Harry Yeff

Harry Yeff

Harry Yeff: Paintings

Technological Experimentation Within Performance

Arts @ 29 Garden: Lower Level

Last year Harry Yeff partnered with The Mill and Aurelia Sound to make the world’s first gyroscopic audio, VR music video. Yeff asks: what is purposeful use of technological experimentation within performance? And when does this kind of exploration intelligently amplify the needs and horizons of artists?

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In 2016, Harry Yeff partnered with The Mill and Aurelia Sound to make the world’s first gyroscopic audio, VR music video. Yeff asks: what is purposeful use of technological experimentation within performance? And when does this kind of exploration intelligently amplify the needs and horizons of artists?

Harry Yeff is a two-time ARS PRIX Electronica nominated artist and world renowned beatboxer. His projects are bolstered by his unique vocal skills and ensuing interests, hinging academic research and technological innovation to performance.

Yeff’s hybrid ideas include the hugely successful Polyphonic Playground, a large-scale, climbable frame comprising electric-paint circuitry and instrumental trigger pads. Augmenting this classic structure, Yeff’s playground constitutes an unorthodox musical tool, challenging predetermined patterns of musical composition. Faithful to depicting experimentation in an explicit and tangible way, he is also known for harnessing physical phenomena like cymatics to fluently translate the morphology of sound in real-time. The results are potent, aesthetically arresting audio-visual displays.

Yeff’s specialisation in oral percussion and performance has generated a global online following, rendering over 50,000,000 views and title as pioneer of experimental vocalism. Exhibiting work across events like Miami Art Basel, and Design Weeks in London, Milan and Tokyo, he is a polyglot of audio and visual communication who has redefined the role of articulatory phonetics as a means to truly bridge artistic, musical and scientific communities.