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DunningWebsterUndwerwood (turntable / saxophone / tuba): two festival gigs and a new album!

DunningWebsterUnderwood perform improvised music, avoiding conventional playing of their respective instruments: Turntable, baritone saxophone and tuba. Artist Graham Dunning uses a single turntable with dubplates of field recordings, dentistry tools and other objects to create crackling textures, tones and disjointed noise. Colin Webster is a prolific and experimental improviser who brings a palette of percussive and textural sounds, drawn tones, and raw, searing blasts. Sam Underwood is a musician, producer and instrument maker playing brass rasp and deep, drone, doom layers.

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We’re at performing two festivals at the start of August: Full of Noises festival in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria on 31st July to 2nd August; and Supernormal Festival in Oxfordshire from 7th to 9th August. Full details on the festival websites.

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We’re also excited to announce our debut album BLEED, which is available in August from ADDADAT records. Full info on the release here. We recorded the album at Sam’s Shallow End Studios in Worcestershire in 2014.

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New cassette release: Noise Club Vol.4

Available now on cassette/download from my bandcamp site, this is a 60 minute album of tape music, drone, wonky electronics and noise. Edition of 32 tapes.

Noise Club was set up by Robin Foster in 2015. He invited 11 other artists to each record a sound. Then each in turn made a tape album from those sounds, and sent a copy to the others.

For my Noise Club album I used tape loops, live sampling, mechanical sequencers, live dub mixdowns and Burroughs’ tape technique. Each piece was recorded to cassette 4-track and mixed down live in one take.

The art work is made of digitally glitched, printed and physically collaged images of the contributors’ facebook profile pictures.

The contributors to Noise Club were: Robin Foster, Ed Dowie, Farmer Glitch, Henry Collins, Ian Watson, Joined By Wire, Laurie French, Joanna Pucci, Rosena Wenonoah, Tom Bench and Paul Walsh.

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Two turntable improv performances this weekend (London)

On Saturday 25th July I’m performing twice in London at different events.

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In the afternoon I’m playing turntable, dubplates and objects with Colin Webster on saxophone, at I’Klektik Arts Lab for Terra Incognita.
This is an audio-visual collaboration between Crux and the I’klectik Art Lab. We will be both inside and outside I’klectik to create an electronic garden located in the heart of Waterloo.

Crux + I’klectik
present an electronic garden in Waterloo
Midday – Midnight. £5 entry
‘Old Paradise Yard’, 20 Carlisle Lane ( Royal Street corner ) SE1 7LG

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In the evening, a brand new ensemble playing with Colin on sax, Ingrid Plum on vocals and tapes, and John Macedo on modular synth. We’ll be playing through an eight channel surround system, with our sounds diffused spatially by Coryn Smethurst.
New River Studios, 199 Eade Road, N4 1DN
7:30pm – 10:30pm

Works for fixed media by:  Wende Bartley Xavier Garcia,
Monique Jean, Ivo Malec, Huw McGreggor, Jon Panther, Elaine Radigue, Raum, Karin Senff, Coryn Smethurst, Dixie Treichel, Pascale Trudel


Live works by

Manoli Moriaty (Live feedback work with audience participation)
Graham Dunning, (Graham Dunning (turntable) / John Macedo (modular synth) / Ingrid Plum (voice) / Colin Webster (saxophone)
Charles Matthews (Live performance with augmented gamelan instruments)

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Mechanical Techno at Latitude Festival

On Friday 17th July I’m performing an AV set at Latitude Festival using the Mechanical Techno set-up. My set is on the Big Screen & Film Gallery stage for Dear Serge, lineup below.

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Presenting a selection of exciting artists and musicians for this year’s Big Screen at the Latitude Festival.

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CIECIURA & DE SOUSA Installation in the woods Friday 17th- Sunday 19th

GRAHAM DUNNING Friday 17th at 11pm

http://grahamdunning.com/

CHRISTINA YEO- CLAREY Performance on Saturday the 18th at 6pm

SPEAK GALACTIC Saturday 18th at 9pm

https://www.facebook.com/speakgalactic

BARTOSZ DYLEWSKI & CALEB MADDEN Saturday 18th at 11.30pm

http://www.dlwp.com/on-tour/dear-serge/

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Screening: AAS Young Castle of the Elder Sun

Young Castle of the Elder Sun is a video document of a performance by AAS. It is shown here unedited in its original broadcast format.

Thursday 16th July 2015
LimeWharf, Vyner Street, E2 9DJ London, United Kingdom
Film starts at 7pm sharp.

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The performance was commissioned by Flux Factory, New York , as the closing event of Strobe Network. It was performed and broadcast live from Gallery North, Newcastle. The performance borrows from television show formats, occult technology and the work and life of William Burroughs. AAS functions as band, reporter, object, inquisitor, producer, camera operator, technician, educator, performer and saboteur simultaneously, in a performance which follows a predetermined system which grinds the content toward entropy. The original broadcast aired at 4:00pm GMT / 10:00 AM EST 21st June during Summer Solstice. At 5:38pm GMT 11:38 EST The Thing Happens.

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“For those only just tuning in…”
[A monolith]

[Bloods flow together]

[Continuity announcer voice]

At 5:38 the thing happens.
[Sound of magma]

[text ends]

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Guest performance on Bermuda Triangle Test Transmissions, Resonance FM

/////////////////////////tonight from 11pm to midnight I’m joining the Bermuda Triangle Test Transmission Engineers on their weekly radio show to explore Earth Hum. Tune in at http://resonancefm.com/

Full details on the BTTTE blog here: http://btttb.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/test-transmission-information-09072015.html

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Music by the Metre Kiosk at TransActing: A Market of Values, Chelsea College (London)

For this event exploring “wealth beyond capital” I’ll be manning the Music by the Metre Kiosk, selling abstract music off the peg and discussing Situationist International member Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio’s take on economics and anti-matter.  Full details below/website // Facebook page here.


TransActing: A Market of Values
Saturday, 11th July 2015, 12 – 5pm

Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU London, United Kingdom

This bustling pop-up market will feature artists, designers, economists, civil-society groups, academics, ecologists, activists and others who creatively explore existing structures of evaluation and actively produce new ones.

Organised by Critical Practice, #TransActingwill take place on the historic Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, located between Tate Britain and Chelsea College of Arts. The Market will showcase skillshares, freegan cafes, an auction, a blood donation bank, expert and enthusiast knowledge, an estate agent and other resources. Diverse forms of value production will animate economies beyond the financial.

Care, trust, creativity and generosity are forms of exchange that coexist with money but cannot be made equivalent to pounds and pence. It’s wealth beyond capital that will be produced at #TransActing.

The Market of Values will be hosted in bespoke structures built by Critical Practice, Public Works and others. These stalls will be interspersed with other spaces of assembly and exchange: a speakers’ corner, a social cinema, while multiple currencies will circulate, not all of them monetary

Whilst the values of competitive markets dominate contemporary life, including art and its education, other kinds can and do coexist. Some even flourish in alternative communities of evaluation. #TransActing will nurture and celebrate these value relations in a spectacular one-day event.

Critical Practice is: Metod Blejec, Marsha Bradfield, Cinzia Cremona, Neil Cummings, Neil Farnan, Angela Hodgson-Teal, Karem Ibrahim, Catherine Long, Amy McDonnell, Claire Mokrauer-Madden, Eva Sajovic, Kuba Szreder, Sissu Tarka and many more besides.

Visit http://www.criticalpracticechelsea.org for more information or email criticalpracticeinfo@gmail.com