Rijeka / Exportdrvo / 04.10.20 / 21:00
Joseph Hyde’s background is as a musician, producer and composer, working in various areas but in the 90s – and a period working with BEAST in Birmingham, UK – settling on electronic music.
Whilst music and sound remain at the core of his practice, collaboration has since become a key concern. He works in various ways with film-makers, artists, dancers, technologists and scientists, often in ground-breakingly interdisciplinary projects.
Hyde also works as a lecturer/academic, as Professor of Music at Bath Spa University (UK), where he teaches on BA Creative Music Technology, runs MA Sound Arts and supervises a number of PhD students. HIs current research is on Sonification – his project Isomorph, supported by the LeverhulmeTrust, explores how sound can be used in molucular simulations in VR. Since 2009 he has run a symposium on visual music at the university, Seeing Sound.
Hyde’s work has recently involved a return to analogue technology, which he last used extensively in the late 90s, when he used the Moog modular at Dartington College (UK) and Buchla and Serge instruments at EMS in Stockholm to make his early audiovisual work Zoetrope. For the last few years he has been building a hybrid digital/analogue audiovisual synthesiser, and developing a language of polar lissajous patterns (influenced in part by techniques derived from the early work of John Whitney) using a variety of analogue vector monitors – including hacked Vectrex consoles, and lasers. He has also spent two happy residencies at Signal Culture in the US – material shown here was developed on their Jones Raster Scan and Paik/Abe (/Bernagozzi) Raster Manipulation Units.