Aiste Noreikaite − BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design
Aiste Noreikaite is currently developing the Experience Helmet project - a concept she developed on the BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design course at London College of Communication. When she is not working on her helmet she contributes to the sound design of a video game created by other LCC graduates.
What did you study at LCC and what year did you graduate?
I studied Sound Arts & Design, graduated in 2014
Where are you from in the world?
From this transcendental land called Lithuania
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
Building our own sound-making devices – electronic circuits in a workshop led by my classmate Ewa Justka and then playing them in a performance at Corsica Studios.
What projects are you working on at the moment?
I’m developing my project 'Experience Helmet' that I did for my final year, also I’m working on sound design for a video game that is being created by other LCC graduates.
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
Water, freedom and coffee
If you could collaborate with anybody in the world who would it be?
Yayoi Kusama. I like her interpretation of space and art of patterns.
What are your three favourite songs?
Burial – Come Down to Us
Efdemin – Parallaxis
Supermode – Tell Me Why (I’m a 90’s kid!)
What drives you to succeed?
The best drive for me is the idea that we are limitless. Following other successful people makes me wonder – if they can do it, it means it’s possible and I am not an exception. Also I am naturally very stubborn so I won’t feel calm until I reach my goal.
No excuses – work, work, work (and play of course).
What was your proudest professional moment/achievement?
I had this crazy idea about turning an ordinary motorcyclist helmet into a high tech device that would make sound from the human mind. I was doing everything — drilling, programming, modelling etc without even knowing if it’s all going to work but in the end it did! So all that was pretty rewarding but also I was really pleased by how many people liked the Experience Helmet and how much attention it got.
What three words would you use to best describe LCC?
Citrus Dream Milkshake
What surprised you most about LCC?
The freedom we were given. I came from a very strict school where they were teaching us classical stuff. At LCC everything was so different – subjects, assignments, classes – at first I was a bit confused but now I realise what a great thing it was!
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
I would tell them to experiment, as my tutor used to say "try things out" as much as they can, because university, especially in the arts, is a perfect place where you are allowed to make mistakes. Later you will know yourself and what you want much better which will lead into having a stronger personality.
Where do you go when you need a little inspiration?
To a place that I’ve never been before...