine appreciation, speculative realism, DIY electronics and the joys of British bird watching.
Kathy Hinde’s audiovisual creations echo phenomena and behaviours found in the natural world and represent a cross between kinetic sound sculptures and newly invented musical instruments. Composed of broken instruments, hacked electronics and a blend of digital and analog systems, they can be played live in countless ways. She has shown work across Europe, China, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, USA, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Awards include an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica, an ORAM Award, a British Composer Award, a Scottish Award for New Music and she was selected for European SHAPE Platform for innovative music and audiovisual art for 2018. She became a Cryptic Artist in 2015 and is a member of the Bristol Experimental Expanded Film collective (BEEF).
Gail Priest is a sound artist from Sydney/Katoomba, Australia making experimental sound and electronic music that explores the interaction of the figurative and the abstract, the machinic and the organic, the sensual and the brutal. Her practice encompasses performance, recording, gallery installation and sound design. She has several releases on her own label, Metal Bitch Recordings as well as Endgame records and Flaming Pines. She has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally (UK, Germany, France, Slovenia, Hong Kong, Japan, Norway, Iceland & The Netherlands). She is also a curator of concerts and exhibitions and writes factually and fictively about sound and media arts.