Nicola Woodham has composed and performed experimental music since 2014 with extended vocals, free-improvisation, sound poetry and noise. More recently she performs with a self-built, wireless, digital musical instrument that can be worn.
Image: Buffer, Nicola Woodham
Nicola was one of 31 d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists to take part in the DASH award winning project: We Are Invisible We Are Visible (WAIWAV).
The artists staged Dada inspired interventions in 30 museums and galleries across Britain and Northern Ireland on 2 July 2022 only, marking the 102nd anniversary of the 1st Dada International Exhibition in Berlin.
Nicola's intervention; 'Buffer', took place at Preston bus station, in partnership with The Harris.
Buffer takes the form of an oversized, structured jacket and head-piece with a large felted pom-pom, she calls an ePom. She has used e-textiles - conductive fabrics and wools - and a Bela Mini development board to make Buffer interactive. She can trigger music samples via a soft-switch and add effects via the felt pom. Read More.
Visit the Project website waivav.org
Visit the DASH Project page