Suren Seneviratne ‘WhatIsTheSoundOfWater’

Suren Seneviratne 'WhatIsTheSoundOfWater' - INLAND Residency screenshot

Suren Seneviratne is an artist that crosses the boundaries between electro-acoustic music, and what we might term electronica.

Suren has just completed a residency for ‘Inland‘, a project exploring the impact and effects on the work of sonic artists from both the UK and Taiwan.

The project inspired Suren to produce a 25-minute sound collage and film exploring water and investigating different ways to record water using lo-fi techniques. The film was created using field recordings made in London and Cornwall, and the audio created using pitch shifting and time stretching techniques. The results are fascinating and worth experiencing using headphones to appreciate the finished result.

About Suren Seneviratne

Suren Seneviratne a.k.a. My Panda Shall Fly

Suren is a Sri Lankan born musician and sound artist who trained at Goldsmith’s University London. As well as creating electro-acoustic works, Suren also works under the alias My Panda Shall Fly, producing some interesting electronica. Here’s a release from 2014, an EP called Tropical.

blue thirty-five is a recent six-track cassette release, available from Blue Tapes. It’s a suite of ‘MIDI piano sketches’ created by Suren, exploring textures created using an SQ1 sequencer with a (now vintage) Yamaha MU-15 sound module. At times this is jarring, sometimes atmospheric, and surprisingly hypnotic.