Release: “Wound” recycled cassettes / plus remix album

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New album released today on cassette and digital download: Wound. Get it via bandcamp.

Accompanying the tape is a download album of remixes, Rewound, also through bandcamp.

Wound is a cassette album made by sampling found tapes. The new tracks were then recorded back onto the original cassettes to make an edition of 20 unique tapes. I made the cover by collaging the cardboard sleeves from the original cassettes in the same way.

New video in “London: A Sonic Fragment” exhibition at The Auricle (Christchurch, New Zealand)

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Sonic Fragment is an ambitious group show that brings together contemporary sound artists congregating in London, England. Despite tough living conditions, for artists especially, the capital still attracts and fosters a rich sound art scene. Their sonic concerns are varied as they are broad, travelling across spaces: galleries, nightclubs, squat parties, academic institutions and site specific work. Sonic Fragment aims to provide a glimpse of the cross disciplinary activities and shifting terrain of sound art emanating from the capital. London’s vibrant scene is installed into and pouring out of the Auricle.

Shelley Parker, Disinformation, GPUD, Graham Dunning, Greta Pistaceci, Brown Sierra, Helen Frossi. Curated by Justyna Burzynska.

The Auricle, 35 New Regent St Christchurch New Zealand 8011
12pm-5pm Wed-Sun & Thurs-Sat eves
Opening: 5 February, 6-8pm
A survey of contemporary British Sound Art
Facebook event

Untitled(Translation1)-still3The video is called Untitled (Translation 1) which features abstract visual imagery over a repetitive, droning, polyrhythmical sound track. The audio for the piece audio uses the Music By The Metre method.  The visual output of using transposed methods I call Video Drone. Multiple layers of audio and video create a hypnotic, spiralling montage, made to evoke a dystopian dream sequence or meditative state.

CORRESPONDENCE: exhibition and performance with Embla Quickbeam (Brighton)

In a collaboration with Rowan Forristier-Walker, aka Embla Quickbeam, we have been exchanging cassette recordings and other artefacts towards making some music. For CORRESPONDENCE Rowan will play a live set using some of the swapped material, and leave remnants of the collaboration in the form of an installation.

Full details about the exhibition below.
www.correspondence-exhibition.com

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CORRESPONDENCE is a contemporary exhibition taking place across real and virtual platforms, exploring how new technologies can promote the accessibility of the arts and change our idea of a public space. Fourteen artists, including recent graduates from the University of Brighton, are working together to make an exhibition at Prestamex House which will be mirrored by a virtual version in Second Life.

This version, which can be explored online, will work in parallel but need not be constrained by the laws of physical reality; the real exhibition will also appear on the internet in a second iteration relayed back by a roaming spybot. Echoing and complementing one another, the various versions of the show each have properties that the other lacks.

When exchange happens virtually, something physical still traverses the distance; our minds construct connections and worlds of meaning from the physical reality that we perceive. This group of artists will be exploring ideas of exchange, collaboration and representation, and their planning and discussion of the theme will itself be an integral part of the show. We invite you to investigate these territories with us, either in the reclaimed office space that is the hub of the show, or online at http://www.correspondenceexhibition.com.

Supported by IdeasTap and Artwerx

Prestamex House
171-173 Preston Road
Brighton BN1 6BN

10-6pm daily, 5th-9th February
Free entry – Visitors will be asked to sign in on arrival

http://www.correspondence-exhibition.com

@CorrespondEx

#CorrespondenceExhibition

Drum Drone – at Alternative 23 Visitation (traitors only, no tricksters) (London)

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Drum Drone

An hour long performance of percussive drone made up of continuous sustained rhythms with visuals from layered, cut-up found film.

Ana Benlloch, David Burrows, John Cussans, Ralph Dorey, Graham Dunning, Mark Jackson, Alex Marzeta, Tom Milsom, Vanessa Page, Simon O’Sullivan, Harriet Skully and Stuart Tait.

Part of:

Alternative 23 Visitation (traitors only, no tricksters)
Saturday 24 January 2015 6:30 – 9:30pm
Admission free

Plastique Fantastique Diagram of (Urb-Fux Glitter) Addiction
David Burrows | Alex Marzeta | Vanessa Page | Simon O’Sullivan | Harriet Skully
7:30pm

Plastique Fantastique performance (with projection and sound) of the mumming-communique: How Urb-FUX-Glitter-Junky (an ALL-STAR) incubates and spreads the Virus-Junk-GLOOP – the gift-habit of PLASTIC-Man (the ice-cream-maker) and his Running-RAT-Boyz-Cycle – until all are GLOOP-Blissed-Flat.

Drum Drone: 8:15pm

Both performances will include film projections and loud noise. The performances are free and open to all, and will take place next door to IMT Gallery at Recession Studios

Alternative 23 is supported by the Arts Council England and the Goethe Institut

Cassette release: Rindmice, “Fairytale Wasting Disease” – improv, noise, electronics

RindmiceAvailable now via Quagga Curious Sounds is the first release from Rindmice, a trio of myself, Anthony Donovan and Matt Chilton.

We played a few gigs together in 2014, using synths, electronics, household objects, turntable and dubplates. Two live recordings make up the release: one from a decomissioned minesweeping vessel and one from a high rise towerblock, both in London.

Michael Ridge from the label created the two panel colour art work, which is packaged in a clear 6″x6″ zip lock bag. Each copy comes with either a red or blue glitter tape and small red or blue rubber stamped sticker mounted onto the shell.

Buy from the label here, and listen below.