Music by the Metre While-U-Wait at Supernormal Festival – documentation

Over the weekend of the 9th August I ran a Music By The Metre While-U-Wait Kiosk at Supernormal Festival, dealing in lengths of abstract music and making up bespoke cassette tapes. Below are some photos taken by Philip Goodman and Greta Pistaceci, plus a short video which features some footage of the kiosk, by Hyperoculous.

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Music By The Metre While-U-Wait, for Hackney WickED festival (London)

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On Saturday 2nd August I will run a stall at Vinyl Pimp record shop in Hackney Wick, selling Music By The Metre While-U-Wait: buy bespoke abstract music on a unique cassette or off the peg sounds to your measurements. I’ll have an assortment of music making machines which I will set differently to fill each 5 minute tape, pictured above. The installation/performance is taking place as part of Hackney WickED festival.

The project follows on from my work analogising Situationist International founding member Giuseppe Pinot Gallizio‘s Industrial Paintings, which he made on long rolls of canvas and sold by the metre (more here).

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AAS Performance Installation at Hackney Wicked Festival: Lammas Drone Silo

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AAS: Lammas Drone Silo

Friday 1 August 2014. 1800 – 2100

AAS are extra-human changelings, scourge of the future. Cult of the Pookahs at full extension: a plane of consistency.

Nek, Yam, Yof, Jeren, Skak, Morath, Claster, Feandra, Nox.
The whole length of the beam is visible
Positive earth / Dual Coil.
Moon at 33%.

Enter the dark place.

EndFragment:0000003000 Broken bread England where charms in chains commemorate the present harvest. Western deliverance FIRST on blessing of employed on the “loaf-mass” from the latter and harvested with it the might wheat. The feast: Anglo-Saxon Transfiguration brings the many blessed. Latter were they called FIRST AUGUST.

Both Hemispheres, Peter in Chains, England, FIRST AUGUST, church loaf, book of parts, Lammas loaf blessing performed as Lammas-speaking FIRST on Northern charms.

Part of Hackney Wicked

Swan Wharf
60 Dace Rd,
London
E3 2NQ

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AAS present Holectics: Team 1/2/3

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Holectics: Team 1/2/3

Saturday 26th / Sunday 27th July 2014

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Note: this feels a lot like consuming people….

Be ready to be recorded
Be ready to record
Be ready to walk
Be ready to eat

Tickets required (free):
Join Team One
Join Team Two
Join Team Three

Part of Fear+Trembling_

Five Years, 66 Regents Studios
8 Andrews Rd
London
E8 4QN

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Radio programme: The Radiophonic Laboratory of Antimatter (SoundFjord / concertzender, Netherlands)

Earlier in the month I invited people to my studio to translate the abstract painting processes  of Situationist “Pinot” Gallizio into abstract audio. On Wednesday 23rd July, Dutch radio station Concertzender will broadcast a documentary programme I’m making about the process, featuring recordings from the workshop. The programme was curated by SoundFjord as part of Martijn Comes’ Inventions for Radio.

The show airs at 10pm UK time or 11pm CET. You can listen through the Concertzender website. Full details below:


In the series Inventions for Radio, July 23rd 23.00 CET the first of a triptich episodes curated and presented by SoundFjord London. Sound artist Graham Dunning explores the work of engineer, botanist, chemist and artist Giuseppe “Pinot” Gallizio in “The Radiophonic Laboratory of Antimatter”.

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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.

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.

Today man is a part of the machine he has created and which negates him and by which he is dominated. We must invert this non-sense or there will be no more creation; we must dominate the machine, force it to make the unique gesture — useless, anti-economic, artistic — in order to create a new anti-economic society, one that is poetic, magical, artistic. 

After lengthy discussions on how the process might possibly be achieved, the group builds a sound-making machine from record players, tone generators, elastic bands, kitchen implements and musical instruments. Working within and pushing against parameters set out in the preliminary discussion, the operators release the ghost in the machine. A collaborative exorcism: mixing desk as ouija board.

All quotes in italics:
Discourse on Industrial Painting and a Unitary Applicable Art
Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio, Internationale Situationniste #3 (December 1959)

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.

www.grahamdunning.com

SoundFjord
SoundFjord is a creative venture specialising in the production, curation, exhibition and promotion of sound, trans-media art and related research and practice. In 2013, SoundFjord unshackled itself from its North London studio and became a fully-fledged nomadic concern. Unfettered by the specificity of a single space, location or architecture, SoundFjord’s work is now to be found online, on air and in situ in a variety of places.

www.soundfjord.org

Producer: Martijn Comes

 

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The Radiophonic Laboratory of Antimatter (London)

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The Radiophonic Laboratory of Anti-matter

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.

In the late 50s and early 60s, early Situationist Giuseppe “Pinot” Gallizio, an engineer, botanist, chemist and artist, developed Industrial Painting. In a collaborative effort – a critical perversion of the assembly line – artists, scientists and locals used primitive machines to fill long rolls of canvas with abstract-gestural paintings. These mass-produced – yet unique – objects were intended to be sold en mass, cut up by-the-metre, to usurp the art market.

In this Apiary Sunday Salon you’re invited to become part of an audio-homage to Gallizio’s process. Join forces to create a chaotic, unpredictable, abstract-music-making-machine. Lee “Scratch” Perry described Dub as “the ghost in me coming out.” Together, we will perform a live Dub on the sprawling contraption: to summon and liberate the “Ghost in the Machine”. All hands simultaneously on the controls: mixing desk as ouija board.

Today man is a part of the machine he has created and which negates him and by which he is dominated. We must invert this non-sense or there will be no more creation; we must dominate the machine, force it to make the unique gesture — useless, anti-economic, artistic — in order to create a new anti-economic society, one that is poetic, magical, artistic.

Bring instruments, contraptions, noise-making objects, broken drum machines, found tapes, bits of wood, air horns, tape loops, cat gut, dental floss and traffic cones… kitchen sinks. We will plug everything together to make our machine.

Each person will feel the joy of color, of music; architectonic airs of colored gasses, hot walls of infrareds that provide eternal springtime – we will make it so that man plays from the cradle to the grave, and even death will be nothing but a game.

Experience is a burden – no musical technique is required. No “playing” of instruments; just play itself. Total, egalitarian production. If you can make a noise you’re doing it right.

So great will be the artistic productions that machines will produce, compliantly bending to our wills, that we will not even be able to fix it in memory; machines will remember for us.

On Wednesday 23rd July, Dutch radio station Concertzender will broadcast a documentary programme I’m making about the process, featuring recordings from the workshops. The programme was curated by SoundFjord as part of Martijn Comes’ “Inventions for Radio.”

Not even the habit of establishing time will be preserved.

From now on, time will be merely an emotive value, a newly minted coin of shock, and will be based on the sudden changes arising in moments of creative life, and upon rare instants of boredom.

Event starts at 4pm and finishes some time after that.

All quotes in italics from:
Discourse on Industrial Painting and a Unitary Applicable Art
Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio, Internationale Situationniste #3 (December 1959)

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Live synth drone/noise set for The End (Power Lunches, London)

New-synth

On Monday 30th June I’m playing a solo set using only the home-made synth above, mixing board and effects. The synth itself is intended as a test-tone generator, but switching some capacitors has given it some unusual and unpredictable characteristics.

The End
Monday 30th June
doors 8pm
Power Lunches
446 Kingsland Road, London E8

Full details and line up on the facebook page here.

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