‘Encoded Revolt’

is a collection of works which encode the co-ordinates and surrounding data of airstrikes in the Syrian war within music. These compositions act as a new form of embedded activism; candidly and covertly protesting government censorship.


Converging the base 16 code hexadecimal to adaptations of the serialist musical structures, pioneered by composers Schoenberg and Messiaen, this data is translated into musical notation and disseminated as sound waves, that are impermanent and ungraspable, but affective and universal. 

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This video documents the first iteration of Encoded Revolt at the Imperial War Museum's 'Syria: A  Conflict Explored' opening.