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Iris Garrelfs is best known for her situation specific emotive, improvised performances based on digitally warped voice sounds. Transmuting and making collages Iris explores the encounter of human expression and technology. Described as the Diamanda Galas of Glitch, her work aims at combining electronic control with an element of Yoko Ono's conscious primalism. (Wreck This Mess, Holland). Her album, 'Specified Encounters', was released on the French label Bip-Hop. It is has been moulded from dissected voice sounds and was described as "An astonishing document of current vocal art" by German netmag Ikonen. The Wire Magazines drew parallels with Joan La Barbara and Henri Chopin. Her new album is out later this year. She performs solo as well as in collaboration with other soundartists, for example Robert Lippok (To Rococo Rot). An excerpt of their concert at Sprawl's Interplay festival in 2003 will be released later thisyear. Other collaborations include Kaffe Matthews, Scanner, Si-cut.db and Freeform, which has recently been re-released as part of the Bernd Friedman compiled and remixed compilation Condensed on Nonplace. Iris is also active creating multi-channel, mainly site-specific sound based installations. Commissions have included pieces for the Centre of Contemporary Art in Glasgow (released on a limited edition CD) and the installation Spoor at Grafisch Atelier in 's-Hertogenbosch , Holland (as part of Earational Festival 2004). With Croatian filmmaker Mario Radinovic she is working on a film/performace project. It has been premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana. Her video project Of Dual Nature has been shown at the recent Sonic Arts Network conference Sound Circus in the UK. As co-founder of Sprawl, Iris has been advocating electronic and digital sound. Since 1996 Sprawl has brought together uncompromising artists from the UK and abroad for live sound events and “imaginative compilations” (The Wire). Sprawl has featured artists such as Talvin Singh, Scanner, Jem Finer, David Toop, Christian Fennesz, Hayley Newman, snd, Vladislav Delay and many more. Sprawl has organised events in conjunction Tate Modern, the Goethe Institute and Body Shop amongst others. Find out more of Sprawl monthly events and radio broadcasts on Resonance FM As an outspoken person, Iris gets invited as a speaker and on panels at events In the UK and abroad. Iris has appeared on TV, for example and ARTE TV with Stockhausen in “Well Tempered Computer - Are Computers able to compose” and on ITV’s Mixmasters TV. This project has recently been released by Moonshine in the US and has received a nomination for Best Music DVD at the Dancestar Awards. Since April 2005 Iris is on the board of SonicArtsNetwork. In her other incarnations Iris has been abusing her record collection in one of her minimal mix-fests, for example at the ICA, Turnmills, 93 Feet East. As a photographer, Iris has been published by magazines such as The Wire, The Face, Muzik, Marie Claire, Spex, Keyboard Japan and others. (From Accessed 11.10.06)
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PhotonTrouble Soundwork - England Edit
Shiftage Installation 4x4 commissions, Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow 2001 England Edit
Parallel Textures 6-channel audio installation Art at the Centre, Reading 2002 England Edit
Dumplinks audio-visual interactive installation Watermans Artcentre, Brentford, June 03. Also presented as part of Arborescence Festival, Marseille, September 04 and as part Circle of Sound at the Foundry in Londons Old Street in May 05. A 4 channel version was presented as part of Sonic Recycler 2 at 2003 England Edit
Traces audio visual performance and DVD project Museum of Modern Art, Ljubjana 2003 Slovenia Edit
Just Desserts action research project New Town Primary School, West Bromwich 2003 England Edit
Empties soundtrack for a video CSV / BBC Training 2003 England Edit
Spoor 6-channel audio and photographic trail Grafisch Atelier, commissioned by EARATIONAL, s-Hertogenbosch 2004 Netherlands Edit
(Talking) Space to Space radio project Resonance FM in June 04 and as part of Radio Art Riot during the Frieze Art Fair, October 04. An extract was also featured as part of Radio Day of European Cultures in October 05. An extended version was listed for the PRS New Musci Award in 05. An extrac 2004 England Edit
Of Dual Nature audio-visual DVD Sonic Arts Network’s Sound Circus 2004 England Edit
Changing Spaces - Creative Partnership London North 2005 England Edit
Live in Brighton Live Performance - 2005 England Edit
Stimung audio visual project Bip-Hop 2005 England Edit
Symbiosis Improvised audio-visual performance collaboration Peam Festival, Pescara 2005 Italy Edit
Untitled Performance Performance INCANTANTIONS: audiovisual, Soundworks 2005, Cork 2005 Ireland Edit
Specified Encounters CD Bip-Hop 2006 England Edit
Performance Project with Alexander Selski - Performances have included Lovebytes Festival and South London Gallery 2006 England Edit
springtide 5.1 piece Fatcat Records 2006 England Edit