ATRIUM - Manoli Moriaty & Echo Echo Ensemble (free event)

9th November University of Ulster at Magee Campus, Atrium Building Fri 6pm
Exploring the relationship between dynamic and static elements existing in urban environments through sound and movement...



- Contemporary urban society is a contested space -



As part of an Open Call for ISSTA 2018 conference, sound artist Manoli Moriaty was selected to work in collaboration with Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company on a ‘site-informed’ installation – responding to the new Atrium Building at Magee Campus.

This collaboration explores the relationship between dynamic and static elements existing in urban environments, and how the often charged memories embedded in the surrounding structures affect their human occupants. 

Using a combination of fixed-media and live generated sounds, the dancers interact with the composition by controlling and creating sounds through a range of interactive object, and exploit the opportunities and limitations presented by using Magee building's atrium as their performance space.

Please note this is a free event.

The annual conference event returns to Derry-Londonderry on 9th and 10th November 2018 posing the question: WHO’S LISTENING? SOUND AND PUBLIC SPACE.


The Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association (ISSTA) is an organisation which brings together practitioners integrating fields of music, art, sound, science and technology. It serves musicians, researchers, scientists, engineers and artists by promoting sound within the arts, science and technology, within Irish and international communities. Since 2010 ISSTA has hosted an annual festival and conference, gathering artists and researchers from around the globe to present papers, installations, concerts and workshops.


With thanks to ISSTA and Ulster University.

About Manoli Moriaty

Manoli Moriaty is an Athens-born composer, performer, researcher, and curator. Currently based in Manchester, UK, his practice is informed by themes of symbiotic relationships and collective action as conceptual framework towards facilitating environments of synergy between distinct artists, media, and disciplines. Through methodologies pertinent to data sonification, re-appropriation of technology, and human-machine interactions, he regularly collaborates with physical performers and creative technologists towards creating works across a range of formats and disciplines: live collaborative performance art, interactive audiovisual installations, fixed-media acousmatic compositions, and live electronics performances.

His work and research have been presented at international new music concerts, performance arts festivals, and academic conferences, such as ICMC, SMC, MANTIS, Supersonic Festival, Electric Nights, Surge Festival, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Beijing New Dance Festival, and the Audiovisual Arts Festival of the Ionian Academy. He has performed for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and composed live scores for Jim Cartwright‘s Burning Bright and Teresia Björk‘s Vi-We-Nous. Awards include funding by Arts Council England and IdeasTap towards artistic activities, and by Sound and Music for his curatorial work within the sonic-arts collective Metanast. He is published by Taylor & Francis, and holds memberships with the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA) and Irish Sound Science and Technology Association (ISSTA). Manoli has been fortunate to study composition under Stephen Davismoon, Alan Williams, Joe Duddell, and Craig Vear. He is associate lecturer on popular music, interdisciplinary performance practice, and multimedia technologies at the University of Salford, where he is also completing his doctoral thesis Symbiotic Synergies investigating polydisciplinary collaboration, supervised by Joanne Scott and Stephen Kilpatrick.



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Access information

Our sincere apologies - no wheelchair access at Echo Echo Studios due to technical defect with platform lift. We continue to work as quickly as possible to resolve this! Many Festival events are programmed in other accessible venues and locations this year. Please contact us if you have a specific access requirement or query.

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