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Artist-in-Residence Talks Series: Robin Parmar Artist-in-Residence Talks Series: Robin Parmar
Robin Parmar, Sounding Cork (photo by Susannah Kelly)

Artist-in-Residence Talks Series: Robin Parmar

25th May 2016

Robin Parmar, Sounding Cork (photo by Susannah Kelly)


Artist-in-residence Talk Series: Robin Parmar

Sirius Arts Centre Residency space

Wednesday 25 May


Artist-in-residence Robin Parmar will give an informal presentation about his work and the outcomes of his residency at Sirius Arts Centre.‚Äč This may take the form of an artist's talk, a listening event or a performance.

Robin Parmar combines deep research with intermodal praxis in composition, improvisation, radiophonics, poetry, and image-making. His formal training is in theoretical physics, audio engineering, and electroacoustic composition. He has edited books of creative writing, curated a concert music series, and co-authored one of the first studies of hypertext. Currently he teaches "Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, and Modalities of Listening" at the University of Limerick.

Robin's work explores generative conceptions of place, ideologies of field recording, and the poetics of spatial relationships. These subjects form the basis for doctorate research at De Montfort University, Leicester. Sound works have appeared in Ireland, England, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Slovenia, Canada, and the USA.

His collaborators have included The Quiet Club, Anthony Kelly, David Stalling, Ed Devane, and Harry Moore. Recent albums include "...between..." (Gruenrekorder, 2014), a collaboration with David Colohan of United Bible Studies, and "The Drones" (Stolen Mirror, 2013). He has recently presented on the screendance of Angela Conway, the "space" of Joy Division, "Digital Angst and the Phenomenology of Discontinuity", and "Hearing as Science-Fiction". 
Robin also runs the label Stolen Mirror, which is currently releasing electroacoustic noise music from Irish artists Steve McCourt and Fergus Kelly.