Nicola Rae : works + projects
Since 2010 my art practice has engaged with projections of visualized sound frequencies in response to either live participative co-production of sonic experimentation, or historic recordings of electro-acoustic phenomena. The live installations include a mixture of analogue and digital equipment that relate to site-aware sound sources and previous use of spaces. The resulting visualized sonic frequencies become a live score that participants openly experiment with interactively. The installations that respond to pre-recorded electro-acoustic phenomena often explore amplified sounds not easily located within the range of human hearing, or those that go unnoticed.

Most of these projects involve collaboration in various ways. The installations that result from discussions when working alongside someone that has different skills and knowledge extend the technical possibilities in unexpected ways. Visitors that participate in these live installations also become collaborators through their open experimentation with the acoustic possibilities of these sonic frequency visualizations.

  Sound Emission Analyzers: Sygyt Software's Overtone Analyzer: used in all projected sonic frequency visualizations since July 2010. SeaWave: used prior to July 2010

Increasingly other interests have become part of my practice including the use of lenses, mirrors, historical analogue equipment and experimenting with scientific processes. Film and field works have include experiential filming underwater with cameras on fishing lines as well as filming through a digital microscope. Being a member of the Digital Maker Collective has also led to experimenting with interactive Arduino oscilloscopes on OLED screens and deconstructed Surface Speakers.

Sonic Sensing, 2017. Digital Maker Collective experiment, TATE EXCHANGE, Tate Modern, London.

Schlieren Waves Live, 2016. APT LIVE and Deptford X Fringe, APT Studio G9, Deptford, London.

ReFocus - with Douglas Rae, 2015. Perduto Padre, Museo d'Arte Moderna Ugo Cara, Muggia-Trieste, Italy.

Reciprocal Resonances Refracted, 2015. CYBERFEST 9, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia.

Interplanetary Radio Frequencies, 2015.
Partial Presence, Zabludowicz Collection, London.

Arctic Glacier Sonic Frequencies over flood tides, 2015. FaB Ignites Research, 44AD Artspace, Bath.

Magnetospheric Frequencies, 2014.
AstroLAB, APT Gallery, Deptford, London.

Reciprocal Resonances Refracted, 2013.
Palazzo Bembo during 55th Venice Biennale.

SOUNDLAB, 2012
CUBE4x4x4, Mannheim, Germany.

PM+NR at KINETICA ART FAIR, 2012
Ambika P3, London, NW1.

Tap Drip Frequencies, 2011.
CUBE4x4x4, Mannheim, Germany.

Hydrophonic-Sonic Frequencies, 2011.
LV21 Lightship, Gillingham Pier, Kent.

Night Frequencies 2, 2010
APT Yard, Harold Wharf, Deptford, London.

Night Frequencies 1, 2010
APT Yard, Harold Wharf, Deptford, London.

Kodra Frequencies Live, 2010
SOUNDCITY, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki, Greece.

LAB Frequencies Live, 2010
DERIVELAB 2, C4CC, Kings Cross, London.

DERIVELAB, 2010
Heterotopia Provocation, Gillett St, Dalston, London.

Sea Change, 2008
Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London.