Mechanical Techno performance for “The Curves of the Needle” exhibition (Newcastle)
On Friday 24th April I’ll play a Mechanical Techno live set for Gallery North at Baltic 39 in Newcastle. My set coincides with a new show at the space: “The Curves of the Needle considers a recurring interest in the vinyl record by artists. This group exhibition explores album artwork, the cultural significance of the record collection and brings together contemporary artists who have experimented with the format.”
Gallery North Presents: Graham Dunning
Mechanical Techno – Ghost in the Machine Music
Friday 24 April 2015 / 17.00–18.00 / FREE
BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39, Newcastle
To coincide with The Curves of the Needle, London-based sound artist and musician Graham Dunning will be performing his Mechanical Techno project. Lee Scratch Perry described Dub as “the ghost in me coming out,” Dunning performs a live dub on a clunky home-made contraption to release the ghost in the machine.Mechanical Techno – Ghost in the Machine Music is vinyl dissonance for lost memories: a rhythmical collage of record crackle, analogue synthesizer, wounded dubplates and clumsily triggered drum machines.
Graham Dunning is self-taught as an artist and musician. He has performed solo and in ensembles across the UK, Switzerland and Norway, and exhibited in the UK, New Zealand and USA. He teaches Experimental Sound Art at the Mary Ward Centre in London and also gives independent workshops. Dunning has releases on Entr’acte, Linear Obsessional, Raw Tonk and other DIY labels.