Whitstable Biennale 2018

  • Whitstable Beach

    June 2nd 2018
  • The Sounding Shore: Coast to Coast, performance as the Lab of Sonic Possibility: Tansy Spinks and Iris Garrelfs. Commissioned by Marcus Leadley, David Rogers, Mandy Rathbone. A day long curated programme of live performances, installations and sonic art interventions on the beach - with a strong site-specific and ecological focus - the sounds heard over wireless headphones. Produced by Goldsmiths, University of London and DIVA studio.

Forest of Plasticity

  • Arts By The Sea Festival, Bournemouth

    October 28th 2017
  • As part of a programme of live improvised sounds on the beach with scavenged waste plastics at the Forest of Plasticity event curated by Adrian Newton, (also broadcast across the beach through headphones).

    Listen to Forest of Plasticity

Moire in Sound

  • Beaconsfield Gallery, London

    October 21st 2017
  • Public Symposium event for Mic Drop, at Beaconsfield Gallery, Newport Street, South East London - live sound work devised by Tansy Spinks with Maya Amrani, (for 2 voices and 2 microphones), as a commissioned response to the film installation exhibition Mic Drop by Keith Piper.

Listening Wall

  • Supernormal festival, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire

    August 5th & 6th 2017
  • A site-specific ‘score for listening’ as a contribution to the Listening Wall curated by Iris Garrelfs. The text score was inspired by the Braziers Park School of Integrative Research and Braziers Adult College Brochure from 1950

Talk | Documenting The Event

  • Goldsmith’s University

    June 9th 2017
  • Talk with PhD students about documenting ‘the event’ .The performance and event documentation was for a research group of staff and PhD students in the Music department. Invited by composer-lecturer, Patricia Alessandrini.

Drawing Sound [Ongoing Project]

  • Almshouse in Fulham Broadway/ Farmhouse at Hendon

    July 5th 2016/ July 5th 2017
  • Sites of ongoing series - site specific/object and live sound/drawing project with writer/artist Peter Thomas.

Text Scores for Peckham and Sefrou

  • Goldsmith's University

    April 24th 2017
  • Text Scores for Peckham [South London] & Sefrou [Morocco] - Talk/ Paper, given at Sound and Memory Symposium (with University of Kent, School of Sound, Whitechapel Art Gallery), at Goldsmith University.
    View Powerpoint Slides

Assembly [Public Event/ Live Performance]

  • Hornsey Town Hall Council Chamber, Crouch End, London N8

    April 3rd 2017
  • Live collaborative talk and sound performance event with Sonia Boyce, set in the 1930s council chamber, as part of Ply gallery Middlesex MA Fine Art show, Traces

How do Composers get their Ideas?

  • Trinity Laban, King Charles Court, Royal Naval College, Greenwich

    Mar 28th 2017
  • Trinity Laban on How do composers get their ideas? A talk fir the Music Department, invited by Dominic Murcott and Pete Nagle

Instant Orchestra

  • Regent Cinema, Regent Street, London

    Feb 17th 2017
  • Participant in the Instant orchestra, directed by Max Reinhardt (BBCR3 presenter of Late Junction), improvising to the new cut of Eisenstein’s Battleship Potempkin, as part of the Russian revolution film series devised by Dash Arts/Kino Klassica Foundation.  

Morocco Performances

  • Culture Vultures, Sefrou, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

    Jan/ Feb 2017
  • Performances as part of an invited residency -
    • January 17th 2017 - live improvised duet with Andulusian violinist Salim at ALIF, music club at Fez university
    • January 19 - poetry /story-telling and violin improv with poet, Lynne Shapiro, Café Clock, Fez
    • January 22 - Improvisations with Arabic violinist at Sefrou music academy
    • January 25 - live improv (violin) on top of dune Erg Chebbi, Sahara desert image [image/ vid link]
    • February 10 - Live public improv duet (violin) at the Sefrou story telling promenade performance evening with Casablanca Cabaret Orchestra violinist Lascen
     

Grain

  • 100 Years Gallery, 13 Pearson St, London

    Dec 7th 2016
  • Solo improvisation, Grain, for Graham Dunning’s performance event on behalf of Mary Ward Centre Sound Art group.

Potting Shed

  • King & Queen pub, Fitzrovia, London

    Dec 2nd 2016
  • Live solo on acoustic violin at an improvisation evening for Potting Shed (aka Iris Garrelfs and Jude Cowan Montagu).

Black Rice Improv Trio

  • Iklectik Arts Lab performance space, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo, London

    Sept 27th 2016
  • The Horse Improvised Music Club - Black Rice: Peter Nagle [cello] Tansy Spinks [violin] & Rahel Kraft [voice/electronics]. The event also featured The Jerico Orchestra with Rita Jones Adrian Northover[saxes] & Neil Metcalfe [flute].

APT LIVE | The Echo of Henry’s Ballad

  • Art in Perpetuity Trust, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London

    Sept 24th 2016
  • Live solo performance commissioned by Chris Marshall, Nicola Rae and Liz Harrison for the APT Exhibition, A  Threshold and open studios, as part of Art Licks weekend. 5pm, solo site specific performance, Echoes of Henry’s Ballad ,using objects scavenged from the banks of the Thames and looped violin.

Homage To Bruce Naumann’s Playing One Note

  • The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Art

    July 29th, 2016
  • Solo performance (electric violin) walking on the structure whilst interpreting Bruce Nauman’s Walking round the studio playing one note on the violin of 1967, exploring the ‘beat’ of ‘one’ note - as part of the exhibition Pentagon Petal by Fran Cottell and Marianne Mueller.

Full of Noises

  • V22 Summer camp festival, Forest Hill

    July 28th, 2016
  • Sound performance with Iris Garrelfs as The Laboratory of Sonic Possibility, (improvisation with bowed, anglepoise lamps), curated by Helen Frosi of SoundFjord.

Improvisation for Microphone and Beach

  • Whitstable Biennale Satellite Event

    June 4th 2016
  • Improvisation for Microphone and Beach as The Lab of Sonic Possibility, with Iris Garrelfs, exploring locations through listening and sound making as part of Sonic Coast: Sounding Shore, curated by Marcus Leadley, David Rogers and Mandy Rathbone, supported by Goldsmiths. Experienced on a live radio channel, broadcast through headphones to the audience on the beach. Recording released on Bandcamp.

In The Mind’s Ear

  • Imaginary Text scores for Peckham - M2Gallery

    March 13th - May8th 2016
  • Imaginary Text Scores for Peckham is a small exhibition of sound-related texts that evolved after listening walks were undertaken in the environs of the M2Gallery.