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Two Mechanical Techno gigs in Berlin

I’m playing live mechanical techno sets at Michelberger Hotel on Friday 12th February and Spektrum on Saturday 13th February, both in Berlin.

EXPERIMENTAL SOUND NIGHT
40, Warschauer Str. 39, 10243 Berlin, Germany

On the evening of Friday 12 Feb, we’re having an exciting experimental sound night in the bar. We hope you’ll join us and suggest you drop by after dinner and before heading out for the night.

Running order:
20-22 Daniel Cupic LAWBF / 22-22:30 Wouter Jaspers / 22:30-23 Graham Dunning / 23 – 02 Daniel LAWBF

Full info: https://michelbergerhotel.com/blog/experimental-sound-night/


Spektrunm

BROSHUDA & GRAHAM DUNNING
SPEKTRUM | art science community
Bürknerstraße 12 12047 Berlin

13th February 2016
Doors: 19:30
Start time: 20:00

Broshuda
Broshuda has been releasing on various formats on leftfield and experimental leaning labels like sonic router, phinery and seagrave. he meanders between beatless excursions comprised of synths and field recordings over to phase shifting piano layers to more beat heavy abstract territories, pursuing the ethos of not sampling outside sources but rather resampling and rearranging strictly his own material through various techniques. Intensive sound design and the search/need for unique sonic material plays a key part in his creations, leading him to using original sounds for each of his tracks. He has done soundtrack work for film , theater and installations, including work for a play shown at Kunstverein Hamburg and Kunsthalle Dresden plus soundtracking a befriended artists work for a installation at Children´s Museum of the Arts in Brooklyn, New York. This year will see a sling of new releases for Barcelona´s Paralaxe editions, London´s videogamemusic and Sonic router along with his first vinyl release for Seagrave recordings.

Graham Dunning – Ghost in the Machine
This project grew from some of the techniques and setup used in the Music by the Metre project: the basic idea was to build a music making machine, then to perform a live dub on its output to release the ghost in the machine.

Full info: http://spektrumberlin.de/events/detail/broshuda-graham-dunning-109.html

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/582136978600598/

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JG Ballard themed duo with Ingrid Plum: London gig and cassette release

Everything is Becoming Science Fiction is a project by Ingrid Plum: a series of improvisations using short stories by J G Ballard as scores. In 2015  we recorded a session of improvisations at Goldsmiths University music studios. Ingrid played voice, percussion, feedback and electronics. I played turntable, dubplates, objects and spring reverbs. Ingrid also recorded sessions with Ian Stonehouse and John Harries. A cassette and download release of these recordings comes out on Friday 5th February, available here.

To launch the cassette, all three duos will play at Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson St. London E2 8JD. The event has unfortunately sold out, but will be restaged at some point in a larger venue. I’m also playing at this event on Friday, if you’re really keen to see me play!

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Performance with Murmurists 16 piece ensemble (London)

On Friday 5th February I’ll play percussion, electronics and “decorative heckling” as part of Anthony Donovan’s Murmurists, as part of a sixteen piece ensemble performing his new work Beneath is Translation. The performance is part of Co-Existence, “an evening of Sound & Music in contemplation and celebration of co-existence”, at MKII, Hackney, London.

 

Murmurists:
Martin Archer (bass clarinet/recorder/voice)
Rebecca Bogue (dance/voice)
Mark Browne (soprano sax/percussion/voice)
Lawrence Casserley (gongs/electronics/voice)
Michael Clough (foley/voice)
Annie Dee (foley/voice)
Anthony Donovan (bass/film/voice)
Tim Drage (hybrid-guitar/electronics/voice)
Graham Dunning (percussion/electronics/voice)
Geoff Leigh (flute/soprano sax/voice)
Jane Munro (dance/voice)
Anthony Osborne (alto sax/voice)
Rosie Osborne (foley/voice)
Noura Sanatian (violin/voice)
Paul Shearsmith (trumpet/voice)
Walt Shaw (percussion/voice)

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Co-existence
MKII
71-75 Powerscroft Road E5 0PT
Friday 5th February 2016
7pm to 11pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/198685433804644/

Featuring live performances by

Cantenac Dagar: Instrumental and experimental duo from France who make a sonic ruccus with a banjo, tape player and beat boxing.
www.cantenacdagar.com

Murmurists: For this live incarnation of Murmurists, composer Anthony Donovan has brought together an exceptional 16 strong band of improvisers, dancers and voice artists to premier his multi-media piece, Beneath is Translation.
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Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino: Live set by sound healers featuring vocal overtones and a mix of traditional and contemporary sound craft.
www.soundtransformations.co.uk

Mark Wagner & Any One: Impormptu and improvised collaborative duet with the first willing candidate to walk through the door. acoustic or amplified.
www.markwagner33.com

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Hypnosis Mixtape

Here’s a mix I put together for Kelvin Lord’s Hypnosis series. It’s got quite a few new recordings and collaborations that will be coming out in 2016, alongside tunes by lots of my favourite artists. Hypnotic drones, textures and rhythms. Clanking machines and serious therapy.

I designed the mix as a C90 mixtape. Feel free to record it to cassette.
Click here for a printable inlay card.

TRACKLIST

Side 1
The Heliotropic Lodge – Do Not Listen To This Recording
Dirt & Space (Andrew Leslie Hooker & Graham Dunning) – untitled, unreleased recording
Aine O’Dwyer – The Little Lord of Misrule
Romvelope – Catomountain
Henry Holmes – Clambake
Charles Hayward/Anonymous Bash – Wrong Again
Dead Neanderthals – Endless Voids (II)
James Joyce – End of part 1 of Finnegan’s Wake, read by the author
Roadside Picnic – Anchor Store Principles
Embla Quickbeam & Graham Dunning – untitled, unreleased recording
The London Sound Survey – River Lea Waste Depot
DunningWebsterUnderwood – Pisstwentysift
Ian Watson – Only Surface Noise Is Real (cast resin 7″ version)
Kordik Lucas – Bitter Melon
Graham Dunning – Whispers of the Dead Side 2
AAS – The Cult of Sonic Affect
AAS – The institute of Psychoplasmics, Level 2 & 3

Side 2
Graham Dunning – Untitled (Live in the Boiler Room for NTS)
LBNHRX – sane
DJ Pierre – What Is House Muzik (Ricardo Villalobos What Is Dub)
Graham Dunning – Ends
Karen Gwyer – Tehe! Blah blah! Shhh!
Justin Paton – Acidwave
Force Dimension – ‘Algorythm’ (Manipulating Mix)
Jeff Mills – 4 Art
The Heliotropic Lodge – In This Ancient Land
Life’s Track – Kick Invasion
Happa – Red Place
Lee Gamble – Motor System (Extension)
Svengalisghost – Hidden Cities
Filter Feeder – The Crunch
Graham Dunning – untitled, unreleased recording
AAS – The institute of Psychoplasmics, Level 4

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AAS: New cassette release + launch event

My last performance of 2015 will be with AAS, revisiting the Cult of Sonic Affect show we played at Supernormal Festival earlier in the year. It’s a dense, pulsing slab of electronics and noise, based on a half remembered dream of feathered shamans performing diabolic rituals.

The performance is part of a launch event for the new cassette from Holectics Research Recordings, AAS’ new label for research material. The split is with Téléplasmiste, a synth drone duo investigating electricity, nature and magick. The tape is on prerelease now, here. Also performing at the event, Leslie Deere with an AV set using her newly developed motion capture interface.

Full details of the event:

Téléplasmiste
AAS: The Cult of Sonic Affect
Leslie Deere

Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, London
Thursday 17th December
8pm
£5.00

[more info]
[facebook event page]

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Experimental Sound Art course: end of term Event, students’ performances

For the final session of this term’s Experimental Sound Art course at Mary Ward Centre, we’re putting on a concert at which current and former students will perform some of their work.

METHOD//RESULTS is at Hundred Years Gallery in Hoxton on Wednesday 9th December, from 7pm.

Leaf mold and fireworks. Postcards From the Volcano bring a little of autumn into the gallery space.
Helen Frosi and Stephan Barratt perform live utilising text and alternative scores, featuring spoken, taped and manipulated voice, found objects, object resonance and other sonic eccentricities.
Interested in recording and exploring sounds from the street- Liz Helman and Lola de la Mata will be performing for the first time as a duo. Combining their individual approaches, reality will be pushed and transformed through the use of field recordings, voice, violin, contact microphones and other objects.
Plus six performances from current students. Listen to a couple of recordings from the last session below:

METHOD//RESULTS
Wednesday 9th December 2015
7:30pm
13 Pearson St. London E2 8JD
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Mechanical Techno gig and new demonstration video

My last solo gig of 2015 will be a mechanical techno set at Apiary Studios. Here’s a new video that shows how the setup works!

From algorithms to poly-rhythms, this is the third instalment of Graham Dunning’s Ghost in the Machine Music. Spanning a diverse range of artists and electronic music techniques; from laptops to hand made electro-mechanical contraptions, it promises to be an eclectic and engaging night of improvised electronica.

Leslie Deere/Shelley Parker/Tom Mudd/Tom Richards/Graham Dunning
Friday 27th November
Apiary Studios, Hackney Road
458 Hackney Road, London E2 9EG
8pm til late
£5 entry
[facebook event]
Leslie Deere – http://lesliedeere.com/
Originally from Tennessee, Leslie moved to the UK to study Sonic Art, continuing from a performing arts dance back ground in NYC. Leslie’s live performances use analogue and digital audio equipment alongside field recordings and her lo-fi video projections, to make abstract and absorbing drone collages.

Shelley Parker – http://www.shelleyparker.co.uk/
Bass frequencies, live audio feeds and found sounds are recurring themes within Shelley Parker’s performance, installation and music production. As well as releasing on her own label, her solo work and remixes have come out on Acre, Adaadat, Bulletdodge, Entr’acte, Myzuk, Opal and WotNot.

Tom Mudd – http://www.tommudd.co.uk/
Tom Mudd is a musician and programmer interested in relationships between software, composition and improvisation. His current work explores new synthesis methods through the use of Duffing oscillators coupled with banks of resonant filters.

Tom Richards – www.soundcloud.com/tom-richards
Tom Richards uses re-purposed and outmoded electronic technologies to create abstract sound works, referencing shamanic music, rave culture, and minimalist composition. Richards has developed his own idiosyncratic modular electronic music system, with which he creates slowly evolving and heavily textured polyrhythmic improvisations.

Graham Dunning – http://grahamdunning.com/
Graham Dunning’s solo project, Mechanical Techno: Ghost in the Machine Music, is a live-dubbed rhythmical collage made of record crackle, analogue synthesizer, dubplates and clumsily triggered drum machines. Graham is self-taught as an artist and musician having studied neither discipline academically.