New release: Music By The Metre Archive Two, cassette and download

Out now on Falt Tapes is a selection of six automated recordings, made using looping record players, synth drone, live environmental sound and tape loops; sounds that would play continuously once started. The results were recorded to whole spools of tape, edits from which form the recordings.

 

The project is an audio homage to Situationist Giuseppe Pinot Gallizio’s “Industrial Painting”: music which is always the same but always different, can be started and stopped at any point and played for any duration. Music designed to be sold off the peg and measured by the metre.

 

 

Mechanical Techno for PICelectroNIC festival, Luxembourg

I’ll play four short mechanical techno sets over two days at this all ages festival at Rotondes, Luxembourg on 19th and 20th October.

PICelectroNIC
The festival for headbanging

Kids and grown ups come out of this electrifying weekend! The 3,000-volt festival offers a direct current program based on musical performances, shows, sound installations and workshops.

Sat 19.10.19 > 14: 00-19: 00 (last entry at 18:00)
Sun 20.10.19 > 10: 00-18: 00 (last entry at 17:00)

Rotondes
Place des Rotondes, 2448 Luxemburg, Luxembourg

PICelectroNIC Day Pass:
€ 10 (single rate)
free for children under 2 years old

PICelectroNIC Weekend Pass:
15 € (single rate)
free for children under 2 years old

 

 

Mechanical Techno for No Bounds Festival, Sheffield

No Bounds Opening Concert:
Caterina Barbieri & Ruben Spini (live AV)
Jackie Wicks (live)
Lanark Artefax (live AV)
Lee Gamble (live AV)
Tessa Gordziejko & Kwah (live)
Graham Dunning (live)

Friday, 11 October 2019, 18:00-23:30
Kelham Island Museum
Alma Street, S3 8RY Sheffield

Our Opening Concert at Kelham Island Museum is an incredible introduction to the space and features key live performances from artists at the top of their game from the electronic world as well as poetry performances, live vocal performances and mechanical techno.

 

 

Anomalous Materials live set for Beta Public, Camden

I’ll present my project Anomalous Materials, in which I play music using the video game Half-Life but with all the sounds replaced with rave samples, at this event on Tuesday 8th October at Camden People’s Theatre.


Beta Public X
Tuesday 8th / Wednesday 9th October 2019
7pm – 10pm, £12/£10 (concession)
Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2PY

 

BETA PUBLIC is about:
New videogames and performance.
Experimenting, collaborating, and sharing awesome stuff.
Having a bit of an adventure.

At BETA PUBLIC you can:
Play AMAZING GAMES and chat to their developers.
Hear PROVOCATIVE TALKS and watch EXHILARATING PERFORMANCE.
Sit in the bar with your friends and HAVE A DRINK.

BETA PUBLIC is for:
Anyone curious about the cutting edge of play (like you).

(BETA PUBLIC is curated by Pat Ashe and Thomas Martin)

TUESDAY 8TH OCTOBER

Chloe Mashiter – TBC
Jack Bradfield/Tom Martin – The Collection (a new game for audiences/play without actors.)

WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER

Graham Dunning – Anomalous Materials (a rave machine made out of Half-Life.)
Nat Norland – A Short Introduction to Game Theory (don’t worry it’s not a lecture.)
Jack Bradfield/Tom Martin – The Collection (a new game for audiences/play without actors.)

GAMES (both nights!)

Claire Carré – Already Been Chewed
Claire Kwong – Chromapose 
Oink Games- Void 
Sam Wong – Moments
Kalonica Quigley & Jason Bakker – Need 4e + 9 Speed 

16+

About the company

Thomas Martin is an award-winning theatre director. Pat Ashe is a video game producer and curator.   

Since 2013 they have run Beta Public, London’s only night of theatre and video games, including curating for the V&A’s September Lates.  

beta-public.com | @beta_public | #BetaPublicX

New handmade recycled tape edition: 1947

Out now, an edition of 10 recycled cassettes each with a handmade collage sleeve, recorded on each side with a unique automated composition.

The recordings were made with automated systems which were left to run, each tape recorded in succession so that each is different to the last while containing sound from the same set of sources.

Side A uses turntables with modified records, automated mixing desk, flicked springs, analogue synth and effects units.

Side B uses the video game Half-Life but with all the sounds replaced with samples from rave tracks. A location within the game was selected for its collection of sounds and the player character left in.

This is the first one of these I’ve made in a while and it was fun to create some new, lo-fi automatic music. You can check out the other previous tapes in this series here: https://grahamdunning.com/portfolio/recycled-tape-editions/

Available on the bandcamp page, here.

Solo improv set at Arch 1, West Ham, London

I’ll play a set of drones, textures and scraping noises at this event on Tuesday. An excellent lineup of acoustic and electronic improvisers and musicians.

Wood / Rotten Bliss / MFU / Graham Dunning

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 from 18:50-22:30
Arch1, Unit 1, West Ham Arches, Cranberry Lane, London, E16 4BJ

An evening of avant-garde sounds with live performances by:
* GRAHAM DUNNING (at 7:15pm)
scraping / drones / crackle / noise / – https://grahamdunning.com
* M.F.U. (at 8:15pm)
awkward songs, admonished chords – https://manfromuranus.com/
* ROTTEN BLISS (at 9pm)
violent/warm/coarse/ghostly cello & voice – http://rottenbliss.com/
* WOOD (at 9:45pm)
all-acoustic free-improv ONsemble-collective –
https://www.facebook.com/Wood-102820974417341/

£7 entry.on the door.

TRANSPORT =
TUBE: West Ham / Canning Town.
DLR: Star Lane / West Ham / Canning Town.
TRAIN: West Ham.
BUS: 5, 8, 22, 25, 69, 86, 97, 104, 108, 115, 147, 158, 241, 257, 262, 276, 300, 308, 309, 330, 425, 473, 474, D8, N15, N550, N551, Z2.