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Nicola Woodham

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.

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Nicola wears a light coloured jacket and hat with a sound buffer in the shape of a pom pom on the front. Behind her is an elderly man and woman. The woman holds her mobile phone up as if recording or taking a picture.

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.

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