Hayden is a UK born artist and composer based in Berlin and Helsinki whose practice revolves around installation and performative sonic art. Their work often centres on inner experience, language and reduction of hierarchies within sound and other materials.  

A background in experimental music has led to recent works that focus on the visual influence on expectation as well as the multiple interplays between artist, performer and audience.





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performance @ Arkoada, Berlin
14 December 2021

Hayden is a UK born artist and composer based in Berlin and Helsinki whose practice revolves around installation and performative sonic art. Their work often centres on inner experience, language and reduction of hierarchies within sound and other materials.

A background in experimental music has led to recent works that focus on the visual influence on expectation as well as the multiple interplays between artist, performer and audience.



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Phase Transitions

A collaborative audio-visual work that explores collaboration itself. Through a focus on water, a link is created that weaves through each individual phase.

with: Arni Valur Kristinsson, Hyewon Suk, Angelo Harmsworth, Nico Espinoza, Juan Sebastiàn Aguilar Remírez, Federica Sosta. 

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audiovisual

12’30’’





A Day in Night's Reality ~ A Night in Day's Reality

Focusing on insomnia’s effect on sleep and wakefulness, the work represents a half dream, half awake state where the two morph together into a blurred and undifferenciated experience.

Material and performances by:
Ben Glas
Polina Joffe
Haesoo Eshu Jung
Elina Nissinen
Angelo van de Wiel
audiovisual installation

6’12’’




Plurality of Attention

A performative take on the attention economy and contemporary live music characteristics, using a light and text based score for four performers and indeterminate instrumentation.

Premiered at the sonic art exhibiton Polyphon in Gera and Leipzig, 2021.

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performance

20’




Popular Memory

A piece that plays with ever vanishing audible memories within popular culture.  
audio installation




In Passing

A work that highlights the people that surround us, catching fragments of broken intoned phrases and gestures. 
mixed media installation




Everything Was Until It Is No More

A group installation that repositions the audience’s senses via the simultanious blocking of visual stimuli with brief encounters, where a realigning with the room and the people in it repositons oneself in the current moment. It comments on aspects of gaze, presence and solitude. 

with: Davide Luciani, Anto Modica, Nico Espinoza.
mixed media installation 





Select Audio Works

Audio works from varying sound art installations and performances.

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People Crave

A poetic text exploring the formation of meaning through the crosswiring of multiple fictions, along with quick changes in attention.It comments on the ideas of remixing (via internet aesthetics) however, it allows intervention that undermines this aesthetic through determined impulse. 
poetry




Fragments

A work that looks at the outer and inner experience of audible events while playing with both anticipation and absence of stimulus.

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audiovisual installation





        
Home and Other Spaces

A work created in the first lockdown during the covid epidemic in Berlin. It combined the experinece of being well aquainted with our homes while finding ways to connect over distance.

Multiple recordings were collected and reproduced in a live performance on Cashmere Radio. 
composition,
live radio performance



Tether

Avant-jazz band and album recording. The compositions reflected personal migration and long distance connection, as well as tense turning points in UK politics and culture.

Debut album recorded with Elias Stemeseder, Philipp Gropper and Max Santner at Funkhaus Berlin, 2016. Released on Whirlwind Records, 2017. 
band,
album recording



Sound Design

Sound design for film, events and commerce. 

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© Hayden Dean Prosser, 2021