Abigail Toll - Matrices of vision

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Matrices of Vision takes its starting point from two datasets that have been extracted from a report published by the Swedish Independent Governing body UKÄ, which, among other things, surveys the student demographic trends of Sweden’s higher education system over the time period 1956–2019 using binary categories.

Matrices of Vision is a sonic deconstruction of a higher education dataset compiled by the highly influential Swedish higher education authority Universitetskanslersämbetet (UKÄ).

The title Matrices of Vision and project theme is inspired by indigenous cyberfeminist, scholar and artist Tiara Roxanne’s work into data colonialism.

The method explores how practical applications of sound and theory can be used to meditate on political struggles and envision emancipatory modes of creation to reclaim agency through creative sonic spaces.

The artistic approach uses just intonation as a system, or grid of fixed points, which it disrupts. The pitch strategy diverges from this approach by way of its political and ethical motivations: it disobeys just intonation’s rigid structure through practice and breaks with its order as a way to explore its experiential qualities.

Such transformations provide a sonic breach of these systems and become an allegory for the refusal to comply with colonial ideas of law and order imposed by neoliberal and right-wing governments. It signals the non-violent break identified in Roxanne’s writing, and in the bias that is often authored and (re)produced in state datasets.
 

Participating musicians:
 

c-flute/electronics: Abigail Toll

bass flute: Rebecca Lane

cello: Lucy Railton

vocals: Evelyn Saylor

Programme Saturday 10 April

Programme Monday 12 April

  • Electroacoustic Monday at ljudOljud

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    New music by students at the electroacoustic composition program at KM…

Programme Tuesday 13 April

  • (There is a) time...

    The event has taken place - Livestreamed from Kungasalen

    Vid denna konsert presenteras publiken för ett flertal olika komposit…

  • Electroacoustic Tuesday at ljudOljud

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    Take part in experiencing nine premiere performances of pieces by stud…

Programme Wednesday 14 April

Programme Thursday 15 April

Programme Friday 16 April

  • Årets instrument

    The event has taken place - Nathan Milstein Hall

    The Violin meets live-electronics at this concert. Students attending …

  • From madness to absurdity

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    In this recital the music approaches madness from all perspectives. Fr…

  • Un(son)ification

    The event has taken place - Livestreamed from Lilla salen

    Nyskrivna verk av EAM kandidat 1. Binaural livestream som del av festi…

Programme Saturday 17 April

  • KammarensembleN at ljudOljud

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    This concert is a yearly collaboration between KammarensembleN and the…

  • No Such Array (för Järvafältet)

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    Concert for multiple self-built speaker/synthesizer instruments with m…

  • Nordic meets Czech music

    The event has taken place - Livestreamed from Nathan Milsteinsalen

    Conducting students of Katarina Andreasson conduct Nordic and Czech mu…