Splice Festival is an audio visual performing arts festival based in London.
The 3rd edition takes place on 10th – 13th May 2018.
Founded in 2016, Splice has been designed to encourage the open exchange of ideas and information whilst producing and showcasing ground breaking performances from both emerging and established artists.
At its core the festival’s programme explores the overlapping fields of audio visual art and culture through a collection of live performances and projects including live cinema, AV remixing and VJing alongside other performative work that includes digital theatre, projection mapping, visual music, generative software, creative coding, experimental music and work that uses old and new technology in engaging ways.
Splice Festival Sunday
Stour Space, 7 Roach Rd, Hackney Wick, London E3 2PA
17:30 – 00:00
£6.50 on the door
His ‘Mechanical Techno’ project is live electronic dance music created right before your eyes. As the mechanism holding everything spins, rattles and knocks while you watch, looking a little like a musical engineer building a musical robot, the project quite literally revolves around intense physical looping, layered records, triggered percussion, locked grooves and much much more, all held together on a single axle powered by a turntable!
Mixed media project Harmergeddon have been playing live since 2010, both in the UK and abroad, particularly in the sound art, ambient and improvised noise scenes. Their current live show blends sound, lighting and performance art in a feedback loop using photophonics (sound carried on light beams), electro-magnetic fields and consumer electronic junk, all formed on a basis of improvisation and psychedelia; the result verges on intense spectacle or even sensory overload. The duo are currently finishing work on their forthcoming AV release ‘Heat Lightning’ which will see a digital release and in true old school style, a limited ‘VHS with hand painted booklet’
A Creak In Time is a 27-minute meditation on the ever-expanding fractal universe with recurring themes of transformation and altered perception, switching scale from microscopic topography to the vast distances of the cosmos. Presented in two parts, the first exploring the macro; the nature of physicality and formation on a celestial level, with the latter concerning the micro; the world unseen, thriving with lifeforms, continuously expanding and in complete symbiosis. The soundtrack by Howlround has been composed entirely of creaking objects and manipulated on magnetic tape machines.