On 29th November the psychedelic AV duo Sculpture release a new 5″ picture disk through Psyché Tropes, with an event at the Old Baths in Hackney. I’ll be one of several dozen turntablists playing as a locked groove orchestra on the night, in between sets by legends Mariam Rezaei, Janek Schaeffer and Sculpture themselves. I’ve also done a remix which comes out on the same day as part of the digital version of the release. Full info here [fb].
Sculpture / Janek Schaefer / Mariam Rezaei
Friday, 29 November 2019 from 19:00-00:00
The Old Baths
80 Eastway, E95JH London, United Kingdom
Psyché Tropes presents
a Zoetropic 5″ release party
7pm – Midnight
Sculpture meets Psyché Tropes for a post-transitory broadcast in reductionist methodology, exploring the non-standard definitions from the other side.
Join us at The Old Baths in Hackney Wick for the official release of Projected Music, a 5-inch locked groove picture disc with live performances by Sculpture, Janek Schaefer & Mariam Rezaei plus an ensemble of 26 Turntables for 26 Locked Grooves. More to be announced…
Sculpture is electronic music producer, Dan Hayhurst, and visual artist, Reuben Sutherland, on a freewheeling excursion through temporary forms of digital composition, analogue electronics, comic strips, sci-fi, pop, psychedelia and multisensory perception.
Discovering transitory possibilities in live A/V performance is central. Utilizing an ever expanding library of zoetropic prints, Sutherland’s visual turntablism combines pre-cinema imaging with cutting-edge digital techniques in hallucinatory loops and jumps. There’s a clear connection with Hayhurst’s unstable sonics, free associations that gleefully defy convention in pursuit of a unique internal logic.
A sequence of animated picture discs have appeared on Dekorder, Ana Ott and Tapebox. Sculpture’s Membrane Pop LP and a live A/V document, Video Plot, were released by Oneohtrix Point Never’s Software label. Slime Code instantiated as 7 unique cassettes plus digital edition on patten’s Kaleidoscope imprint, later reissued on vinyl by Digitalis. The duo’s recent work includes the tape/graphic novel, Nearest Neighbour, and a series of digital audio and video works on their new Plastic Infinite label. https://plasticinfinite.com/
Sound Artist, & Entertainer Janek Schaefer was born in England to Polish and Canadian parents in 1970. While studying architecture at the Royal College of Art [RCA annual prize], he created ‘Recorded Delivery’  using a sound activated dictaphone travelling overnight through the Post Office. That work was made for the ‘Self Storage’ exhibition [Time Out critics choice] with one time postman Brian Eno and Artangel. Since then the multiple aspects of sound became his focus, resulting in many site-specific installations, exhibition/dance/short film soundtracks, albums and concerts using his self built record players with manipulated found sound collage. The ‘Tri-phonic Turntable’  is in the Guinness Book of Records. He has performed, lectured and exhibited widely throughout Europe [Sonar, Tate Modern, Pompidou, CCCB], China, USA/Canada [The Walker, XI, Mutek, Princeton], Japan, and Australia [Sydney Opera House].
His first studio album ‘Above Buildings’ was released on Fat Cat to considerable praise, [The Guardian CD of the week]. Other solo works have been released all over the world by Asphodel, Sub Rosa, Hot Air, Sirr, Rhiz, Kraak, Alluvial, DSP, Diskono, BiP_HOp, Cronica, LINE, Room40, Desire Path, Fat Cat, audiOh!, Staalplaat, Dekorder, and 12k. He has collaborations with Philip Jeck (Songs for Europe CD), Robert Hampson (Comae CD), Stephan Mathieu (Hidden Name CD), and Charlemagne Palestine (Day of the Demons LP).
In 2008 he won The British Composer of the Year Award in Sonic Art and the Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers Prize. The Bluecoat Gallery exhibited a Retrospective of his 20 year career in 2009. Janek is represented by the Agency Gallery, London. He is a Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes Sonic Art Research Unit, and works from the audiOh! Room in Walton-on-Thames, UK. http://www.JanekSchaefer.com
Mariam Rezaei is a turntablist, performer and improviser, working predominantly with the piano, voices, turntables and electronics. She is Artistic Director of TOPH, a producing mixed arts space in Newcastle. TOPH direct TUSK FRINGE for TUSK Festival. Her new release ‘BLUD’ is available in Fractal Meat Cuts. https://fractalmeat.bandcamp.com/album/blud
Recent notable music commissions include ‘Metropolis’ live film score at Glastonbury 2017, ‘A Song For Ella Grey’, ‘War Of The Worlds’ for Northern Stage, ‘Radical Acts’ CommonWealth and ‘Don’t Forget The Birds’, Open Clasp Theatre, ‘TOP///‘ at Tectonics Mosaic/Cresc. Festival, Wiesbaden, for Ilan Volkov, and Ensemble Modern, 42 Mirrors’ for TUSK 2019, ‘Wolf’s Tail’ HCMF 2019 and a UK tour with TOPH as SwarmFront.