Turntable / Saxophone improv set, London

On Wednesday 28th September I’ll play turntable, dubplates and spring reverbs alongside Colin Webster on saxophone, at I’klektik Art Lab near Waterloo. More info on the facebook page, here.

Sloth Racket – Colin Webster & Graham Dunning – Ti/om
28th September 8pm
‘Old Paradise Yard’ 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG

The London date of the Sloth Racket Autumn 2016 Tour with two extra sets of improvised music…

Tom Ward – bass clarinet/flute
Tim Fairhall – bass

Webster/Dunning duo
Colin Webster – saxophones
Graham Dunning – turntables

Sloth Racket
Cath Roberts – baritone saxophone
Anton Hunter – guitar
Sam Andreae – tenor saxophone
Seth Bennett – bass
Johnny Hunter – drums


Mechanical Techno for Sounds For Living Festival, Margate

On Saturday 17th September I’ll play a mechanical techno live set for Sounds For Living, a sound art festival in Margate, Kent.

info // facebook

Sightseeking with your ears!

Sounds for Living present a day of experimental, improvised and newly commissioned sound works based at, and leading out from, Inside Out at the Fort Hill Shelter, Margate.

12pm Tendrils
A Drawing/ Listening Workshop, led by Helen Frosi (Soundfjord).

A sensory, participatory walk for the (sonically) curious. Followed by a discussion at the shelter. Please register a place here.

Please meet at the shelter at midday and allow two hours.

Live Performances from 2:30pm – 6:30pm include:
Rob Stillman

Robert Stillman is a composer and multi-instrumentalist whose music incorporates influences of Folk Americana, Jazz, Minimalism and electronic music. For Sounds for Living, Robert will be improvising around the Inside Out structure. 

Steve Beresford & Sarah Brand
The legendary Steve Beresford has been a central figure in the British improvising scene for over thirty years, and has worked with hundreds of people, including The Slits, Stewart Lee, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I,The Flying Lizards, Otomo Yoshihide, John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Christian Marclay and more. He plays a variety of instruments, including piano, electronics, trumpet, euphonium, bass guitar and a wide variety of toy instruments.

Trombonist Sarah Gail Brand has recorded and performed on the international Jazz and Improvised Music since the early 1990s with Mark Sanders, John Edwards, Evan Parker, Phil Minton, Lol Coxhill, Alexander Hawkins, Maggie Nicols, Rachel Musson and countless others. She appears in Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle and in the 2014 documentary, Taking The Dog for a Walk.

Slap Dash
A Trio of Tina Krasevec, David Leahy and a Double Bass.
Originating in the premise that a musical instrument is not just a passive artefact producing sound, but has its own identity and presence within a performance environment. An investigation into the different possibilities of relationship between the two performers and a double bass.

8pm Graham Dunning
Leading out from one of the shelters sightlines, we continue on into the evening in Cliftonville at the Margate Arts Club. Come with us to witness Graham Dunning’s Mechanical Techno.

The set up is enormously precarious and part of the drama comes from the fact that it might all teeter out of sync or collapse at any moment…! ”

Sightseeking with your ears!

Unmeasured Music and Athelstan Sound have joined together to form Sounds for Living – an organisation bringing sound based events to Margate.

Please check back here on the day for full programme details and times.
All welcome. Free entry. Bar.

About the Artists

Unmeasured Music is an international organisation created by Rachel Connelly in 2007. The aim is to provide a unique space to encourage interdisciplinary networks and projects with artists and musicians whose practice is predominately focused on sound.

Athelstan Sound is an open workshop that convenes monthly, at Resort Studios, Margate. The group champions a speculative and holistic approach to the production and reception of sound, collaborating with choreographers, writers and visual artists.


Mix for La Galería podcast

Released on 8th September, a new hour long mix of abstract, downbeat, ambient and textural sounds for the La Galería podcast.


KK Null & Ore – Dawn of Time
Robert Scott Thompson – Lavandula
Marina Rosenfeld – Seeking Solace / Why, Why?
David Colohan – Eldfell
Dromloch – IO
Tsembla – Arimaus Blommor
Rosalyn Steer – Do You Ever Get Sick
Embla Quickbeam & Graham Dunning – Floating Worlds
Fragments of Space Hex – Monochrome
Karen Gwyer – Waukon
Tauchsieder – Moves Left
Slim Vic – Divalator Part 1
Broshuda – The Steam Dried Out
Gelding – Haint
Black Dice – Unititled #5.5
Ekoclef – Imperium
Black Thread – Velvet Foil
Meredith Monk – Engine Steps


DJ set for New Atlantis

On Sunday 4th September I’ll play a DJ set of drone, textures and electronics for New Atlantis, at Rye Wax in Peckham. The event runs 4pm to 10pm and is free entry.

Fantasic downbeat live sets from Broshuda and AyGeeTee as well as a host of regular resident DJs.

Facebook event page:

The Basement, The CLF Art Cafe, 133 Rye Lane, London SE15 4S


The Mechanical Laboratory of Antimatter for Fort Process

On Saturday 3rd September I’m hosting The Mechanical Laboratory of Antimatter, a day-long performance installation with Henry Liam Collins, Leslie Deere and Sam Underwood, for Fort Process.

Fort Process is an expansive multi-disciplinary music and arts festival held in the evocative spaces of Newhaven Fort in East Sussex. Performances and installations take place deep in resonant tunnels and exposed ramparts overlooking the English Channel.

The Mechanical Laboratory of Antimatter will take place in a side room from the main courtyard at Newhaven Fort. The title refers to Situationist International artist Giuseppe Pinot Gallizio’s projects which were concerned with the automation or industrialisation of artmaking and the idea of mass production of art as a destabilising force.
The room will function as an experimental laboratory with myself and the other artists working both together and individually to create machinic soundmaking assemblages and short performances throughout the day.
More info:

New film “The Heartbeat of Kong, or More Mouse Bites” at The Royal Geographical Societies Annual International


Myself, Ralph Dorey and Stuart Tait have made a new film for the Royal Geographical Society‘s Annual International Conference 2016, on 31st August. The film, The Heartbeat of Kong, or More Mouse Bites, talks about parasites, dub, Holons and growing plants in zombie corpses. The topic of the conference is “Holey space: Alterior imaginations, urbanism, resistance and affect” – we discuss some of these topics in relation to our group practice as AAS.

More info on the conference here. We will post the video on the AAS vimeo page after the event has taken place.



Mechanical Techno for More News From Nowhere, Walthamstow

MNFN #8 – Graham Dunning’s Mechanical Techno / Thomas Stone / Ashplant
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31 August at 19:30
Victoria Walthamstow
186 Hoe Street, E17 4QH Walthamstow, United Kingdom

More News From Nowhere returns after our summer hiatus, and we’re massively excited to be bringing you GRAHAM DUNNING’S MECHANICAL TECHNO – Heath-Robinson experiments in sound and movement to make you dance. Support comes from THOMAS STONE (aka Jecklin) who makes electroacoustic improvised music on bassoon and activate percussion, MNFN collective member Ciaran Mackle aka ASHPLANT, as well as the MNFN DJs.

£5 in advance (+50p BF) or £7 on the door.

Picture (c) Paul Hudson via Flickr. CC-BY.