Thor McIntyre-Burnie is an Artist & Sound Designer and director of transformative public arts company Aswarm. An early pioneer of sound as a medium for public art, Thorâ€™s internationally award-winning work, is largely site-responsive and immersive and as a result most of it happens outside art galleries. His interventions oftâ€™ transform a public or architectural space into art-work to walk within, where audiences become active agents.
The ventriloquist-like power of sound in particular the disembodied voice, swarm like phenomena and the politics of public free space underpin much of his practice.
A regular collaborator, his work over the past 20 years crosses into many genres incl Sound Design for performance. Shows range from touring installations like The Speakers (INSITU), to site-specific architectural Wind Tunnel Project (2015); orchestral (Orchitecture with the NLO ); to large scale spectaculars with TWF (Crackers, Sydney Fest), or city-wide like Voice Park ( Hull City of Culture) , to theatre (e.g. New World Order, Hydrocracker), dance series incl ongoing collaborations with Gravity & Levity ( e.g. Rites of War), to Sci-Art Welcome Trust projects with Liminal Space (Lost & found, Barbican), right back to the inaugural Brighton Fringe Festival with the grass mounds ASPOT 1997. www.aswarm.com
New Perspectives is the East Midlands’ touring theatre company.
Founded in 1973, we champion new writing, under-represented voices and powerful stories, touring world-class theatre into the heart of communities – reaching rural audiences where they live.
We believe that all people, whatever their age, circumstance or identity, have the right to access practice and inspire theatre and that all places can be sites of exciting cultural exchange.
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