Mechanical Techno & Live Coding for Abbey Road Studios Hackathon

On Saturday 10th November I’ll play a hybrid Mechanical Techno & Live Coding set at Abbey Road Studios, London,  for their first hackathon.

Bringing together our community of engineers, artists, producers and academics with the most innovative partners, we are inviting the pioneers of the future to join us for a series of Abbey Road Red Hackathons to explore some of the questions facing the creative industries. Our first Hackathon will be held in Studio One at Abbey Road on 10-11 November.

https://www.abbeyroad.com/abbeyroadred

Registration is now closed but the show will be streamed live. Keep an eye on my twitter or facebook for updates on that.

 

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Playing synth & noises for Damo Suzuki & The Great Electric

On Sunday 4th November I’ll join The Great Electric at The Lexington in London for some improvised, motorik jams with the legendary vocalist Damo Suzuki. Info/tickets here or read more below.


Damo Suzuki (ex-CAN), The Great Electric, Black Country New Road

Sunday, November 04, 19:30
adv £15.40

8pm Black Country New Road
8.45pm The Great Electric
9.30pm Damo Suzuki & The Great Electric

A genuinely unique talent, Damo Suzuki found fame after krautrock legends CAN found him busking in the streets of 70s Cologne. Immediately drafting him in to replace Malcolm Mooney, the band, oft-considered one of the single greatest outfits in western musical history went on to record a plethora of seminal LPs, including TAGO MAGO and EGE BAMYASI.

Damo Suzuki’s never-ending tour here stops off at The Lexington, where he will perform with an assembly of hand-picked local musicians. Suzuki’s synthetic language creates an absolutely astonishing performance, his voice remains a beautiful philosopher’s stone, the alchemical jigsaw piece of the krautrock puzzle.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1783749758371312/

DJ set at ICA, supporting Poliça / Girlhood

Live: Poliça / Girlhood
DJ: Graham Dunning

ICA, The Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH
Saturday 3rd November, 19:30 – 23:00

Poliça are an American synth-pop band from Minneapolis. The band are touring their third album, United Crushers.
Support band are Girlhood, London “pop some spank” duo.

I’ll play some records on the night too: mostly electronic music, maybe a bit of rave from a car boot sale.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/271271650265473/
Tickets: : https://rockfeedback.seetickets.com/event/poli-a/ica/1256404

 

Mammoth Beat Organ at Maker Takeover, Bury St. Edmunds

 

On Friday 2nd November myself and Sam Underwood will present a demo of our new music machine the Mammoth Beat Organ, at Maker Takeover in Bury St Edmunds. The event runs from 2pm to 9pm with talks, demos and performances throughout. Full details on the meetup event page, here.

The Bury St Edmunds Maker Takeover is a FREE day-into-evening event perfect for creative businesses, innovators, tech people, artists and those interested in finding out about leading-edge technologies.

It will introduce new perspectives, tech tools and possibilities through our programme of performances, talks and workshops. Explore the work of extraordinary makers, games designers, builders of custom controllers, virtual reality sculptors alongside artist innovation projects.

As day merges into evening come and check out our VR Gallery in the bar, play some of your favourite retro games and get immersed in eclectic live audio visual performances.

Collusion events are informal, conversational and cutting edge – aimed at showing off the region’s rich talent across art and technology. They are perfect for meeting interesting people, finding new creative & business partners and exchanging ideas: BE in_collusion.

TONUS Ensemble, London

I’m playing at Cafe Oto, London, on Saturday 27th October, as part of Dirk Serries’ TONUS ensemble on 4th October, alongside Dirk, Kristoffer Lo / Cath Roberts / Dirk Serries / Benedict Taylor / Martina Verhoeven / Tom Ward / Colin Webster / Otto Willberg.

Info and tickets from the Cafe Oto website, here.

In October this year renowned experimental artist DIRK SERRIES turns 50. Active for more than 3 decades, over 150 albums in various alter-ego’s (vidnaObmana, Fear Falls Burning, etc.) and some of the most respected international labels (Relapse Records, Projekt, Consouling Sounds, Tonefloat, Conspiracy Records, Extreme, Raw Tonk Records, Trost Records) solo or in collaboration with some of the finest in today’s experimental scene (Justin K. Broadrick, Steven Wilson, Asmus Tietchens, Steve Roach, Steve Noble) and in bands like YODOK III, THE VOID OF EXPANSION and KODIAN TRIO.

Known for his experimental soundscapes, constant will to explore and his free improvisation collaborations, he continues to set new goals and this next level is TONUS.

TONUS as an ensemble grew out of Dirk Serries’ jazzcase residency in 2017 for which he brought together a sextet to work around a slow piano motif by Martina Verhoeven. The literal translation of Tonus is muscle strength, but in this context defines a musical system that places equal importance on the space between notes. Both definitions apply here as the music is an exercise in discipline and anticipation while controlling the clarity, sustain and effect of each single note played. The birth of the TONUS happened when Serries realised that he needed a vehicle to explore and perform these exercises, as well as a general classification for his ongoing study in minimalism and free improvisation.

Celebrating his 50th birthday in par with the release of the first two TONUS albums on his own New Wave Of Jazz imprint, Baba Yaga’s Hut & Another Timbre presents this unique event at Café OTO.

Mechanical Techno live shows in Sweden

Thursday 18th October: PUSH Festival, Gävle Theater, Gävle
Matinee show, 12:00 noon.
Website

The world’s most cozy festival comes to Gävle Theater!
Start the day with a dose of music during the Ambient Morning concerts, celebrate the lunch with a fine concert at Café Amadeus, experience Bo Linde as you never heard him before when Gävle’s best electronica musician offers brave interpretations and finish the festival with a great Friday break!
With a constant pursuit of new innovative music experiences, PUSH lives in the border between club-oriented electronic music and navel-watching EAM. It swings, blows, whisks, vibrates and provokes, with the most exciting artists from Gävle, Sweden and the world.

Saturday 20th October: Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg in Halland.
Afternoon show, 16:00.
Website.

KOLONI & INES BUS TOUR TO GRIMETON. LIVE GRAHAM DUNNING
Saturday 20 October, Koloni, in collaboration with INES and Culture in Halland, organizes a concert at the World Heritage Grimeton with the English artist and the music Graham Dunning from London and DJ Slim Vic from Gävle.

The concert is at 16:00 and a bus runs from Gothenburg to Grimeton. The bus departs 14.00 from Nils Erikson terminal and will return to gbg approx 17.30. The bus will also stop at Kungsbacka if anyone wants to jump on / off there. Write it in mailed ice case and we’ll be back in exact times.
Bus and entrance are free, but there are limited places (in the bus) to book a seat in the bus mail kolonigbg (at) gmail.com to reserve a seat. But if you want to go there, you do not have to reserve a place for the concierge.


Also waiting to hear back about a Gothenburg show on Saturday evening — will post any updates here.

 

 

The Ghost Tide – group exhibition, London

THE GHOST TIDE
curated by Monika Bobinska and Sarah Sparkes
Thames-Side Studios Gallery, Thames-Side Studios,
Harrington Way, Warspite Road, Woolwich,
SE18 5NR

www.thames-sidestudios.co.uk

EXHIBITION DATES 20 October – 3 November
GALLERY OPENING HOURS Thurs-Sun 12pm – 5pm
OPENING PARTY Friday 19 October 6pm – 8.30pm

Gen Doy performance 7.30pm

The Ghost Tide – coinciding with the festivals of Hallowe’en, All Souls and the Day of the Dead – takes as its starting point the perspective that ghosts exist as an idea, or as part of a belief system, across cultures, across national borders and throughout recorded history. Most languages contain words to describe the ghost, spirit or immaterial part of a deceased person. Often, these words – like the type of ghost they describe – have traversed borders and been assimilated across cultures.
The exhibition, situated next to the Thames Barrier in South-East London, evokes ghosts as a migratory tide, washed up along the shore of the Thames their historical baggage in tow. It also explores the presence of artists in this part of London, as a migratory tide of creative flotsam and jetsam which ebbs and flows as the city gentrifies and develops.

Featured works include sculpture, installation, film, sound, performance and wall based works. The exhibition will include installations and outdoor interventions, as well as public events. The Ghost Tide features works by over 30 UK and international artists.

Artists featured: Andrea G Artz, Chris Boyd, Davies, Monaghan & Klein, Gen Doy, Sarah Doyle, Graham Dunning, Diane Eagles, Andrew Ekins, Charlie Fox, Katie Goodwin, Kio Griffith, Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F Kerr, Rob La Frenais, David Leapman, Liane Lang, Toby MacLennan, Laura Marker, Joanna McCormick, Josie McCoy, Jane Millar, Output Arts, Miroslav Pomichal, Brothers Quay, Anne Robinson, Edwin Rostron, Matt Rowe, Sarah Sparkes, Charlotte Squire, Sara Trillo, Yun Ting Tsai, Kate Walters, Patrick White, Heidi Wigmore, Neale Willis, Mary Yacoob, Neda Zarfsaz.

About the Curators: Monika Bobinska is the director of CANAL, which organizes exhibitions and art projects in a variety of settings. She is the founder of the North Devon Artist Residency.
Sarah Sparkes is an artist and curator. She leads the visual arts and creative research project GHost (initiated in 2008), curating an on-going programme of exhibitions, performances and inter-disciplinary seminars interrogating the idea of the ghost.

CURATORS’ TALK Saturday 20 October 3pm – 4pm
DAY OF THE DEAD CLOSING PARTY Saturday 3 November 2pm – 7.30pm

Papel Picado Workshop 2pm – 5pm   Make your own Day of the Dead ‘cut – outs’ with artist Sarah Doyle. Suitable for all ages, materials provided
Performances and Artist Led Walk 2pm – 5pm  Charlie Fox, Calum F Kerr, Joanna Mccormick, in and around the gallery
Day Of The Dead Feast  5pm – 6pm   Refreshments served
International Film Screening 6pm  Screening of short films in the gallery: Chris Boyd, Liane Lang, Brothers Quay, Yun Ting Tsai and Neda Zarfsaz

For more information, contact us on l 0786 606 3663 | 07900 208 711 |
theghosttide@gmail.com
www.ghosthostings.co.uk | www.canalprojects.info

Monika Bobinska | Sarah Sparkes

0786 606 3663       07900 208711 

The Ghost Tide #theghosttide
Thames-Side Gallery www.thames-sidestudios.co.uk
20 October – 3 November    Gallery open Thur-Sun 12-5pm
PV: Friday 19 October 6-9pm, with performance by Gen Doy at 7.30pm
Curators’ talk: Saturday 20 October 3-4pm
Papel Picado papercut workshop: Saturday 3 November 2-5pm (suitable for all ages)
Closing feast: Saturday 3 November 5-6pm
Film screenings & performances: Saturday 3 November 6-7.30pm