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Video screening for Strange Umbrellas, Berlin

My short film Untitled (Translation 1) will be shown as part of the Strange Umbrellas event in Berlin on 26th August. Full info below.


FRIDAY AUGUST 26th
JAMIE MCDERMOTT voice TOM ARTHURS  trumpet  & STEVE BERESFORD electronics
SERVANDO BARREIRO  & BLANCA REGINA  AV performance
VOCOLINE  by ILAN KATIN  Live drawing performance
SHORT FILMS  by KAREL DOING, PIERRE BOUVIER PATRON, GRAHAM DUNNING, JOSEPH YOUNG

SATURDAY AUGUST 27th
SERVANDO BARREIRO  AV performance
PETER CUSACK & BLANCA REGINA   AV performance
AUDERROSE  & PATRICK K.-H.  AV performance
LORE LIXENBERG  voice & STEVE BERESFORD piano
SHORT  FILMS  by KAREL DOING, PIERRE BOUVIER PATRON,  KHALED KADDAL.

EINTRITT 6/10€

SOWIESO
Weisestr. 24
12049 Berlin
Web: www.sowieso-neukoelln.de

More: http://strangeumbrellassite.tumblr.com/post/148200861250/strange-umbrellas-berlin-special-edition

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1034743336575151/

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Two live shows in Ireland

I’m looking forward to visiting Ireland for the first time in August, playing a couple of gigs with a new setup drawing on bits from the rhythm & drone, found tape sampling and mechanical techno projects.

12th August: Little Gem Records, Dublin – details below.
13th August: Mini Monk & The Nun, Leitrim – private event, email for details.


Valerian presents
Graham Dunning (UK) + Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh
Little Gem Records (below Cleo Handweavers)
Friday, 12th Aug
€5 suggested donation

Cryin’ shame that Monk & the Nun was cancelled, but delighted that Graham is bringing the drone to Dublin anyway. It’s his Dublin debut. Have a click here for a taste of what’s to come in the super space that is Little Gem Records: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4xQdOtgkZs

Graham makes sound art and improvised music, with experimentation and play as a main part of his making process. Noise – as unwanted sound like record crackle or tape hiss – often features in his work.https://grahamdunning.com/

Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh is a viola player based in Dublin. She aims to explore the versatility of the instrument in experimental and improvised music. She plays with Cian Nugent & the Cosmos and has performed with Circuit des Yeux and Josephine Foster. Listen here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFdnUW_8dT4 andhttps://soundcloud.com/ailbhenicoireachtaigh

Thank you Andy for allowing us to make this happen at such short notice! FREE IN, but donations to the artists gladly accepted to cover the cost of Graham’s Sail to Rail, record perusal and purchase as well

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Supernormal extra: Mechanical Techno and Moonseer performances

A couple of last minute changes mean I’m now doing a couple of extra performances at this year’s Supernormal Festival. The event runs over the weekend of the 5th August, at Braziers Park in Oxfordshire.

I’ll be doing the following:

Friday 4:15pm – Mechanical Techno live set, Red Kite stage
Saturday 1:00pm – Sam Sam Big Band, Braziers House
Saturday 4:30pm – AAS: introduction to Holectics, Supernormal Super Sensory Summer School Henge
Saturday 11:00pm – Moonseer, unknown location
Sunday 8:15pm – trio with Lina Lapelyte & Angarad Davies, the Barn.

Plus!
Two new tapes will be available which I’ve worked on, from Mary Stark and AAS. Both released to coincide with the festival. Click on the images for more info.

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Supernormal Festival 2016 – New collaboration with Angharad Davies & Lina Lapelyte, plus AAS talk/performance

Supernormal Festival this year runs from 5th to 7th August at Brazier’s Park in Oxfordshire. I’m performing in a new trio with Lina Lapalyte & Angharad Davies; giving a talk/performance with AAS; and playing in Sam Cook and Sam Underwood’s orchestra of homemade instruments. Supernormal is my favourite festival, I highly recommend it. Info and tickets here.

SUPERNORMAL is a three-day, experimental arts and music festival taking place at Braziers Park in Oxfordshire. It offers a platform for artists, performers and musicians to work collaboratively and creatively for a new kind of audience seeking experiences out of the mainstream. It is determinedly small and intimate with an audience of 1,500 and has been born from a place that values the currency of ideas and imagination rather than commercialism and profit.

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Lina Lapalyte, Angarrad Davies & Graham Dunning
New collaborative performance between three very different musicians especially for Supernormal.

Artist, composer, musician and performer, Lina Lapelyte’s practice, can be placed ‘in-between’ classical and experimental, music and fine art, composing and improvising. Initially trained as a classical violinist in Lithuania Lina showed an interest in experimental music from early on. Her performance-based practice is rooted in music and flirts with pop culture, gender stereotypes, aging and nostalgia.

Angharad Davies is a violinist, one at ease in both improvising and composition, with a wide discography as part of varied range of ensembles and groups. She’s a specialist in the art of ‘preparing’ her violin, adding objects or materials to it to extend its sound making properties. Her sensitivity to the sonic possibilities of musical situations and attentiveness to their shape and direction make her one of contemporary music’s most fascinating figures.

With a background in experimental electronic music, Graham Dunning makes things with sound and found objects to explore time and commemoration through personal archives – photographs, audio journals, post-it notes – and what becomes of them over time. He uses experimentation, play and restriction in his making processes through noise and unwanted sounds such record crackles and tape hiss combined with the visual equivalents of dirt, dust, decay to reveal and not conceal imperfections.

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Mechanical Techno in Cyprus: Honest Electronics – The Gathering

The Gathering runs from 8th to 10th July at Tamassos Reservoir, Kampia, Nicosia, Cyprus. I’ll be playing a mechanical techno live set along with loads of other underground and experimental electronic acts, including several from the Seagrave roster.

Full details below. / Facebook event page


The Gathering — Honest Electronics
8 July at 11:00 to 10 July at 11:00 in UTC+02
Tamassos Reservoir, Kampia, Nicosia, Cyprus

TICKET SALES:
Online — https://ticketbud.com/events/99942672-1541-11e6-aef4-7b0f29001994
At our PreParties — 25th of June at Echo Nicosia, 2nd of July Sousami Limassol
Call for info — 96791561, 96371341

—The Gathering in Facts:

– 8&9 of July
– It will be located by the lake of Tamassos.
– There will be 35 acts from abroad and local.
– The camping site has natural tree shade and soft ground that will be taken care of.
– There will be affordable healthy food as well as drinks.
– There will only be 200 tickets available, none at the entrance. This is to avoid the gathering from becoming uncontrollably big, this idea ensures the quality of experience for a specific amount of people.
– The price is 20 euros for both days. They will be sold online except a small amount to be sold in our pre-parties.
– There will be two stages; the Main Stage will be responsible for an endless dance experience while the Chill Stage will host elevating lives during the day and powerful ambient sets by the night.
– The gathering will be broadcasted through WeeDoIt live.

—Artists:

Graham Dunning (U.K.)
AyGeeTee (U.K.)
Broshuda (De)
Kinlaw (U.K)
Aristodemos (Cy)
Jay Glass Dubs (Gr)
Cusack (Cy)
RAW SILVER (Cy)
Fantis (Cy)
Blood Room (U.K.)
Bokeh Versions (U.K.)
Mohama Tajalof (Cy)
Joe Malik (Cy)
ice_eyes (Gr)
1127 (Eg)
SMOOD (Fin)
BillyD (Cy)
Fungusroom (Cy)
Argy k (Cy)
PAN (Cy)
spvk (Cy)
oswaldo III (Cy)
Fantis (Cy)
J.Haze (Cy)
elektroniki (Cy)
Wonderwander (Cy)
m.e.d.o (Cy)
blacki5 (Cy)

—The Gathering in Text:

Centred around its annual forage into nature; The Gathering, aims to link the Cypriot underground scene with an online neighbourhood of artists. These artists have been carefully selected and invited to participate together, fulfilling our curatorial fantasy. A collection of Cypriot artists have already started working for the project and an event acting as motivation for production is the reason we’re doing this.

On the 8th & 9th of July by the Tamassos Reservoir, Kampia, Cyprus, two stages will host the performances allowing artists and participants to experience a mindfully selected range of electronic music; a wide range of thoughts, feelings, emotions, rhythms, textures and physical surroundings that the Gathering and the Cypriot landscape has to offer.

The record label was initiated in order to collect and organise local material and to create a platform for future collaborations and after the common experience of The Gathering.

—About Honest Electronics:

Honesty stands for compact, dynamic and useful actions to the dance scene of Cyprus. Priority to the underground, to the potential of experimentation, to high aesthetic dirt. An action to highlight the importance of local networking whilst simultaneously attempting to connect with an international network.

Honest Electronics, is a concept created by Nico Stephou and Aristos Ioannou. Adapting what they’ve already learnt in their yearly involvement in the local scene, they are collaborating to create a scenario of chained situations which will result in a two day gathering.

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Improvisation using balls & electronics, with John Macedo and Tom White

On Tuesday 5th July I’m playing in a trio with Tom White and John Macedo, in a new improvised performance using different kinds of balls and electronic manipulations. It’s the first time we’ve played together as a trio and part of an exciting lineup of improvised and exploratory music, at Cafe OTO in London (see further info below).


John Butcher / Steve Noble (Duo)
Graham Dunning / John Macedo / Tom White (Trio)
Jennifer Allum / Dimitra Lazaridou-chatzigoga (Duo)

We are delighted to bring together two of London’s consistently unique voices in improvised music, Steve Noble and John Butcher for a rare pairing (last performing together as a duo in the late 90s). Sound artists Dunning/Macedo/White work as a trio for the first time, with a brand new performance conceived specifically for this event. Jennifer Allum and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga present a duo exploring the boundaries between music and sound.

CAFE OTO
18–22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
Tuesday 5th July 9pm – 11pm
£8 // £6 ADVANCE // £4 MEMBERS
tickets: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/butcher-noble-dunning-macedo-white-allum/