Rhythm & Drone // Research & Development: Artist in Residence for LimeWharf Machines Room


Throughout September I’m working as artist in residence at the Machines Room makerspace at LimeWharf. The project is called Rhythm & Drone // Research & Development and I’ll spend my time exploring these concepts and how they relate to my practice, plus making new machines, recordings and other bits and bobs.

I’ll be working at the space most weekdays in September, apart from the week beginning 21st. Visitors are welcome to come and have a chat about what I’m getting up to, and to see the work I’ve been making. I’ll also post regular updates on the blog, here.

At a workshop session on Saturday 5th from 2pm-4pm visitors will be invited to build soundmaking systems of their own.

Additionally a discussion group will run each week with a different guest presenting their work and its relationship to the project’s themes. The group will run from 2-4pm.
Friday 4th – Mark Jackson
Friday 11th – Tom Richards
Friday 18th – Tom Mudd
Tuesday 29th  – Leslie Deere

The residency will finish with a live event on Thursday 1st October, Ghost in the Machine Music, taking place at New River studios in Manor House –


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Collage in group exhibition and auction, for IMT Gallery 10th anniversary

My new collage, Election Cut 02 (pictured) will be exhibited and on sale for IMT gallery’s 10th anniversary. The collage is made of cut record sleeves. See below for full info on the exhibition. Or visit here to bid on one of the artworks, they all start at £50. (from 17th September)

I’M Ten
4 September – 2 October 2015

Preview: Thursday 3 September 6 – 9pm
Auction launch: Thursday 17 September from 6pm GMT
Auction Ends: Friday 2 October at 9pm
Auction closing party: Friday 2 October 6 – 9pm

I’M Ten is a benefit auction and exhibition of over 150 emerging and established artists, brought together to celebrate IMT Gallery’s 10 year anniversary. All artworks will be auctioned off on Paddle8 at a starting price of £50 from the 17th of September – 2nd October 2015.

We are grateful to our I’M Ten nominators for their thoughtful artist selections. They include: Oreet Ashery (Artist), Stuart Brisley (Artist), Mark Doyle (Independent Art Consultant), Elisabetta Fabrizi (Curator, Tyneside Cinema), Kenneth Goldsmith (Poet and Founding Editor of UbuWeb), Sean Griffiths (Architect and Founder of FAT), Kelly Large (Curator, Zabludowicz Collection), Ana Ventura Miranda (Director, Arte Institute) and Aura Satz (Artist).

Since its opening as a non-profit gallery, IMT Gallery has built a reputation for its innovative site-specific installations as well as its championing of sound art and of artists working across media. The sale of works in I’M Ten, all of which have been kindly donated by participating artists, raises funds to continue to support IMT Gallery’s ambitious public and curatorial programming, as well as towards building new resources for supporting artists.

0rphan Drift | AAS | Larry Achiampong | Rupert Ackroyd | Thorbjørn Andersen | Daniela Antonelli | Sol Archer | Athanasios Argianas | Cristina Ataíde | Alex Baker | Alison Ballard | Darren Banks | Beagles and Ramsay  | Felix Bernstein | Antoine Bertin | David Blandy | Aline Bouvy | Uma Breakdown | Nicholas Brooks | Harry Burke | David Burrows | Martin John Callanan | Sarah Carne | Marco Cazzella | Rómulo Celdrán | Adam Chodzko | Rachael Clewlow | Maia Conran | Cecilia Corrigan | John Cussans | Charles Danby | Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau | Claire Dorsett | Luke Drozd | Graham Dunning | Karl England | Simon Faithfull
Marcia Farquhar | Brian Fay | Joe Fletcher Orr | Beth Fox | Margarita Gluzberg | Katie Goodwin | Joe Graham | Oona Grimes | Tina Gverovic | Mark Harris | Joey Holder | Rowena Hughes | Helena Hunter | Atsuhide Ito | Mat Jenner | Sophie Jung | Nick Kennedy | Dean Kenning | Lotte Rose Kjær Skau | Pil and Galia Kollectiv | Kreider + O’Leary | Kamil Kuskowski | Jessica Labatte | Dominique Lämmli | Rachel Lancaster | Sophia Le Fraga | Richard Squires | Sasha Litvintseva | Daniel Locke | Kevin Logan | Lynn Lu | Marcin Łuczkowski | David Lytzhøft
Sally Madge | Martim Meirelles | Luke McCreadie | Aidan McNeill | Melanie Manchot | Harry Meadley | Lindsey Mendick | Rosa Menkman | Paulina Michnowska | Karen Mirza & Brad Butler | Matt Moser-Clark
Harriet Murray | Idit Elia Nathan | Natacha Nisic | Flore Nové-Josserand | Eva O’Leary | Aki Onda | Miguel Palma | Maria Papadomanolaki | Mathew Parkin | Flora Parrott | Berry Patten | Isabel Pavão | Laura Pawela | Will Peck | Manuela Pimentel | Patricia Pinsker | Plastique Fantastique | Maeve Rendle | Hyun-Min Ryu | Andreas Rasmussen
Richard Rigg | Sam Risley Billingham | Florian Roithmayr | Caroline Rothstein | Giorgio Sadotti | Henrik Schrat | Erica Scourti | Dallas Seitz | Yinka Shonibare | Gordon Shrigley | Signal To Noise | DJ Simpson | Mark Scott-Wood | Thomas Skov | Amalie Smith | John Smith | Rob Smith | Evangelia Spiliopoulou | Marilia Stagkouraki | David Steans | Eva Stenram | Helen Stratford | NaoKo TakaHashi | Dafna Talmor | Vibeke Tandberg | Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan | Neil Taylor | Jennet Thomas | Thomson & Craighead | John Timberlake | Emma Tod | Townley and Bradby | Suzanne Treister | Lorenzo Triburgo | Alexandra Urban | Pedro Valdez Cardoso | Markus Von Platen | Tom White | Elizabeth Wright | Mark Peter Wright | Shen Xin | Eli Zafran | Judith Zaugg
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Follow the exhibition and auction on #IMTen2015

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Turntable / saxophone improv duo for CRAM festival (London)

On Monday 31st August I’ll play turntable and objects alongside Colin Webster on saxopnone, in an improvised performance for CRAM Festival. Full details below.


CRAM Festival: Three days of improvised music
29 August at 15:00 to 31 August at 22:00
Hundred Years Gallery
13 pearson st., London, E2 8JD

CRAM Records are thrilled to be putting on a 3 day spectacular at Hundred Years Gallery, over the August Bank Holiday – 29th, 30th, 31st.

With a packed lineup of all kinds of superb artists, it makes for a wonderful summer holiday weekend of music making. Yet again we can’t keep away from our collaborators at Hundred Years Gallery for it’s fine setting, space, food & drink, people and continued support.

3 days – 18 sets – 32 musicians

Day one – Saturday 29th August

Afternoon – 3pm

Steve Beresford & Sarah Gail Brand
Tom Jackson
Stephen Crowe & Benedict Taylor

Evening – 7.30pm

Kay Grant & Matt Chilton
John Bisset & Ivor Kallin
Terry Day, Steve Beresford & David Leahy

Day 2 – Sunday 30th August

Afternoon – 3pm

Neil Metcalfe, Mark Sanders & Daniel Thompson
Benedict Taylor
Olie Brice & Tom Challenger

Evening – 7.30

Edward Lucas
Jennifer Allum & Eddie Prévost
Adam Bohman, Sue Lynch & Adrian Northover

Day 3 – Monday 31st August

Afternoon – 3pm

Ashley John Long & Guillaume Viltard
Daniel Thompson
Hannah Marshall & Roland Ramanan

Evening – 7.30

Matt Davison, Tom Jackson & Ashley John Long
Sibyl Madrigal & Alex Ward
Graham Dunning & Colin Webster

Hundred Years Gallery
13 Pearson Street
E2 8JD
(2 mins from Hoxton Station)

Entry: £6 per concert (afternoon or evening), £9 one day pass, £18 one festival pass (3 full days).


Mechanical Techno at Leicester Summer Art Trail closing ceremony

On Saturday 29th August I’m performing live with the Mechanical Techno setup at the closing party of Leicester Summer Art Trail. See below for full details. [Facebook event page]

Myoptik’s Summer Arts Trail Closing Ceremony
29 August at 15:00 to 30 August at 01:00
The Great Central, Unit 1, 1st Floor, 27-35 Sussex Street, Leicester LE5 3BF

PVC presents Myoptik’s Summer Art Trail closing sound ceremony.
Come to Unit 1 The Great Central Gallery, on Saturday the 29th of August from 15:00-01:00 for 10 hours of interactive artistic sound. At the event you will have the opportunity to make things, shape things, see things and most of all hear and interact with sound; acoustic sound, digital sound, analogue sound, and the sound of voice. Featuring live acoustic sets, experimental electronic sets and djs.
You can make your own lights and synthesizers, you can dance, eat, drink and converse, all in one creative space. Line up in full:
Graham Dunning – live performance of a gateaux of tiered mechanical turntables
Myoptik – abstract soundscapes and looney music
Jake Boz – accomplished bass music
The Dirty Electronics Ensemble – custom made electronic devices meet performance art
Misterben – improvised sound art
Sepia Sun – post-rock soundbliss
Wiseass – high intensity funk-rock
The Aurora – acoustic singer-songwriter heaven
Akshay Colour Code Sharma – human beatboxing miracles
Mark Towers Ableton Workshop – come and learn the latest tricks from the LAUG main man
Sean Clark’s Cuttlefish lights – build your own lights to interact with the performances
Dachhu visuals – mind blowing visuals and a visual installation on the truth behind spaghetti westerns
Paul Asher – solo acoustic guitar renditions
1 Billion O’Clock – abstract, thought-provoking soundart and sonic mayhem
Dan Kent – real comedy with a real ukulele
Transmission DJs – those masters of The Exchange bar bring their funkin party to the ceremony
JammyGee – disco-funk meister lays down the groove
Helen Toft – Beautiful Songcraft
Dan Williamson’s homemade chilli
plus Myoptik’s famous rum cocktail..


Percussion and voice for Murmurists ensemble

On Saturday 15th August Murmurists will perform live, as a large scale ensemble to a graphic score. The performance was conceived and arranged by Anthony Donovan and takes place as part of An Evening With Classwar Karaoke. I’m playing percussion and vocalising Anthony’s text as “decorative heckling” during the performace.

An Evening With Classwar Karaoke
Saturday 15th August 2015, 7:00pm
Anatums Abode, 613 Commercial Road, London, E14 7NT

Anatum’s Abode presents an Evening With classwar karaoke, starringMurmurists, Ampersand/Zolan Quobble/Vjflickeringlight, In Phlogiston Veil and Oblivian Substanshall




Video exhibited at the Usurp Zone5 Film Festival

My videodrone film Untitled (Translation 1) is being shown in a multi-screen installation as part of the Usurp Zone5 Film Festival, starting this Friday 14th August.

In darkness, the aura flickers and an immersive sonic environment is created for a visual and aural extra sensory experience. Exploring avant-garde filmmaking, hand crafted cinema techniques and a cacophonous post-internet art style, this ambitious exhibition presents some of the best of international current image making.

Full details here:

Usurp Art Gallery proudly presents the Usurp Zone5 Film Festival 14 – 17 August with extraordinary screenings, exhibitions and a film soundtrack turntable night. Usurp Zone5 features more than 80 experimental, short films by filmmakers and artists from over 15 countries, including Argentina, India, Jordan, Peru, Spain and South Africa.

14, 15, 16 August: 7.30 – 9pm – Screenings.
Tickets only £5 inc. a drink and popcorn. Booking is essential as tickets are limited. Doors open 7pm

17 August: 7.30pm to 11pm – FREE! Film soundtrack records and projection night.

Exhibition films – FREE from 3pm to 6pm every day.

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