Graham Dunning & Gary Fisher: Ritual In Parallel For Objects And Electronics – at SOUNDINGS No.1 (London)


‘Soundings, No. 1′, Power Lunches, Thursday 6th November 2014

‘Soundings’ is a series of concerts exploring the boundaries between new music, sound art and computer music.

Graham Dunning & Gary Fisher: Ritual In Parallel For Objects And
Graham Dunning & Gary Fisher are sound artists and improvising musicians who individually explore process, investigation and experimentation in their work. The duo have performed together a only handful of times despite their close, ten year association. This new collaboration is a ritual in parallel exploring similarities in
practice and differences in approach.

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Turntable/Saxophone duo with Colin Webster for CRAM (London)

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CRAM at Hundred Years Gallery – 26/10/2014, 3pm
Doors 3pm // Music 3.30pm //Entrance £5+ (suggested donation)

CRAM is thrilled to have it’s next outing at the pioneering Hundred Years Gallery.

The 26th of October will feature a concert spread over the late afternoon and into the autumnal evening. It will be comprised of three fabulous duos made up of some of the most exciting players on the London scene.

Daniel Thompson (guitar) +Steve Noble (percussion)
Lawrence Upton (voice/spoken word) +Benedict Taylor (viola)
Colin Webster (reeds) + Graham Dunning (turntables)
Live Recording – Ed Lucas

With the space, art, bar, coffee, food and people this venue is a super place for catching a relaxed afternoon gig. There will be records on sale from CRAM Records alongside the artists individual merchandise. Bring a good sized bag to collect some cd gems!


CRAM is music collective & independent record label, formed in 2011. It is dedicated to the production, promotion and development of improvised and new music. It was founded and is directed by Benedict Taylor and is made up of a group of musicians/artists, all of whom are at the forefront of the London improvising & new music community, alongside being key figures in music throughout many countries in Europe, Asia & North America.
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Two gigs with MURMURISTS – as a five piece ensemble (London)


Murmurists is a recording and live project of Anthony Donovan, artist, musician, composer, improviser and writer. This live iteration features five musicians improvising to a graphic score. Details below.

Friday 17th October
Murmurists / Ampersand / Feedback Aerophonium
Anatum’s Abode, 613 Commercial Road, London, E14 7NT
Saturday 18th October
Murmurists / Ampersand / Feedback Aerophonium / Laughing Leo
The Minesweeper, Brookmarsh Indstustrial Estate, 70 Norman Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9QE
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Turntable/dubplates and Saxophone duo: Sonic Imperfections at Montague Arms (London)


New Cross has a good tradition of experimental music (remember the Gluerooms at the Amersham Arms?). Latest in this continuum is Sonic Imperfections, ‘South London’s leading experimental night’ at the Montague Arms. Next one is tomorrow night (Tuesday 14 October), with Barrel, Iris Garrelfs and Webster & Dunning.

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For Posterity exhibition opens at The Auricle, Christchurch, New Zealand

Thursday 9th October is the opening night of For Posterity, my installation which is being exhibited at The Auricle sonic arts centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. The exhibition runs till the end of the month.

For Posterity was commissioned by SoundFjord in 2011 and first exhibited there in 2012.

For Posterity by Graham Dunning

For PosterityThe Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery
Showing: 12-5pm, 9-30 October, 2014
Opening: 9 October, 6-8pm
1/4″ audio tape, digital audio loop

On the tape, a family’s audio diary from 1958 to 1967. In the last entry, the parents of the family explain to the youngest son the reason for making the recordings. “It’s for posterity,” the father explains. The mother adds, “for your children, and your chi…” She is interrupted and soon the tape ends. This installation is a document of the artist’s attempt to reunite the tape with its makers. The uncanny experience of a disembodied voice playing through a piece of obsolete technology, a ghost in the machine. In the 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, the work 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 itself. Recent debates about online privacy focus on the traces of ourselves we leave behind, the ‘right to be forgotten,’ and the implications of policing this on freedom of speech and censorship. These themes are also explored in the installation through the choices of presentation of personal and sensitive material.

Graham Dunning is a London based sonic artist whose practice deals with temporality, memory and narrative through sound, performance and installation, utilizing people’s discarded memories and the function of archiving via found objects, photographs and recordings. Experimentation is fundamental and his practice is often informed by scientific or archaeological protocols.

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Field recording dubplates DJ set (London)


On Saturday 4th October I’ll be playing dubplates of field recordings for Earshots V!

It will take place as usual at the Hundred Years Gallery in Pearson Street E2, and the music will begin precisely at 8:00pm (doors at 7:15)

Entry is by donation, suggested £6

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Experimental Sound Art evening course restarts in October (London)


Experimental Sound Art is a ten week evening course I teach at the Mary Ward Centre, an adult education centre in London. It runs every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30pm near Holborn, from Wedensday 8th October.

Click the image (left) for a review of the course in the current Wire magazine, written by Daisy Hyde who attended the course last term. Further info about the course and full details of how to enrol are on the Mary Ward website, here.

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