Here you can find all the upcoming and past performances & live moments of Kayleigh Beard.
2019 Jan 17 20:30 Short Demo Performance Electrosonic, Groningen
2019 Feb 15 21:00 Performance Lola, Groningen
2019 Mar 21 ??:?? Performance SimplonUp, Groningen
2019 May 10 ??:?? Performance Betontegel, Groningen
Continue reading Live Dates / Performance Agenda
During the graduation show Headliners 2018 (Masters of the Frank Mohr Insitute), I performed daily with my electronic gloves and Kinect in the former sugar factory in Groningen.
Continue reading Performance @ Headliners
I will perform every day during the graduation show:
Saturday 23rd of June, on the day of the opening:
- 16:30 to 17:00
Sunday to Thursday each day:
- 15:30 to 16:00
- 19:30 to 20:00
Continue reading Upcoming: Performances @ Headliners (Graduation Show)
I want to thank SIGN for inviting me for their exhibition Corpora, which took place from the 18th of April until the 18th of May 2018.
For the exhibition I showed my installation in which the visitor could make music with intuitive body movements:
Continue reading Exhibition & Performance for Corpora @ SIGN
I have a strong feeling that I don’t want to make money with my art. My art making comes from a form of passion, joy and spontaneity. And when I would force it to create a stable income for myself, I’m afraid this pressure would destroy all of that.
| “Making money is not that hard, don’t place a burden on your precious art.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
Continue reading Presentation @ UMCG Hospital
I made interactive gloves and software that records the body position with the Kinect and translates that to musical information. With this system / musical instrument I play synthesizer sounds and a virtual violin, loop my voice and other sounds, and control effects.
Components: gloves with microcomputer ESP32 and capacitive touch, Kinect, Max/MSP, Ableton Live.
Continue reading Performance “Pollution of Today”
Studio Visit Jan Klug
I was telling about my struggle to focus, made a planning and separate write/make.
Jan: Specific writing moments help indeed. But will such long times of writing be useful? Don’t you need quicker iterations? Just see what works.
Continue reading Studio Visit Jan Klug
On December 16th I performed on a boat during Winterwelvaart festival in Groningen together with three singer-songwriters.
I was exited to be invited to play one of my songs with a string orchestra (JOG). Charles Belfor, a composer & cellist, made an arrangement for a string orchestra from one of my songs Rainforest Light. I was a bit nervous at first, because musically I’m not so well trained to be able to lead or guide an orchestra ;-). But luckily this wasn’t my job for this collaboration. Charles told me he was going to arrange everything, and I could let myself be surprised by the result. Which was really nice, I was curious what he would make from it. And when I got together with the orchestra, I noticed it turned out beautifully.
Continue reading Performance @ Winterwelvaart, Groningen
Still interested in body and movement. Longing for more precision: gloves in combination with Kinect? It’s always a search for a balance between freedom and restriction. What is authentic? Pre-recorded samples?
Continue reading Studio Visit Jan Klug
Because lately I feel overwhelmed by the media and all the (technological) possibilities of today, I wanted to go back to the essence for me: music. Before the feedback session I was wondering what to show: music, and what more? What can I add? But then I realised: why join into overstimulating people if I don’t believe in that? While I think that nowadays we need more moments of peace and quiet? Aren’t we constantly overthinking and overanalysing?
Continue reading Performance @ Feedback Session, Frank Mohr Institute
I was honoured when Marc Bijl invited me to perform in the midst of his exhibition “Zeitgeist” during Amsterdam Art Weekend in Upstream Gallery. His exhibition was all about the contemporary media landscape and its political diffusion. In his opinion today’s information overload in the media causes everything to be vague and blurry. Not only can I really relate to this theme, my music has the same kind of ambience, so my performance and this exhibition seemed a good fit:
During her performance on the 25th of November in Upstream Gallery during Amsterdam Art Weekend, her music will be about the contemporary abundance of information in the media, and about her personal experience with its effects. With synthesizer sounds, deep bass, beats, reverberating vocals and nature sounds, she creates an ambient, dreamy and spiritual atmosphere. By looping and distorting her voice, she gives expression to overflows, ambiguity and increasing indistinctions. (Upstream Gallery: http://www.upstreamgallery.nl/news/367/performance-by-kayleigh-beard-during-amsterdam-art-weekend)
Continue reading Performance @ Amsterdam Art Weekend, Upstream Gallery
In order to get my research structured, I wrote a paper in a way I got used to during my former university degree at the VU in Amsterdam. In this article I describe the theoretical background and practical development of my interactive music systems that attempt to embrace intuition, body and movement in musical practice and experience.