Three solo gigs – Bristol, London, Cambridge

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I’m playing three solo sets using the “mechanical techno” set-up this week. Please come along and say hello! See the video below for the kind of stuffI’ll be playing.

WEDNESDAY 17th – BRISTOL
GRAHAM DUNNING | DANIEL JONES | HENRY COLLINS & STUART CHALMERS
Café Kino| 108 Stokes Croft | Bristol | BS1 3RU
8pm-11pm £5
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FRIDAY 19th – LONDON
GRAHAM DUNNING / SDF / STEPH HORAK + DJs DEBONAIR / ILY PALONE / CITY CRIME
Power Lunches,446 Kingsland Road Hackney, London, E8 4AE
8pm – 2am, £5
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SATURDAY 20th – CAMBRIDGE
JOHN CHANTLER, GRAHAM DUNNING, HOLLY RUMBLE, LOCAL RADIO
PREMIERE OF SPECIALLY COMPOSED HYDROPHONE WORK BY JEZ RILEY FRENCH.
Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cambridge, CB5
5pm – 8pm, £7
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The Roadside Museum: Dubplate and Tape Spool exhibited in group show (Blackpool)

Two of my recordings were buried in summer 2013 and exhumed a few weeks ago for The Roadside Museum, a touring exhibition which will first visit Blackpool.

The first of the objects was a specially recorded spool of tape from my Music by the Metre project. As that project references dub music and its mythology, the Roadside Museum offered the opportunity to recreate the story of Lee Scratch Perry burying his master tapes to improve the sound.

The second was a dubplate of the Audio Guide from the Visitor Centre project in 2010: the record is a composition made in part from broken shellac pieces dug up from an industrial site in that project.

Both pieces will be playable at the Roadside Museum exhibition, in their partially-decayed states.

The Roadside Museum at Venn Projects flyer

The Roadside Museum
Exhibition at Venn Projects
FYC Gallery 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS

15th September – 6th October 2014 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10pm – 4pm)
Preview: Friday, 12th September, 6pm – 8pm

The Roadside Museum is an experimental project examining the feasibility and/or desirability of fast forwarding the ageing process of artists’ work through biological and chemical decay.

13 artists were selected to bury their work on a farm in the north-west of England. Artworks were buried unprotected in a field at a depth of 6 feet. The site was chosen due to its location in a high water table with acidic soil which, it was hoped would accelerate the degradation process.

12 months later, the site was excavated. Artworks were unearthed and, over the summer, the artists were given the time to develop an appropriate way to present their work. This exhibition provides the first chance to see the resulting work.

The project provides the opportunity for a range of media to be considered in relation to the progression of time and decomposition, whilst providing unique documentation of the West Lancashire region. It has been conceived as an experimental ‘art’ residency due to the predicted physical transformation of the objects which reside on the farm for 12 months and how the artists/viewers engage with and respond to this change. 

Artists: Sarah Carne, Graham Dunning, Barbara Ekström, Stig Evans, Veronika Lukasova, Fred Martin, Samira Shafiei Nejad, Riitta Oittinen, Raksha Patel, Topp & Dubio, Peter Trukenbrod, Alana Tyson, and Chris Wood. 

Devised and curated by Gordon Culshaw and John O’Hare

For further information about the project please visit http://roadsidemuseum.blogspot.co.uk/
For information about the venue and their work please visit www.vennprojects.com
Press contact John O’Hare freespaceprojects@gmail.com
Venue contact Garth Gratrix 01253 477147

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Duo with Colin Webster for Earshots Recordings (London)

 

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KORDIK / LUCAS + DUNNING / WEBSTER
A night of two free improvising duos using electronics and horn, from:
Daniel Kordik / Edward Lucas, on Analogue synthesisers and Trombone (with a special launch for their new cassette album on Earshots Recordings)
+ Graham Dunning / Colin Webster with their long running duo of turntables/electronics and saxophones.
£5
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Kiosk One: short run of unique tapes now available

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Available now through my bandcamp page: Kiosk One.

An edition of fifty tapes, each individually recorded, therefore unique – each five minute tape contains a different composition, made with the Music by the Metre method. 

Accompanying the release is a digital album which features 13 tracks take from recordings made at Supernormal Festival 2014. Some of this sound was used in the first 22 tapes produced, which were given away at the festival. While the album can be downloaded for free, the first 41 people who choose to pay something for it will receive one digital metre of music, totally unique to them – once sent this will be deleted from my computer so you will be the only people to own it. These clips are taken from a live set with Mark Wagner at Supernormal Festival.

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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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