JAN- 10th APRIL:
FOCUS – Next: I am delighted to one of the artists in residence at [ SPACE ] gallery, Hackney, looking at “how AI is shaping what it means to be human in the digital age”. I am learning the programming behind the infra-red sensor shirt designed by Tomomi Adachi and researching the ways in which this technology modifies how I used my body, voice and interact with audiences.
I’m doing a workshop and showing/performance on the 10th April at the gallery.
Week beginning 24th Feb, BBC Radio 3:
Love Thy Synth
Latest radio drama, for BBC Radio 3. Monday-Friday in the essay slot and as a Sunday drama. Tells the story of a woman’s relationship with a synth (robot) designed in her image… and voice…
Spring 2019 – 2 performances in Belgium!
Date: 5th April. AB Salon. Brussels, Belgium ‘The lineup loves to sabotage musical algorithms’
Solo sound poetry performance.
Date: Tuesday, Mai 7, at 8.30 pm, Mechelen, Belgium
Presenting solo work and duo ‘Pluto is a Planet!’ with sound poet, Tomomi Adachi.
Talk in a bit
Debut record by Hannah Silva
(launched at Cafe Oto, 9th May, 2018)
Top 25 Album of the Year – Wire Magazine.
“The vocal acrobatics of musician and writer Hannah Silva test the physical limits of language” The Wire
“I’m really quite blown away by what I’m hearing of this woman’s work…”
– Verity Sharp, Late Junction BBC Radio 3
Talk in a bit is the debut record by Hannah Silva, an award-winning writer known for her innovative and virtuosic vocal performances. Made during a week of improvisation at the beautiful La Sauna Recording Studio on Lake Varese, Silva’s lyrical tapestries are woven together with the acrobatic drummery of Swiss percussionist Julian Sartorius, the electronic virtuosity of Italian composer Luca Martegani and the noise distortions of Swiss cellist Zeno Gabaglio. Experimental yet accessible: a marriage of music and words, atmospheres and grooves, technology and grit. The result is a raw and powerful sound, where drums, vocals, electronics and cello are treated as liberated objects smashing and weaving into each other with tremendous yet elegant force, transforming the semantic tapestries of Silva’s poetry.
Selling internationally! – LPS and CDS have so far been sent to record shops and individuals in: Australia, Cyprus, USA, UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Denmark, Belgium and Japan.
LISTEN & BUY: Talk in a bit: https://humankindrecords.bandcamp.com/album/talk-in-a-bit
Supported by The Arts Council England. Development supported by the Artists’ International Development Fund. Produced by Humankind Records.