-Farnborough Wind Tunnels - Speed of Sound Festival
-Hockney Gallery - Royal College of Art
Investigating ideas of noise and turbulence, sound and terror, El-Enany's Clear Skies for String Quintet and Mobile Interactions was performed as part of a festival dedicated to interpreting the history of aerodynamic advancement through sound, reactivating the decommissioned space of Q121 and air return duct.
Clear Skies involves mobile interactions from any phone that connects to the Sound As Terror network during the performance. Audio loops derived from drone recordings sent from Gaza are scattered via audience's phones as the string quintet play, recontextualising and interacting with the mobile phones. Questions of the ever-present state of surveillance echo anxiously as participants grip their phones.
Sound as Terror is a research project into sound as affect, with a current focus on military drone soundscapes and their effect on peoples everyday lives. Through research into humanitarian laws and regulations, first hand experience as well as definitions of sound as terror, we move from analysis and dialogue, into composing and sound actions. We use sound to enunciate social relationships and think of collaborative compositions as both physical forms of coming together, as well as explorations into sonic communication. Our work mostly takes the form of sound interactions and manifestations informed by in-depth research.
Score available on request