Sonic Imperfections at Telegraph Hill Festival

On 29th March I’ll play a set for Sonic Imperfections in a church in South London.

Sonic Imperfections is a popular monthly night of experimental music based at The Montague Arms, of almost legendary fame on the corner of Queen’s Road and Kender Street. The spirit continues and every month three cutting edge acts play experimental music.

As part of Telegraph Hill Festival we migrate up to the top of Telegraph Hill and are featuring a number of acts who are at the forefront of what is new, strange and truly inspiring.
St Catherine’s Church, Hatcham, London on Wednesday 29 March 2017
Doors Open at 7:30PM
Starts at 8:00PM
Ticket Price: £4.00 – £8.00*
*booking fee applies

Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/GHIDKJ

 

 

Installation and AV performance for ReROOTed, Hull Time Based Arts

I have a new video installation / kinetic sculpture for ReROOTed opening on 24th March. I’ll also play a Mechanical Techno live AV set on the Saturday evening. Info below.


From 24 to 26 March, live and media arts festival ReROOTed will take over Humber Street Gallery.

ReROOTed, a two-day takeover of Hull’s newest contemporary arts space, combines interventions, performances, installations and conversations, reflecting on the legacy of the former commissioning agency, Hull Time Based Arts (HTBA) and 10 years of the Running Out Of Time (ROOT) Festival.

Featuring new commissions and existing work by more than 25 international artists, including Alexandre Burton, Alastair MacLennan and Anne Bean, it is a celebration of the past and present, encouraging us to question our capacity for change and the possibilities that sprout as we re-root, transplant and grow.

The festival is completely free to attend, so drop in for a weekend of disruption, debate and chaos.

https://www.hull2017.co.uk/whatson/events/rerooted/

5 Years of Raw Tonk Records – Lowlands Tour

I’m playing three duo sets with guitarist Dirk Serries in Netherlands and Belgium for the Raw Tonk fifth anniversary. I’ll play turntable, dubplates and spring reverbs. Details below.

London based record label Raw Tonk Records celebrates five years of existence with a series of events, including a short tour in Belgium and The Netherlands.

17.3 – Pletterij, Haarlem, NL
18.3 – De Singer, Rijkevorsel, BE
19.3 – De Ruimte, Amsterdam, NL

The show will feature three duo sets by artists from the label, showcasing some of the diverse fringes of improvised music and free jazz.

RIPSAW CATFISH
Ripsaw Catfish is the collaborative duo of Cath Roberts (baritone saxophone) and Anton Hunter(guitar). Their music employs a collection of pre-composed elements which can then be drawn upon, or not, during the course of an improvisation. The Manchester and London-based musicians started meeting in 2013 and released their debut album ‘For The Benefit Of The Tape’ in 2014.

COLIN WEBSTER / ANDREW LISLE
The London based sax and drums pairing of Colin Webster and Andrew Lisle are quickly establishing themselves on the European avant garde scene, both as a duo and working with a broad range of collaborators including Dirk Serries and John Dikeman. Their debut album as a duo, ‘Firehouse Tapes’ was released on in 2015.

DIRK SERRIES / GRAHAM DUNNING
Known for his highly prolific career as an ambient, drone, and industrial composer, Belgian guitarist Dirk Serries has spent the last few years diving deep into the world of improvised music, releasing numerous collaborations and also his solo album ‘Etched Above The Bow Grip’.
For this concert, Dirk will collaborate for the first time with British sound-artist and Graham Dunning who improvises using prepared turntable, and unique dubplates of field recordings and found sounds.

http://rawtonkrecords.bandcamp.com/

Laptop set for Apologies in Advance #3

On Sunday 12th March I’ll play a laptop AV set for Apologies in Advance, the event which showcases artists’ new works in progress.

Apologies in Advance #3
March 12th 2017
8pm, £5 on the door

Third edition of semi-regular platform for artists presenting live
works in progress.

Mark Vernon
Vicky Langan
Graham Dunning
Rebecca Wilcox

IKLECTIK Arts Lab, London
Old Paradise Yard 20 Carlisle Lane / Royal St. corner
next to Archbishop’s park – SE1 7LG
iklectikartlab.com

I’ve taken an unconventional approach to making sound with the laptop, hoping to ask some questions about modes of performance as much as creating interesting music. I’m being deliberately vague about the project as part of the set is playing with the ‘reveal’ in how the sound is produced.

You can hear a snippet here:

 

Mechanical Techno on the BBC World Service

On Tuesday 7th March at 7:30pm I’m giving a short demo of the Mechacnical Techno machine for Click, the BBC World Service programme about technological and digital news from around the world. The show will focus on projects and schemes which circumnavigate the current trend for planned obsolescence, as well as recycling.  You can tune into the show at bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio and the show will be available as a podcast shortly afterwards.