Sunday 4 February 2024, 2pm

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Cavendish Arts Science is delighted to present a new sonic work by Ain Bailey - a response to her encounters with physicists as Cavendish Arts Science Fellow 2023.

This new electroacoustic composition incorporates the bleeps, pings, drones and otherworldly sounds of different labs and equipment at the Cavendish Laboratory. Performer Maggie Siôn will respond to the recorded material with live vocals.

Join us to be immersed in the sound of experimental physics, with DJ sets from Remi Graves and Ain Bailey.

Cavendish Arts Science
is an initiative of the Cavendish Laboratory for Physics, University of Cambridge and creates collective encounters between art and science that explore the world, our humanity, and our place in the world. The programme creates new spaces to re-imagine material and immaterial universes and is rooted in an ethos of questioning, collective imagining and decentring.

The annual Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship is delivered in partnership with Girton College Cambridge, thanks to the vision and generous support of Una Ryan.

Cryogenic equipment in a sea of liquid Nitrogen

Cryogenic equipment in a sea of liquid Nitrogen.
Photo: Cavendish Laboratory

Ain Bailey

Ain Bailey is an artist, composer and DJ. Her compositions encompass field recordings and found sounds and are often inspired by reflections on silence and absence, feminist activism and architectural acoustics. She has developed numerous collaborations with performance, sonic and visual artists, creating multichannel and mixed media installations and soundtracks for moving image, live performance and dance. Her practice explores sonic autobiographies and the constellation of sounds that form individual and community identities.

Previous work includes Oh Adelaide, a collaboration with artist Sonia Boyce (Tate Britain, the Whitechapel Gallery, The Kitchen, New York); The Range (Eastside Projects, Birmingham; And We’ll Always Be A Disco In The Glow Of Love (Cubitt Gallery, London); Remember To Exhale created with Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski (Studio Voltaire, London as part of their Desperate Living programme). Version (Wysing Arts Centre); Atlantic Railton, within architect Sumayya Vally’s 2021 Serpentine Pavillion and as part of the Listening To The City sound installation programme; Untitled: (Our Wedding) (CCS Bard, NYC) and Trioesque (Bruckenmusik Festival, Cologne).

Photo by Christian Nyampeta

Marged Siôn

Marged Siôn is an artist and voice practitioner from Cardiff, Wales. Her work engages in voice as a transformative practice by utilising its healing purposes to experience vocal liberation. Her practice explores survivorship, recovery, transformative healing and the importance of embracing imperfection through process. Siôn works and dreams up spaces with those whose voices have been historically silenced to resound collectively for a liberated future. Recent voice work includes Radio Ballads; We Rise; Alter Altar; Atlantic Railton and BBC Proms. 

Remi Graves

Remi Graves is a London based poet and drummer. A former Barbican Young Poet, their work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, at St Paul's Cathedral and in various anthologies. Past commissions include ‘don’t text me, i’m dreaming’ for Apples and Snakes and ‘On Breathing’ for Barbican. Remi’s debut pamphlet with your chest was published in 2022 by fourteen poems. As a drummer Remi has toured UK, US and Europe playing for various artists and performed improvisational sets at Somerset House, Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia and more.