Thursday 11th June

Speaking Tubes Online: Artist Talk

A live stream event with the composers of Speaking Tubes: Online

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On Thursday 11th June at 7pm to 8pm we will live stream a conversation featuring all four of the Sound Artists and Composers who have created new music commissions for Speaking Tube. You will be able to view the video on this page, when it is live.     

Spatialised versions of these works have been recently shared online. Listen to them all here.   

Speaking Tubes is a sculptural sound installation made of gleaming galvinised steel and air-ducting tubes, designed to create a vortex of travelling sound. Until we are able to re-open Speaking Tubes at Dean Clough, we’ve used spatialisation technology to produce audio versions of each work that recreates the feeling of being immersed in sound as each musician intended. You can listen at home and feel as if you are standing in the centre of a virtual sculpture of speakers to experience the music in a similar way to how it works within the Speaking Tubes physical installation. The four artists will be in conversation with IOU"s Artistic Director David Wheeler who created and devised Speaking Tubes.    Speakers include:

Yannis Kyriakides

Yannis is an acclaimed composer who has won several notable awards for his work including The International Music Council's International Rostrum of Composers prize in 2014 and the Willem Pijper Prize in 2011. His work 'Shooting at Clouds' was developed as the first work for Speaking Tubes when it first launched in 2012.

Katie English aka Isnaj Dui

Katie writes and records music, predominantly under her solo name Isnaj Dui. She has also been part of several bands including Littlebow, The Sly & Unseen and The Doomed Bird of Providence. A prolific live performer she has performed in numerous high profile venues and had air play on Radio 3' Late Junction and BBC 6 Music. Her musical composition 'Forties and Fives' was launched on our website as part of Speaking Tubes Online in May 2020.


Loui Binns 

A local (Halifax based) Sound Artist Loui creates ambient, soundscape and experimental electronic music often using found and unexpected sounds. He has also created soundtracks for several theatre productions. His musical composition 'Abiogenesis Tessellation' was launched on our website as part of Speaking Tubes Online in May 2020.

Jo Thomas

Jo has worked on many high profile international projects and in 2014 she won the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in Digital Music and Sound Art. Her work 'In a Still Place' was shared on our website as part of Speaking Tubes online in June 2020. 

To make sure you have the correct link and information to join this live one off event, sign up for your free space on eventbrite.

If you have questions you'd like to ask David and any of the composers please email your question to We will be reading some of these out as part of the discussion.

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