Abigail Toll
Do, 30/06/2022, 20:30 Uhr
Komponierte Musik / Konzert

Abigail Toll's Matrices of Vision

Rebecca Lane, Lucy Railton, Evelyn Saylor & Abigail Toll

Doors 19:30 / Concert 20:30 / Karl-Marx-Straße 28, Berlin

Abigail Toll, Matrices of Vision
Evelyn Saylor (vocals), Lucy Railton (cello), Rebecca Lane (bass flute), and Abigail Toll (electronics and C flute)

Matrices of Vision is the name of Abigail Toll's debut release (Shelter Press, forthcoming). Influenced by Tiara Roxanne's research into data colonialism, the piece uses artistic sonification to question a Swedish report that traces student demographics across seven decades.

In place of dominant Western twelve-tone tuning, Toll applies Just Intonation (the harmonic series) to highlight data extraction, creative restrictions, and bias. As the instruments move up and down the series, the lines of data are represented through sound, and the piece takes on an embodied, emotional response to the information. What is heard is a refusal to comply with so-called rational systems. The result is a sonic narrative that unsettles accepted hierarchies by moving beyond the limitations of these systems, in what Roxanne describes as “a kind of flooding of listening and experiencing, from the body and the spaces that surround the body.”



  • KM28
  • Karl-Marx Str. 28, Berlin