air+electricity has been performed at Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art (Gdansk), Nachtstrom (Basel), Mikro_Makro festival (Slupsk), Radial System V (Berlin), Die Remise Sommercamp (Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin), White Rabbit (Berlin) Kuehlhaus (Flensburg), Skam Gallery and Kultwerk (Hamburg), Lothringer (Munich) and Kultiviert Anders (Leipzig).

Katrin Bethge (1970) is a freelance illustrator and projection artist, working since 1999 with the staging virtual spaces of light and projection. Her overhead projections have accompanied projects in the fields of dance, theatre, music, photo exhibitions and actions in urban space. She has worked internationally including with dance performances at Kunsthaus and Kampnagel in Hamburg as well as on the HafenSafari in the port of Hamburg and produced audiovisual concerts with music by electro-acoustics and classical instrumentation.

Robert Curgenven (1974) works with harmonics, textures and resonance as articulated not only through instruments/objects, in space and place, but also in time and the dislocation of the remote,  exploring slowly shifting layers in the fabric of fields of perception. Creating vast landscapes from carefully detailed recordings through to immersive resonances via deft manipulations of sound pressure, he has performed throughout Europe and Australia as well as exhibiting group and solo work in Germany, Italy, Poland, France. New York, London and Australia.

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SoundFjord closing celebration for Cast and Figment: Radio as Metaphor and as Such | SATURDAY 05 November 2:30-5pm | RSVP | Featuring live radio broadcasts, audio-visual screening and refreshments (booze and pop!). Featuring performances and work by: Dan Smith, Mikko Canini and Bridget Crone.
 
Come celebrate ask questions and get your giggles and coughs on live radio!
 
Read about the project and the radio schedule here!
 
Homeland in conversation and Hal Silver performing at SoundFjord (02 November 2011). Broadcast at castandfigment.org
 
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LIVE RADIO!

 Lauren McCullum, Carla Espinoza, Leo Ashizawa | Hal Silver | Homeland

 

Schedule - Week 3 (Final week)

Saturday 05 November | Closing event - 2:30-5pm

3.00pm: Dan Smith, Modern Conditions (2010/11)

3.30pm: Mikko Canini, White Noise on the Radio

4.oopm: Bridget Crone, EASY LISTENTING MEETS FLICKER-TIME /A conversation between analogue and digital broadcast transmissions about time and affect (2011) Audio/Video work

Saturday 05 November 2011

On the last day of Cast and Figment SoundFjord is open to the public.  RSVP to info@soundfjord.org.uk if you would like to attend, and please arrive before 3.00pm, when the final transmission will begin with a live reading by Dan Smith.

Modern Conditions is comprised of the words of radio broadcasts made by H.G. Wells for the BBC, drawing out a sense of utopian potential and possibility within these extraordinary recordings made for a mass audience.

This is followed at around 3.30pm by another live reading in which Mikko Canini considers White Noise on the Radio.

Most analyses of media draw a historical line from the telegraph, through radio, to the internet, and do so by focusing – for example in McLuhan’s analysis – on form rather than content. Thinking, instead, about the form of the content produced by these technologies would divide the historical stream into two groups: one that begins with the telegraph and leads to the telephone, and one that begins with radio and leads to television and the internet. While these groups might conventionally be distinguished in terms of public versus private receptions, the distinction to be pursued here is the capacity of the latter group to produce noise.

The programme concludes with the 1st screening – and 2nd broadcast of the soundtrack – of Bridget Crone‘s video Easy Listening Meets Flicker-Time, a “conversation between analogue and digital broadcast transmissions about time and affect”.

By 5.00pm we will be ‘off air’. Please return to this website and subscribe to our newsletter for announcements regarding future auditions of Cast and Figment: Radio as Metaphor and as Such.

Wednesday 02 November

The final week of Cast and Figment includes broadcasts from Mikko Canini, Bridget Crone, Karen Di Franco, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Homeland, Hal Silver, and Dan Smith. Cast and Figment ends on the afternoon of the 5th of November with a live public event at - and simultaneous broadcast from - SoundFjord (free, please rsvp here); see also castandfigment.org for  details.

This evening’s broadcast begins at 7.30 with Karen Di Franco‘s Concrete Radio. Concrete Radio attempts to describe the relationship between producer and  the originator by exploring the liminal space of transmission and reception. Broadcasting within the Soundfjord studio, Music for the Next to Die will present a fractured dialogue for two radios, describing the economics of traversing the nameless zones, overlays of the near future and recent past as performed on the gold trading floor of the World Trade Centre and how to make the most of Time. Click here for programme details of Music for the Next to Die.

Next Lawrence Abu Hamdan will introduce a new work from the Aural Contract Audio Archive. Part of an ongoing research project into the politics of language and the conditions of voice faced by the Druze community in Palestine/Israel, On the Borders of Bilingualism, writes the artist, “offers an account of how borders, jurisdictions and colonial occupation become inscribed and worn on the voice of its subjects.” The work will then be discussed within the context of the Aural Contract Audio Archive (accessible here) by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Karen Di Franco and Matthew MacKisack.

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Tuesday 01 November

Two artist-groups take to the airwaves this evening. At 7.30, Hal Silver speaks.

Hal Silver has collected transcripts from a wide-range of speeches, manifestos and articles of public address, focusing on those whose rhetoric assumes the mantle of speaking on behalf of “the people”, the singular that speaks to and for the plural. Hal Silver will re-make these speeches – edited and redacted – as six voices speaking the terms of collective command and affirmation, sometimes overlapping, sometimes punctuating the silence.

Then, at around 7.45, the collaborative project Homeland will hold A Conversation Around Presence, a broadcast for both analogue and online radio. Depending on their chosen medium, listeners will encounter one half of a conversation which addresses what it means to be live, in dialogue and in occupancy, as well as it’s own fragmented nature. As a framework, the conversation opens up to a range of concerns explored through Homeland including communication across boundaries, the domestic space, utopian potentials and the psychological effects of technology and capitalism.

Monday 31 October

Tonight’s listening begins at 7.30 with extracts from Orson Welles‘s dramatisation of H. G. Wells‘s The War of the Worlds. Welles’s version is notable for its form - the interrupting, then rolling news bulletin – as well as for its effect on many listeners, who, in a tense pre-war atmosphere, took reports of “alien” invasion as genuine. Since the original airing on October 30th, 1938, the re-broadcast of The War of the Worlds  has become something of a Hallowe'en tradition. This includes a live re-enactment of the play in 2002 starring, appropriately enough, conservative radio host and conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck, whose involvement marks the text as what it always was: an essay on the cultivation and modulation of fear.

Questions relating to such ‘affective modulation’ can then be heard at around 7.50, in the soundtrack to Bridget Crone‘s Easy Listening Meets Flicker-Time (2011). Based in part on Welles’ infamous broadcast, the monologue is “a conversation between analogue and digital broadcast transmissions about time and affect”; the Easy Listening Meets Flicker-Time video will be shown in its entirety at Cast and Figment‘s closing event, at SoundFjord, on the 5th of November.

Schedule - Week 2

Cast and Figment continues into its second week with performances and readings from David Berridge, Claire Chard, Sidsel Christensen and Matthew MacKisack. Further details to follow!

Wednesday 26th October

First on this evening, a short work for radio by Andy Weir, The direct result of considered planning churning new courses creating new concepts (2011):

‘Nothing more, we are nothing more of the today of which we are a part. No, we need something more. A call from the future hurtling towards the past and back, picked up on antennae and shot through the city. The air gets thick, so I can feel it, then it gets thicker, so I can’t breathe it. Oohs and Aahs.’

This is followed at about 7.32 by Jonathan Trayner‘s Tales of the Woodland Folk(2011), re-broadcast after technical problems last week.

‘A children’s story, this radio play is the tale of an encounter between Mr Rabbit and Ms Squirrel discussing the best way of governing the Woodland-folk. As the play unfolds the characters argue whether it is better to rule the forest using ignorance; which is Mr Rabbit’s argument, provided by ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tze or terror; which is Ms Squirrel’s preferred option, echoing the words of French revolutionary Robespierre.’ Ms Squirrel: Stephanie Dickinson, Mr Rabbit: Vince Stephen, Narrator: Jonathan Trayner, Music: Vince Stephen, Production: Bill Kenny and Michael Page, Assistant: Jennifer Pengilly, Script: Jonathan Trayner.

A pre-recorded discussion between Jonathan Trayner and Matthew MacKisack followsTales of the Woodland Folk.

Lastly tonight, at around 7.45, a live reading from the writer David Berridge. With A Hedgerow Doesn’t Have to Leave the House, Berridge intends to:

‘… explore the contradictions of radio as a mainstream source of news, weather, DJ and shipping forecast, alongside its role as a model of experimental poetic communication for Marinetti, Khlebnikov and Cocteau. [1] I propose to explore this through an act of storytelling in which a story of the countryside extends its porousness to a Hackney landscape in which it is told again and again. I would like to explore how experimental  ideas of radio can be absorbed into the texture of a written narrative that is then read aloud… I would like to test how much a story of one place can be filled by the details of many others, in a manner akin to moving quickly between radio stations… I would like to explore how much and in what manner this storytelling can open up to reflections upon the role of radio and sound within histories of experimental poetry/ prose. I have been making a study of “silent sound” in Claude Cahun’s Disavowels and am interested how this could be entwined within the narrative I am telling so that each becomes a way of elucidating the other…’

[1] Rubén Gallo, “Jean Cocteau’s Radio Poetry” in Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin eds. The Sound of Poetry/ The Poetry of Sound (The University of Chicago Press, 2009), 205-218.

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Tuesday 25th October

Tonight’s broadcast begins with a live lecture from David Howells,  A Voice in the Dark: Rhetoric for Radio. Howells introduces the lecture with the following:

“For all our belief in rational discourse, we know that words – the very stuff of thought – are dangerous. They are not only a reflection on the world, they also have the power to change it, to call things into being, for good or ill. And our only defence against words is to use more words in turn.

Rhetoric was – is - the political art of persuasion, born out of the need to make laws and customs, culture out of nature, to civilise men, and to civilise the power of the voice, to make it public. But we have come to distrust rhetoric as misleading and destructive, and it is now difficult to use the word in any positive sense. ‘Rhetoric’, if it does not mean an empty display of language, suggests the use of it to some ulterior purpose.

Nevertheless, my purpose in this lecture is to consider whether artists may not, after all, make something useful out of rhetoric or if – as Aristotle maintained – rhetoric is any case a universal human trait, whether they may at least come to recognise themselves as speaking and working rhetorically. And there are particular reasons for them to do so now: given the ‘performative’ turn of contemporary practice, and a political and economic context which will not leave any public act untouched.”

Howells’ lecture is followed at around 8pm by Claire Chard reading extracts from T W Adorno‘s 1936 analysis of Martin Luther Thomas’ radio addresses.

A product of Adorno’s research into the social reception and significance of radio in the 1930s, The Psychological Technique… analyses the rhetorical devices of right-wing Christian broadcasting: a rhetoric, Adorno makes clear, intended to produce a submissive, psychologically regressed audience. Extracts here are from the book’s fourth section, ‘Ideological Bait’, in which Adorno examines the form and content of Thomas’ claims regarding the contemporaneous economic recession.

Cast and Figment then presents a clip from a more recent broadcast by another right-wing demagogue, Rush Limbaugh, in which he declares that Democrat interest in Darfur is due to the desire to secure the “black voting bloc”. The clip, from 2007, includes a variety of rhetorical devices clearly recognisable from Adorno’s analysis of Thomas. “You’ve got it”, Limbaugh tells the caller, “Now you just have to believe your own instincts”.

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Monday 24th October: 

At 7.30, hear Study for Composition I (audio) (2009), by Sidsel Christensen, with Rohid Juneja.

In an extract from Christensen’s ongoing experiments in hypnotic regression, the hypnotised artist narrates the rise and fall of a secret cult in ancient Greece. Separated from the video to which it has previously been the soundtrack, the monologue encourages the listener to imaginatively align themselves with the narrator’s psychical explorations. In turn, radio’s atavistic promise, what Gaston Bachelard saw as its ability to evoke collective archetypes in the creation of domestic reveries – effectively relocating the psychoanalytical session to the airwaves* – is made powerfully manifest.

Study for Composition I is followed at 7.50pm by Matthew MacKisack‘s Hörspiel (The Tribulations of Usefulness) (2010):

“Looking from one window, you see the Statue of Liberty; from a window in another wall, you see a daffodil. A daffodil is sitting on top of the torch held up by the Statue of Liberty. A daffodil is hidden inside the torch held up by the Statue of Liberty.”**

Hörspiel is a narrative radio play in which ‘remote viewing’ – a form of codified extra-sensory perception –  is presented as a metaphor for radiophonic experience. Based on documentation of British military research into remote viewing***, the play also draws on the histories of radio drama and technology’s interface with the supernatural. The resulting scenario describes – potentially, enacts, for the auditor – the attempt to instrumentalise reverie.

The cast of Hörspiel are: Olivia Armstrong as the Supervisor, Simon King as the Monitor and Adam Loxley as the Subject. It was written by Matthew MacKisack with Adam Loxley.

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*In his 1951 essay ‘Reverie and Radio’, collected in The Right to Dream, 1971, trans. J A Underwood

** From U Neisser and N Kerr, ‘Spatial and Mnemonic Properties of Visual Images’, in Cognitive Psychology, 5, 1973

*** See http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/FreedomOfInformation/DisclosureLog/SearchDisclosureLog/RemoteViewing.htm

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Schedule - Week 1

Saturday 15th
6pm: Richard Hughes / Matthew MacKisack, (A Comedy of) Danger, 1924/2011, performed by Carla Espinoza, Lauren McCullum and Leo Ashizawa.

Monday 17th
7.30pm: David Howells, A Voice in the Dark, 2011. (to be rescheduled)
8pm: Leon Trotsky, Inaugural Address at the First All-Union Congress of the Society of Friends of Radio (abridged), 1926, read by Claire Chard. (NOW BROADCASTING at 7:30pm)

Tuesday 18th
7.30pm: Tamarin Norwood, Musica Practica, 2010-11; contextual discussion.

Wednesday 19th
7:30pm: Walter Benjamin, The Lisbon Earthquake, 1931, read by Katherine Lunney                      
8pm: Jonathan Trayner, Tales of the Woodland Folk (Ignorance or Terror), 2011; contextual discussion.

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Opening Celebrations | 15 October 2011 | 5-7pm | SoundFjord | RSVP

Inaugural performance of the Cast and Figment programme, performed live at SoundFjord and simultaneously broadcast here and at castandfigment.org:

(A Comedy of) Danger


The Radio of the Future – the central tree of our consciousness – will inaugurate new ways to cope with our endless undertakings and will unite all mankind. … The main Radio station, that stronghold of steel, where clouds of wires cluster like strands of hair, will surely be protected by a sign with a skull and crossbones and the familiar word “Danger”, since the least disruption of Radio operations would produce a mental blackout over the entire country, and temporary loss of consciousness.*

The first radio play written for French radio was Maremonto, by Maurice Vinot and Pierre Cusy. Its planned broadcast in 1922 was prevented by the Sea Ministry: the realistic dramatization of the sinking of an ocean-going liner was deemed liable to panic the audience.** A similarly naturalistic disaster narrative, the first play written for British radio was Richard Hughes’ Danger, a one-act melodrama set in an unlit and flooding coal mine. As the author later remarked.

Our audience were used to using their eyes; this was a blind man’s world we were introducing them to. In time they would accept its conventions but how would they react on this first occasion? Better make it easy for them, just this once. Something which happens in the dark, for instance, so the characters themselves keep complaining they can’t see. Perhaps we could get the listener to turn out his lights and listen in the dark.***

‘Listen in the dark’ is exactly what the Radio Times advised its readers to do. In an attempt to foreground the ethics of making it ‘easy for them’, of the naturalistic illusion, and in the spirit of a Khlebnikovian ‘flight from the I’, Richard Hughes’ original script has been re-imagined and edited according to contemporaneous Russian formalist theories – themselves a response to Futurist aesthetics – ofostranenie, or defamiliarisation.

* Velimir Khlebnikov, The Radio of the Future, 1921
** see Tim Crook, Radio Drama: Theory and Practice, 1999
*** Richard Hughes, The Birth of Radio Drama, B.B.C. Home Service, 1956

Written by Richard Hughes
Revised by Matthew MacKisack
Performed by Carla Espinoza,  Lauren McCullum and Leo Ashizawa

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SoundFjord in collaboration with The Pigeon Wing, present an improvised, live sound art performance by Strange Attractor:

SATURDAY 19 November 2011 | 2pm – 5pm | Venue: The Pigeon Wing | Free event, all welcome | RSVP

After their highly successful gallery residency project in the Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland, Strange Attractor return with a new series of durational, live performances in venues across Ireland and England in conjunction with the publication of a new book and CD about the project.

Following on from the Irish book launch at the Crawford Gallery, Cork, Strange Attractor will travel to the UK for two London-based performances, the first a ‘signature’ durational performance on Saturday 19 November at The Pigeon Wing and following on, a gig at Café Oto on Monday 21 November.

Specific to The Pigeon Wing, Strange Attractor (featuring Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O’Shea and David Stalling), will perform a three-hour improvisational sound performance; an experiment with technology and combined media to explore creative possibilities resulting in an experience that offers multiple points of entry for the audience. Everyone is welcome to come along and encouraged to move freely throughout the gallery space during the event.

These performances are in support of the new Strange Attractor full-colour publication with DVD, which documents all aspects of the project, including images from the live performances and gallery installations, live excerpts and other related recordings alongside specially commissioned essays from the likes of David Toop, Stephen Vitiello, Steve Roden, Jed Speare and Bernard Clarke. Signed copies of this publication will be available from The Crawford Gallery, Farpoint Recordings, The Pigeon Wing, Café Oto and SoundFjord.

The Strange Attractor project began in November 2010, with a series of monthly four-hour durational sound performances within the gallery spaces inviting, international guests including David Toop and Mary Nunan, Stephen Vitiello, Alessandro Bosetti, Rhodri Davies, Lee Patterson, Mel Mercier and Steve Roden amongst others. These performances attracted large audiences who have experienced the artists developing relationships between sound, visual art, music and choreography.

An audio CD Soundcast 4×4 (+1) is currently available from farpointrecordings.com. This CD features audio extracts from the first Strange Attractor performance and comes in an unusual fold-out sleeve designed by Peter Murray (Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland) and Francis Halsall (NCAD, Dublin, Ireland).

Further info and venue details: http://www.thepigeonwing.co.uk/soundfjord-strange-attractor


Strange Attractor 1: System. Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O’Shea, David Stalling. Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland. (Photo: Patricia Klich; Edited by A Company of Enthusiasts.)
 
AudioKino: Laurent Rodriguez + Axolotl | MONDAY 21st November 2011 | at SoundFjord, Studio 28, Tottenham, N15 4ER | From 7:30pm for 8pm start | £3 adv/£5 door wegottickets.com/event/143004 | Refreshment will be available (beer, wine, juice)

Tonight for your aural and sonic pleasure, Laurent Rodriguez will conduct as evening of beguiling sights and sonic exploration with Axolotl, charming you with his enigmatic and poetic imagery, tickling you with the ostrich feather that are his visuals and twisted humour. Together Laurent and Axolotl take you to lucid places you've never before conceived...

Laurent Rodriguez works with improvised audio visual performance, the manipulation of rickety devices and imaginary operations peeking under the veil of daily things...

"Interweaving sound, movement and image in unexpected ways, Laurent Rodriguez presents the audience with absurd and dada-esque performances, enacted with beauty, humour, and poetic evanescence. With a range of influences going from experimental cinema to fluxus performance, to pull disparate ideas into new forms of interactive media, striking a peculiar balance between deconstructionist abstraction and primordial weirdness." - Cal Lyal
Website: http://laurenrodz.blip.tv | http://soundcloud.com/laurenrodz

Mathieu Garrouste / Laurent Rodriguez from laurenrodz on Vimeo.


Axolotl is Dafne Vicente-Sandoval on bassoon and Xavier Lopez on laptop. Their work is focused on the use of silence, formal desegregation, and sonic abstraction. The duo was created in 2010 and since then played in the Netherlands, France, Austria, Germany, Spain and Mexico, as a duo or inviting improvisers to join in. Among them: Liz Allbee, Anthea Caddy, Lawrence Williams, Lalli Barrière, Ferran Fages, Pierre-Yves Martel, Olivier di Placido, Dario Bernal Villegas...
Website: http://www.trashvortex.info/xavierlopez/axolotl | http://soundcloud.com/xlopez
 
 

The Extemporisation Series/No.I: Improvisations

A SoundFjord curated evening during Written on Silence exhibition at GV Gallery.

With...

Padang Food Tigers, Tim Yates + Noura Sanatian + Charlie Sdraulig + Russell Callow, Laurent Rodz and Angharad Davies with Stephen Cornford and Daniel Jones.

25 November 2011 | 7pm-late | £4adv/£5door

Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/138604

Further information: martinasmith.co.uk/written_on_silence.htm

VISITING HOURS
Mem1 with Special Guests Attila Faravelli + Daniel Thomas Freeman
Performance (Monday 16 January 2012) | Cafe Oto | Doors: 8pm
Tickets : £6 adv / £8 on the door

SoundFjord is delighted to present an evening of new audio work by the US-based electro-acoustic ensemble, Mem1 (Mark and Laura Cetilia) and special guest performers Attila Faravelli and Daniel Thomas Freeman (Rameses III).

The evening will be a showcase for Mem1 to present audio work created during their Visiting Hours residency/exhibition at SoundFjord. The work itself will document Mem1’s experience of London and will utilise location recordings, captured radio spectra and recordings made with their musical instruments (cello, voice, and analogue electronics, as well as custom software/hardware that allow for real-time manipulation of these sound sources). For their associated AV installation at SoundFjord, the audio will also intertwine with locally recorded video footage.

Attila Faravelli will perform works with prepared speakers.

Daniel Thomas Freeman will unveil new works for violin, keyboard, tuned percussion and electronics. Daniel will also perform pieces selected from his acclaimed debut album, The Beauty Of Doubting Yourself (Home Normal, 2011).

MEM1
Mem1 seamlessly blends the sounds of cello and electronics to create a limitless palette of sonic possibilities. In their improvisation-based performances, Mark and Laura  Cetilia's use of custom hardware and software, in conjunction with a uniquely subtle approach to extended cello technique and realtime modular synthesis patching, results in the creation of a single voice rather than a duet between two individuals. Their music moves beyond melody, lyricism and traditional structural confines, revealing an organic evolution of sound that has been called "a perfect blend of harmony and cacophony" (Forced Exposure). Founded in Los Angeles in 2003, Mem1 has traveled extensively, performing at Issue Project Room, Roulette, REDCAT/Disney Hall, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Electronic Church (Berlin), the Laptopia Festival (Tel-Aviv), the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, and the Borealis Festival (Bergen). They have taken part in residencies at Harvestworks in New York, STEIM and Kunstenaarslogies in the Netherlands and USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway. Their collaborative works with media artists Liora Belford and Kadet Kuhne have been screened and installed at venues including the Institute for Contemporary Art (London), the Hordaland Kunstsenter (Bergen), the Sundance Film Festival, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco). Throughout their career, they have collaborated with a variety of artists including the Penderecki String Quartet, Steve Roden, Jan Jelinek, Frank Bretschneider, and Stephen Vitiello. Age of Insects, a full-length album with Vitiello, is now available through Dragon's Eye Recordings. Together, Mem1 curates the experimental music series Ctrl+Alt+Repeat (www.ctrl-alt-repeat.com) and the record label Estuary Ltd (www.estuary-ltd.com).

For further information: www.mem1.com | www.laura.cetilia.org | www.mark.cetilia.org

LISTEN: Tetra | WATCH: Twilight Hour

Twilight Hour from L + M Cetilia on Vimeo.


ATTILA FARAVELLI
Attila Faravelli is an Italian artist. He has and continues to perform with Nicola Ratti and Nicola Martini among others, as well as performing solo.

For further information: www.attilafaravelli.com

WATCH: Attila Faravelli Solo



DANIEL THOMAS FREEMAN
Daniel Thomas Freeman is a founding and current member of Rameses III, the South London group that has, over the last ten years, released albums on labels such as Type, Important, Digitalis and Under The Spire, and who have supported such genre luminaries as Stars Of The Lid, Current 93, Murcof, Fursaxa, James Blackshaw, Yellow Swans and Astral Social Club. His debut album The Beauty Of Doubting Yourself was released on Home Normal in June 2011. His recordings have also been included on the fundraiser album, A Silent Swaying Breath.

For further information: www.descendingangel.com | www.ramesesiii.com

LISTEN: the beauty of doubting yourself

Graham Dunning | For Posterity

Artist Talk: SAT 17 March 2012 | 4pm | Free entry | RSVP essential

In an age of digital media where memories – as photographs, videos and audio recordings – exist only as numbers on hard-drives and CDs, or online on a distant server, For Posterity calls into question the apparent advantages of digital over analogue technologies; the role of physical artefacts in preserving our own histories; and the function of archiving per se. Recent debates regarding online privacy focus on the personal traces we leave behind, the “right to be forgotten”, and the implications of policing this with regard to freedom of speech and censorship. These themes are also explored across the installation by way of the considered presentation of both personal and sensitive material.

Graham talks about his work and the issues around his project.

For further information on the artist: grahamdunning.com

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Bat Walk
20 April 2012 | 7:30-10:30PM
£4/£2 FOTM Concession | £5 FOTM membership
Waterside Centre, Tottenham Marshes
RSVP/Booking: contact[@]tottenhammarshes.org

Lead by "Bat Guru" Roger Harvard; organised by FOTM. Informative talk and walk utilising bat detectors. Tea served. Bat detectors provided, audio recorders welcome. Bring you own binoculars if you have them; some will be available to borrow.

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SoundShare
SUNDAY 22 April 2012 | 3:30pm-5:30pm
Free entry - RSVP
SoundFjord, London
RSVP Essential: helen[@]soundfjord.org.uk

A show and tell event for sound artists and those interested in sonic practice. All welcome! FREE.

The evening is about shared conversation, and most importantly, a showcase for YOUR sonic art works, research and sound-centric film and performance.

Think sound diffusion, radio pieces, multi-channel works, sonic sculptures, AV works, live works, performance, visual scores, research papers, and so on. Works may be finished pieces, works in progress, or simply initial ideas, it's up to you what to offer.

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Bird Song Walk
SUNDAY 29 April 2012 | 9am-11:30am
£4/£2 FOTM Concession | £5 FOTM membership (pay on arrival)
Waterside Centre, Tottenham Marshes
RSVP/Booking: helen[@]soundfjord.org.uk

Lead by David Chapman and David Cottridge; organised by leaders and SoundFjord. Informative talk and walk focusing on bird species, song and habitat. Tea served. Audio recorders welcome. Bring you own binoculars if you have them. Parabolic microphone available; some will be available to borrow.

SOUND//SPACE Events May to July 2012

May: Opening Event
Performance by Will Montgomery and Carol Watts                                        
7:30-8:30pm | (Cinema Space F3)
Free Event        

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06 May: Family Activity
Sonic Scavenger Hunt | Hunt                                                                
12:30-3:30pm | (Outside)            
Sonic Scavenger Hunt | Discussion                                                            
3:30-4:30pm | (S//S Project Space)        
£3/2 wegottickets.com/event/165616

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10 May: In-store talk 
How to Start Your Own Label: A Brian Records Guide by Jimlad                            
8-9pm | (S//S Project Space)
+ Performance | Brian Records presents Clem Leek                                                    
9-10pm | (S//S Project Space)  
£4/3     

wegottickets.com/event/165612 

11 May: Performance/Installation 
generic666 + raxil4 present empty air                                    
7:30-9:30pm | (S//S Project Space) 
Free Event (Donations accepted)

12 May: Workshop 
Pure Data Starter | Lead by Tom Mudd                                                
1-7pm | (S//S Project Space)
£20/25 door        
wegottickets.com/event/165689

13 May: Workshop
Foley Performance lead by SoundFjord                                                
noon-6pm | (S//S Project Space)
£20/18 conc       
 
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17-18 May: Residency 
Squib-Box                                                                     
17-18 May | 5-10pm | (S//S Project Space)    
19 May | noon-8pm | (S//S Project Space)        
Free - Drop in

20 May: Workshop 
Build a Hydrophone lead by SoundFjord                                                     
noon-6pm | (S//S Project Space)  
£15/12 conc     
wegottickets.com/event/165624
 
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24 May: Performance
Slip Disc Records                                                             
8-9pm | (S//S Project Space)
£3        
wegottickets.com/event/165635

25 May: Performance 

Coterie Collective | Leslie Deere + Riz Maslen + Philip Granell, et al                                    
7:30-10pm | (S//S Project Space)    
 
26 May: Workshop 
Improvisation with Objects: An Introduction with M Kispert, B Regina, A Riley                
2:30-6pm | (S//S Project Space) 
 
27 May: Workshop
Improvisation with Objects: Session One (Metal) with Matthias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andy Riley & special guest, Ryan Jordan               
2:30-6pm | (S//S Project Space)
£5/£4 conc          
wegottickets.com/event/165767
 
31 May: Performance (special event) 
Whole Voyald Infinite Light + Tom Settle + Jon Collin                                
7:30-10pm | (Cinema Space F3) 
 
"The Manchester imprint Winebox Press releases tapes in rough, elegant wooden packaging, crafted from found objects including ladders, boxes and felled trees, secured with twine, nails, screws and glue. They're made by guitarist Jon Collin, who founded the label in 2007 with a solo tape, Sky-Writings, which, inspired by George Maciunas's Fluxus Boxes, was packaged in wood from an old wine crate. Since then, Winebox has documented the output of a network of artists in the North of England associated with the Singing Knives label." - Daniel Spicer | The Wire (Issue 329)

Label Biography: Winebox Press is a long-term project of guitar player and artist Jon Collin. Taking the form of a DIY tape label, it releases music mainly from the UK underground packaged in single found objects broken down and put back together in limited editions determined by the size/shape of the object itself. It unites Collin's main areas of artistic focus; deconstruction, wood, and 'obsolete' media.

Artist Biography: Whole Voyald Infinite Light is a slow psychedelic band originally from northwest England. They have released a number of tapes on Winebox Press and Lotus Birth and have an LP forthcoming on the latter. 

Tom Settle is known for playing guitar in a bunch of northwest psych bands (Serfs, Beach Fuzz, etc.), drums in some more (Former Bullies), and for not playing solo nearly enough. 

thewholevoyald.blogspot.co.uk 
gianthell.bandcamp.com/track/tom-settle (Listen to examples here)
 
NOTA BENE Releases by the label will be available in-store!
 
  
 
01 June: Listening Event 
In The Dark presents Foreign Language Radio Documentaries (Subtitled)!                                
7:30-9pm | (Cinema Space F3)        
wegottickets.com/event/165670
 
Programme
Man at Beer Cafe (5 minutes, Produced by Susanne Björkman, Sweden)
The Garden (49 minutes, Produced by Tim Hinman for Third Ear, 2010, Denmark)
 
You've heard of foreign language film, but what about radio with subtitles? In The Dark is an organisation dedicated to bringing the best of the world's radio and audio storytelling to live audiences - from the English-speaking world and beyond. Join us for this rare opportunity to experience outstanding sound-stories from Denmark and Sweden brought to you in a cinema environment with projected subtitles.
 
The Garden is an award winning documentary that embarks an increasingly bizarre and fantastical journey as producer Tim Hinman sets about uncovering a historical mystery - and possible murder - in the heart of Denmark's capital. This is an unmissable opportunity to hear a unique, inspiring and utterly enjoyable audio work that happily tramples over the line between fact and fiction, in search of the perfect narrative.
 
It will be preceded by Swedish short Man at Beer Cafea documentary by producer Susanne Björkman that reveals that reality can occasionally be its own author... as long as there's someone listening. 
 
Biography: In The Dark is a collaborative project between radio producers and radio enthusiasts. Their aim is to create a mini-revolution in the way we think about the art of spoken-word radio by lifting it out of its traditional settings and curating it in new and unusual ways. In The Dark is run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers. Each of their events is lovingly put together in collaboration with some of the best radio producers in Britain and abroad.
 
NOTA BENE We hope that the latest release by In The Dark will be available in-store! Please ask a member of staff for details. 
 
02 June: Workshop 
A Quiet Position: Two-Day Field Recording Exploration | Lead by Jez riley French                         12:30-6pm each day | (S//S PS + environs)        
wegottickets.com/event/165674

Related Events: Label Showcase: engraved glass/.point engraved | 03 June | S//S Project Spacewegottickets.com/event/165679 Build a Hydrophone | lead by SoundFjord | 20 May | noon-6pm | SOUND//SPACE Project Space wegottickets.com/event/165624

Field recording, in all its forms, has been through incredible creative growth in the last few decades and yet its essential power to engage us in the act and art of listening remains inextricably linked to its subtle simplicity, its ability to make us listen ever more closely to the world in which we move by making us stop for a time....JrF

This two day event, incorporating an introductory talk, recording & listening in the locale, playback, extensive opportunity for asking questions and a live performance, aims to be a sociable sharing of knowledge and a chance for us to listen more closely for a while.

The event is open to all regardless of previous experience of field recording. We will be venturing out into the locale to do some recording however so it would be ideal if you had access to a recorder/microphones if you wish to make some of your own recordings.

Day One: Beginning with an informal, illustrated talk covering a basic introduction to such things as: what does field recording mean both as a practice and an approach to a closer relationship to listening?; conventional microphones and audio recorders; extended techniques: contact microphones/hydrophones/coils/bat detectors. Jez will also discuss certain key aspects of his own current work such as: audible silence and his photographic scores.

Questions, both during & after the talk will be most welcome & attendees will have the chance to ask anything related to field recording & listening. A sharing of knowledge between the entire group is the intention. We will then venture out into the locale, listening, searching for sounds & dealing with any further questions that arise. Jez will have some spare JrF contact mics, hydrophones & coils with him for those participants who don’t already have some to try on the day.

Day Two: Meeting at the SoundFjord's SOUND//SPACE Project Space, the afternoon will begin with further explorations around the locale. We’ll return to the space later in the afternoon for a playback session of recordings made by participants during the workshop. We will collectively listen & discuss the tracks, offering feedback where appropriate. Folks are welcome to bring another short extract of their work for playback/discussion too & hopefully we’ll have time to hear them all.

It would be helpful if participants let us know in advance what equipment they’ll be bringing with them and also how they wish to playback their recordings during the playback session. Please send this info directly to Jez: tempjez[@]hotmail.com

Artist Biography: Alongside his own creative practice Jez riley French also tutors alongside Chris Watson on the regular Wildeye location sound courses across Europe, delivers one-off workshops worldwide, lectures on both field recording & intuitive composition, runs the engraved glass/. point engraved/a quiet position labels and makes a range of specialist audio devices. In recent years Jez has been artist in residence with organisations in Italy, Japan, Korea, Austria, Belgium, Estonia & Portugal.

Jezrileyfrench.blogspot.com

NOTA BENE Releases by the artist will be available in-store!

  
03 June: Performance 
Jez riley French                                                                
7-9pm | (S//S Project Space)
wegottickets.com/event/165679
 
or free with ticket to A Quiet Position workshop

Related Event: 2-Day Field Recording Exploration | Lead by Jez riley French | 02 & 03 June | 12:30-6pm | project space + environs | wegottickets.com/event/165674

An evening performance by Jez riley French based around recordings from his ‘audible silence’ series of works and incorporating elements from the direct locale (V22 Project Space and Bermondsey).

Artist Biography: Alongside his own creative practice Jez riley French also tutors alongside Chris Watson on the regular Wildeye location sound courses across Europe, delivers one-off workshops worldwide, lectures on both field recording & intuitive composition, runs the engraved glass/. point engraved/a quiet position labels and makes a range of specialist audio devices. In recent years Jez has been artist in residence with organisations in Italy, Japan, Korea, Austria, Belgium, Estonia & Portugal.

Jezrileyfrench.blogspot.com

NOTA BENE Releases by the label will be available in-store!

    
07 June: Performance (special event) 
Fluid Radio presents... Pausal + Olan Mill (Film Project) + Simon Scott                                              7:30-10pm | (Cinema Space F3)        
wegottickets.com/event/165775 
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*

A night of performance by artists associated with the respected label Fluid Audio.

Artist Biography: Pausal is a duo from Hampshire, UK who have been active since Summer 2005. Their micro-orchestral compositions are performed primarily using treated guitar and processed vinyl recordings and have been released through Barge Recordings (US), Students of Decay (US) and Highpoint Lowlife (UK). Both members also play in the band Olan Mill who recently released 'Paths' on Fac-ture/Fluid Audio. Pausal live shows are described as a complete immersive experience, utilising large-scale visuals created by the band.  They have performed in the UK and around Europe with artists such as Mountains, Stars of the Lid, Greg Haines and Chihei Hatakeyama.

pausal.net | biglongnow.co.uk | fluidaudio.co.uk

NOTA BENE Releases by the label will be available in-store! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*

* The following films will now be shown in the Cinema Space for FREE instead:

Sleep Furiously | A film by: Gideon Koppel; Music: Aphex Twin. 90 minutes. English and Welsh with English subtitles. "The most beautifully elemental documentary film to have emerged in Britain in over a decade... A reminder of the magic of cinema" - Andrew O'Hagan, The Evening Standard. 

La Quattro Volte (The Four Times) | A film by Michelangelo Frammartino. 88minutes. No dialogue. "An extraordinary achievement... it is an essay, a cinematic poem, a spiritual exploration of time and space, and it's designed to make us think and feel about the world around us and our place in it" Philip French, The Observer.

08 June: In-store talk 
Kukuruku Recordings with Tasos Stamou                                             
8-9pm | (S//S Project Space)        
Free with Kukuruku performance (see below)

08 June: Performance 
Kukuruku Recordings presents Tasos Stamou and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga                
9-10pm | (S//S Project Space)
wegottickets.com/event/165777

Related Event:  Talk | How to Start Your Own Label: A Brian Records Guide by Jimlad & Label Showcase: Brian Records presents Clem Leek | THURSDAY 10 May | 8-10pm | SOUND//SPACE Project Space | wegottickets.com/event/165612; Workshop | Toy Hacking for Experimental Sound Production | 29 & 30 June | SOUND//SPACE Project Space | wegottickets.com/event/166546

Kukuruku Showcase: free improvised prepared-zither-duo of Tasos Stamou and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga.

Based on his personal experience running “Kukuruku Recordings” Tasos Stamou’s lecture shall be an introduction to the world of independent DIY music labels. Aspects of the whole production process shall be analytically presented, explained and discussed. From funding to handcrafting and from curating to promotion the lecturer will cover a wide range of information about holding such a creative small business.

Label Biography: Kukuruku is a small cd-r label operating from Athens, Greece. It is primarily concerned in presenting independent works of sonic exploration and it focuses on productions made under intimate or ‘personal’ circumstances (usually meaning home, live or field recordings). It stands between free improvisation and free folk, field recordings and sound poetry; but most of all it traces recordings that possess a spontaneous and ephemeral essence, much like in the way of snapshot photography. Its editions also function as a platform for creative artwork; made by the musicians, or in collaboration with the kukuruku studio team.

tasosstamou.com

apstrophe.net/dimitra.html

kukurukurecordings.com

NOTA BENE Releases by the label will be available in-store + circuit bent instruments and sound devices made by Tasos Stamou! 

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09 June: Talk + Films + Performance 
Hibernate Label "All-dayer"                                            
noon-9:30pm | (S//S Project Space)        
wegottickets.com/event/165779

An all-day event curated by Hibernate’s Jonathan Lees featuring not only practical information for labels but music and AV to inspire. Tickets will sell out fast at this bargain price. Book early to avoid disappointment.

To start the afternoon rolling there will be a free talk by Jonathan Lees on his experience of running the label. He will give advice on distribution, promotion as well as packaging ideas and sources. Following that Hibernation curate an afternoon of performance and film from artists on their roster including Wil Bolton who will be performing tracks from his upcoming album “Under A Name That Hides Her”. Isnaj Dui and Karina ESP will perform together. Hibernate see an EP out from them as part of their new collaboration series, as well as an album from Katie too, very soon. Ed Hamilton whom Hibernate released an EP for on the post series will perform live and showcase new material that will appear on his debut album “Arabesque” due out later this year. Hibernate are also very honoured to have Listening Mirror perform their debut live appearance for them, and finally their good friend Antonymes will be presenting his film art at the end of the night.

Programme of Events:

1-3pm | Practical Advice for New DIY Labels | Talk with Jonathan Lees (Hibernate)

BREAK

5:00 Listening Mirror - Performance

6:00 Ed Hamilton - Performance and visuals

7:00 Isnaj Dui & Kiruna ESP - Performance and visuals

8:00 Wil Bolton - Performance and visuals

9.00 Film from Antonymes

Label Biography: Inspired by the unpredictable, momentary and quiet solitary beauty of the Pennine moors, hibernate began releasing music in 2009. Our approach is both abstract and melodic but always with a hint of melancholy. Using thoughtful and careful packaging, we release limited edition CDs, LPs and 3″ CDRs plus we also put on the occasional gig too.

NOTA BENE Releases by the label will be available in-store!  

10 June: Workshop 
Light-Sensitive Synth Construction | Lead by Mike Blow                                    
1-7pm | (S//S Project Space)        
wegottickets.com/event/166116

In this workshop we will build a simple light-sensitive synth, using a single chip and a few extra components. We will learn about breadboards and simple analog electronics, and experiment with using light sensitive components and solar cells as a means of musical expression. Workshop participants will get to take home the synth they have built.

Level: Beginner upwards

Workshop Leader Biography: Mike Blow is a sound artist based in Oxford, whose work explores the boundary between sonic and visual objects. Mike also makes unique instruments including the crackleplants, theremuino and electronic light orchestra, and is interested in the way the sonic and ergonomic limitations of an instrument become its defining - and usually positive – characteristic.

evolutionaryart.co.uk

N.B. Places are very limited. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.
 
NOTA BENE Unique sound devices “Theremuino” made by Mike Blow will be for sale in-store!     
 
14 June: Residency 
Steve McCarthy                                                                
5-10pm | (S//S Project Space)        
Free - Drop in

Related Event: Vinyl | Bill Aitchison | THURSDAY 26 July | 7:30-9pm | S//S Project Space |wegottickets.com/event/165704

Soft Wax is an installation in sound by Steve McCarthy. It is an immersive experience, seeking to provide insights into the music, culture and privations of the Jamaican Diaspora in London in the 1950s. The sound performance focuses on a collection of extremely rare acetates from the period. These will be aired on vintage equipment from that time. These are the sounds that the community cleaved to before the birth of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. The forgotten history of these acetate mirrors the experiences of the community.  The contexts in which they were originally played has had a lasting impact on street culture. The music that they contain is the root of much subsequent popular music.

Artist Biography: Steve McCarthy is an artist, writer, DJ and vinyl obsessive. His practice has been inspired by cultures of resistance and their musical expressions. Steve’s current fascinations are Jamaican music, Free Jazz, Moondog and Garage Psychedelia. He describes himself as, “lucky enough to divide my time between London and New York these days.” In putting together Soft Wax Steve was ably assisted by Cecile Buxton, Darren Mathers and David Katz.

For further information on the artist, contact info[@]soundfjord.org.uk

 
14 June: Performance (special event) 
Decentred (Tom Chant + John Edwards + Angharad Davies + Benedict Drew)         
7:30-10pm | (Cinema Space F3)        
wegottickets.com/event/165743
 

Improvisations and realisations of indeterminate scores by Michael Pisaro and John Cage.

“These four musicians introduce eclecticism and insight to pieces by John Cage, California-based composer Michael Pisaro and to two purely improvised structures; the best part of it all is that their respective vocabularies are so distinctive and versatile that each work is delivered with insight and spontaneity.” – Marc Medwin, Paris Transatlantic

Biography: Decentred was first put together in 2006 to play sections of Cornelius Cardew's Treatise for the Cornelius Cardew 70th Birthday Anniversary Festival at Cecil Sharp House in London. Since then the group has created a CD of improvisations and realisations of indeterminate scores by John Cage and Michael Pisaro released on the Another Timbre label. For this concert the quartet will present a completely improvised programme of music.

Decentred: Tom Chant, Angharad Davies, Benedict Drew and John Edwards deal with contemporary compositions that demand improvisational acumen. Alternating busy improvised pieces and slowly morphing compositions the composed material is presented with the freshness of improvisation and their music presents engaging and persuasive solutions for score interpretation.

Performers:

Tom Chant - saxophones & bass clarinet tomchant.com

Angharad Davies - violin angharaddavies.com

Benedict Drew - electronics benedictdrew.com 

John Edwards - double bass efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/medwards.html

Decentred on Another Timbre: anothertimbre.com/decentred.html

Small But Perfectly Formed: smabpf.blogspot.co.uk

15 June: Residency 
Steve McCarthy                                                                
15 June: 5-10pm | (S//S Project Space)
16-17 June: noon-8pm | (S//S Project Space)        
Free - Drop in

Related Event: Vinyl | Bill Aitchison | THURSDAY 26 July | 7:30-9pm | S//S Project Space |wegottickets.com/event/165704

Soft Wax is an installation in sound by Steve McCarthy. It is an immersive experience, seeking to provide insights into the music, culture and privations of the Jamaican Diaspora in London in the 1950s. The sound performance focuses on a collection of extremely rare acetates from the period. These will be aired on vintage equipment from that time. These are the sounds that the community cleaved to before the birth of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. The forgotten history of these acetate mirrors the experiences of the community.  The contexts in which they were originally played has had a lasting impact on street culture. The music that they contain is the root of much subsequent popular music.

Artist Biography: Steve McCarthy is an artist, writer, DJ and vinyl obsessive. His practice has been inspired by cultures of resistance and their musical expressions. Steve’s current fascinations are Jamaican music, Free Jazz, Moondog and Garage Psychedelia. He describes himself as, “lucky enough to divide my time between London and New York these days.” In putting together Soft Wax Steve was ably assisted by Cecile Buxton, Darren Mathers and David Katz.

 
21 June: Performance (special event) 
Squib Box                                                   
7:30-9:30pm | (S//S Project Space)        

wegottickets.com/event/165688
 
Related Event: Residency | Squib-Box | THURSDAY & FRIDAY 17 & 18 May | 5-10pm | SATURDAY 19 May | noon-8pm | SOUND//SPACE Project Space | FREE – Drop in

On the 21st of June, squib-box present a programme of performances by a multitude of collaborators and label artists. Staying true to their ethos, expect new complexity, free-improv, concrete poetry, live algorithmic composition and avant-slapstick. Bring a helmet. 

Artist Biography: squib-box is an artist collective and netlabel dedicated to the production and dissemination of radical and avant-garde music, regardless of its genre. It was founded in 2009 by Adam de la Cour, Neil Luck and Federico Reuben.

squib-box.com 
 
 

NOTA BENE Releases by the collective will be available in-store!

  
22 June: Performance (special event) 
Steve McCarthy                                                    
7:30-9:30pm | (S//S Project Space)        
wegottickets.com/event/165692
 

Related Events: Performance | Vinyl | Bill Aitchison | 26 July | 7:30-9pm | S//S Project Space | wegottickets.com/event/165704

Soft Wax gala Blues, a performance in sound by Steve McCarthy and special guests. Reflecting on experience of a previous week’s residency in SOUND//SPACE and the development of Jamaican music. It is an immersive experience, seeking to provide insights into the music, culture and privations of the Jamaican Diaspora in London in the 1950s. The sound performance focuses on a collection of extremely rare acetates from the period. These will be aired on vintage equipment from that time. These are the sounds that the community cleaved to before the birth of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. The forgotten history of these acetate mirrors the experiences of the community. The contexts in which they were originally played has had a lasting impact on street culture. The music that they contain is the root of much subsequent popular music.

Artist Biography: Steve McCarthy is an artist, writer, DJ and vinyl obsessive. His practice has been inspired by cultures of resistance and their musical expressions. Steve’s current fascinations are Jamaican music, Free Jazz, Moondog and Garage Psychedelia. He describes himself as, “lucky enough to divide my time between London and New York these days.” In putting together Soft Wax Steve was ably assisted by Cecile Buxton, Darren Mathers and David Katz.

For further information on the artist, contact info@soundfjord.org.u

23 June: Workshop 
Improvisation with Objects: Session Two (Ceramics) with Matthias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley                    
2:30-6pm | (S//S Project Space)        
wegottickets.com/event/165769
 
Related Events: Improvisation with Objects: An Introduction | Lead by Matthias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley
SATURDAY 26 May | 2:30-6pm | wegottickets.com/event/165764 and Improvisation with Objects: Session One | SUNDAY 27 May | 2:30-6pm | wegottickets.com/event/165767 and Improvisation with Objects: Session Three | 28 July | 2:30-6pm | SOUND//SPACE Project Space | wegottickets.com/event/165771

Playful collective explorations of the sounds within matter.

Avant-garde art, be it musically, visually or performance based often appears as somewhat elitist, with a defined hierarchy between those who create the work (the artists) and those experience it (the audience). To people who have not had the fortune of being taught all the codes of the artform, the pieces and the settings in which these are shown can be uncomfortable and alienating.

The Material studies project seeks to open these experimental artforms to anyone who wishes to participate in the collective, improvised sonic exploration of various materials and objects. Whether by actively working with the objects, passively absorbing the interactions of others or by expressing a response to the sonic exploration through visual or written acts.

The use of traditional instruments, terminology and tools of manipulation will be avoided.  Participants will together develop an improvisational language based solely on the sounds that can be teased out of various everyday objects, with each session being themed around a particular material or object.

No expertise or previous experience is required, instead the sessions focus on the communicative potential of collective improvisation, where every participant needs to listen and react to everything that is happening around, where every gesture has an influence on everything else.

The underlying principle of the project is to promote a corrosion of the space between the artist-performer and the contemplator-audience and to promote the idea that we are all valuable as artists regardless of education or class.  

Artists Biographies: Matthias Kispert is an electronic music composer and artist living in London. His broad range of interests includes audiovisual live performance, composition with found sound, documentary as artistic medium, as well as the relations between artistic practice and wider cultural and social issues. As audio director of media artist collective D-Fuse, he is responsible for the sound aspect and also the conceptual development of much of the group’s work, including videos, installations and live cinema performances. 

Blanca Regina is a multimedia artist and visiting researcher from the Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid. She is at the CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London for four months (Apr – Sept 2012). Her research interests are cross-media communication, digital humanities, sound art, performing arts, improvisation, visual, theatre studies and education. Blanca is engaged in audiovisual performance art. She works under different persona in solo and collective works with artists such as Toño Camuñas, John Hegre, The Lappetites, Matthias Kispert among others. She is one of the founding members of the Spanish association Mademotion. Action researcher and teacher she engaged with educational projects like Audiovisual Academy, Cátedra Josefina de la Torre (Canarias) and videoframesh (Medialab Prado, Madrid).

Andrew Riley is an award-winning sound designer and editor, and a phonographer and recording engineer based in London. He has experience working across a range of formats and is fascinated by all aspects of sound creation and experimentation, not just in the studio but extending into the world beyond with a well developed yet ever expanding field recording technique. He is Technical Director at SoundFjord, the UK’s only sound art devoted gallery and research unit.

Date for the diary: 28 Jul: Wood - with guest Iris Garrelfs

matthiaskispert.com

rileysound.co.uk 

whiteemotion.com

 
24 June: Performance
Another Timbre Showcase Asymmetric Resonances: John Butcher; Seymour Wright; Jennifer Allum + Sarah Hughes + Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga                                                      
7-10pm | (F2 Hall)                
wegottickets.com/event/168191
 
An evening of improvised music exploring and reacting to the resonant but awkward and challenging acoustic of the large hall of the old Peak Frean biscuit factory in Bermondsey.

John Butcher is one of the world’s foremost saxophonists and has played in resonant spaces from Japan’s Utsonomiya underground mine to the huge Lyness oil tank in the Orkneys.  He will play solo as will Seymour Wright, a fellow saxophonist whose contrary approach to his instrument is perfectly suited to the difficult acoustic of the biscuit factory.

Jennifer Allum (violin), Sarah Hughes (zither) and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga (zither) will bring a very different approach to the space.  Playing as a trio for the first time, they will look for unexpected ways in which the strings of their instruments can engage with each other, while leaving a distinctive mark on the cavernous environment.

Label Biography: Another Timbre is a new label for improvised and contemporary music.

johnbutcher.org.uk

seymourwright.com

jenniferallum.info

sarahhughesportfolio.blogspot.co.uk

apstrophe.net/dimitra.html

anothertimbre.com

 
24 June: In-store Event
Music by the Metre | With
Graham Dunning                                                   
1-5pm | (S//S Project Space)        
Free - Drop in (and buy some)

A sonic homage to Situationist Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio’s industral paintings, also sold by the metre!

Come visit and buy some unique sounds “by the meter” or two or three…

grahamdunning.com

 
28 June: CLOSED                                                                                                                 

SOUND//SPACE Project Space and Store will rest its ears (is closed) on THURSDAY 28 June. We reopen on 29th and 30th for workshops, and the 1st for a performance in the F2 hall (main space).


29-30 June: Workshop
Two-Day Toy Hacking for Experimental Sound Production | Lead by Tasos Stamou                
7-9pm | Intoduction and presentation (S//S Project Space)
30 June: 6-9pm | Practice and Collective Jamming (S//S Project Space)        
wegottickets.com/event/166546
 

Related Events: Talk + Performance | “Insider Knowledge” - Kukuruku Recordings with Tasos Stamou & Kukuruku Recordings presents Tasos Stamou and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga | 08 June | 8-10pm | S//S Project Space | wegottickets.com/event/165777

Sound artist Tasos Stamou presents a circuit bent/hacked toys workshop introducing some of the most convenient techniques for turn throw-away junk into killing-sound electronic instruments and sound sculptures!

Day one is dedicated to presenting some of the easiest and most effective tricks in how to turn simple objects into useful sound devices. The second day will be a chance for participants to try out hacking and testing new projects as well as practicing their own creations real-time in a collective jamming session. Participants are welcome to bring their own devices for bending, otherwise some hackable toys will be available for hacking. (Ticket price is cheaper).

If you would like to bring along your own toys, please let us know what items you will bring so we can let you know if they are suitable. Email us at: listening[at]sound-space-store.co.uk

Workshop Leader Biography: Tasos Stamou is - among other activities concerning sound art - a dedicated circuit bender and an instrument modifier. He has been utilising his hacked creations within various performances (such as at the BENT festival at NYC) and recordings (labels: Absurd, Triple Bath, Errorcode and more). He is also involved in electroacoustic composition (analogue synthesizer, DIY electronics, laptop music), vivid sonic performances and sound installations. He is currently sound-designing and performing works for film, video-art and experimental theatre incorporating with fellow artists of moving image and kinetic arts (performance, physical theatre). He set up kukuruku recordings in 2008, an independent label for innovative electroacoustic ephemeral sound works. Here he curates, produces and illustrates releases in collaboration with the artists involved.

tasosstamou.com

stamouinstruments.blogspot.co.uk

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01 July: Film & Talk
Via di San Teodoro 8 | David Ryan                                                        
3:30-4:30pm | (Cinema Space F3)        
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or free with ticket to Niblock performance
 
Related Events: Performance | 3 Compositions (1977 – 2003) and The Movement of People Working (China 1986; Japan 1989) by Phill Niblock | SUNDAY 01 July | 8-10pm | F2 Hall | wegottickets.com/event/165695                 

David Ryan’s film, Via di San Teodoro 8, explores Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi’s (1905-1988) house in the heart of Rome. It investigates different aspects of this house: its spaces, sounds and vistas, and its unique ambience opposite the ancient Roman Forum. It lies somewhere between experimental documentary and the filmic poetic essay, also portraying the early electronic instruments (Ondiolas) on which Scelsi composed and improvised in a rare performance by pianist Oscar Pizzo. Without any dialogue, the film attempts to capture something of the environment in which Scelsi composed his microtonal music, and unfolds to ‘house’ a performed improvisation within its architectural and filmic context.  In this sense the film is a perfect prelude to the music and films of Phill Niblock, dealing as it does with both microtonal performance and the relationship of sound to space.

HD Video | 40 minutes (2010-11):             Director: David Ryan

                                                                    DOP: Tim Sidell

                                                                    Sound: Emanuele Costantini

This screening includes a short introduction to Scelsi’s approach to music and the realisation of the film by the Director + Q&A.  

Artist Biography: David Ryan is a visual artist and writer based in London and Cambridge, who is also actively involved in contemporary music. He studied at Liverpool and Coventry Polytechnics, and also on a travelling German Scholarship to Hamburg, Lubeck and Berlin. His extensive writing on art and music includes pieces on Jessica Stockholder, Bernard Frize, John Riddy, Shirley Kaneda, Fabian Marcaccio, Franz Ackermann, David Reed, Katherina Grosse, Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Helmut Lachenmann and Jonathan Lasker for various art publications including Modern Painters, Dissonanz in Switzerland, Leonardo Music Journal, San Francisco, Art Papers USA, Contemporary Visual Arts, Contemporary, London, Artpress, Paris, and Tempo, and Art Monthly, London.

david-ryan.co.uk

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The Vocal Constructivists present... Medium Rare
With scores by Paula Matthusen, Mark Applebaum, and Anthony Braxton
SUNDAY 01 July 2012 | 2pm (doors) | Venue: V22 Summer Club
The Old Biscuit Factory | F-Block Halls | 100 Clement's Road | LONDON | SE16 4DG
£5adv (£6door) | £3conc (£4 door) | or pay what you can (door only)
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Medium Rare features the world premiere of a new work by Paula Matthusen, the UK premiere of Applebaum's Medium, and the first vocal-only performance of Braxton's Falling River. All of these pieces were composed using idiosyncratic symbols, glyphs, and visual design, rather than traditional musical notation. Additionally, Matthusen's piece involves theatrical elements, metronomes, and coffee tins.

Jane Alden, director of the Vocal Constructivists, said: “We are honoured to be able to perform adventurous, experimental scores in a building like the V22 Workspace. The industrial history of the old biscuit factory provides the perfect backdrop for these whimsical, provocative, and abstract works by three generations of American composers”.

This event takes place as part of  SOUND//SPACE, a three month programme of audiocentric events curated by SoundFjord for V22 Summer Club.

About the Composers:
Paula Matthusen is Assistant Professor of Music at Wesleyan University. She received her Ph.D. from New York University and was a Fulbright Fellow at the Universität der Künste-Berlin, studying variously with Elizabeth Hoffman, Louis Karchin, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Douglas Repetto, Steve Dembski, and Pauline Oliveros. She writes both electroacoustic and acoustic music and realises sound installations, is the recipient of the Walter Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Van Lier Fellowship at Roulette Intermedium, and held a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. In addition to writing for a variety of different ensembles, Matthusen also collaborates with choreographers and theatre companies. She has written for diverse instrumentations, such as "run-on sentence of the pavement" for piano, ping-pong balls, and electronics, which Alex Ross of The New Yorker noted as being "entrancing". Her work often considers discrepancies in musical space—real, imagined, and remembered. Composer's website: paulamatthusen.com

Mark Applebaum is Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at San Diego where he studied principally with Brian Ferneyhough. His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic, and electroacoustic work has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia with notable premieres at the Darmstadt summer sessions. He has received commissions from Betty Freeman, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Fromm Foundation, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, the Vienna Modern Festival, Antwerp’s Champ D’Action, Festival ADEvantgarde in Munich, Zeitgeist, MANUFACTURE (Tokyo), the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Jerome Foundation, and the American Composers Forum, among others. His music can be heard on recordings on the Innova, Tzadik, Capstone, and SEAMUS labels. Composer's website: markapplebaum.com

Anthony Braxton, Professor of Music at Wesleyan University and winner of a MacArthur "genius" grant, has boldly redefined the boundaries of American music for more than 40 years. Drawing on such lifelong influences as jazz saxophonists Warne Marsh and Albert Ayler, innovative American composers John Cage and Charles Ives and pioneering European Avant-Garde figures Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis, he created a unique musical system, with its own classifications and graphics-based language, that embraces a variety of traditions and genres while defying categorisation of its own. He describes Falling River musics as "the name of a new structural prototype class of compositions that seek to explore image logic construct ‘paintings’ as the score’s extract music notation.” For further information: tricentricfoundation.org

About the Performers:
The Vocal Constructivists specialise in the sung performance of graphic scores. They were formed in 2011 to give the first ever performance of Cornelius Cardew's Treatise reliant only on the human body, with no instruments or amplification. Believing the score’s length to be a crucial part of its identity, the group performed the work in its entirety. The Vocal Constructivists explore idiosyncratic notation as a form of social practice, the scores supplying open-ended vocabulary for collective discourse. All musical decisions are made by the group, worked out in collaboration. Performances of Treatise took place at the South London Gallery and at Morley College (The Engine Room, Cardew festival, December 2011). An Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life grant will enable the Vocal Constructivists to perform in the USA in spring 2013, for an event directed by Jane Alden entitled Sound, Image, and the Space In-Between. For more information: londontreatise.blogs.wesleyan.edu, facebook.com/Vocal.Constructivists, or follow the Vocal Constructivists on twitter @constructivists

01 July: Performance
Three Compositions & The Movement of People Working | David Ryan and Phill Niblock            7:30-10pm | (F2 Hall)                
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Related Event: Film & Talk | Via di San Teodoro 8 (2010-11) | David Ryan | SUNDAY 01 July | 3:30-4:30pm | Cinema Space in F3 | wegottickets.com/event/165693

Pieces in this concert will include three works Sweet Potato for 2 Bass clarinets and pre-recorded basset horns Twelve Tones for Contrabass, and Disseminate for live performers and pre-recorded orchestra, and films made in China and Japan in the 1980s. Inspired by Morton Feldman, La Monte Young and John Cale, Niblock’s work continues to influence a new generation of musicians. The V22 space will provide an excellent opportunity to hear and see Niblock’s music and films as they should be experienced, within the particularity of a distinct architectural framework.

Artist Biography: Phill Niblock is a key minimalist artist, working from 1968 with an investigation into constructing musical material and the relationship of acoustically produced sound to its recorded playback. Kyle Gann has referred to Niblock as the “master of the gradual slow surprise”. His work, again in Gann’s words, “deals in exact frequencies working almost like a mathematician or perhaps with an affinity to visual conceptual art”. It is generally thick, dense and layered, made with adjacent sustaining tones originally played on conventional instruments. He records these minute pitch differences and overlaps and multi-tracks them. In order for the resulting clouds of high frequency harmonics to be heard, playback must be very loud, and in a sense Niblock ‘plays’ the architectural container of the room as the acoustical frame, and as he explains: “The music has to do with acoustics.  It has to do with architecture, because it changes drastically depending on the architecture. It has to do with the way in which its reproduced, so the playback sound system is very important.” In this sense both the sound and space become extremely physical in their activated presence. Another aspect of Niblock’s performances is the relationship between sound and vision. Starting his career as a filmmaker, Niblock often includes films or videos of traditional manual labour - whether weaving or preparing food – and this is a correlation to Niblock’s own construction of sound complexes, and yet their juxtaposition brings into question the whole notion of soundtrack and synchronicity. 

Composer: phillniblock.com

Performed by:

David Ryan: clarinets

Ian Mitchell: clarinets

Alison Blunt: Violin

Dominic Lash: contrabass

Joe Zeitlin: cello

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05-07 July: Workshop

Interfacing the Vortex: Interactive Granular Synthesis
05 July: SuperCollider: An Intro with Marinos Koutsomichalis | 7-9pm | (S//S Project Space)
06 July: Arduino and Electronics: An Introduction | 7-9pm | (S//S Project Space)    
07 July: Specific Project Work w/ Marinos Koutsomichalis | 12:30-5:30pm | (S//S Project Space)    
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Related Event: Pure Data Starter | 12 May | 1pm-7pm | SOUND//SPACE Project Space | wegottickets.com/event/165689

This workshop will focus on granular synthesis and live interaction with sensors using the SuperCollider programming environment and the Arduino electronics prototyping platform. After an introduction to the software/hardware involved. Participants will be guided into using miscellaneous sensors to interface with their own granular synthesis algorithm and start working on their own interactive pieces. 

No further programming or other experienced is assumed. It is essential that you bring your own laptop and a pair of headphones.


IF YOU CHOSE TO BRING YOUR OWN MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED: an arduino board; a breadboard; jumpers; resistors; and whatever analogue sensor interest you: accelerometer; thermistors; photo-resistors; piezo-transducers; soft-pots; flex; tilt, etc.

Unfortunately, there will be no extra materials available if you forget your materials!

Workshop Leader Biography: Active internationally in both academic and non academic milieux, Marinos Koutsomichalis has been working as an artist since the mid '00s using a variety of mediums. He is primary interested in sound. Hitherto, he has performed and exhibited works internationally in acclaimed galleries, academias, festivals, churches, independent venues, etc and has released albums in a variety of labels. He has collaborated with Z'EV, Francisco Lopez, Robin McGinley, Marc Behrens, Kasper T. Toeplitz and others on numerous projects. Marinos is also Founder of, and Director at, Agxivatein.

He has lectured at the Technical University of Crete and at the Centre of Contemporary Music Research (KSYME). He is pursuing his PhD in the University of York under the supervision of Dr Tony Myatt.

marinoskoutsomichalis.com

N.B. Places are very limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment

NOTA BENE Releases by the artist will be available in-store!

07 July: Performance (special event)

Label Showcase: Agxivatein presents Marinos Koutsomichalis + Theo Burt
7:30-10pm | (Cinema Space F3)        
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or included with Interfacing the Vortex workshop

This evening, Agxivatein's founder, Marinos Koutsomichalis, will give a short, personal talk about his label and its wider repercussions within contemporary practice. For the evenings performance, Marinos will be joined by Theo Burt.

Tonight's performance includes:

Sygxysis
(Koutsomichalis)
Sygxysis - a disturbance of psychological or mental health, psychological unrest, unrestful vexation - is a study in complexity for recursive stochastic generators and waveform projection. Watch a demo video here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/30557542/Sygxysis%20demo%20-%20excerpts%20LD.mp4

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(Koutsomichalis)
The project consists of a series of audio performances as well as of several fixed media works, all based on the raw output of the ElektronMusicStudio’s Serge modular synthesizer. Compared to most commercially available modular systems, the Serge’ s unbiased philosophy and its eccentric modules cast it the ideal platform for open-ended sonic exploration and experimentation.
Listen to a sample here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/30557542/Ereignis%20I.mp3

Tiling Session 2
(Burt)
An automatic two-dimensional tiling system uses attempts to tessellate sets of tiles over an area. These spatial algorithms are presented as series of vivid and brutal progressions. Humans are attuned to recognize patterns within a narrow temporal band - too fast, and events appear to merge into one whole or disappear altogether, too slow and we have forgotten them by the time they repeat. The tiling system is designed to shift in speed from slowly laying individual tiles to placing hundreds per second, causing individual events to blur into continua. As one temporal structure becomes imperceptible, we become conscious of new ones, previously too slow for us to recognize.

Colour Projections (Flattened Symbols)
(Burt)
Colour Projections is an ongoing project relating sound and shape. Through a progression of geometric systems, rules are established and shapes are created, intersected, combined and destroyed. Each resulting shape is both drawn and sonified - a shape’s outline is directly transformed into an audio waveform. These geometric operations are simple and entirely abstract, yet we have a tendency to attribute identity to individual shapes and assume causality within the systems. These assumptions are challenged when the geometric behaviour diverges suddenly from our expectations, causing apparent shifts in plurality and ambiguities of identity.

Label Biography: Agxivatein is a small independent label dedicated to exploratory arts and culture, with a strong emphasis on post-modern aesthetics. It was officially founded in 2008 by Greek sound artist Marinos Koutsomichalis, though as an idea already lived in his mind for years.

Artists Biographies: Active internationally in both academic and non academic milieux, Marinos Koutsomichalis has been working as an artist since the mid '00s using a variety of mediums. He is primary interested in sound. Hitherto, he has performed and exhibited works internationally in acclaimed galleries, academia, festivals, churches, independent venues, etc and has released albums in a variety of labels. He has collaborated with Z'EV, Francisco Lopez, Robin McGinley, Marc Behrens, Kasper T. Toeplitz and others on numerous projects. Marinos is founder of, and Director at, Agxivatein. www.agxivatein.com

Theo Burt is a UK-based sound and video artist. His work draws on interests in perceptual relationships between sound and image and aesthetic applications of technology. Past projects have focused on the use of related sound and video to create a visibility of process, and the effect of partial-predictability on perceptions of time. His work includes installations, live performance and fixed-media pieces. www.theoburt.com

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08 July: Residency/Performance
Etched X-Rays; Salvaged CDs & Slow Swells: An Instantaneous Sound Writing Event in 3 Parts
With Aleks Kolkowski + Richard Crow + Richard Thomas + Dawn Scarfe
Pt 1: noon-4pm + Pt 2: 6pm + Pt 3: 6:45pm + 7:30pm | (S//S Project Space)        
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pt 1; wegottickets.com/event/168334 pt 2+3      

Throughout the day, Aleks Kolkowski - with a cohort of artist/musician collaborators – will concentrate on the creation of three very special releases, each a limited edition of one-of-a-kind records, and each on repurposed and/or unusual media:

One of repurposed CDs transformed, together with Richard Thomas, into 45rpm records playable on a turntable; another being recordings cut directly onto x-ray film with Richard Crow. A further collaboration sees Aleks and Dawn Scarfe etching grooves onto glass discs.

CD-45rpm releases are £10 each (limited edition of 100)* while x-ray and glass records are priced individually. All will be available in store throughout the duration of the SOUND//SPACE Record Store. *CD-45rpm releases will be sold at a special reduced price of £7 to those with tickets.

Residency

Salvaged CDs | SUNDAY 08 July | 12:00-4pm (drop-in) | SOUND//SPACE Project Space

Part I: £3 (£5 door) | Tickets: wegottickets.com/event/168332 and at door

Part I: noon-4pm (drop-in):

Aleks Kolkowski and Richard Thomas will in essence turn our Project Space into a ‘live’ recording and duplication studio by making a series of one-of-a-kind recordings cut directly onto unwanted CDs whilst in situ at the space. The public is very welcome to watch the progress of this transmogrification in real time.

For a meagre entrance fee, watch a record magic up from the aether and onto old and unwanted CDs. If you wish to purchase the record you saw come to into being, you may redeem your entrance fee as a discount on its cost. The remaining releases made during this residency (limited release of 100) will be available for purchase in-store for £10.

There will follow a break for refreshment. You are cordially invited to return by 6pm for the concluding part of the project (another ticket is needed).

Performance

Etched X-Rays | SUNDAY 08 July | 6-8pm (three sets at: 6pm; 6:45pm; 7:30pm) | SOUND//SPACE Project Space

Part II + III: £7 per set (£9 door) Tickets: wegottickets.com/event/168334 and at door

Part II: 6pm:

'Slow Swells' documents the ethereal sound of the armonica: an antiquated acoustic instrument that consists of a series of tuned glass bowls attached to a spindle. It was invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761, and is played by touching the rims of the rotating glasses with moistened fingers.

Reflecting on the character of sound produced by the instrument, Franklin remarked that its "plaintive" tones could be "swelled or softened at pleasure by stronger or weaker pressures of the finger, and continued to any length" (Franklin, 1819, 147). His wife Deborah Read Franklin apparently mistook the sound of the armonica for the music of angels (Sargent, 1857, 30).

'Slow Swells' results from a series of improvisations Dawn played on the armonica in February 2012. The recording was made at Benjamin Franklin House in Craven Street, London where the instrument was originally invented and recorded by Aleks Kolkowski onto wax cylinders.

For this event, Aleks and Dawn will transfer the wax recordings by etching the sounds as a spiral grooves on 10" glass discs and played back on an antique wind-up gramophone.

Part III: 6:45pm; and 7:30pm:

Together with Richard Crow, Aleks invites you to the last part of today’s residency – a performance inspired by the “bone records” of the Soviet Union and Eastern Block in the 1950s (N.B. underground music was cut directly onto x-ray film during times of censorship, and when other materials were scarce.)

In the intimate confines of the SOUND//SPACE project space, you will be party to the surreal experience of records being cut directly from x-ray film with myriad internal, microscopic and hidden sounds derived from the performers’ bodies, pre-recorded sounds and the environment in which they are situated.

NOTA BENE Due to the nature of this performance, audience numbers will be limited, hence we are splitting the session into three. Book early to avoid disappointment. Please email: listening[at]sound-space-store.co.uk with your preferred time after you have booked your ticket.

Artists Biographies: 

Aleks Kolkowski is currently the Supersonix sound artist-in-residence at the Science Museum, London, where he is creating performances and installations based on his research of the collections and recordings made within the museum.

In recent years Aleks has explored the potential of historical sound recording and reproduction technology to make contemporary mechanical-acoustic music. His works for singers, instrumentalists and even singing canaries often feature live-made sound inscriptions onto wax cylinders and lacquer discs using Edison phonographs and old disc recording lathes. Other activities include repurposing discarded digital CDs as 45rpm analogue records and both sound installations and performances where historic sound reproducing machines, mechanical musical instruments and archival recordings are combined with state-of-the-art electronics. Such practice-led research using antiquated audio technologies and investigations into little-known forms of mechanical amplification led to the award of a PhD from Brunel University. His major project to date has been an archive of contemporary musicians, artists and writers recorded exclusively on wax cylinders. Begun in 2006 and continuing, the entire Phonographies collection may be listened to online.

Richard Thomas is an artist/producer working within community radio. Thomas is the News Editor and Content Manager for Resonance 104.4fm. Between 1995 and 2002 Thomas worked ostensibly within sound and music as a producer, composer, performer for various record labels and other media. Thomas collaborates with the architectural practise Nicky Kirk Architects (formerly Amenity Space) and many other artists and musicians. Thomas has taught at The School of Oriental and African Studies , Leeds Metropolitan University, London Metropolitan University, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Middlesex University. He has presented broadcasts, talks, and papers at the BBC, Russia Today, KBS (Korea), The Guardian, Tate Modern, London International Documentary Festival,Transmediale 2010 (Berlin), Pallazzo delle arti Napoli/PAN, Zurich University of the Arts, WUK Vienna. In 2010 Thomas hosted two live daily TV chat shows at Frieze Art Fair  for ResoVision (Resonance FM's experimental television channel). Thomas occasionally writes film and art criticism (Art Monthly, Electric Sheep Magazine). He has presented/performed/exhibited in various spaces including Tate Britain, Flat Time House, The Anti-Design Festival 2010, The 291 Gallery, Transmission Gallery, the Royal College of Art, Paul Smith, Raven Row."

Resonance 104.4FM http://www.resonancefm.com

Dawn Scarfe uses site-specific installation, performance and field recording to ask us to re-think our impressions of our surroundings. She works with delicate materials such as resonating glass sculptures and small loudspeakers. Individual parts of her works are encouraged to respond to each other or enter into a dialogue with their environment. Recent exhibitions include Klinkende Stad Kortrijk, ZKM Karlsruhe, Q-O2 Brussels, ARTe SONoro Madrid, TONSPUR Museumsquartier Vienna, Bios Athens and 176 Zabludowicz Collection London.

www.dawnscarfe.co.uk

Richard Crow is an inter-disciplinary artist working in the field of experimental audio research and live performance. He utilises sound and noise in a performative way, for its disruptive and subjective qualities and above all for its psycho-physical implications for the listener and viewer. Over the past two decades his solo and collaborative site-specific installations and performances have consisted of highly conceptualized interventions into base materiality, investigations of alternative systems of organisation and research into a certain material decadence, most notably with the project The Institution of Rot which he co-founded with the writer Nick Couldry in 1992.

phonographies.org

soundthreshold.org/season2_session3.htm

NOTA BENE Releases made on site by the performers will be available in-store!

 
08 July: Audio Screening
Syrphe Label - African Sound Art                                                
noon-8pm | (SOUND//SPACE store)            
Free event - ask at listening stations for information

In celebration of Stella Chiweshe - “Ambuya Chinyakare" - Grandmother of Traditional Music’s visit to V22 from Zimbabwe, we make available a release from the Syrphe label of experimental music from Africa and beyond.

Label Biography: The main goal of the label is to promote, produce and organise events and concerts of electronic music, noise, avant-garde, contemporary classical, electro-acoustic, industrial, experimental, breakcore and such from Africa and Asia. The label seeks to create new connections and exchanges between musicians, promoters, galleries, venues, magazines and radio stations from all over the world to give them opportunity to experience the different forms of alternative electronic and experimental music that exist in Africa, the Middle-East and Asia (and also at times, Eastern Europe and Latin America).

syrphe.com

NOTA BENE Releases by the label will be available in-store!

12 July: Performance (special event)

Aural Terrains Label                                                
8:30-9:30pm | (S//S Project Space)        
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Label Biography: AURAL TERRAINS label started in 2007 as a platform for like-minded composers/musicians who work with the different terrains and depths of sound with rigour and integrity. The aim was – and still is – to disseminate exploratory contemporary music in its different manifestations. It focuses on electroacoustics, composed and improvised music with an emphasis to the spectral dimension of sound. auralterrains.com

Artists Biographies: Thanos Chrysakis’ output consists of composition, performance, and installation. He was born in Athens in 1971, residing in the UK since 1998. His work has appeared on various independent labels, and events in several countries. He composes for electronics, acoustic instruments and environmental sounds, focusing on the structural and aesthetic capacity of sonic matter. His work was amongst the selected works at the International Competition de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges 2005, in the category œuvre d'art sonore électroacoustique, while received an honorary mention in 2006 at the 7th International Electroacoustic Competition Musica Viva in Lisbon. Recent compositions include: ΜΑΓΜΑ (Monochrome Vision 2011) Subterranean Sky (Aural Terrains 2010), EIRMOS I / II (for Wilfrido Terrazas [solo flute/bass flute] 2011), ERRINA (for Alexander Bruck [solo viola] 2011). His current performing projects are: a Trio with Wade Matthews and Dario Bernal-Villegas, a duo with Wade Matthews, and the trio ‘Syneuma’ with James O’Sullivan and Jerry Wigens.

James O'Sullivan is a London-based electric guitar player. He has performed in numerous groupings of musicians, many of whom he met through Eddie Prevost's weekly improvisational workshop. In addition, he is the founder, alongside longtime friend and collaborator David Hurn, of Four Seasons Television, which explores the relationship between improvisation, composition, recording and performance. His activities span the two poles from free improvisation to more 'composed' song forms. He has collaborated with songwriters, improvisors, improvising songwriters and other permutations of these elements in an attempt to unpack ideas of terms such as 'free', 'composed', 'technique', 'melody', 'noise', 'rhythm' and 'improvise'.

Jerry Wigens is an improviser and composer who plays guitar and clarinet. Most of his musical activity has taken place in London although he has also performed in Zurich, Geneva, Berlin and Athens. His interest in improvisation started at an early age and he attended John Stevens' workshops at the age of nineteen. Since then he has worked in various musical contexts including rock, jazz and contemporary classical and has performed with Eddie Prevost, George Lewis, Sylvia Hallett and Walter Cardew, among many others. He has also had work performed by guitarist Alan Thomas and contemporary ensemble Vamos. He has studied with Roger Redgate and participates in Eddie Prévost's workshop sessions which he has occasionally convened in Prévost's absence. He also plays guitar in prog/improv band Astrakan.

Artur Vidal was born in León, Spain, and grew up in Paris, where he completed his degree in Art History at the University of Paris I Sorbonne. His musical studies include workshops and courses with Francisco López, Lê Quan Ninh, Fred Frith and Eddie Prevost, with on-site work in Capadoccia, the Amazon, Paris and Trièves, among others. His sound-art work revolves around field recordings, dance, “site-specific” works and improvised music, for which he is currently developing a new setup involving electro-acoustic manipulation of the alto saxophone and amplified objects. He has performed in many countries including performances with his duo, ‘Relentless’, and collaborations with musicians such as Ingar Zach, Wade Matthews, Thanos Chrysakis and Alexander Bruck, among others.

 
13 July: Film Screening/Performance
L'Inferno | Martin A Smith (live film music) + special guests, The Sound of Film                              7:30-10pm | (F2 Hall)                
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Tonight Martin A Smith presents an original live score of the 1911 Italian feature, L'Inferno (World premier)

Inferno is a remarkable film based on the poem by Dante Alighieri. Directed by Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan and Giuseppe de Liguoro it was the first full-length, Italian feature film, famed for its striking images, provocative and spectacular for their time.

Martin has written a new soundtrack to the film inspired by the entrancing beauty of Gregorian Chant, music which resonates both with the images and the story. Martin has taken this music as an “inspirational springboard”, and written an original material score, invoking a soundtrack which remains true to the spirit of the poem and the film. As the chants Martin has decided to work with were written at, or before, the time of Dante, it is the music he would have known.

Film Biography: “The poet Dante is lost in a dark and gloomy wood. At the summit of a mountain he sees the light of salvation. He endeavours to ascend to it, but his way is barred by three wild beasts, symbolising Avarice, Pride and Lust.

Beatrice sees his predicament and descends from Paradise into Limbo, where she asks the poet Virgil to rescue and guide Dante. Virgil knows another way to go, but this leads straight through the entire Inferno, before it continues towards Paradise. Virgil leads Dante to the portals of Inferno. Charon ferries them over the river Acheron, and then they start their journey downwards through the different circles of Inferno.

Dante meets all kind of sinners and sees the never-ending punishments they have to undergo. The various punishments are adjusted to the different transgressions. Among the sinners Dante recognises many persons he has met in Florence, when they were still alive...” - Maths Jesperson

Artist Biography: Martin A Smith is a composer and sound artist whose work is concerned with the creation of atmosphere rather than of form, melody or rhythm, of creating an environment through subtle and harmonious changes rather than through force.

Martin has created sound installations for The Royal Borough Of Kensington and Chelsea, The Victoria And Albert Museum, The British Council, GV Art Gallery, SoundFjord, the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, The English Folk Dance And Song Society, Cinetrip in Budapest and The Museum Of Domestic Design And Architecture, amongst others. He has performed live at many venues in Britain and Europe. Martin has written the music for film, television, theatre and contemporary dance, has recently completed the soundtrack for the documentary Utopia London and is currently working on a series of portraits in sound, he is also a is sound designer and is Director of Quadratura, an interactive audio/video projection company. He curates movie themed events with Julian Simon under the banner “The Sound Of Film”. Here they play film soundtracks and promote film composers”

martinasmith.co.uk

quadratura.info

thesoundoffilm.co.uk

 
14 July: Workshop
Collected Silences | Lead by Softday                                                     
12:30-6pm | (S//S Project Space)        
wegottickets.com/event/168828

 
“Silences,” said Murke, “ I collect silences. . . . When I have to cut tapes, in the places where the speakers sometimes pause for a moment – ir sigh, or take a breath, or there is absolute silence – I don’t throw that away, I collect it. (Böll, 1966, p114)

For this workshop investigating a specific text as source for inspiration, Softday invite participants to read a short story by the German writer Heinrich Böll (who had a long association with their homeland, Ireland), entitled 'Murke's Collected Silences', which is available free on Google Books.

Having read the short story Softday ask participants to thus prepare some field recordings using the short story as a reference point. Together, Softday will work with participants in a workshop situation to edit, manipulate and de-construct these recordings. Once complete there is the option to then play the new sound work as an ensemble.

Participants on the workshop may also be selected to play live on stage with Softday during their performance is F2 Hall on SUNDAY 15 July.

NOTA BENE Numbers to this workshop are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment

Artist Biography: Since 1999 Softday have engaged with issues relating to natural cycles in time, climate change and its global effects. Early projects such as Bliain Le Baisteach (A Year of Rainfall) (2000) looked at fluctuating annual rainfall patterns in Ireland. Further, Cóisir an Tsionainn (The Shannon Suite) (2003) focused on the four-year life cycle of the wild Atlantic salmon and the effects of overfishing and pollution on the species ability to survive. Recently the Marbh Chrois (Dead Zone) (2010) project addressed the impact of two ‘contested’ marine dead zones as a key stressor on marine ecosystems in Donegal, Ireland. As a collaborative team they use their arts practice to explore relations to and understandings of nature, expressed through sonifications and multimedia artworks and performances. Both artists are interested in exploring the cracks between various media and creative genres such as expanded theatre, sound art, socially engaged practice, sculpture, music, dance and the application of new technologies.

softday.ie 

NOTA BENE Releases by the artists will be available in-store!

 
15 July: Film Screening
Michael Trommer | Ghostwood                                          
4-6pm | (Cinema Space F3)        
Free/included in Gruenrekorder and Softday evening performance (see below)
 
As a prelude to this evening's Gruenrekorder/Softday performance, we shall screen Michael Trommer's: Ghostwood (35’:36”). It shall be looped from 3:30pm-6pm.

Ghostwood is an audio-visual piece, which investigates the psychogeography of Ontario's northern wilderness. It is part of an ongoing series of sound-art projects which investigates the liminal spaces which exist between humans and their natural environment. Previous iterations have focused on peripheral suburban developments, urban environments in states of disuse and decay, and dead malls or 'ghostboxes'. The project title is a reference to those suburban neighbourhoods in which the sole memory of what has been displaced or eradicated as a result of their construction survives in the now-prosaic street names such as Valleyview, Forest Hill, etc.

This piece focuses on the 'near north', rural areas where the encroachment of civilization has clearly begun, but in which nature has yet to be suppressed as a dominating force. Drawing from precedents such as the work of the Group of Seven, the stories of author Algernon Blackwood and First Nations mythology, it seeks to invoke their notion of the natural environment as a fearsome, awe-inspiring force imbued with quasi-mystical powers.

Artist Biography:

Michael Trommer is a Toronto based producer and sound artist; his experimental work has been focussed primarily on psychogeographical explorations via the use of field recordings. He has released material on an unusually diverse roster of labels, both under his own name as well as ‘sans soleil’. These include Transmat, Wave, Ultra-red, and/OAR, Audiobulb, Audio Gourmet, Gruenrekorder, Impulsive Habitat, Stasisfield, Serein, 6one6, Thinner and con-v. Michael also creates gallery-based audio installation work; He has exhibited work at Australia’s ‘Liquid Architecture’, ‘from 0 to 1 and back again’ at Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt, Cordoba, Spain’s art:tech and soundLAB in Köln. His music has also been included in Dodi Nash’s ‘Listening Shell’ installation, on permanent exhibit at London’s Victoria and Albert museum. He has performed extensively in North America, Europe and Asia, including events with members of Berlin’s raster-noton collective, as well as the 2008 edition of Mutek’s acclaimed a/visions series. He also regularly improvises with Toronto-based AI collective ‘i/o media’. In 2011, Michael’s ‘ghostwood’ project was awarded a major audio arts grant from the Canada Coucil for the Arts. Releases on the Gruenrekorder, 3leaves, Flaming Pines and Unfathomless labels are forthcoming in 2012.

NOTA BENE Releases by the label and artists will be available in-store!


15 July: Performance
Gruenrekorder + Softday                                                        
6pm-10pm | (F2 Hall)    
Tickets
wegottickets.com/event/176844
 
Tonight performance will be a showcase of the length and breadth of Gruenrekorder’s musical spirit from artists that span the globe. Expect perofrmances from Rodolfe Alexis, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Angus Carlyle and Lasse-Marc Riek. Joining them this evening will be Softday, the art-science collaboration of artist Sean Taylor and computer scientist Mikael Fernström. 

Performances tonight include:

Rodolphe ALEXIS (FR) | SEMPERVIRENT

Forthcoming release dealing with wildlife sound from Costa Rica: rodolphe-alexis.info

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (IN) | Eye Contact with the City

Forthcoming release dealing with urban sound from Inda: gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=12

Angus Carlyle, (UK) | Air Pressure

Forthcoming release dealing with noise pollution at the Narita Airport, Japan: gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=1144

Lasse-Marc Riek (DE) | Helgoland

Forthcoming release dealing with wildlife sound recording from the island, Heligoland, Germany.

Label Biography: Gruenrekorder understands itself as an organisation with the aim of promoting experimental music and phonography. To them phonography considers nature/the environment as an acoustic experience, loaded with musical sounds. It is as a form of art and culture, that Gruenrekorder promotes phonography, organising events, lectures, publications and exhibitions as well as artistic projects in the fields of phonography and experimental music. gruenrekorder.de

Artists Biographies: Rodolphe Alexis lives and works in Paris. As a sound recordist, sound artist and designer, his work is based on field recording and electroacoustic composition. He is a founding partner of Double-Entendre (publishing & audio events) and the revue Vibrö, he is also a member of the sound performance duo OttoannA (with Valérie Vivancos). He collaborated with the Groupe de Recherches Musicales INA-GRM, the collective of designers START XXI, the MU collective, artists Guillaume Aubry and Yoko FUKUSHIMA and has taken part in events such as: CitySonics, ESD, SoundLab, Silence Radio, ArteRadio + Popsonics Radio. rodolphe-alexis.info

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is a sound artist, composer, media practitioner and researcher; primarily working with digital-acoustic manipulation and quasi-musical mediation of location-centric auditory situations, Budhaditya incorporates field recording, processed visual image and spatial practice to produce sound-based artworks for site-specific installation, gallery-based exhibition and live performance. Budhaditya is also involved with practice-led research in audio media; his writings on sound appear on journals such as Organised Sound, IASA and Journal of the Moving Image. Budhaditya is currently working on his PhD in cinematic sound at University of Copenhagen. budhaditya.org

Angus Carlyle is a Joint Director of CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) at the University of the Arts, London. In parallel to a long-standing critical engagement with contemporary photography, his writing has tackled subjects as diverse as the suicide of situationist Guy Debord and the sense of place experienced by long-distance truck drivers. His explorations of sound in artistic contexts have involved exhibiting at various galleries, appearing on CDs and performing. He co-curated the Sound Escapes show at Space in London in the summer of 2009 and his first solo album Some Memories of Bamboo was released by Gruenrekorder in the autumn of that year. The aesthetic qualities of the album reflect Angus’ enduring interest in how we humans inhabit our landscapes, a theme that is present in his creative writing, his photographic criticism and in his soundwork. crisap.org

Lasse-Marc Riek’s works are interdisciplinary and can be conceived as groups of works of both visual art (action and conceptual art) and sound art. His art of sound can be described in terms such as acoustic ecology, biophony and soundscapes. Riek uses acoustic field recordings, storing them with different recording media, editing, archiving and presenting them in different contexts. Since 1997, he has operated internationally with exhibitions, concerts, lectures and projects and given guest performances in galleries, art museums, churches and museums. Contributions in public media as well as in broadcast. Awards, Scholarships and Artist-in-Residence programs realised in Europa and Africa. lasse-marc-riek.de

Since 1999 Softday have engaged with issues relating to natural cycles in time, climate change and its global effects. Early projects such as Bliain Le Baisteach (A Year of Rainfall) (2000) looked at fluctuating annual rainfall patterns in Ireland. Further, Cóisir an Tsionainn (The Shannon Suite) (2003) focused on the four-year life cycle of the wild Atlantic salmon and the effects of overfishing and pollution on the species ability to survive. Recently the Marbh Chrois (Dead Zone) (2010) project addressed the impact of two ‘contested’ marine dead zones as a key stressor on marine ecosystems in Donegal, Ireland. As a collaborative team they use their arts practice to explore relations to and understandings of nature, expressed through sonifications and multimedia artworks and performances. Both artists are interested in exploring the cracks between various media and creative genres such as expanded theatre, sound art, socially engaged practice, sculpture, music, dance and the application of new technologies. softday.ie 

19-21 July: Residency
Stephen Cornford + Patrick Farmer + Lee Patterson                                        
19-20 July: 5-10pm | (S//S Project Space)
21 July: noon-8pm | (S//S Project Space)    
Free - Drop in
 
Related Event: Performance | Stephen Cornford + Patrick Farmer + Lee Patterson | SUNDAY 22 July | 5-9pm | F2 Hall

Stephen Cornford, Patrick Farmer and Lee Patterson will, over the course of a week-long residency at SOUND//SPACE explore the resonance of the building using a diverse range of found and reappropriated materials. These three artists share a preoccupation with the amplification of normally inaudible processes, be they mechanical or organic: the photosynthesis of pondweed, the dissolution of liver salts in water or the quiet grinding of tape player mechanisms. At V22 they will apply these strategies to and within the reverberant hull of the old Peek Frean factory.

Artists Biographies: Primarily concerned with sound, and working across disciplines including improvised music, environmental sound recording, film soundtrack and installation, Lee Patterson attempts to understand his surroundings by using both the aided and the naked ear.

New works have been commissioned by 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012; 25th MIMI Festival, Marseille and AV10, Newcastle. His collaboration with film maker Luke Fowler, A grammar for listening pt1 featured in The British Art Show 2010: In The Days Of The Comet. Between 2009 and 2011, he was artist in residence at Stour Valley Arts, Kent where he created the works, Elemental Fields (July 2010), and Fold, (September 2011).

Solo releases include Egg Fry #2 and Seven Vignettes Wunderkammmern with David Toop and Rhodri Davies was released in December 2010. His solo and collaborative works have featured in exhibitions, festivals and on radio stations worldwide as well as on UK TV. 

Stephen Cornford works at the intersection of sculpture and music, using sound and noise to investigate the physical qualities of the world around me. His work inhabits both gallery and gig, taking the forms of kinetic installation and process-based performance by turns, always searching for situations in which the material; whether solid, spatial or sonic; controls the outcome as much as himself. Recent exhibitions include a solo show, Binatone Galaxy at Campbell Works, London; Body/Controlled at LEAP, Berlin and Creative Machines Minimalist Sculptures at TROVE, Birmingham.

Patrick Farmer is a musician and sound artist working within improvisation, poetry, field recording, and prose composition. Still most often referred to as a percussionist, though he hasn’t performed on a drum kit for nearly three years, Farmer will commonly enlist the help of a drum or turntable to act as a resonator for natural materials or filtering field recordings. He is a founding member of the Set Ensemble and is currently studying towards his Ph.D. entitled, the role of audition in the notion of field, at Oxford Brookes, where he spends most of his time scrawling out short spatterings of prose poetry postulating towards how what we hear can tacitly influence movement and disposition. Throughout 2011 he was fortunate enough to be artist in residence at a series of inspiring galleries and artist run project spaces through Europe. Over the last two months Patrick has been walking the entire Welsh Coast, creating a work entitled, We do not stop hearing, when do I stop writing? He is currently working on his first book, try I bark, a collection of writings relating to how we react to being surrounded and the impression of words on a page reflecting what is heard in environment.

scrawn.co.uk

ideasattachedtoobjects.blogspot.co.uk

NOTA BENE Releases by the artists will be available in-store!

 
20 July: Performance
Nonclassical Label Showcase                                                                
7-10pm | (F2 Hall)            
wegottickets.com/event/172447
 
Nonclassical are excited to be presenting some of their finest artists at SOUND//SPACE nestled within the amazing V22 space this summer. A gigantic former biscuit factory in Bermondsey, V22 is now a warehouse-type space used for installations and performances, including the Summer Club series happening right now up until the end of July.

Aisha Orazbayeva will be playing three strikingly different pieces for violin and computer/electronics: OUR by herself and Peter Zinovieff (featured on her debut album), and Traces VIII by Martin Matalon (a London first, following immediately on from the UK premiere at Latitude Festival).

Peter Gregson’s set features a complete performance – with eight independent loudspeakers – of our latest release, Gabriel Prokofiev’s ‘Cello Multitracks’, as well as Steve Reich’s Cello Counterpoint.

Consortium5 present a world premiere by Laurence Osborn as well as pieces by Ewan Campbell and Kathryn Butler (the latter featured on their Nonclassical album Tangled Pipes).

All this plus DJ sets from Nonclassical founder Gabriel Prokofiev.

22 July: Durational Performance
Stephen Cornford + Patrick Farmer + Lee Patterson + Special Guest Collaborators                           5pm-9pm | (F2 Hall)                
wegottickets.com/event/168405

Related Events: Residency | Stephen Cornford + Patrick Farmer + Lee Patterson | THURSDAY 19 July | 5-10pm | FRIDAY 20 July | 5-10pm | SATURDAY 21 July | noon-8pm | SOUND//SPACE Project Space

Stephen Cornford, Patrick Farmer and Lee Patterson will, over the course of a week-long residency at SOUND//SPACE explore the resonance of the building using a diverse range of found and reappropriated materials. These three artists share a preoccupation with the amplification of normally inaudible processes, be they mechanical or organic: the photosynthesis of pondweed, the dissolution of liver salts in water or the quiet grinding of tape player mechanisms. At V22 they will apply these strategies to and within the reverberant hull of the old Peek Frean factory.

Tonight they will be joined by special guests TBC as collaborators.

NOTA BENE this is a durational event. Guests may stay for the entire duration or leave for refreshments and return.

About the Artists: Primarily concerned with sound, and working across disciplines including improvised music, environmental sound recording, film soundtrack and installation, Lee Patterson attempts to understand his surroundings by using both the aided and the naked ear.

New works have been commissioned by 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012; 25th MIMI Festival, Marseille and AV10, Newcastle. His collaboration with film maker Luke Fowler, A grammar for listening pt1 featured in The British Art Show 2010: In The Days Of The Comet. Between 2009 and 2011, he was artist in residence at Stour Valley Arts, Kent where he created the works, Elemental Fields (July 2010), and Fold, (September 2011).

Solo releases include Egg Fry #2 and Seven Vignettes Wunderkammmern with David Toop and Rhodri Davies was released in December 2010. His solo and collaborative works have featured in exhibitions, festivals and on radio stations worldwide as well as on UK TV. 

Stephen works at the intersection of sculpture and music, using sound and noise to investigate the physical qualities of the world around me. His work inhabits both gallery and gig, taking the forms of kinetic installation and process-based performance by turns, always searching for situations in which the material; whether solid, spatial or sonic; controls the outcome as much as himself. Recent exhibitions include a solo show, Binatone Galaxy at Campbell Works, London; Body/Controlled at LEAP, Berlin and Creative Machines Minimalist Sculptures at TROVE, Birmingham.

Patrick Farmer is a musician and sound artist working within improvisation, poetry, field recording, and prose composition. Still most often referred to as a percussionist, though he hasn’t performed on a drum kit for nearly three years, Farmer will commonly enlist the help of a drum or turntable to act as a resonator for natural materials or filtering field recordings. He is a founding member of the Set Ensemble and is currently studying towards his Ph.D. entitled, the role of audition in the notion of field, at Oxford Brookes, where he spends most of his time scrawling out short spatterings of prose poetry postulating towards how what we hear can tacitly influence movement and disposition. Throughout 2011 he was fortunate enough to be artist in residence at a series of inspiring galleries and artist run project spaces through Europe. Over the last two months Patrick has been walking the entire Welsh Coast, creating a work entitled, We do not stop hearing, when do I stop writing? He is currently working on his first book, try I bark, a collection of writings relating to how we react to being surrounded and the impression of words on a page reflecting what is heard in environment.

scrawn.co.uk

ideasattachedtoobjects.blogspot.co.uk

NOTA BENE Releases by the artists will be available in-store!

26 July: Performance
Vinyl by Bill Aitchison                                                        
7:30-9pm | (S//S Project Space)        
wegottickets.com/event/165704
 
Related Event: Performance | Soft Wax | Steve McCarthy | 22 June | 8-9:30pm | S//S Project Space | wegottickets.com/event/165692

From the Wombles to The Final Countdown and from experimental noise to Tibetan Buddhist Chants, Bill's record collection is a pretty damn diverse even perverse and tonight he'll play some of it and talk about the tracks. He'll not just talk about the music however he will also talk about what the records mean, about the memories they spark, for a record collection is so much more than just fragile black disks that play music. A record collection is a depository of thoughts and emotions, those of the collector overlaid upon those of the society. Bill will therefore play some of the wildly diverse vinyl he has picked up over many years on the move and recall, revise and retell what it might be a record of. 

"deliciously lunatic" British Theatre Guide

billaitchison.co.uk

 
27 July: AV Screening
Mem1 + Kadet Kuhne                                                        
5pm-9pm | (S//S Project Space)        
Free - Drop in (screenings on the hour)  
 
28 July: Workshop
Improvisation with Objects: Session Three (Wood - with special guest Iris Garrelfs) with Matthias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley                    
2:30-6pm | (S//S Project Space)        
wegottickets.com/event/165771
 
Related Events: Improvisation with Objects: An Introduction | Lead by Matthias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley                 

SATURDAY 26 May | 2:30-6pm | wegottickets.com/event/165764 and Improvisation with Objects: Session One | SUNDAY 27 May | 2:30-6pm | wegottickets.com/event/165767 and Improvisation with Objects: Session Tw0 | 23 June | 2:30-6pm | SOUND//SPACE Project Space wegottickets.com/event/165769

Playful collective explorations of the sounds within matter.

Avant-garde art, be it musically, visually or performance based often appears as somewhat elitist, with a defined hierarchy between those who create the work (the artists) and those experience it (the audience). To people who have not had the fortune of being taught all the codes of the artform, the pieces and the settings in which these are shown can be uncomfortable and alienating.

The Material studies project seeks to open these experimental artforms to anyone who wishes to participate in the collective, improvised sonic exploration of various materials and objects. Whether by actively working with the objects, passively absorbing the interactions of others or by expressing a response to the sonic exploration through visual or written acts.

The use of traditional instruments, terminology and tools of manipulation will be avoided.  Participants will together develop an improvisational language based solely on the sounds that can be teased out of various everyday objects, with each session being themed around a particular material or object.

No expertise or previous experience is required, instead the sessions focus on the communicative potential of collective improvisation, where every participant needs to listen and react to everything that is happening around, where every gesture has an influence on everything else.

The underlying principle of the project is to promote a corrosion of the space between the artist-performer and the contemplator-audience and to promote the idea that we are all valuable as artists regardless of education or class.  

Artists Biographies: Matthias Kispert is an electronic music composer and artist living in London. His broad range of interests includes audiovisual live performance, composition with found sound, documentary as artistic medium, as well as the relations between artistic practice and wider cultural and social issues. As audio director of media artist collective D-Fuse, he is responsible for the sound aspect and also the conceptual development of much of the group’s work, including videos, installations and live cinema performances. 

Blanca Regina is a multimedia artist and visiting researcher from the Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid. She is at the CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London for four months (Apr – Sept 2012). Her research interests are cross-media communication, digital humanities, sound art, performing arts, improvisation, visual, theatre studies and education. Blanca is engaged in audiovisual performance art. She works under different persona in solo and collective works with artists such as Toño Camuñas, John Hegre, The Lappetites, Matthias Kispert among others. She is one of the founding members of the Spanish association Mademotion. Action researcher and teacher she engaged with educational projects like Audiovisual Academy, Cátedra Josefina de la Torre (Canarias) and videoframesh (Medialab Prado, Madrid).

Andrew Riley is an award-winning sound designer and editor, and a phonographer and recording engineer based in London. He has experience working across a range of formats and is fascinated by all aspects of sound creation and experimentation, not just in the studio but extending into the world beyond with a well developed yet ever expanding field recording technique. He is Technical Director at SoundFjord, the UK’s only sound art devoted gallery and research unit, and he is also currently working on an exciting new project at Rocksteady Studios, London as Sound Designer.

matthiaskispert.com

rileysound.co.uk 

whiteemotion.com

29 July: Family Activity
Sonic Scavenger Hunt | Hunt                                                                
12:30-3:30pm | (Outside)            
Sonic Scavenger Hunt | Discussion                                                            
3:30-4:30pm | (S//S Project Space)        
wegottickets.com/event/165707
 
Related Event: Sound Scavenger Hunt | SUNDAY 06 May | 12:30-4:30pm | V22 and environs | wegottickets.com/event/165616

The goal of a sonic scavenger hunt is very similar to the usual scavenger hunt we all know and love, only it’s sounds that are the being collected! Teams are asked to record their finds for everyone to hear, so you will need a portable recorder or a phone with a decent recorder. When time is up participants join the sound playback event so the whole group can collectively hear recordings made. Participants with the most sounds found within the time limit, and those with the most interesting recordings made within the time limit win prizes! 

Pick up your entry sheet at the SOUND//SPACE record store from noon to 12:30pm and don't forget to bring your audio recorders (video camera, phone recorders with sound accepted) - for recording and playback afterwards!

SOUND//SPACE’s Sonic Scavenger Hunt’s bountiful CD and record prizes are generously donated by various artists and labels featured in-store! 

sound-space-store.co.uk

soundfjord.org 

 
PLEASE NOTE There will also be new AV screenings from Kadet Kuhne (Taken from her Matter or Mind tour) and archive footage of Bandoneon ! [a combine] by David Tudor, and Variations VII by John Cage from 12:15-2:30pm. raxil4 and Steve McCarthy with DJ from 6-8 and 8-10pm respectively. These events are free to attend and take place in SOUND//SPACE's project space.
 
29 July: Closing Celebrations
Aural Terrains Label + Carousel Collective + Material Studies Group: Matthias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley                
Pt 1: 3-6pm | (S//S Project Space + F3 Main space) | + Part 2: 8:30-9:30pm | (V22 rooftop)        
wegottickets.com/event/168336
pt 1; wegottickets.com/event/168340 pt 2 
 

Part One: Material Studies Group + Carousel Collective

SOUND//SPACE celebrates its last day at V22 Summer Club with an extended session of improvised music and merriment in its Project Space, across the F3 Hall and on V22 Summer Clubs rooftop! Join the Material Studies group f along with the Carousel Collective perform durational, collaborative and aleatoric sets.

Artists Biographies: Carousel is a collective of four musicians interested in exploring the possibilities of sound and music in new and imaginative ways. Formed after a commission from the SoundFjord sound-art gallery to create a performance using an ‘object-based score’, we have continued to explore this area of performance and to extend it into collaborations and contexts that force us to explore sound materials in a new way. Continuing to focus on object-based sound sources and home-made instruments combined with traditional instruments, we aim to collaborate with artists from as wide a variety of backgrounds and disciplines as possible and to explore the core materials of music from varied perspectives and in many different contexts. Carousel is Noura Sanatian, Charlie Sdrausig, Benedict Taylor and Tim Yates.

Matthias Kispert is an electronic music composer and artist living in London. His broad range of interests includes audiovisual live performance, composition with found sound, documentary as artistic medium, as well as the relations between artistic practice and wider cultural and social issues. As audio director of media artist collective D-Fuse, he is responsible for the sound aspect and also the conceptual development of much of the group’s work, including videos, installations and live cinema performances. 


Blanca Regina is a multimedia artist and visiting researcher from the Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid. She is at the CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London for four months (Apr – Sept 2012). Her research interests are cross-media communication, digital humanities, sound art, performing arts, improvisation, visual, theatre studies and education. Blanca is engaged in audiovisual performance art. She works under different persona in solo and collective works with artists such as Toño Camuñas, John Hegre, The Lappetites, Matthias Kispert among others. She is one of the founding members of the Spanish association Mademotion. Action researcher and teacher she engaged with educational projects like Audiovisual Academy, Cátedra Josefina de la Torre (Canarias) and videoframesh (Medialab Prado, Madrid). 

Andrew Riley is an award-winning sound designer and editor, and a phonographer and recording engineer based in London. He has experience working across a range of formats and is fascinated by all aspects of sound creation and experimentation, not just in the studio but extending into the world beyond with a well developed yet ever expanding field recording technique. He is Technical Director at SoundFjord, the UK’s only sound art devoted gallery and research unit 

carouselcollective.com  
matthiaskispert.com  
rileysound.co.uk  
whiteemotion.com  

Part Two: Aural Terrains Sextet

This evening’s closing performance showcases Aural Terrain's sextet, with a performance that happens in sinc with the sun setting. A fine fare ye well to Sound//Space and all that have wroked with the shop and events programme!

Label Biography: AURAL TERRAINS label started in 2007 as a platform for like-minded composers/musicians who work with the different terrains and depths of sound with rigour and integrity. The aim was – and still is – to disseminate exploratory contemporary music in its different manifestations. It focuses on electroacoustics, composed and improvised music with an emphasis to the spectral dimension of sound.

auralterrains.com

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Artists Biographies: Thanos Chrysakis’ output consists of composition, performance, and installation. He was born in Athens in 1971, residing in the UK since 1998. His work has appeared on various independent labels, and events in several countries. He composes for electronics, acoustic instruments and environmental sounds, focusing on the structural and aesthetic capacity of sonic matter. His work was amongst the selected works at the International Competition de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges 2005, in the category œuvre d'art sonore électroacoustique, while received an honorary mention in 2006 at the 7th International Electroacoustic Competition Musica Viva in Lisbon. Recent compositions include: ΜΑΓΜΑ (Monochrome Vision 2011) Subterranean Sky (Aural Terrains 2010), EIRMOS I / II (for Wilfrido Terrazas [solo flute/bass flute] 2011), ERRINA (for Alexander Bruck [solo viola] 2011). His current performing projects are: a Trio with Wade Matthews and Dario Bernal-Villegas, a duo with Wade Matthews, and the trio ‘Syneuma’ with James O’Sullivan and Jerry Wigens.

Jamie Coleman is one of the younger generation of London improvisers and has been a key player within the more experimental strands of the music, whilst maintaining a strong jazz musicality. "Coleman's slow trumpet lines had a tenderness that evoked more physical kinds of intimacy. The trumpet became breath, warmth, vibration in a way that got the skin prickling, the senses suddenly sharpened." - The Wire

Chris Cundy is a bass clarinettist and saxophonist living in South West England and London working with a broad range of composers, musicians and songwriters. During his formative years he shared a house with self-made musician and artist Billy Childish, and as a teenager became a street busker. It was in this initial DIY environ that he first established a fascination for improvised music. His collaborations with musicians/composers are varied, but perhaps most significantly has been his work with Fyfe Dangerfield which includes the pop band Guillemots as well as devising theatre music for Voices Theatre and Southwark Playhouse, and in the collective free improvisation group Gannets along with drummer Steve Noble, clarinettist Alex Ward and bassist Dominic Lash. Current projects include ‘doom soul’ act Cold Specks, led by Canadian singer Al Spx, and he has occasionally created music for Nofit State Circus under the direction of Italian choreographer Firenza Guidi.  

James O'Sullivan is a London-based electric guitar player. He has performed in numerous groupings of musicians, many of whom he met through Eddie Prevost's weekly improvisational workshop. In addition, he is the founder, alongside longtime friend and collaborator David Hurn, of Four Seasons Television, which explores the relationship between improvisation, composition, recording and performance. His activities span the two poles from free improvisation to more 'composed' song forms. He has collaborated with songwriters, improvisors, improvising songwriters and other permutations of these elements in an attempt to unpack ideas of terms such as 'free', 'composed', 'technique', 'melody', 'noise', 'rhythm' and 'improvise'.

Jerry Wigens is an improviser and composer who plays guitar and clarinet. Most of his musical activity has taken place in London although he has also performed in Zurich, Geneva, Berlin and Athens. His interest in improvisation started at an early age and he attended John Stevens' workshops at the age of nineteen. Since then he has worked in various musical contexts including rock, jazz and contemporary classical and has performed with Eddie Prevost, George Lewis, Sylvia Hallett and Walter Cardew, among many others. He has also had work performed by guitarist Alan Thomas and contemporary ensemble Vamos. He has studied with Roger Redgate and participates in Eddie Prévost's workshop sessions, which he has occasionally convened in Prévost's absence. He also plays guitar in prog/improv band Astrakan.

Artur Vidal was born in León, Spain, and grew up in Paris, where he completed his degree in Art History at the University of Paris I Sorbonne. His musical studies include workshops and courses with Francisco López, Lê Quan Ninh, Fred Frith and Eddie Prevost, with on-site work in Capadoccia, the Amazon, Paris and Trièves, among others. His sound-art work revolves around field recordings, dance, “site-specific” works and improvised music, for which he is currently developing a new setup involving electro-acoustic manipulation of the alto saxophone and amplified objects. He has performed in many countries including performances with his duo, ‘Relentless’, and collaborations with musicians such as Ingar Zach, Wade Matthews, Thanos Chrysakis and Alexander Bruck, among others.

 
SOUND//SPACE pop-up record store opens Thursday-Sunday until 29 July 2012 
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Radeq is a radio project set up by James Dunn (4thharmonic.com/personal%20projects.html) and Clair Urbahn (clairurbahn.blogspot.com) combining their experience in and enthusiasm for sonic technology, digital composition, radio production/installation, interviewing and soundscape broadcasts. 

Following an invitation from us, Radeq has relocated - throughout August 2012 - for a month of radio experimentation, outside participation and audio fun, to our gallery, here at Tottenham. 

For further information click here.

For live streaming, please visit: http://178.33.227.116:8313/stream

Contributors: Adam Laskowitz . Adern X . Alex Charles . Café Oto . Carina Thoren . Christopher Jones . CJMann . Clair Urbahn . Daichi Yoshikawa . FMA . Graham Dunning . Greta . James Dunn . John Chantler . John Scott / F.M.G . Luba Diduch . Marcus Beuter . Martijn Comes . Niki Matita . Paul Abbott . raxil4. ResonanceFM . Roberto Mozzachiodi . Sally Mcintyre . Sebastiane Hegarty . Seymour Wright . Shelley Parker . Simon Scott . Susan Supercharged . VÆL . Val Phoenix 

THE FULL PROGRAMME Monday 27 - Friday 31st August 2012

EVERY DAY / NIGHT

Monday - Friday, sunrise - midday: Live ambient sounds from a microphone outside Cafe OTO, Dalston, London

Monday - Friday, midday-1pm: Clair Urbahn presents UNCOOL

Five 1hr radio shows presenting the highlights from a very unique free festival held in Poschiavo, Switzerland in late June 2012. UNCOOL bought The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen to the alps to perform the soundtrack to two separate but very related plays ‘Oedipus’ and ‘Akhenaten’ over a series of four nights. Other elements to the festival include a breathtaking performance from Michael Ray and other Arkestra members overlooking beautiful blue lakes, a 3am bonfire, an opportunity to learn about an alternate future where money no longer exists, and live music from Peter Geiger, Olaff Rupp and more all outside in the village piazza. During this series you’ll hear sounscapes from the alps, interviews with the performers and festival organisers and live recordings of the shows.

Monday - Friday, sunset - sunrise: Sally McIntyre presents A LIVE BROADCAST FROM None Gallery in Dunedin, New Zealand

Comprised primarily of this live-streamed audible revelation in real-time of the everyday sound-worlds around None Gallery, allowing audiences in Tottenham, as well as those online, to listen in to the site specific sounds and silences of the urban threshold spaces of Dunedin artist-run culture,this transmission will also include live performances by local artists and improvisors working with sound, space and radio, as well as a special broadcast tribute, on the 60th anniversary of the premiere performance of John Cage's three-movement composition 4' 33", staged by senior New Zealand conceptual artist, Adrian Hall. As John Cage said of its original performance by David Tudor on August 29, 1952:"They missed the point. There’s no such thing as silence. What they thought was silence, because they didn’t know how to listen, was full of accidental sounds. You could hear the wind stirring outside during the first movement. During the second, raindrops began pattering the roof, and during the third the people themselves made all kinds of interesting sounds as they talked or walked out."

NONE GALLERY, DUNEDIN, NZ
Occupant-run and self-funded, None is one part studio building and one part art project space. Since 2003 None has had an ever changing occupation of the 10+ studio spaces and has enjoyed a routinely chaotic approach to management all along the way. This is important, as None occupies the role of a place where projects can be allowed to happen unmediated and at any time, as None has never had any obligations as a gallery that must be open days... Simply, None is first and foremost a studio collective, and after that, None is a platform for projects and events of the sporadic  and the experimental, the things that simply do not happen if there is nowhere to do them.

Biography
sally ann mcintyre is a transmission artist, curator and writer working out of dunedin, new zealand. she hosts the mini FM station radio cegeste 104.5FM as a solar or battery-powered, exploratory, nomadic platform for site-specific radio art projects, focusing on the airwaves as a revelatory medium for aspects of sited materiality, through an ongoing series of projects and programmes. recent radio cegeste projects have been thematised around concerns such as museology, the sonification of extinct species, memory and memorials, the haunted materiality of absent presence, old buildings and other historic sites, bird migration and electromagnetism, the complex idea of 'dead air', the recorded and transmitted history of birdsong (sometimes also as a sonification of a New Zealand nationalism), and the possibility of an ecology of the radio that doesn't represent unstable systems as functioning in eternal homeostasis.

Description of work with field recording
working with small-radius, site-responsive transmission, location audio recording becomes a key element in the development of a 'plein air' radiophonics which works in-situ with the material (sonic and electromagnetic, architectural and social) elements of a site. radio programmes have been staged in locales which lend themselves toward re-iteratation of and reflection on the bounded nature of mini FM transmission itself, such as biosecure ecosanctuaries, islands, public transport, shopping malls, private gardens, stairwells, gallery spaces, and unstable earthquake-zoned buildings. commonly, explorations of the productive tension between a systematic cataloguing of archival elements, via mapping exercises and the collection and playback of sound libraries, and their deliberate destabilisation through the performative fragility of live transmission. an interest in the history of environmental sound in radio, including the use of 78rpm field recordings and valve shortwave, works in tandem with a focus on phonography as live and temporally situated, a tendency to take field recording back to the field, airwaves dissipating into the air, rather than reify them in the studio. radiocegeste.blogspot.co.nz none.org.nz

MONDAY

1-2pm DAICHI YOSHIKAWA + SEYMOUR WRIGHT + PAUL ABBOTT live

SEYMOUR WRIGHT / saxophones
“Saxophonist Seymour Wright has emerged as the most important saxophonist of his generation. . . [He] shows a command of the saxophone which in contrast to most ‘non-idiomatic’ playing – cynically translated as ‘make your saxophone sound like anything other than a saxophone’ – has deep roots in a tradition of playing that goes back to Frankie Trumbauer, Coleman Hawkins and Willie Smith.” - Brian Morton

DAICHI YOSHIKAWA / objects, electronics
Daichi Yoshikawa is one of the most interesting young improvising musician currently based in London. Using a variety of inverted, diverted and reinvented electronic and acoustic devices he strikes a constantly evolving balance between harsh atonal feedback and elegant high-frequency constructions.

PAUL ABBOT / drums paulabbott.net

3-4pm DAICHI YOSHIKAWA + ROBERTO MOZZACHIODI live

DAICHI YOSHIKAWA / objects, electronics
Daichi Yoshikawa is one of the most interesting young improvising musician currently based in London. Using a variety of inverted, diverted and reinvented electronic and acoustic devices he strikes a constantly evolving balance between harsh atonal feedback and elegant high-frequency constructions. 

ROBERTO MOZZACHIODI / electronics Using a set-up of lo-fi electronics and feedback circuits Mozzachiodi is capable of conjuring both dense waves of immersive noise and more elusive scraps of electronic filigree.

4.30-5pm GRAHAM DUNNING

Graham's working practice deals with temporality, memory and narrative through sound, performance and installation. He is interested in people’s discarded memories and the function of archiving. Found objects, photographs and recordings feature in his work investigating notions of the artefact and implied narrative. Experimentation is fundamental, and his practice is often informed by scientific or archaeological protocol.

Graham will be broadcasting an improvised sound collage made by live sampling from found tapes via walkmans. The tapes selected will relate to summer in some way.

5 - 6PM SUSAN SUPERCHARGED presents Sunshine Sugar Dagger:

Susan Supercharged presents her sonic ANOMIE on the RADEQ radiowaves. This episode called" Sunshine Sugar Dagger" channels all things Sunny and Bright, at least in her own eyes and ears. Join us for a live performance by Clapton Fox, a sonic art piece specifically commissioned for Sunshine Sugar Dagger by sound Artist Kevin Logan, Tottemham local Rachel Robb from Stolen Records pops in with her record of the week and Harry Howard (Crime and the City Solution, Birthday Party, These Immortal Souls) talks about his band, Harry Howard and the Near Death Experience. live from Melbourne Australia 
 
Tuesday

1-2PM ALEX CHARLES presents I Know What you Did This Summer

Alex Charles is a musician and visual artist based in the West Midlands. His current work explores the sound textures of every day items, combined with the clean sine waves of bells and singing bowls.www.alexcharlesmusic.co.uk

'I Know What I Did This Summer' is an hour long piece collaged out of recordings made exclusively during Summer 2012. Amongst the items sampled are a violin case, a bass drum, a cymbal, a small synth, a singing bowl, various bells, and even human hair.

2-2.25pm SEBASTIANE HEGARTY presents Winnall Moors: Four Walks Around a Year - SUMMER

winnall moors: four walks around a year \ 2012 \ 4 x 25:00. Based on field-recordings made over 18 months the winnall moors sound walk project was made with the support of Hampshire Wildlife Trust. Recording over such an extended period of time allows the temporal and seasonal patterns of the landscape to become apparent. The project was concerned with the entire and complex sound environment of this urban reserve, including not only aspects of the wildlife, but the scientific observation and working of the landscape, the 'exterior' sounds which drift across the moors and the abstract qualities of certain sounds (using contacts/hydrophones). Each walk is 25 minutes long, reflecting the time it takes to walk around the circuit of the moors.

Opening with dawn of summer solstice in 2010, the walk accompanies the listener over the reed beds and out into the working landscape of the northern moors. Through this acoustic trespass, admittance is provided to an area of the moors, normally off limits to even the most robustly booted public foot. In this farmed landscape, volunteers meet under the shelter of a barns corrugated roof, whilst outside rain pours down from blocked gutters. The sound (or noise if you prefer) of work is an inherent part of the moors soundscape: this is a maintained environment and has been so for hundreds of years. The spatial percussion of hammers arriving simultaneously distant and close, as clips are driven into wooden posts, opens up a sound field, which remains in perpetual flux. It is perhaps fittingly ironic that the sound of people fencing in space, should conjure up notions of place as emergent and impermanent: ‘Acoustic space has no favoured focus. It’s a sphere without fixed boundaries, a space made by the thing itself, not space containing the thing. It’s not pictorial space, boxed-in, but dynamic, always in flux, creating its own dimensions moment by moment’ (Edmund Carpenter, Eskimo. 1959).

The intermittent and abrasive electrical static of grasshoppers produce points and clusters of noise, like pins on an empty map. This noise will fade with autumn, but reappear next year. A tree branch split and fallen over a wooden fence however, introduces a transient creak, which was there last summer, but, with the removal of the branch, has now disappeared completely from the present field of sound. The use of contact microphones not only uncovers the field beneath the threshold of audition, allowing us to hear the insides of trees or the delicate gnaw of wasp mandibles on a wooden fence, it also brings into presence the ghost of sounds now no longer here.

The summer sound walk ends with the roll of a river’s tongue and an electrical cloud* of Pipistrelles (‘cloud’ being the collective noun for bats in flight).

2.25-2.50pm MARCUS BEUTER presents Robert

Markus describes his work: "Robert is a radio sound art work of 2006 but so far unreleased. After the attacks in september 2001 I traveled across the USA to do interviews about the question What is tomorrow? and relating questions to the terror attacks. In February 2002 I went to the Finyl Vinyl, a small second hand record shop downtown Manhattan, New York. Talking to Robert, the owner, we decided to do an interview. I just asked two questions: What is tomorrow? and Where have you been on September 11th? Sitting behind his desk Robert starts telling me his story. About the future, hope. And his personal story of that day in September 2001. Radio waves recorded by an old tube radio carry and cross the story, breaking it up, split it. They have been cut, looped, carefully processed. The bassline is built by using a techno-software back from the nineties and slow the sound very much down". Length: 27:48 minutes. Composed and produced by Marcus Beuter. 

marcusbeuter.de www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=788279521

Marcus Beuter was born in 1968 in Wuppertal, Germany. Since 2001 autodidactive sound artist and composer of electro acoustic music. Journeys through Europe, Iran, Pakistan, Laos, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Gambia, Senegal, USA, Georgia, Armenia. Working hereby on an own archive of field recordings. In 2003 co-founder of the record label fragmentrecordings with following cd releases. Since 2005 augmented sound installations, partly in cooperation with sculptors and visual artists, compositions of electroacoustic music, soundscapes. Since 2008 live-performance of improvised electronic music based on own field recordings. Member of Cooperativa Neue Musik, DEGEM, Trio TATUNTAT, Trio Beuter, Höger, Schwieger also as the Ensemble Theatrum Somnium Medusae. Works with filmmakers and directors.

2.50-3.35pm Adern X presents Summer Twilight Autumn Dawn

Adern X is a sound artist whose main focus is the manipulation of samples taken from various sources for the exploration of the laptop's manipulative abilities to (de)forming an outer sound able to communicate something (art has a meaning only for who create and who listen, not a meaning "per se"). He use the same ideas for his artwork productions, used as cover for the xevor releases. He creates images experimenting with chromatic fields influenced by expressionism, using pre-existing materials such as pictures, words or everithing else and layering them to make meanings collide. Discography: Concept Buildings (2009-XeVoR); Polaroid (2011-XeVoR); Ink Spots called Words (2012-XeVoR)   

xevor.net xevor.bandcamp.com soundcloud.com/adernx facebook.com/xevor.net

Track: title: Summer Twilight, Autumn Dawn; length: approx. 37 min. When summer ends there's a distinct sense of a loss. It's a matter of time: time fading, time coming. Memory is juxtaposed to expectation as the acceptance of time is brought by change. The track is based around three distinct development lines (a bunch of loops, some field recordings and layered samples) as a form of dialectic between memory, time and change.

4-5pm ResonanceFM HOUR

A selection of summer associate prerecorded audio from the world's first art radio station - ResonanceFM 104.4.

Established by London Musicians’ Collective, tt started broadcasting on May 1st 2002. Its brief? To provide a radical alternative to the universal formulae of mainstream broadcasting. Resonance 104.4 fm features programmes made by musicians, artists and critics who represent the diversity of London’s arts scenes, with regular weekly contributions from nearly two hundred musicians, artists, thinkers, critics, activists and instigators; plus numerous unique broadcasts by artists on the weekday “Clear Spot”.

WEDNESDAY

1-5PM ADAM LASKOWITZ

Adam states, "I am going to design/build a device which has a number of light sensors. There will also be about 3 or 4 microphones surrounding the device. These components will be placed outside of my apartment under a tree (or another location if I decide to change it after studying how it all works) The idea is that, each microphone will be used to record 4 (if 4 microphones) different loop samples throughout a period of time. These samples will be looped where the volume, and maybe some other parameters, will be controlled by specific light sensors. Also depending on the values coming in, the system will start to record new loop samples, so the overall soundscape will continuously evolve. By placing it under a tree, the sun's movements, wind direction and speed, and a few other factors will cause light to pierce through the tree's leaves differently throughout time, causing the sensors to read changing values. So the soundscape generated will be indicative of the current light levels penetrating through a tree to the ground."

5-6pm

John Scott presents F.M.G live

F.M.G began life in Swindon, as a side project for John Scott back in 2004. A chance to experiment with drum machines, toy keyboards and guitar pedals on an old 4 track machine soon developed into fully formed compositions. Over the course of two years, multiple cassettes were filled with drone landscapes and intense walls of noise. Since then John has performed around the UK and parts of Europe with an ever changing set up.

John's interpretation of the sun/summer 2012 brief will be an hour long improvised piece, based around chopped up field recordings taken during the recent Supernormal festival in Oxfordshire.

6-7pm

raxil4 / VÆL present 'Solar Dynamics'

Astronomers at Stanford University recorded acoustical pressure waves in the Sun by carefully tracking movements on its surface with the Michelson Doppler Imager on the SOHO spacecraft. Acoustical waves bounce from one side of the Sun to the other in about two hours, causing its surface to oscillate. These sound waves are normally at frequencies too low for the human ear to hear, so the scientists have sped up the waves 42,000 times and compressed 40 days of vibrations into a few seconds...

In their first collaboration, raxil4 / VÆL, will create an improvised, experimental, dronescape with live accompaniment drawing from these recordings and other source material gathered from NASA.

raxil4 is sound and sculptural artist Andrew Page. His dark brooding dronescapes combine analog and digital sound sources, including field recordings, detuned radios, computers, turntables, CD & mp3 players, tape recorders, 8-bit gameboys, handmade electronic devices, broken vintage equipment and handmade sculptural instruments (made from mainly found materials such as hospital crutches, driftwood and bones reclaimed from the River Thames). His works have been broadcast on terrestrial and internet radio, been featured on film soundtracks and have been exhibited in art galleries, in the United Kingdom, Europe, America and Canada. He has collaborated with musicians, poets, performance artists, sound artists and visual artists. He has performed many improvised concerts solo, duo, trio or as part of a large scale ensemble. Occassionally he sings with a Blues band. soundcloud.com/raxil4

VÆL is audio/visual artist Ross S. Fury. Having previously recorded under the moniker R.S.Seizure, Fury spent 5 years living in Hong Kong where he worked on various projects. Two cassettes were released on US label Rainbow Bridge Recordings along with various self-released CDRs. He was half of ambient doom duo Black Reign, whose "Session One" cd is available through Cold Spring records. Since returning to London he has formed the VÆLIUM collective, releasing a split 12" with TCH (long term collaborator Timothy C. Holehouse). He resides in Shoreditch with his Kat. Currently, a film project is in the works. vaelium.com

THURSDAY

1-2pm FMA (freemusicarhive.org) HOUR

A selection of summer themed sounds from the vast audio banks of the Free Music Archive. Collated by David van Dokkum.

The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.

2-2.10pm LUBA DIDUCH presents Environmental Remix

Luba states, "This work is an audio piece based on underwater recordings that I made when I submerged a hydrophone into the Bow River in Banff National Park, Canada. In this work I explore the idea of a digital ear in the form of a microphone that records the turbulence and vibration that affects every living thing. From the smallest atom to the largest galaxy, everything in the universe has a specific frequency of vibration.Environmental Remix is a work that embraces the minute subtle sounds as well the large chaotic ones that are found beneath in the underwater environment of the Bow River — and remixes their vibrations into an immersive soundscape." soundcloud.com/luba

Born in Montreal, Canada, Luba Diduch is a visual/sound artist working with Human Computer Interaction currently living in Calgary. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Concordia University in Montreal in 1984 and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary in 2008 and is pursuing a PhD in Visual Art/Media Art Practice at the Bath School of Art and Design in Bath, England. she has exhibited her work in Canada, the United States, Ireland, England, Italy, Sweden and France and has recently participated in artist residencies at the Banff New Media Institute in Banff Canada. She recently presented her research at Mix: A Conference Exploring Transmedia Writing and Digital Creativity at Corsham Campus in Corsham (UK), and is currently working on a project titled Touchpoints that involves distributed authorship and the exhibition of co-creative works. In addition, she is an instructor in the New Media Production and Design at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary Canada.

6-6.30pm SHELLY PARKER

Shelley Parker will perform a live set exploring cyclical sonic patterns and structures, minimal bass and found sounds including radio frequencies and processed field recordings. As a London based artist working with performance and installation, her practice explores the experiential potential of sound through the manipulation of technology and the study of structure and material. Live audio feeds, bass frequencies and manipulated found sounds are recurring themes within her performance and installation work. She is currently artist in residence at Space Gallery where she is contributing towards the 2012 Permacultures Residency Programme

Her recent sound installation work includes Bird Cage presented at the De La Warr Pavilion as part of the John Cage Hayward touring exhibition Every Day is a Good Day, Cast at the Cast Courts, Victoria & Albert Museum and Boiler House as part of the Cornelius Cardew retrospective. She has performed live at the De la Warr Pavilion, Bold Tendencies 5, The White Building (Space Studios), Frieze Art Fair, MSPS New Music Festival US, Barbican, Flat Time House, NoiseFloor Festival, New Lexicons of Dark, Ill FM, Whitstable Biennial, Noise = Noise, Five Years Gallery & The Old Vic Tunnels. Her DJ debut was at the art inspired club night Nerd with Seb Patane and she has since performed DJ sets at Tate Britain, ICA and the Kinetica Museum as well as club venues with the Haywire roster alongside Andrew Weatherall, Radioactive Man and Magda including Fabric, The End and Bloc Festival. She has also produced remixes for Filter Feeder, Ensemble Adapter, Party Trash & Posthuman. As an output for her more experimental music projects she runs the label & events programme Structure exploring aspects of found sound, noise and the legacy of British bass music. shelleyparker.co.uk

6.30-sunset VAL PHOENIX presents Odd Girl Out, Summer special

The My Summer special will feature a selection of summer- and sun-themed music mixed with field recordings from this volatile season.

Val Phoenix is a writer-filmmaker-radio fiend who specialises in women and creativity. For more info, please visit: odd-girl-out-radio.blogspot.com

 

FRIDAY - LAST DAY OF BROADCAST

2-2.20pm CJMANN presents In The Shadow of The Sun

In the shadow of the sun is the third part of an ongoing series of works by audio and visual artist cjmann. The piece documents the ideas and experiments that arose following a week spent walking the coastal path in Cornwall during May 2012. The audio was recorded and mixed between 11/06/2012 and 20/06/2012 and is built from recordings of a number of improvised sessions using bowed cymbals, prayer bowls, cello, voice, plastic bottle, bamboo whistle and autoharp. The recordings from the sessions were then subjected to digital sound processing to form the final audio piece. The accompanying video and images are built from film clips and photographs taken during the week in Cornwall. More information can be found at prodsinthedark.co.uk/Main.htm?page=Video/cjmann-InTheShadowOfTheSun, a link to the video is here vimeo.com/47710917

cjmann is based in Cambridge, and is a musician, producer and visual artist. Over the last 30 years he has made music with bands ranging in style from rock through to techno, folk, noise and industrial ambient. He has had over 30 releases for labels such as Sabres of Paradise, Emissions Audio Output and Iris Light, has had music used for the BBC, and runs the prods in the dark and silent place labels which are an outlet for his own work and that of other likeminded souls.

2.30-3.30pm MARTIJN COMES presents Music for Infinite Spaces and Beyond live from Netherlands

M. Comes is a Dutch musician/composer who is specialized in new media, sound design and electro-acoustic composition. He graduated at the academy for Digital Communications in 2004 with a thesis on live stage performance with the aid of digital media and studied Composition at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (2010). He wrote diverse works based on research in popular music, contemporary music and classical music combining elements of various aesthetic, composition techniques and sound design in four releases: "Dominion" (2008), "Lostitude" (2008), "Den Haag" (2009) and his current work "Those who know do not speak | Those who speak do not know" (2012). Part of this work was edited and remastered for Thomas Mohr his "Resonance" film, released in 2010, which was curated by the Netherlands Institute for Media Art (NiMK) and part of the Best Of selection of that years Ars Electronica festival. He is also the curating producer of two national radioshows in the Netherlands, "Kraak Helder" and "Inventions for Radio", both featured on the Concertzender. Both programs focus on promoting innovative electroacoustics and broadcast-art. He conceives his art as a continuous research into the different relationships between mind, matter, idea, culture and form. He is a member of the artist collective Panospria. notype.com/drones/bio.e/comes_ma soundcloud.com/martijncomes mcomes.phasefour.org

4-5pm CARINA THOREN + JOHN CHANTLER present TWO ORGANS live

John Chantler and Carina Thorén perform an hour long improvised piece for two reed organs. A hypnotic, hazy cloud of overtones and resonant chords for the summer. For further information on this please email radeq@hotmail.co.uk

Radeq has been set up by James Dunn and Clair Urbahn.

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Sequence Series: Turn Move Change Residency

Roberto Mozzachiodi | Open Studio: Saturday 11:30-4pm | RSVP

Roberto Mozzachiodi: performance still, Radeq radio, SoundFjord (2012). Used with permission.

Images from Roberto's open studio during his residency are available here.

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Sequence Series: Turn Move Change Residency

Iris Garrelfs | Open Day and Live Performance: Sunday, 3-6pm |  RSVP

Iris will write a blog to coincide with her residency. Read it here.

Images from Iris's open day and performance during her residency are available here.
 
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Sequence Series: Turn Move Change Residency
Joe Cantrell | Live Interactive Performance at 4:30pm on Saturday 01 Dec |  RSVP
 
Images from Joe's open day and performance during his residency are available here.
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Sequence Series: Turn Move Change Residency
Jonas Gustafsson | Open Day: Fri, 6-9pm; Closing Celebrations: Sat, 6-9pm | RSVP
 
Images from Jonas' open day and immersive installation are available here.

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Sequence Series: Turn Move Change Residency
Theo Burt & Tim Wright | Live Performances: Saturday 15 Dec 4:30pm; Sunday 16 Dec 4:30pm | RSVP

Follow Tim and Theo's blog online, here.
View photos of the Saturday performance here; and the Sunday performance here.

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SF/x12: a yuletide micro festival
Wednesday 19 Dec 2012 . 7:30pm start! (venue open from 4pm)
The Waiting Room . 175 Church Street . Stoke Newington . N16 0LH 
Tickets: wegottickets.com/event/195259 | £5/£4 adv (£7/6 door)

Come celebrate the festive season and another passing year of sonic experimentation, from the UK's first sound art and experimental music gallery and research unit.

The night feature live performances from:

Scant Intone
 (Constantine Katsiris) [CA] 
Mecha/Orga
 (Yiorgis Sakellariou) [GR] 
Martijn Comes
 [NL] 
Blanca Regina
 [ES] + Leafcutter John [UK] + Steve Beresford [UK]
Olga Nosova [RU] + Lina Lapelyte [LT]
...and tunes from Tom Richards [UK]!

Venue listings: www.waitingroomn16.com  

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Music Hackspace and SoundFjord are delighted to present:

Miha Ciglar . Adam Parkinson and Atau Tanaka . Koray Tahiroglu

14 February 2013 | 8pm | Troyganic Café, 132 Kingsland Road, LONDON, E2 8DY

£7 adv. /5 conc. and members: wegottickets.com/event/208098

Miha Ciglar will perform an improvised set based on "no input mixing board" feedback concepts, involving the "Syntact" new musical interface, which he developed within IRZU – Institute for Sonic Arts Research and its spin-off company Ultrasonic Audio Technologies. The revolutionary technology behind Syntact provides contact-free tactile feedback to the musician. By utilising airborne ultrasound a force field is created in mid-air that can be sensed in a tactile way. It allows a musician to feel the actual sound with its temporal and harmonic texture. While an optical sensor system is interpreting his hand gestures and mapping the descriptors of hand motion onto sound synthesis/processing parameters, the musician can physically engage with the medium of sound by virtually molding and shaping it – i.e. changing its acoustic appearance – directly with his hands.

Adam Parkinson and Atau Tanaka have been playing as an iPhone duo since 2010, implementing a granular synthesiser and beat slicers in PureData to run in a RJDJ environment. After performing a concert set of samples from natural sounds, and cheesy ambiances, to disco as source material for time-stretching and freezing in places such as the Mois Multi Quebec, NY Electronic Music Festival, Charmed Sound Helsinki and Electron Festival Geneva, they turned their attention to live sampling and contortion of everyday objects. Following a recent focused, poetic performance at Audio Art festival in Krakow, Parkinson and Tanaka will use their experience to perform utilising smartphone devises as a microphone, recorder, stretcher, and mangler, using the built in sensors on the devices not so much to pick up gesture, but to highlight the difficulty of standing still.

Koray Tahiroglu will perform InHands, a free improv, real-time improvisation for live electronics and gesture controlled instruments, interfaced with torch and mobile phones. Interactive performance system acts together with the performer’s control gestures and responds to the current state changes of the system components. This piece explores noise as a musical element carrying information for the aesthetics of the music. Hannah Drayson created the abstract visual-layers of this piece.

Biographies:

Miha Ciglar is a composer and researcher in the field of audio technologies. He holds a MSc degree from the Academy of Music and the University of Technology in Graz, Austria. In 2008, Ciglar founded the Institute for Sonic Arts Research - IRZU. He is the initiator and curator of the international sonic arts festival EarZoom, which takes place annually, since 2009 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2011 he founded Ultrasonic audio technologies – a start-up company, developing a wide range of products including new musical interface controllers based on non-contact tactile feedback and computer vision, directional speakers based on modulated ultrasound, as well as several mobile applications combining music making and gaming. Ciglar was the conference chair of the 2012 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), which was held in September 2012 at IRZU in Ljubljana, Slovenia. www.ultrasonic-audio.com | www.ciglar.mur.at | www.irzu.org | www.icmc2012.si

Adam Parkinson has worked alongside artists such as Rhodri Davies, Klaus Filip, Robin Hayward, Dominic Lash, and Kaffe Matthews. He has releases on Entrʼacte, Unique 3ʼs Mutate Records, Si Beggʼs Noodles and 16k records. He also dabbles in making dance music, and under various guises has remixed Maximo Park, Dextro and others. www.adamparkinson.co.uk

Atau Tanaka’s first influences came from meeting John Cage and would go on to recreate Cage’s Variations VII with Zoviet France. He formed Sensorband with Zbigniew Karkowski and Edwin van der Heide, and S.S.S with Cecile Babiole and Laurent Dailleau. He has releases on labels such as Sub Rosa, Bip-hop, Touch/Ash, Sonoris. He is currently leading a new research group for the MetaGestureMusic at Goldsmiths. www.ataut.net

Koray Tahiroglu practices art as a researcher, as well as a performer of interactive music. His work focuses on embodied approaches to sonic interaction in participative music experience. Since 2004, he has been also teaching workshops and courses introducing artistic strategies and methodologies for creating computational art works. Tahirog ̆lu has performed experimental music in collaboration as well as in solo performances in Europe and North America. www.mlab.taik.fi/~korayt
 
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In the Field Symposium | Exploring the Art and Craft of Field Recording

British Library Conference Centre, London,

15/16 February 2013 | Tickets here | In The Field website here 

SoundFjord will be presenting Retracings, an AV and Sound screening on the Saturday at the British Library as part of their In the Field Symposium. 

Retracings: Common Gestures, Collective Soundings, Shared Emotions

Retracings is a two-part audio-visual exploration of selected calendar-based traditions, customs and religious rituals, bound to specific locations and communities, as documented and scrutinised from the vantages of three different practitioners: Rosalind Fowler, an artist filmmaker whose pseudo-ethnographic practice often touches on issues surrounding landscape and identity, and one’s sense of purpose within community. Her work acts as a crystallising agent, highlighting both a sense of being, and belonging; Ian Rawes, a seasoned field recordist and researcher whose inexhaustible documentation of London’s ever-changing soundscape, by day and night, in his acclaimed London Sound Survey beautifully captures the variety of traditions, customs and diurnal soundcycles of our sprawling metropolis; and, Duncan Whitley, a visual artists and sound recordist, who has, over numerous years, documented and explored the sacred rituals of Easter Week at Seville (Spain) through sound, photography, film and video.

Download a pdf of the information sheet and screening schedule here 

 

Image: Film still [trimmed]: Rosalind Fowler, Haxey Hood, Lincolnshire, 2012.  

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Variable Formations: John Tilbury + Lee Patterson + Phil Durrant + Jamie Drouin + Angharad Davies + Johnny Chang
Cafe OTO | Sat 16 February 2013 | 8pm doors.
Tickets in advance from www.anothertimbre.com: adv £8/£6 conc (£10/£8 conc). 
 
Associated event: Johnny Chang and Jamie Drouin | Collected Gestures
Opening: 17 February 2013 | performances throughout the evening: 5-8pm | Free event -RSVP | Show runs: 18-22 February 2013 | 2-6pm daily - no appointment necessary 
Improvisations and compositions played by different combinations drawn from six superb instrumentalists:  John Tilbury (piano), Lee Patterson (amplified objects), Phil Durrant (electronics), Angharad Davies (violin), Jamie Drouin (electronics) and Johnny Chang (violin).  Drouin and Chang are visiting London from Berlin, where they are both now based, and here meet four of the UK’s leading improvising musicians for the first time.

Johnny Chang is a violinist and composer who studied with Michael Pisaro in the USA and has lived in Berlin since 2009.   He collaborates with numerous musicians across the world, is a member of the Wandelweiser collective and curates the Konzert Minimal series in Berlin.

Jamie Drouin is a visual artist and improvising musician who recently moved from Canada to Berlin. He uses a small modular synthesiser and has developed a distinctive voice within electroacoustic music, playing with musicians such as Lucio Capece, Sabine Vogel and Lance Austin Olsen, with whom he co-runs the Infrequency Editions label.

Johnny Chang and Jamie Drouin improvising on their CD ‘Tumble’ (Infrequency Editions):


John Tilbury is one of the best-known instrumentalists in contemporary music, widely respected both for his exquisite performances of piano scores by composers such as Feldman, Cage and Cornelius Cardew, and for his powerful improvisations both with groups such as AMM and as a soloist.  
 
John Tilbury improvising, from the CD ‘Barcelona’ (Rossbin):
https://soundcloud.com/anothertimbre/john-tilbury-barcelona-extract
 
Angharad Davies is a violinist and composer who has quietly become one of the key figures on the UK improvised music scene.  Extending the sound possibilities of her instrument, she plays with musicians such as Dominic Lash, Axel Dörner, Rhodri Davies and Taku Unami, as well as with contemporary music ensembles such as Apartment House.

Lee Patterson builds his own instruments, whose small sounds are amplified to produce an astonishing range of sonic textures.  He has played and collaborated with musicians from all over the world including Vanessa Rossetto, Luke Fowler, David Toop, Sachiko M and Radu Malfatti.  

Phil Durrant is an improviser / composer / sound artist who devises his own virtual performance ‘assemblages’ using Reaktor computer software and an iPad as a ‘surface controller’.  He was a key figure in the ‘reductionist turn’ within improvised music at the turn of the century, and performs regularly with the Trio Sowari (with Bertrand Denzler and Burkhard Beins), and in the international electronic ensemble MIMEO.  

An extract from Phil Durrant’s composition ‘Sowari for Ensemble’ played by Phil, Lee Patterson & Philip Thomas, from the CD box set ‘Wandelweiser und so weiter’ (Another Timbre’): https://soundcloud.com/anothertimbre/phil-durrant-sowari-for

Angharad Davies, Phil Durrant & Lee Patterson playing Eva-Maria’s Houben’s ‘von da nach da’, from the ‘Wandelweiser und so weiter’ box set (Another Timbre):

This event is organised by SoundFjord and Another Timbre.
 
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Johnny Chang and Jamie Drouin | Collected Gestures

Opening: 17 February 2013 | performances throughout the evening: 5-8pm | Free event -RSVP | Show runs: 18-22 February 2013 | 2-6pm daily - no appointment necessary

Associated event: John Tilbury + Lee Patterson + Phil Durrant + Jamie Drouin + Angharad Davies + Johnny Chang: Variable Formations | Saturday 16 February 2013 | 8pm | Cafe OTO E8 3DL | Tickets: £8/6 adv | £10/8 door | Tickets: anothertimbre.com 

Berlin-based sound artists Johnny Chang and Jamie Drouin present a new installation entitled Collected Gestures which explores connections between extraneous concert noise and the influence of ‘place’ in composition.

The central components of Collected Gestures are recordings from three improvised concerts in Geneva, Bern, and Warsaw given during the week preceding their arriving in the UK. The installation at SoundFjord will present the concert recordings, as well as field recordings made before and after the concert at the various venues, through miniature speakers arranged in a simulated stage/audience environment. Walking through the installation our attention is drawn magnetically back-and-forth between the overlapping compositions emanating from the 'stage', and the in situ sounds of voices, coffee machines, and room noises interjecting from the 'audience'.

Collected Gestures creates an evolving single composition built from the dialogue between two artists, the influence of extraneous noises in their works and, finally, the audiences experience of relating those various events within a single room.

jamiedrouin.com | soundcloud.com/johnnychang

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Efterklang presents The Ghost of Piramida (Dir. Andreas Koefoed)

Saturday 23 February 2013 | 3pm | Free Entry | Essential RSVP WE ARE FULL UP! 

Following the release of fourth album Piramida (Sep 2012, 4AD), Efterklang add another string to their bow with The Ghost of Piramida, a film by Danish director Andreas Koefoed, that documents the Danish trio’s visit to the abandoned Russian mining town where the record’s inception began back in the summer of 2011.

Accompanied by their taciturn and indifferent Russian polar bear guard, the group goes on an audio treasure hunt in the empty buildings of the abandoned town, while the narrator, former Piramida citizen Alexander, takes us back to a bygone era, when Piramida flourished and the immigrant Russian miners and their families lived in a Soviet parallel society far from the brutal reality of their homeland.

The Ghost of Piramida premiered in November 2012 in Amsterdam at the world’s biggest documentary film festival IDFA, and here the film was selected as one of the top three music films of the year. Since then, the film has been screened at several other film festivals and in art house cinemas around Europe.

Directed by Andreas Koefoed | Music by Efterklang | Running Time: 57 minutes | Languages: Danish, English, Russian.

theghostofpiramida.com

This screening is in HD with high fidelity sound via PMC monitors. We'll supply the nibbles; you bring a bottle. Please RSVP as seating is limited.

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SoundOut! | Jez riley French & David Chapman

FRIDAY 22 March 2013 | 7-9pm | SoundFjord | Free | RSVP

A night of field recording, soundscape works and conversation, with the artists present.

Jez riley French is a lecturer, curator and specialist in intuitive composition, photographic scores and field recording (surface vibrations, audible silences, instamtics).

David Chapman worked as a professional musician, performing and recording with The Blue Aeroplanes amongst others, until studying Film at the Polytechnic of North London, and completing postgraduate studies at the University of Westminster. He currently creates digital sound pieces for both gallery and web exhibition.

jezrileyfrench.co.uk | davidchapman.info 

Image: Jez riley French. Used with permission.   

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A Quiet Position: Amidst the Bright Work

Saturday 23rd March | 10am prompt start - 5pm finish | Tottenham Marshes

Meeting point: Tottenham Hale Station at 9:45am or SoundFjord gallery at 9:15am prompt. Free but reservation ticket is essential: http://aquietposition.eventbrite.com 

FULL UP! RSVP to be placed on the waiting list.

A one-day workshop/field walk around Tottenham Marshes with Jez riley French.  

Listening and recording; above and under the waters.

All are welcome, though the day will be most fully explored by those with their own recording equipment. We’ll be listening in on the sounds of aquatic life through the use of hydrophones, the resonances of bridges and other structures along the way via contact microphones, using other techniques to listen in on hidden audible signals and of course taking in the sounds of birdlife in the area. 

Meeting outside Tottenham Hale train station at 10am (Or 9:15am at SoundFjord), we will walk along the Lee navigational canal, stopping when and where the mood takes us. Listening, discussing and simply enjoying the local soundscapes of this oft overlooked part of London. Depending on the weather, we might decide to head back to the SoundFjord gallery for a warm up and further discussion later in the afternoon.

Jez riley French is a lecturer, curator and specialist in intuitive composition, photographic scores and field recording (surface vibrations, audible silences, instamtics).

jezrileyfrench.co.uk

Image: A Company of Enthusiasts, Tottenham Marshes at sunset. Used with permission.    

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Ethnographic Film Screening | Noel Lobley (Pitt Rivers Museum)

Clay, Cutting and Calendars: Xhosa Imigidi Initiation Ceremonies in the Eastern Cape of South Africa

SUNDAY 24 March | noon-2pm | SoundFjord | RSVP

In the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Xhosa imigidi initiation ceremonies mark the point in the year when a young boy becomes a man. Initiates are removed from society and forced to live in the bush, away from almost all human contact, in order to learn about their place in the world. Upon completion of this arduous phase, which formerly could last six months or more, initiates are welcomed back into society to assume their adult responsibilities. Imigidi ceremonies are marked with explosions of colour, dance and song, and alcohol.

Ethnomusicologist Noel Lobley will present some of the images, scenes and sounds from imigidi ceremonies, drawing on his own field research and the work of other Africanist ethnomusicologists including Dave Dargie and Andrew Tracey.

Noel Lobley is an ethnomusicologist, musician and sound curator who currently works at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, where he is developing interactive projects for the museum's sound and music collections.

pittrivers-sound.blogspot.co.uk

Image: Noel Lobley. Used with permission. 

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Presentation and Screening | Doc Rowe (Doc Rowe Archive and Collection)

The Romance, The Reality, and the Responsibility: Recording the Tradition

SATURDAY 06 April 2013 | noon-2pm | SoundFjord | RSVP

For nearly 50 years Doc Rowe has been documenting seasonal events, traditional music, song and dance in the British isles and Ireland. He has not only amassed a huge and detailed archive collection of audio-visual and photographic material but holds a passionate belief in the relevance and importance of tradition.

In this anecdotal presentation, accompanied by material from his archive -  he reflects on his collection, his initial inspirations and reasons [albeit unselfconscious at the time]for collecting. Looking at the rapid development and contemporary genius of electronic technology, editing and digital dissemination – all that would have been so useful some thirty years ago -  he will discuss his current activities and future of this archive. 

Rowe contradicts many past attitudes and traditional views of folklorist, historians and journalists.  He is reluctant to call these events by the usual term “calendar custom” as it is is almost a vestige of earlier studies simply presenting an ossified vision of an England that’s always in the past …and always celebrating that past!   The relationship to the past is equivocal and, as many of the festivals date from fairly recent times, makes academic theorising about 'quasi-neolithic-fertility-rites' oblique and irrelevant. Although there appears to be increased interest in `national heritage' and tradition, all too often this material is trivialised, treated as quaint, bizarre and outmoded; it is appropriated and supplanted by a synthetic, nostalgia product perhaps more readily fitting the requirements of the heritage industry.

Doc Rowe's regular attendance -serial collecting- at innumerable events has led to actuality being recorded that would be otherwise unseen. The more private and intimate encounters are frequently counterbalanced by the more extravert, risky and dangerous activities such as running with blazing tar barrels, dropping with cheese rollers, etc.

As it is approaching fifty years since Rowe met the likes of Charles Parker [BBC Radio Ballads] and went to Padstow Mayday in Cornwall for the first time it seems appropriate and  timely to present an overview of his collecting, methods and aims.

Read an in-depth biography of Doc Rowe here

Image: A Company of Enthusiasts, Pig Dyke Molly (Straw Bear Festival), Peterborough. Used with permission.

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Illustrated Talk | Duncan Whitley

THURSDAY 11 April 2013 | 7:30pm | SoundFjord | RSVP 

Duncan Whitley speaks about his visual and sound practice, and his commission, Sbarbi's Arrow. The talk will be illustrated by imagery, sound and film, and many never-before-seen works!

Duncan Whitley practices as a visual artist and sound recordist. His creative output ranges from project-specific field recording archives, to multi-channel sound work, film and video, and site-responsive sound installations.

As an artist working with both musical and "non-musical" sound, he is fundamentally concerned with themes of acoustic communication – language mediated in and through sound – and the experience of visual and acoustic space. His approach to working with sound is at once forensic and poetic, marked by both rigorous methodology and a delicate, subtle aesthetic language. 

Duncan explores themes of sound, space/place and collective memory: in the empty wards of ex-NHS hospital buildings; in the football stadiums across the breadth of the UK; in the religious processions of southern, Catholic Spain; or in the journeys of shepherds in the Portuguese mountain villages of Magaio. Much of his recent work explores emergent issues in contemporary sound work, in particular those related to contemporary ethnography and socially-engaged art practice.

www.shotgunsounds.com 

Image: Duncan Whitley. Easter procession, 2011. Used with permission. 

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Multimedia Presentation | Feeling Sound: A Night of Shared Listening with Rosalind Fowler, Ian Rawes, David Toop, John Wynne and Duncan Whitley

TUESDAY 16 April 2013 | 8pm | Café OTO | RSVP

SoundFjord is delighted to announce a night of shared conversation and questions, inspired by its inaugural commission, Sbarbi's Arrow, an exhibition by Duncan Whitley, produced specifically for SoundFjord’s gallery space. Sbarbi's Arrow is the first major creative output of Whitley's study of the saeta flamenca, a form of flamenco prayer, sung to the religious images of the Catholic Easter processions in Andalucia. The exhibition has been commissioned to coincide with the movable feast of Lent and Easter.

Whitley's work in 'sensuous ethnography', explores territories between ethnographic filmmaking, sound installation and soundscape. His investigations are complex, drawing on numerous themes, including: the notion of performer and performance space or context; the differences between human and the recorded voice; a sense of belonging and community; the documentation and contextualisation of ethnographic practices through a variety of media and curatorial methodologies.

Tonight we bring together respected guest practitioners, researchers, and specialist to tease out themes pertinent to the commissioned work. Rosalind Fowler, Ian Rawes, David Toop, Duncan Whitley and John Wynne with join SoundFjord for shared sounds, images, stories, film snippets and more. 

Image: A Company of Enthusiasts, Morris group in rags and guise. Used with permission. 

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Artist Film Screening | Rosalind Fowler | Folk in Her Machine

SATURDAY 20 April 2013 | 6:30pm | SoundFjord | RSVP

Premiere of the artist’s latest film work, a work-in-progress called Folk in Her Machine, recently screening (excerpt only) during the recent acclaimed In the Field symposium at the British Library.

Andrej Bako, Sound Recordist and Sound Designer on the film joins Rosalind on the night to explore the film and speak all things sound-related with regard to the film score and its production.

Rosalind Fowler is an artist filmmaker, with a background in film, cultural geography and visual anthropology. She is currently completing a practice-based Phd in film at London College of Communication. The research explores performative folk traditions and wider themes of place and belonging in contemporary Britain. She is particularly interested in experimental ethnographic approaches to filmmaking, and shoots her work on both 16mm Bolex and digital film. Alongside her own practice she has worked at film festivals curating, teaching, and programming events.

www.rosalindfowler.co.uk

Andrej Bako is an artist focusing on the subtleties of sound and the barely perceptible through a practice which centres on field recordings and sound installations. His background is in composition, improvisation and sound recording. He recently completed an MA in Sound Art and has since been selected for ‘Xhibit’ 2013, commissioned for ‘Testing Ground: Disappearing into One’. He is currently co-developing a sound installation for ‘The Public’ art gallery at West Bromwich, UK, alongside his work as a sound recordist on documentary film.
 
www.apbsound.com

Image: Rosalind Fowler, Haxey Hood, Lincolnshire, 2012. Used with permission. 

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Performance | Angus Carlyle, Martin Clarke, Emmanuel Spinelli and Duncan Whitley

MONDAY 22 April 2013 | 7pm | Great Hall Goldsmiths University | RSVP

Live multi-channel and diffused performances from four exceptional artists producing exciting live performance and installations with contemporary field- and soundscape recordings.

Angus Carlyle | Martin Clarke | Emmanuel Spinelli | Duncan Whitley

Image: Emmanuel Spinelli, recording at Bregenz (Austria). Used with permission.  

This project has been organised on the occasion of the exhibition, Sbarbi's Arrow by Duncan Whitley. Exhibited at SoundFjord gallery from 21 March - 05 May 2013: soundfjord.org/exhibitions.htm

SoundFjord would like to acknowledge the support of The British Library (Word and Traditional Music Department): www.bl.uk; and Grants for the Arts (Arts Council England): artscouncil.org. Without their funding, this project would not have been possible. Help support the Arts.

Danny McCarthy
The Memory [box] Room

Exhibition:  23 March – 07 June 2013
SoundFjord, Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, LONDON, N15 4ER
Opening hours: THURS: 2-8pm | FRI - SUN: 2pm-6pm | or by appointment (RSVP)
 
The Memory Room is a project by the Cork-based multimedia artist Danny McCarthy, whose pioneering art practice explores a combination of visual and auditory experiences. This new work consists of an ongoing series of installations in conjunction with a new book and CD published by the Irish sound art label, Farpoint Recordings. The project is curated by Anthony Kelly.
 
Events: 
Publication launch and performance: WEDNESDAY 22 May 2013 | 7:30-9:30pm | FREE | Reservation Tickets: www.memoryroomlaunchandperformance.eventbrite.comWith performances by The Quiet Club (Danny McCarthy and Mick O’Shea) and special guest, David Toop.

“In conversation” and performance event: SAT 01 June 2013 | 2:00-5:00pm | FREE | Reservation Tickets: www.memoryroomconversationandperformance.eventbrite.com  With performances by Danny McCarthy, and Anthony Kelly and David Stalling of Farpoint Recordings.

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Liminal (Frances Crow and David Prior)

Of This Parish

Installation: 08-09 June 2013 (2-6pm) | Free entry

Performance lecture: 08 June 2013 (12:30-1:30pm) | Free tickets (no admin fee):www.ofthisparish.eventbrite.com

SoundFjord, Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, LONDON, N15 4ER

Opening hours: SATURDAY: 12:30-1:30 (lecture); 2-6pm | SUNDAY: 2pm-6pm 


Bells have had a central role in the formation and solidification of communities. They have an immense power to evoke, to impart a feeling of time passing, foster reminiscence and to consolidate an individual’s identification with an auditory site. The idea of a ‘Parish’ – a common device used to delineate territory while also defining a sacred community – is an articulation of acoustic space: the Parish can therefore be said to be the zone in which a church bell can be heard. This notion of ‘Parish’ as phonosphere is the point of departure for Of This Parish.

In April 2013 sound artist/composer David Prior and architect Frances Crow were invited by Binaural/Nodar to contribute to their residency programme as part of their Divina Sonus Ruris: Creative Labs in Sound Art programme (Sound of the sacred in the rural environment) in the Gralheira mountain range, North Portugal.

Their work focused on the bells of the Parish Church in Sul, which formed the epicenter of the project. During the 3-week residency, Liminal devised 4 sound walks that were undertaken simultaneously by 8 young people from the surrounding areas of Oliveira, Aveloso and Sul. The walks started from the Sul Parish Church, to the sound of its bells being rung. At the beginning of the walk, the 8 recordists stood in pairs, back-to-back, each facing in the direction of the four compass points and then walked slowly along existing paths and roads that led most directly North, South, East and West.

The subsequent recordings were played back in the church simultaneously, each recording rendering the acoustic scene from a different perspective to the others. At the beginning, the recordings sound very similar but as the recordists move along their respective paths, only sounds loud enough to permeate each local environment – such as the church bell – permeate all four recordings. In this way the presentation of these four recordings in a single space creates an impossible listening experience, collapsing the entire acoustic territory of the Parish into its epicentre; the church that defines it. This site-specific installation was presented as part of the Tramontana Festival in Sul, on 27 April 2013.

During the weekend 08 – 09 June, Liminal will present an installation specially devised for the SoundFjord gallery based on ideas, sounds and images developed during the residency. At 12:30 on Saturday 08 June, Liminal will present a performance lecture in the gallery. The event is free, but a seat reservation must be booked (no admin free) here: www.ofthisparish.eventbrite.com

Liminal’s attendance at the residency and presentation at SoundFjord is made possible with support from Binaural/Nodar, Arts Council England and Falmouth University’s Sonva research group.

Further information: www.liminal.org.uk 

Download press release here.

Of This Parish is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts council England.

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It's the World Listening Project's World Listening day coming up on the 18th July. And in celebration of listening and the changing environment around us (and as I'm a bit of a night owl) SoundFjord is organising a "nocturnal perambulation", or night walk, on the evening of Wednesday 17th July.

It'll start from a central location at the George Inn on Borough High Street (London Bridge over and underground) 
at pub closing time, walking in a northerly direction. There will be a stop-off at Brick Lane for beigals, and there'll be other diversions. Night buses will run from our final destination (N16).

It is to be an informal affair and FREE of course. The concept being that the walk is not simply about listening, but 
also about how all the senses conjoin, becoming more acute/attuned when it is dark...

Cameras, recorders, note pads, listening aids, and most importantly yourselves and a decent pair of walking shoes 
are very welcome. Those that write about or document the walk in alternative ways gain extra brownie points.

Email SoundFjord here if you'd like to join us: 
http://www.soundfjord.org/contactus.htm

A SoundFjord event: 
Celebrating World Listening Day, 18 July 2013: 
Image Credit: A Company of Enthusiasts - Stamford Hill (July 2013) 

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Desire Lines 
Exploration 1: Kensal Green Cemetery 
 FREE EVENT | Meeting Point: Kensal Rise overground station - noon
Please wear clothes and shoes appropriate to the weather/location. RSVP
 
Exploration 1: Kensal Green Cemetery, the oldest - and one of the most beautiful - of the Magnificent Seven. We will explore the cemetery together/as small groups. After the wander there will be the option to pile into a pub/caf near Portobello. 
 
A Little History: Kensal Green Cemetery was opened in 1833 and comprises 72 acres of grounds, including two conservation areas, adjoining a canal and is home to at least 33 species of bird, and other wildlife. The cemetery has memorials ranging from large mausoleums housing the rich and famous to special areas dedicated to the very young, with three chapels catering for people of all faiths and social standing.
"...But walk with clearer eyes and ears this path that wandereth,
And see undrugged in evening light the decent inn of death;
For there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen,
Before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green."
- J G Chesterton, The Rolling English Road 
 
Desire Lines: is a sporadic series of wanderings, exploring (non)sites of interest,
curiosity or obscurity, to be found alongside, or deviant from, the well trodden path.
 
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The first of a triptych of radio works curated by SoundFjord
for Inventions For Radio on Concertzender

 
Graham Dunning | The Radiophonic Laboratory of Antimatter
Inventions For Radio | Concertzender | 23 July 2013 | 23:00 CET
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"Concepts of eternity and immortality will disintegrate, and the woes of eternalization of matter will be reduced ever more to nothing ...the stripteases of the constellations, the rhythmic dances of asteroids and ultrasonic music of thousands of fragmented sounds will supply us with moments worthy of demigods." - Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio, Discourse on Industrial Painting and a Unitary Applicable Art,  Internationale Situationniste #3 (December 1959)

During the late 50s and 60s, founding member of the Sitationist International, Giuseppe “Pinot” Gallizio – an engineer, botanist, chemist and artist – developed a technique known as Industrial Painting. In a collaborative effort - a critical perversion of the assembly line - artists, scientists and local people used primitive machines to fill long rolls of canvas with abstract-gestural paintings. These mass-produced but unique objects were intended to be sold en masse, cut up by-the-metre, to usurp the art market.

Through an ongoing project, sound artist Graham Dunning explores Gallizio's work by analogising the visual and auditory realms. This radio programme documents the latest stage in the process: The Radiophonic Laboratory of Antimatter. Here Dunning invites participants to a workshop at his London studio, the aim, to create abstract-gestural audio by transposing Gallizio's original techniques into sonic equivalents.

Artist Biography:

Graham Dunning’s art is tempered by his background in experimental music. This framework is a means to consider his preoccupations and negotiate concerns of thinking, making and doing within his practice. Graham is unrestricted by medium, though time and again he is drawn to working with sound, or found objects. 

Experimentation and play are integral elements within the manifestation of his work. So too the desire to define boundaries, and assert restrictions - as one might conduct a scientific experiment. Noise, as unwanted sound – record crackle or tape hiss for example – is an ongoing motif within Graham’s work. Likewise, its visual equivalent, that of dirt, dust, decay. Analogy between sensory mediums, such as audio to visual and vice versa is a process and production method that Graham often works towards.

In his work, Graham considers Time as a concept, as well as its personal implication on everyday life. He is fascinated by how people store their memories – in personal archives: photographs, audio journals, post-it notes – and what becomes of those archives. Graham is a collector and is fascinated by how and why others collect. Discarded objects hold a particular interest as for him they are vessels for stories, suggested or inferred.

Further information: www.grahamdunning.com

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The second of a triptych of radio works curated by SoundFjord
for Inventions For Radio on Concertzender
 
Bernard Clarke/Danny McCarthy | Relocating the Soundscape
Inventions For Radio | Concertzender | 27 August 2013 | 23:00 CET
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Danny McCarthy is quite simply the godfather of sound art in Ireland (he’s also her most pioneering performance artist) the man who has influenced generations of seekers in sound.  I first met and chronicled Danny’s work in 2009 in what turned out to be new departure for Nova: the programme mirrored the artist in its making with hundreds of noises on and noises off.

More short portraits and interviews followed plotting his work as project curator, artist, and pundit. 

However when I invited Danny to participate in this another portrait, programme on his work he stood things literally on their head: and that is what we have here in a wild mix of music(s) and voices, places real, remembered and fabricated; memories and fantasies, musings.

They say the best place to start a journey is at the place where it began: but this place is silence and that ultimately is where Danny spends most of his time, on the perimeters of noise and silence. - Bernard Clarke

Artists Biographies:

Bernard Clarke is an award-winning radio broadcaster with RTÉ lyric fm, Ireland. His new music programme, Nova, has won five consecutive PPI Radio Awards (National Irish Radio Awards) and one New York Festival’s award; he’s also won prizes for documentaries on Patrick Kavanagh, Glenn Gould, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix.

Clarke has also made the top three at the Prix Italia (Cagliari, 2008), the top five at the Prix Europa (Berlin, 2011), the shortlist for Prix Phonurgia Nova (Paris, 2012) and Black &White International Audio Festival (Porto, 2013); and has just won Best Audio at the Black &White International Audio Festival (Porto, 2014).

Though he has extensive radio experience, his work in radio art is still fairly new with his radio art pieces being broadcast in Ireland, Germany, France, Austria, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, USA and Australia. He is a member of the EBU Ars Acustica Group and his interests include sound, sound, and sound. https://soundcloud.com/bernard-clarke | http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/nova

Danny McCarthy has pioneered both performance art and sound art in Ireland and continues to be a leading exponent exhibiting and performing both in his home land and abroad. He is a founding director of Triskel Arts Centre and of the National Sculpture Factory and is a director the Sirius Arts Centre Cobh as well as curating numerous exhibitions and projects including Sound Out (with David Toop), Bend It Like Beckett, Sonic Vigil, Just Listen plus many more.
 
McCarthy is the recipient of numerous awards and bursaries from both the Irish Arts Council and Dept of Foreign Affairs, Culture Ireland and has represented Ireland abroad at various exhibitions. He is a First Prize winner in EV+A (selector Pierre Restany).

In 2006 he founded The Quiet Club (with Mick O'Shea) a floating membership sound (art and electronics) performance group and has performed and presented works all over Ireland and also Europe, China, Japan, USA and Canada.The Quiet Club are regarded as Ireland's leading sound art/improve group.

McCarthy's exhibition/installation “The Memory (box) Room” installation/exhibition (curated by Anthony Kelly)  was presented with critical success at SoundFjord (London) in June 2013 and is due to travel to The Room Gallery, Turin in 2014. His latest work “The Dead (flat) C Scrolls” was premiered in Skibbereen Arts Festival. The Quiet Club are currently working with composer Ian Wilson on an Arts Council funded experimental opera project entitled “The Last Sirens”. www.dannymccarthy.ie | www.soundoutin.blogspot.com His books and sound works are available from www.farpointrecordings.com
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Sonic City: 7-10pm | 05 September 2014

The Art of Listening
Sainsbury’s Archive (First Floor)
Museum of London Docklands
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Explore sonic London through creative installations, intimate gigs, workshops, and talks and discover the hidden noise of our modern city. You’ll also be the first to hear Scanner’s new immersive sound installation, Bridging the World, inspired by our exhibition, Bridge. With an after-hours view of Bridge, a soundtrack co-curated by Brian Eno and Scanner and late night bars. - See more at: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands/whats-on/adult-events/late-events-docklands/#sthash.xoeBRrvZ.dpuf

Explore sonic London through creative installations, intimate gigs, workshops, and talks and discover the hidden noise of our modern city. You’ll also be the first to hear Scanner’s new immersive sound installation,Bridging the World, inspired by our exhibition, Bridge. With an after-hours view of Bridge, a soundtrack co-curated by Brian Eno and Scanner, workshops, specialist talks and late night bars. 

Join Helen Frosi of SoundFjord in a workshop experimenting with cross-sensory interpretation, focusing on aural perception via the medium of drawing. Respond to sonic stimuli - interpret, transpose and transmogrify the space, sonic environment and atmosphere into something visual.
 
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SoundFjord and Octopus Collective present
Workshop and Talk | Rebecca Lee
Explore the practical, curious and creative processes involved in sound recording
Octopus Collective, Barrow-in-Furness
18 October 2014 | 1-5pm | £3 (booking essential)
 
Rebecca invites people to a creative workshop where she’ll share aspects of her own journey in sound and guide participants in a hands on chance to explore the practical, curious and creative processes involved in taking sound recordings. We’ll get out and about in Barrow Park and use our knowledge of other creative processes, like photography or painting to guide us to make a series of recordings.

We’ll focus on how silence frames a recording, how our bodies and movement affect the shape of the sound, how we feel about using and talking into microphones (can we ever enjoy the sound of our own voice!?), and how listening can transform a sound after the event.

The workshop will finish with a listening session, when the recordings will be compiled to form a series of artefacts that capture people and place.

No experience is needed, and all equipment will be provided.

This event is curated by SoundFjord, Octopus curator in residence for 2014/15.  
 
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SoundFjord presents
The Music of Sound | Helen Frosi
A family-friendly afternoon of listening and playing with sound
Parasol Unit, London
19 October 2014 | 2:30-4pm | Parasol Unit, London | £5/family (suitable for 5-15yrs)
 
With ideas of expanded listening, and performance in mind, join SoundFjord’s director, Helen Frosi, for an afternoon of listening and playing with sound.

By using Shinro Ohtake's exhibition as a direct source of inspiration, those attending The Music of Sound workshop will learn to improvise and experiment sonically with materials associated with the artist’s practice.

Together, attendees will find the unusual and miraculous “music” hidden in everyday materials such as paper, tape, card, wood, thread, wire, metal, sand, seeds and the like. Through simple experiments attendees will find creative ways to make and perform sounds individually and as part of a group.

At the end of the session, workshop attendees will leave with an expand vocabulary around sound and music, listening and performing. 

PLEASE NOTE: No musical knowledge is necessary to attend! 

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SoundFjord and Leslie Deere present...
Shorts for All Seasons
An alternative quarterly platform for the low-key, new works
Inaugural event: 26 October 2014 | 3-6pm | Secret venue, London | Donations accepted
 
Shorts For All Seasons is a home for the curious heart.

Taking a Do It Yourself approach, Shorts For All Seasons is a quarterly micro pop-up event in Clerkenwell, an area in central London that takes its name from the Clerks' Well in Farringdon Lane. 

As a seedbed for experimentation, and an alternative stage for low-key, new works, Shorts For All Seasons opens its doors for sporadic events and showcases from a rich array of creative thinkers, makers and doers from the realms of sound art, film making, installation, design, publishing and beyond. In keeping with the seasons, Leslie and Helen curate events for the quarter turn of the year - one for the spring, another for the summer, one for the autumn and one for the winter.

At each event a warm welcome will be served along with hearty food to share. Bring a bottle and some appreciation for those involved (donations for artists accepted and encouraged).

Our Guests: 

This season we are delighted to introduce you to:

 

Carmen Billows

A London-based independent curator, specialising on the moving image. Carmen has an academic background in Cultural Studies from the Universität Bremen, Germany and the Université Paris 8, Vincennes, France. As an independent curator, she has curated various exhibitions and film screenings including a film programme at LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, London, 2012, and co-curated a major solo show with London-based experimental filmmaker John Smith. Her curatorial practice has a strong affiliation with film performance and the site-specific video installation, but also attempts and reflects the transition of different film forms from the cinematic to the art gallery context. Most recently, the series of film screenings London Seizure (2013-15) reflected Carmen's on-going research interest in urbanism, experience of the city, and notions of space in film.

 

Carmen Billows curates the following film works:

Oliver Bancroft - JGB Portrait Sketchbook, 4 mins., 2013

Stephen Connolly - Film for Tom, 12 mins., 2005

Warren Garland - Poem, 1.04 mins., 2006

Maya Inbar - Paralysed, 10.15 mins., 2012

Yaron Lapid - You Have Not Found His Riddle, 12.40 mins., 2003

                             Terms & Conditions Apply, 6.40 mins., 2014

Michael Maziere - Delirium, 12 mins., 2002

 

Áine O'Dwyer

A talented musician, performer and composer. Áine's solo work varies in style and instrumentation, with experiments in composition, improvisation, chance, song, psycho-geography... Anything Bright or Startling? was her first vocal album, recorded in several different locations and released last year on the Second language label. October 2014 brings a reissue of her Music for Church Cleaners on MIE records, a double album of pipe organ meditations in an Islington church accompanying church cleaners who busily hover the floor and dust the empty pews. Currently, she is artist in residence at the Brunel Museum exploring sound in the Shaft tunnel, fifty feet below ground level and fourteen feet above the train rumblings. There, with her harp, voice and various other instrumentations, she investigates acoustic sound decay in a subterranean world.

 

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Ingrid Plum

Ethereal vocals and ambient instrumentation offset with folk melodies and darkly succinct wit. With the lilting clarity of her voice, Ingrid Plum blends traditional folk sensibilities with modern lyricism. Her songs tell stories delivering home truths with a cutting and amusing candour. Performing stripped back, intimate gigs often with only a capella vocals she entices you into her hushed world. Taking inspiration from artists such as J. Tillman and Mountain Man, Ingrid Plum’s site-specific recordings use minimal production techniques combined with a perfectionist’s attention to detail, capturing a raw integrity rarely heard before.

 

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SoundFjord and Kostis Kilymis (Organized Music from Thessaloniki) present
Either Ear
A new series of one-day exhibitions aiming to provide short interjections
of sound art, sound by artists, or art by musicians.
Inaugural event: 02 November 2014 | 3-8pm | OTO Project Space, London | Free entry
 
Either Ear is a new series of one-day exhibitions initiated by SoundFjordand Kostis Kilymis of Organized Music from Thessaloniki. It aims to provide short injections of sound art, sound by artists, or art by musicians and to provide fresh context for these practices. It is a series that challenges participants and seeks to pull at artistic and other creative practices. Either Ear is a provocation, welcoming new and inventive dialogue incited by process, performance and juxtaposition of works and ideas.
 
For its first event, Either Ear will present installations from two UK-based artists, Ryoko Akama and Sarah Hughes. Both are linked to the aesthetics of reductionism and open forms in their musical output, and have a rich and wide-ranging practice outside of it. Either Ear aims to present some of the further reaches of their work 
 
Featured works: 

 

Ryoko Akama - ajar, for sine tones and glasses

Sarah Hughes - Truss, a sculptural composition 

RYOKO AKAMA Sound artist and composer, Ryoko Akama, is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Huddersfield with Monty Adkins and Phillip Thomas, where she co-organises HudHack (DIY electronics workshop) and re.sound (concert series). She approaches the aesthetics of silence, time/space in her compositions which often use written texts. Akama also explores sound performance with old synthesisers and produce installations with small objects and electronics. Akama pursues the quality of minimal, reductive and abstract sonic experiences. She runs melange edition label and co-edits Reductive Journal.

 

SARAH HUGHES Sarah Hughes works across sculpture, installation and composition. She has exhibited and performed internationally, with exhibitions including: NOW NOW, Sydney Non Objective; Open, Oriel Davis Gallery, Powys;The Silence on the Floor of my House, Supplement Gallery, London; The Wharf Road Project, V22, London. Concerts have included performances in:Musee de Beaux Arts Nantes, France; The Wulf, Los Angeles;Blurred Edges, Hamburg; POLYply; London, and Café OTO,London. She is the co-founder of Compost and HeightWolf Notes and BORE publishing.

SOUNDFJORD SoundFjord is an itinerant curatorial platform dedicated to commissioning, promoting and disseminating sound art. SoundFjord fosters research and critical listening practices, and encourages a deeper understanding of the sonic arts through new experiences, cultural knowledge and skills exchange, education and play. You will find its activities online, on air and in situ. http://www.soundfjord.org/ 

KOSTIS KILYMIS Kostis Kilymis is a London-based artist and musician who doubles as producer and promoter. Through the Organized Music from Thessaloniki label he has been responsible for the dissemination of several challenging music works, as well as the occasional promotion of concerts and in situ events in the fields of sound art, free improvisation and noise. 

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As Curator-in-Residence at Octopus Collective
SoundFjord is delighted to co-curate 
 
FON Festival | Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria | 31 July - 02 August 2015

 

DESIRE LINES

Friday 29 July An Evening Promenade in the Lea Valley | 7-10pm | £Free - Email to confirm place

Taking inspiration from the evening promenades that happen in Spain and other balmy climes SoundFjord will be leading a dusk promenade through the Lea Valley. From 7-10pm we'll take in the Lee Navigation and river Lea, Wick Woodland, Hackney Marshes, the Middlesex Filterbeds Nature Reserve and other green spaces along the route. There will be focus on various sensory and psychological aspects of the peri-urban landscape as the group moves between landscapes. SoundFjord will offer some provocations whilst guests wander to allow engagement with the environment in a variety of ways.

The walk will begin at Hackney Wick Overground Station (exit) at 7pm, and will end at Craving Coffee (close to Seven Sisters tube) at approximately 10pm where we will convene for drinks (hard and soft) and snacks.

Bring a torch, and pen/pad, camera and sound recorder if you feel so inclined. We can share experiences en route.

Desire Lines: is a sporadic series of wanderings, exploring (non)sites of interest, curiosity or obscurity, to be found alongside, or deviant from, the well trodden path.

                    

SUMMER CLUB // SOUND
 
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Thursday 28 July The Potting Shed (live performance)| Lab of Sonic Possibilities (Iris Garrelfs & Tansy Spinks); Jude Cowan Montague; Artur Vidal | 4-6pm | £Donations - welcome on the door

Saturday 30 July | ATTN: Magazine: Maja SK Ratkje (double screening) | 12-3pm | £Free Tickets . Leslie Deere; brownsierra (live performance) | 6-9pm | £5 Tickets

Sunday 31 July | SOUNDFJORD 6th BIRTHDAY SPECIAL | James Worse & Stephan Barrett (live performance) | 12-12:30pm | £5/3 Tickets . The Mill (documentary premiere + listening session) | Patrick McGinley & Daniel Edward Allen | 2-4pm | £4 Tickets . Steve Beresford & Blanca Regina (live performance) | 5-5:40pm | £5 Tickets 

Thursday 04 August | Field Recording and Sonic Time Travel (kids workshop) | Led by Daniel James Ross & Alice Reicher | 12-2pm | £3 Tickets  

Friday 05 July | Raw Tonk Records presents... | Colin Webster/Andrew Lisle; Ti.om; Cath Roberts/Seth Bennet (live performance) | 5-9pm | £5/£3 Tickets

Thursday 11 August | Breadboard Orchestra (family workshop) | Led by Octopus Collective | 12-1pm & 1-2pm | £3 Tickets . Film as Soundscape Composition: A Screening of Two Recent Works (screening) | John Grzinich | 4-7pm| £4 Tickets  

Friday 12 August | Full of Noises: Archive Night #1 (live performance & screening) | Octopus Collective;Helen Petts; Sybella Perry; Howlround; Ingrid Plum | 7-9pm | £5/£3 Tickets

Saturday 13 August | Continuous Lubomyr (screening & Q&A) | Stuart London | 2-4pm | £3 Tickets. Via di San Teodoro 8 (screening) | David Ryan; Allotropes (live performance) | 7:30-9pm | £Free Tickets

Sunday 14 August | SoundHoppers (kids workshop) | Led by Wajid Yaseen & Helen Frosi | 12-1:30pm | £5/£3 TicketsThe Lifting of Tower Bridge (listening event) | Ian Rawes | 5-6pm | £5/£3 Tickets  

Friday 26 August | Gals with Guitars: Feel the Noise (workshop for women) | Led by Sharon Gal | 12-6pm | Participation details - see link

All events start promptly at stated times and are held at V22 Louise House, Forest Hill | Map

NB. All monies from ticket sales go directly to the artists.

SUMMER CLUB // SOUND is a creative collaboration between musician, Andie Brown (These Feathers Have Plumes), and artist-producer, Helen Frosi (SoundFjord), commissioned for V22's Summer Club 2016.

The festival gathers together respected artists, practitioners and specialists in a diversity of live performance, listening parties, screenings, workshops and more during the month-and-a-half long programme. Confirmed artists include: 

Allotropes (Stephan Barrett & Jim Hoult), Steve Beresford & Blanca Regina, Brown Sierra (Paddy Collins & Pia Gambardella), Jude Cowan Montague, Jack Chuter (ATTN Magazine; screening Maja SK Ratkje), Leslie Deere, Sharon Gal (Gals with Guitars), The Lab of Sonic Possibilities (Iris Garrelfs & Tansy Spinks), Stuart London (screening Lubomyr Melnyk), Rebecca Lee & Samuel Rodgers, Patrick McGinley & Daniel Edward Allen, Octopus Collective, Daniel James Ross, Ian Rawes, Raw Tonk Recordings (Colin Webster curates: Seth Bennett, Tim Fairhall, Andrew Lisle, Cath Roberts & Tom Ward), David Ryan, SoundHoppers (Helen Frosi & Wajid Yaseen), Alexander Wendt, James Worse (Jim Hill) 

SUMMER CLUB // SOUND runs Thursday to Sunday, from 24 July to 28 August 2016 at V22’s latest art studios, gallery and venue, Louise House (Forest Hill).

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Tendrils

Sat 17 September 2016, 12-2pm | Fort Hill Shelter (Margate) | Free (booking required) | Sign up here.

A sensory participatory walk for the (sonically) curious, led by Helen Frosi (SoundFjord, Postcards From the Volcano). Followed by a discussion at Fort Hill shelter. Please allow 2hrs.

Tendrils is part of Sounds For Living // Shelter - a day of experimental, improvised and newly commissioned soundworks based at, and leading out from, the Fort Hill Shelter, Margate.

Sounds For Living // Shelter is part of Inside Out for the Margate Festival.

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 ABC in POETRY

01 April 2017 | FREE drop-ins: 12-13pm; 13:30-2:30pm; 3-4pm
British Library | Learning Centre 
 
SoundFjord will be working with James Bulley at the British Library's Family Day this Saturday, 01 April, on a workshop inspired by Bob Cobbing's ABC in Sound. Head of Contemporary British Collections, Richard Price will be there to give a potted history on the subject, and will have special texts from the collection for you to see. James Bulley and SoundFjord will be there to show you various concrete poetry techniques and record your freshly made poems live!
 
A FREE drop-in to get imaginative with wordplay and mucky with newsprint!
 
Family Day programme here 

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