Liquid Conglomerate Presence Cycle
RT: 40:00 MSHR (Brenna Murphy and Birch Cooper)
MSHR improvises with cybernetic instruments through a sequence of gestural interfaces. The systems used in the piece are based on feedback between light and sound and the physical interaction of the players with their unique instruments. These instruments are designed and constructed by MSHR, combining handmade analog hardware and programmed software instruments. MSHR act as agents within a synthetic ecosystem, improvising inside the electronic frameworks they have constructed.
MSHR is the art collective of Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy. The duo collaboratively builds and explores sculptural electronic systems that take shape as installations and performances. Their practice is a self-transforming cybernetic entity with its outputs patched into its inputs, the resulting emergent form serving as its navigational system.
In the past year, they have performed for Ruang Gulma in Yogyakarta, Neighbors in Bangkok, The Bangkok Noise Festival, Liquid Architecture in Melbourne, a Japan tour with Shinji Masuko and Moan, Coaxial in Los Angeles, The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Somewhere Else in Portland, The Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, De Player in Rotterdam, Cashmere Radio in Berlin, Canicas in Oaxaca.