An update on my plans for the event:
– During the day I’ll exhibit some of the stuff I collect including Post-It notes, blank cassette sleeves and home-made cassette covers.
– I’ll also make a new short run recycled tape edition, including the covers. They’ll be recorded sequentially with a Music by the Metre set-up.
– In the evening I’ll join in the panel discussion on Collcting // Objects // Sounding – how each of the artists use their collections in their work
– finally, an improvised performance for which I’ll use some of my collection of instructional cassettes, home recordings and some chance-made loops.
A day of performances, talks, and installations exploring collections, archives and objects and their possibility for animation in sound and music. Featuring Graham Dunning, Helen Frosi, Ian Stonehouse, Lisa Busby and Ruthie Woodward, plus more TBC.
“Memory is a vast archive of abstracts and curios, which are all the time being rearranged and revalued by the archivist; the past is constantly being re-made by the present.”
Arthur Koestler, The Ghost in the Machine
“Everything that matters is to be found in the card box of the researcher who wrote it, and the scholar studying it assimilates it into his own card index”
Walter Benjamin, One Way Street and Other Writings
Collecting // Objects // Sounding
Friday 26th June 2015
The Electronic Music Studios, Richard Hoggart Building
Goldsmiths University, New Cross, London
2pm – 8pm
Artists and researchers present their collections and works in progress. Featuring Graham Dunning, Helen Frosi, Ian Stonehouse, Lisa Busby and Ruthie Woodward. Visit the open studios to meet the artists and see their work.
Cassette splicing workshop led by recent BMus Popular Music alumni. Drop in at any time for splicing and destruction. All materials supplied.
Panel discussion and group performance
Hosted by the Popular Music Research Unit and the Electronic Music Studios
All events are free and open to all