To celebrate the winners of this year’s Seed Award, we caught up with all the selected artists and composers for a quick chat.
Here, we speak to Sian O’Gorman, who performs as part of NYX, a collaborative drone choir and otherworldly electric chorus, re-embodying live electronics and extended vocal techniques.
Can you tell us about your musical influences?
Contemporary vocal experimentalists such as Holly Herndon, Meredith Monk, Lyra Pramuk, electronic composers Andy Stott, Caterina Barbieri, Koreless & Oneohtrix Point Never, polyphonic world music vocal traditions and deep listening based / immersive ambient compositions.
What are you working on at the moment?
A City of Trees multi channel AV collaboration – bringing the sounds of ancient trees into the City of London Festival, a new NYX electronic drone choir album, the soundtrack to an arthouse sci-fi film about algae, a drone Suffragette musical for the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and composing for psychedelic therapy app Wavepaths.