Email: connect@surfacearea.org.uk

Archive for April 2015

Sands Hands

Over the past seven years, Nicole has activated collaborations with No Neck Blues Band, :zoviet*france: and others to impressive effect. She remembers a performance at Judson Memorial Church – NYC, Molly performing a solo Nicole choreographed, Mico and Dave Nuss accompanying live. Their choice of instruments were, a singing bowl and a rope encrusted with shells. The sounds made, were in essence, up – lifting.


Nicole is inquisitive and listens. She has studied British Sign Language for four years and has worked with the Deaf community for two years. Nicole is very aware that the ears are not the only instrument that hears. Her venturing into recording the sounds she makes, is simply a way to remember how sound feels.

The first recording, Sands Hands, is a recording of paper, pressure and tension.

Thank you for reading.