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Bio Feedback Laboratory / Make Sound Residency

4 to 25 April 2023 & 1 to 14 September 2023

Organic structures. Photo.
Bio Feedback Laboratory, photo: LYD PORT

Work in progress sharing: 25 April 2023, at 15:00-17:00, location: Black Room 

Public sharing: Thursday, 14 September 2023, at 14:00, location: VR/Sound Lab

In “Bio Feedback Laboratory”, the interdisciplinary duo LYD PORT explores biomaterials’ sonic and visual properties. LYD PORT will work on magnifying the visual and sonic properties of different biomaterials to create musical ideas and create artificial leather fabric for the scenography, being, at the same time, a costume for the performers and a percussion instrument and resonator for vocals to be experienced in immersive sound from tactile transducers.

Bio Feedback investigates our relationship with biomaterials and explores how different properties of the biomaterial translate into artistic ideas visually and sonically by magnifying movements and patterns on a micro level.

In Bio Feedback, LYD PORT explores non-verbal communication as gesticulations and explores our daily connection to the materials surrounding us. For many years, plastic has been the number one product. How did it affect us, and does it make a difference if materials in the future are grown? How does being surrounded by plastic versus kombucha SCOBY leather affect us? How does it affect our experience in the concert space and our daily life surrounded by biomaterials?

LYD PORT is an interdisciplinary composer duo by Mai Ane Pil Siedentopp and Morten Schmidt. In their work they investigate sound, space, shapes and text. Working with their fascination with nature versus machine versus human, artificial versus organic, they seek tactility through installations, sculptures and performances.

LYD PORT works with performances and sculptures, all from the perspective of sound and space. Their electro opera Macro Plastic premiered at the Funen Opera House in Denmark in 2020 and had a digital show at Det Frie Felts Festival in Denmark and a scene from the piece at Global Week at Oil Tank Culture Park in Seoul. In 2021, the duo composed the site-specific piece “3” for Nordic Music Days on Faroe Island. In 2022, they wrote the piece “Tilstand”, performed by two mezzo-sopranos and a choir of 60 students from a local public school. Both Mai and Morten have master’s in music in Electronic Music and Sound Art from The National Academy of Music in Denmark.

Listen to LYD Port on SoundCloud –

Read more about the Make Sound Residency here.