TLSQ x ASMR explores the phenomenon of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) through an intimate performance that is experienced through headphones by both the audience and performers. The live sounds of string instruments, and their players, are amplified by using close microphones, and a central binaural microphone, culminating in an ecstatic composition made up of live looping and effects.
This work was nominated for a 2019 Green Room Award for Best Contemporary Sound Performance.
Developed and produced by Artshouse and Natasha Phillips for the Festival Of Live Art.
The Letter String Quartet:
Steph O͛ Hara – violin, vocals
Lizzy Welsh – violin, vocals
Biddy Connor – viola, vocals
Zoë Barry – cello, vocals