ORB: PLACING INTO VIBRATION
JULY 13 - AUGUST 13 2022︎
“Our world is a complex matrix of vibrating energy, matter and air just as we are made of vibrations. Vibration connects us with all beings and connects us to all things interdependently…Quantum Listening is listening in as many ways as possible simultaneously — changing and being changed by the listening …perception at the edge of the new. Jumping like an atom out of orbit to a new orbit — creating a new orbit…[it] takes us below the surface of our consciousness and helps to change or dissolve limiting boundaries.” 
Teresa Peters explores ceramics as a crystalline matrix from deep time to deep house—transforming clay into fluid digital realms and quartz vibration. Navigating collections to collective consciousness—recent projects echo “the club” or “healing circle” as collective spaces of transformative experience.
Touch as a geomorphic force. Haptics and piezoelectric pressure on quartz trigger ceramics glazes, volcanic eruptions, communication devices like mobile phones and the human third eye. We resonate with the frequencies of quartz crystals as every cell in the human body has a geometric crystalline structure. Ammonites to Ammolite—breaking new ground.
Cheryl Farthing plays flute, sansula, drums and chimes, a powerful shimmering, multi-layered resonance. They accompany traditional quartz crystal sounding bowls, used in healing for hundreds of years that ripple through the body like a natural ultrasound—touched by their alchemy we are forever transformed.
Spinning chthonic bodies into audio-visual spheres to create patterns of shifting moments of connection and discordance, touch as alchemy, “…and by touching [the aural with the visual] put into play the whole system of the senses”
Taking cues from spectral and minimalist music traditions alongside the healing aspirations of new age and deep listening music, Torben Tilly explores the psychoacoustic properties of combination tones in conversation with Teresa Peters’ clay-based moving image work and the microtonal vibrations of Cheryl Farthings’ collection of quartz sounding bowls. Together they investigate a crystalline inter-connectedness—between the material qualities of sound, the digital, moving image, and object that manifests as an act of ‘placing-into-vibration’.
QUARTZ SOUND JOURNEY EVENT - August 6
(Limited capacity - please register with the Audio Foundation)
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 Francois J. Bonnet, Underneath Listening in Spectres Volume 1: Composer l’écoute/Composing listening, Shelter Press, 2019.