Lauren Sarah Hayes is a Scottish musician and sound artist who builds and performs with hybrid analogue/digital instruments. She is a “positively ferocious improvisor” (Cycling ‘74), her music refusing to sit nicely between free improv, experimental pop, techno, and noise. Over the last decade she has developed and honed a deliberately challenging and unpredictable performance system that explores the relationships between bodies, sound, environments, and technology. The Wire described her most recent album MANIPULATION (pan y rosas discos) as “skittering melodies and clip-clopping rhythms suggesting a mischievous intelligence emerging from this web of wires”. She is a member of the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Mentioned in this episode
15 Seconds begins at 0:38. Recorded in Hamilton Mausoleum in Scotland.
Bridalveil begins at 8:00. Recorded in Yosemite National Park.
Skin Music begins at 11:21.
Lucky Dip, recorded in a pool in Arizona, begins at 17:41. Part of the ARTELPHX festival hosted at the Clarendon Hotel, Phoenix, 14-16th May 2015.
Scorched Earth, recorded at the Salton Sea, begins at 20:26.
technoscribble (from the album MANIPULATION) begins at 25:07.