Frazer Merrick, as part of his New Voices 2020 project, presents a dazzling new video series on making music with light. Each month, Frazer will be sharing jam sessions, design updates and field recording trips.
Watch the new YouTube series from New Voices composer Frazer Merrick as he develops a microphone for listening to (and making music with) light, creating vibrant audiovisual soundscapes from LEDs, bicycle lights and more.
From breadboard to circuit board! Frazer Merrick is building a microphone for listening to light, and in his latest video he shows the process of designing this unique handheld microphone.
Bicycle light sound sculpture! New Voices composer and used his #PhotonSmasher microphone to turn light into sound and create this kinetic sound sculpture.
Laser music! Hear the sound of light as Frazer teams up with sound artist Loula Yorke to experiment with turning sound into light (and then back into sound) with a laser.
Learn how to unlock the hidden rhythms of light-up gadgets and toys, and discover how you can control sound using light with these simple circuits.
Back in November, Frazer had an excellent day of R&D at @ColchesterArts, experimenting with using the lighting rig as a musical instrument. Check out his latest video to hear what he learnt!
Frazer will also hold a gig at @ColchesterArts on February the 8th, with his brand new BAND, using the #PhotonSmasher and they’ll be using the venues lighting rig to create music that fills the room. You can buy tickets here
Over the last year, composer and sound artist Frazer Merrick has been experimenting with a number of different approaches to making music with light, a project undertaken as part of his time on our New Voices 2020 programme.
In this final video, Frazer reflects on the experience as a whole and takes us on a tour of his personal highlights!