On Friday 24th May I’ll be performing at noise=noise at Regent’s Studios, Hackney, London.
[facebook event page here]
8pm – midnight
nnnnn, Unit 73a, Regent Studios, 8 Andrew’s Road, E8 4QN
ASTMA (Alexei Borisov&Olga Nosova) + Tooth Kink
Making music on the fringe since the underground movement ignited in Russia in the beginning 1980s
AMPERSAND & ANTHONY DONOVAN
Metallic sculptures, feral electronics, drones and rattle
TIGER WALKING DOWNHILL
Kacper Ziemianin / Peter Smith / James Stephen Finn
modified turntables, altered and adapted records, field recordings pressed to dubplates and self-built electronics
On Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th of May I’ll be performing in various randomly chosen improvising ensembles at the Art of the Moment festival in Queens Park, West London. I’m planning to use walkmans, found tapes and electronics alongside various other improvising musicians and dancers.
Full information on this epic line-up here.
Last month I was a guest on three different radio slots, all of which can now be heard online and downloaded.
On 4th April I was a guest test engineer on the Bermuda Triangle Test Transmission Broadcasts show on Resonance FM. Myself, Melanie Clifford and Howard Jacques conducted an investigation into entropy using improvisation and sonic experiments, over the course of an hour.
On 7th April I was studio guest for Chloe Freida’s Alien Jams show on NTS Live. We had a bit of a chat and played some of my tracks, collaborations and remixes alongside some other selections. A full traclisting is on the Alien Jams blog here.
And on 9th April Elo Masing played a section of a live set I played with saxophonist Colin Webster at her night Uncharted Soundscapes earlier in the year, on Sound Hub, a show about new composition in association with the London Symphony Orchestra, also on Resonance FM. It’s the first track on the recording:
A recording of my most recent live set – at The Basement Room in Mirabel Studios, Manchester, in April this year – can now be heard online.
Record crackle, drone and polyrhythms subside into bass-heavy drone, hiss and beat notes. I’m looking for more gigs to play this set so please get in touch if you’d like to make a booking.
Two of my artworks have been selected by The Roadside Gallery in West Lancashire to be buried for a year, in a project exploring the degradation of physical objects.
The first is an acetate dubplate of my 2010 piece, Audio Guide, which was a site specific composition made for my installation Visitor Centre at The Rea Garden in Birmingham. My residency at the site focused on a pseudo-archaeological dig to collect pieces of broken records from the former industrial space, which feature in the sound recording. This new development furthers the process by re-burying these sounds for a year. Listen to the original recording of the Audio Guide here:
The second object to be buried is a spool of tape from my Music By The Metre project. In the ongoing project I’m filling spools of tape with automated, abstract compositions as an audio homage to situationist Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio who made his “Industrial Paintings” by a similar method. I’ve always been fascinated by the story (myth?) that Lee Scratch Perry used to bury his master tapes to improve their sound; This is an opportunity for me to follow that example. This tape is a brand new recording which won’t be made available elsewhere until after the year’s burial, for comparison. Pictured above are three of the other spools from earlier in the series.
Here’s some more information on the project from the Roadside Museum site:
In partnership with Pool Hey Farm (West Lancashire), artworks will be buried unprotected in a field at a depth of up to 6 feet, subjected to the elements and developed from the process of interment. The duration of the project will be 12 months. Works will be in the ground for the entire time whilst the above and surrounding land continues to be farmed.
In June 2014, works will be unearthed, documented and in some cases returned to artists to develop further. A public exhibition of the works will then be staged (to be confirmed in 2014) with the additional aim of compiling a limited edition booklet.
Excavation equipment will be on site between 23rd and 27th May 2013 and we intend to complete the burial process over the bank holiday weekend. Documentation and updates will follow.
Further information: Please email any queries to John O’Hare, Gordon Culshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fish-eye video footage from Kane Clover of the improv session at the Penthouse last week. The recordings will be made available soon through Open Sound Group. Here, myself, sound artist Gary Fisher and musician and producer Testrack are playing using walkmans, tapes, interference, effects, OP-1, monomachine and amplified cymbal.
Also available now are the recordings from the Open Sound Group session on the Thursday.
Myself, Gary Fisher, Debbie Sharp, Rosanne Robertson, Coryn Smethurst, Loise Woodcock and Rose Niland met and recorded various improvisations. Download free here.
To mark the end of my week as artist in residence at The Penthouse in Manchester’s Northern Quarter I’m hosting an open studio for the day. Come along and see what I’ve been making during the week: mainly collages and assemblages from found objects, photographs and pieces of paper I’ve collected during several dérives of the city.
I’ll also be making some improvised electronic sounds with producer and musician Testrack and sound artist Gary Fisher.
The Penthouse is on the top floor of Hilton House, Hilton Street, M1 1EH, and is open today from 1pm to 5pm.