Mechanical Techno – Switzerland / Germany tour dates

I’m playing five shows with the Mechanical Techno set in Switzerland and the south of Germany this November, touring with Sascha Brosamer and Tapiwa Svosve.  Dates below, follow the links for more details on the facebook event pages.

22.11. ZÜRICH Gamut @ Blossom | Wasserwerkstrasse 13 [facebook]
23.11. ST. GEORGEN @ Global Forests | Bahnhofstrasse 8 [facebook]
24.11. BIEL @ Atelier Robert | Paul-Robert Weg 11 [facebook]
25.11. FREIBURG @ Bretterbude | Böcklerstrasse 5 [facebook]
26.11. GENEVA @ FESTIVAL AKOUPHÈNE [facebook] – more


ALGORAVE – Sheffield – Mechanical Techno set

I’m playing a live mechanical techno set for ALGORAVE as part of Algomech, the Festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement.
18th November, in Sheffield. Details below.


Millennium Gallery

8pm-1am, 18 Nov. 2016
£6 advance (£8 OTD) – Buy tickets

“The scene at an algorave is often what you’d expect from any good techno night – a dark room, engaging visuals. a decent, bass-heavy speaker set-up, and lots of people ready to dance. .. performers at algoraves respond to each other and the audience in real time, often projecting the lines of code onto the walls as they type. lt’s coding as improvisation and experiment..” – The Wire magazine

Algorave is a combination of “algorithms” and “rave”, the opportunity to dance to alien rhythms and freaky visuals, all created from code before your eyes. The Algorave scene is fast-growing around the world, with Sheffield a strong centre, building on its fine roots in electronic music history. For the AlgoMech Algorave we are teaming up with Millennium Gallery Live Lates, and mixing in some mechanical techno to spice up the algorithmic electronics. We’ll be bringing together algorithmic and mechanical artists from UIQ, PC Music, Computer Club, Rephlex and NTS radio on one bill.. This has to be experienced!



Two performances in Prague

On Wednesday 9th November I’ll play two different sets at Punctum-Krásovka in Prague. Firstly a solo Mechanical Techno performance. And a duo with Bobby Barry, revisiting our Martinu live sampling/remixing improv duo from last year. Bobby will also lead a panel discussion relating to his new book The Music of the Future.

Full details on the facebook page, or below.

9 November at 19:00–23:00
Punctum-Krásovka, Krásova 27, Praha 3

Mechanické techno sběratele divných zvukových objektů Grahama Dunninga. Spisovatel a hudební kritik Robert Barry (The Quietus, FACTmag ad.) a jeho nová kniha “The Music of The Future” o hudbě mezi Stockhausenem a Holly Herndon. A jejich speciální živý DJ set inspirovaný českou klasickou hudbou.


Robert Barry (UK) | The Music of The Future – panel discussion

Autour de Martinů
Live-improvised set inspired by the music of Czech classical composer
Robert Barry, Graham Dunning

Graham Dunning (UK) | Mechanical Techno Set



Two mechanical techno gigs in Spain

I’m performing live with the mechanical techno setup in Spain twice in November, on Friday 4th in Barcelona and Saturday 5th in Zaragoza. Full details below.


Friday 4th November, 20:00 – 23:00
El Pumarejo de Barcelona
C/ Gomis, 42, Barcelona, Spain
LIVE: Graham Dunning’s Mechanical Techno / Boliden

A night of live ‘Mechanical Techno’ from Graham Dunning – Artist (SEAGRAVE, Fractal Meat), with a live PA of shoegaze techno from Boliden (SEAGRAVE, Speaker Footage).

(Para entrar tienes que hacerte socio del Pumarejo por 2 €)


Saturday 5th November, 19:00 – 21:30
Etopia – Milla Digital
Avda. Ciudad de Soria, 8, Zaragoza

festival de arte sonoro : música electroacústica, experimentación sonora, live coding, improvisación


Facebook event


AAS performance/exhibition – Chaotic Good: Crabhead / Collaborative Princess / Lumpy Oracle

Throughout 2016, AAS has been exploring what happens when things break down. When self is lost. When abjection occurs. When emotional flooding results in catastrophe. When another organ takes control of the body. When another system takes over logistics. When a quantity of sensation is categorically different from all the quantities before. When you play too loud, too long or too hard. When your world ends.

Chaotic Good: Crabhead / Collaborative Princess / Lumpy Oracle has been developed out of a process of molecular collaboration by AAS with the assistance of Northumbria University, in the form of Warwick Stafford Fellowship support for AAS member Stuart Tait. AAS also wish to acknowledge molecular contributions to development of this work by: Rob Smith, Kayt Hughes, Juliet Fleming, Philip Cornett, Diana Policarpo, Bea Turner and Rene McBrearty. With thanks to Mrs Patterson’s Press and Claire Potter for their work on the exhibition publication.

Performance: 5pm – 9pm, 1 November
Exhibition: 2 – 26 November
Venue: Gallery North, Sandyford Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 8ST



Associate artist with Somerset House Studios

Somerset House Studios is a new experimental workspace within Somerset House connecting around 300 artists, makers and thinkers with audiences. Located inside the former Inland Revenue offices, the studios are a platform for the development of new creative projects and collaboration, promoting work that pushes bold ideas, engages with urgent issues and pioneers new technologies. The studios are also home to Makerversity, Europe’s most exciting community of emergent makers.

For the following 12 months I’ll be an associate artist with the studios, working towards a performance installation at Somerset House in 2017. Check out the preview video below, or the official website here.



New release: tape swap album with Embla Quickbeam

A new album with Embla Quickbeam called Inside Memory’s Head is released 8th October on Third Kind Records. Over the course of two years we exchanged cassettes, found objects, writing and other ephemera to remotely collaborate on the album. Comes in a handmade box with poster and photo inserts, plus a found slide in each.


You can watch a video here, made of some of the slides: