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Kaffe Matthews: Sonic Bed_London


Sonic Bed_London by sound artist Kaffe Matthews was a central pin in the research project 'music for bodies' which explored new ways of making and listening to music. The Bed, an instrument,  created an intimate and unique environment for lying visitors to feel specially made music vibrate up, down and around their  bodies.

In Loughborough the Bed played 'pluck E hi_square_anti' a work commissioned by Rich Mix 2006, and made by Kaffe in collaboration with Indian musician Shri colliding their differing practices in experimental live processing and British-Asian electronica and musical shifts over time through the raga system. The Bed contained six bass speakers under its mattress and 8 more hidden in panels around the side creating an intense experience as the vibrations flowed over the participant. It was awarded a Distinction in Digital Musics at Prix Ars Electronica, 2006.

Kaffe Matthews lives and works in London, since 1990 she has been making and performing new electro-acoustic music worldwide with a variety of things and places such as violin, theremin, Scottish weather, desert stretched wires, NASA scientists, melting ice in Quebec and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. 

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