Tuesday 8.4 at 7pm at Arkadia: Fields (working title), a performance by Tim Shaw and Sébastien Piquemal

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to Fields (working title), a performance by Tim Shaw and Sébastien Piquemal on Tuesday 8.4 at 7pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Fields (working title) is a networked system exploring new areas of musical performance and audience participation through the use of mobile technology as a medium for sound diffusion.

If you want to participate: please bring a mobile phone or a tablet. You can check that it will be supported by the system by opening the web browser of this device, and going to the following address:



Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

In western culture, attending a concert is the dominant context for live music listening. This tradition is largely codifed; there tends to be a clear separation between stage and audience, with the focus on the performers, who are sometimes elevated, physically and culturally, to superhuman status.

Fields stems from a desire to reconfgure the audience-performer relationship. The system allows any audience member to join in, at any time, by simply connecting to a specially designed website with their mobile phone, laptop or tablet. The connected devices become an array of speakers which the performers can control live, resulting in an omnidirectional sonic experience.
The piece doesn’t feature a stage. The performers are sitting among the audience. This intimate setup, is an attempt to demonstrate the potential for enhancement of communal listening through explorations of new aural contexts, and we hope it will become a shared and intimate environment for music listening.

Tim Shaw has worked extensively as a professional composer, performer, sound designer and musician based in the North-East of England. He is currently studying a PhD in Digital Media at Culture Lab alongside managing Newcastle based record label Triptik.

Sébastien Piquemal is a computer engineer, obsessively exploring the artistic capabilities of machines. As a lover of Jazz and improvised music, Sébastien is seeking new ways to place human interaction at the core of live music

Sébastien Piquemal / sebpiq(@)gmail.com / +358 405563333
Timothy Shaw / t.m.shaw(@)ncl.ac.uk / +44 7843865555 Fields