Artist talk for London College of Communication

On Thursday 11th January at 2pm I’ll give a talk about my work and processes at LCC, as part of CRiSAP‘s visiting artist programme.

The series is open to the public but places need to be booked in advance – drop me an email if you’d like to attend.

Sound Arts Visiting Practitioner Series 2018
Presented by LCC Sound Arts and Design and the CRiSAP Research Centre
Curated by John Wynne
Thursdays at 2pm, Lecture Theatre B

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Mechanical Techno at Loose Lips for Fairbeats Music (London)

Final show of the year is a Mechanical Techno set for Loose Lips, in aid of Fairbeats Music: a charity building a culture of music-making in young people from refugee backgrounds in South London.

Loose Lips’ Ldn Live Session #9 – in aid of Fairbeats Music
Haunt, 182 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7UY
Friday 15th December, 20:00-02:00

https://www.facebook.com/events/168067780457767/


If you haven’t been to a Loose Lips Live Session before, the events are revolved around any and all types of live musical performance that are in our radar currently…

We’ll be hosting this session at the amazing Haunt in Stoke Newington, London.

Each event raises funds and awareness for a different charity. For December’s edition, we’re raising awareness for Fairbeats Music, who do wonderful work, building a culture of music-making in young people!

https://www.facebook.com/fairbeats

20:00 – 02:00
Entry is £4 on the door.

Thanks to Mia Lily Johnson on the cover design – mialilyjohnson.com.

Line-up:

– Body Clocks (Dialogue)
https://soundcloud.com/body-clocks

– Graham Dunning (NTS/Seagrave)
https://soundcloud.com/grahamdunning

– Jazzi Bobbi
https://soundcloud.com/jazzibobbi

– Kan Beng (Mandinka)
https://soundcloud.com/user-155735117

– Matthew Burnett (Scope/Multiversal)
https://www.facebook.com/mbmusicATX

Solo acoustic set for Verznights # 004 (London)

Verznights #004
Hundred Years Gallery
13 Pearson St, London E2 8JD

Saturday 9th December 2017, 19:30-22:30


The final verz imprint live edition of 2017. Four solos.

Graham Dunning
Improvised percussion and electronics
https://soundcloud.com/alisonblunt/bluntdunninglynch-at-cafe-oto-project-space-27717

Heather Roche
Solo clarinet music: ‘kopenhagener stille’ (2014) by Martin Rane Bauck, and ‘Cerulean’ by Rebecca Saunders
https://soundcloud.com/martinbauck/kopenhagener-stille-2014-for-solo-clarinet

Phil Julian
Improvised piece for multi-point degraded electronics
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcIJAnjhlJ_/

Lucia H. Chung
Solo electronics
https://murmurrec.bandcamp.com/album/colour-of-quantum

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Graham Dunning [b. 1981] is self-taught as an artist and musician having studied neither discipline academically. His live work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He also creates visual work, video and installations drawing on these themes.

Born in Canada, clarinetist Heather Roche lives in London. As a soloist and chamber musician she appears regularly at European festivals. She was a founding member of hand werk (Cologne), and has also played with Musikfabrik (Cologne), mimitabu (Gothenburg), Alisios Camerata (Zagreb), Apartment House (London) and ensemble Proton (Bern). She wrote her doctoral thesis at the University of Huddersfield, where she focused on collaboration between composers and performers. Her blog on writing for the clarinet attracts 90,000 viewers each year. Her debut solo CD, Ptelea is out on HCR/NMC, and her CD featuring the clarinet works of Christopher Fox, Headlong, will appear on Metier in February 2018.
www.heatherroche.net

Phil Julian is a UK based composer and improviser active since the late 1990’s principally working with modular electronic devices and computers.
Audio works by Julian (and under the Cheapmachines alias) have been published on labels including Entr’acte, Banned Production, The Tapeworm, Harbinger Sound, Confront Recordings, Conditional, Staalplaat (Open Circuit imprint), con-v, Beartown Records as well as numerous compilation appearances.

Lucia H Chung is a Taiwanese reductionist electronic musician. She releases music under the name ‘en creux’ and ‘Reloc’, and works as label manager at SM-LL, events curator at Happened and radio producer / host of ‘We Are Happened’

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verz imprint is a multimedia project that curates and supports quiet music and art, founded in 2016 by Phil Maguire. At present, the project consists of a netlabel (verz imprint), concert series (verznights), and radio show on experimental station ResonanceEXTRA (verzcast). The project attempts to explore ‘quiet’ music past and present, and what ‘quietness’ means in contemporary art(s).

verzimprint.wordpress.com
verzimprint.bandcamp.com

Deconstruct Yourself – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

On Friday 1st December myself, Leslie Deere, Tom Richards and Joanne Armitage will perform live and present some installations, in a deconstructed rave at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea. Tickets available now from DLWP, preview video and full info below.

 

DECONSTRUCT YOURSELF
A DECONSTRUCTED RAVE CURATED BY GRAHAM DUNNING

Friday 1 December
6pm
Tickets £6, £5

Graham Dunning and three other artists take over the building to present an evening of live music and visual performance.

6 – 10pm 
6:00pm Doors open for viewing artworks (galleries and ICA touring exhibition also open)
7:30pm to 10pm live performances

Performed in the round, the audience have the chance to get up-close and personal with the machines as they help us rave to mechanical techno.

The event will include three sculptural, sonic installations, placed around the public areas of the building and a live music performance, with projected visuals, in the DLWP auditorium foyer space which dismantles and reconstructs the process and foundations beneath basslines and rhythms. Everything used by these artists is hacked and torn. Machines are rewired to share control.

 

Mechanical Techno: London and Barcelona

Two mechanical techno shows this month. The Photograhers’ Gallery on Saturday 11th November and DIGI_LAB 1, Mazda Space, Barcelona on Saturday 18th November*. Full details below.
[* please note: the Barcelona date is now cancelled due to me falling off my bike. Will be rescheduled for 2018.]

Here’s a clip of a new recording made during my current studio residency at PRAH Foundation in Margate.


HYPERANALOGUE PARTY
The Photographers’ Gallery
16-18 Ramillies St, Soho, London W1F 7LW

Saturday 11th November, 18:00
£2.50 | Tickets


DIGI_LAB /  Mutek Barcelona
Mazda Space
Carrer del Comerç, 60, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Saturday 18th November, 19:30
€4.00 | Tickets

[* please note: the Barcelona date is now cancelled due to me falling off my bike. Will be rescheduled for 2018.]

First two live coding gigs

I’ve recently started learning the live coding program TidalCycles, and have two gigs this month playing music with it.

Here’s a clip from an old practice with the program. My live set may or may not sound anything like this.

5th November: Electronik Netwerk, Vinyl Deptford (onstage 17:00).
Vinyl Deptford
4 Tanners Hill, London, SE8 4PJ
Doors 2pm

A free entry electronic music event, featuring sounds by:
* 3pm: JUSTIN PATON https://soundcloud.com/justin-paton-701990060
* 4pm: GAB CHI https://gabchithearchives.wixsite.com/tcrdatabase
* 5pm: GRAHAM DUNNING https://grahamdunning.com/
* 6pm: BEACHERS https://soundcloud.com/beachers
* 7pm: XYLITOL http://xylitolmusic.blogspot.co.uk/
* 8pm: TRISTIAN BURFIELD http://www.tristanburfield.com/
* 9pm: FAR RAINBOW https://farrainbow.bandcamp.com/
* DJ ANGELA LAST https://mottomottorecords.com/
* DJ ANDREW LEWIS https://nofictionclub.wordpress.com/

The venue is a record shop and gallery that serves alcohol, coffee, tea, smoothies, cakes, panini & vegan food.
https://www.facebook.com/Vinyl-Deptford-1384791638413451/

TRAVEL =
DLR: Deptford Bridge / Greenwich / Elverson Road / Lewisham
TRAINS: Deptford / New Cross / St. Johns / New Cross Gate / Lewisham / Brockley
BUSES: 47 / 453 / 188 / 177 / 436 / 225 / 53

If you perform electronic music and would like to play at a future Electronik Netwerk event, get in touch: https://www.facebook.com/beautyanddisgust
or: nownownownownownow@hotmail.com

24th November: Resolution, Goldsmiths University.
G05 GIML room in St James Hatcham Church, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London

Resolution is a SE London events series encompassing various different mediums including Music, Film & Art, often using new programming developments and intricate sound spaces carefully chosen for our events.

Full details to follow soon: https://www.gold.ac.uk