Mechanical Techno in Stroud & Bristol

Two shows in the south east of England over the weekend, playing at Stroud SVA on Friday 15th November and Cube Cinema in Bristol on Saturday 16th. I’ll also do a guest mix for Noods Radio in Bristol on saturday 16th. Full details below.


WE!RD SH!T : A Night Of Unusual Performance

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  • SVA4, John StreetStroud, England, GL5 2HAUnited Kingdom (map)

WE!RD SH!T with Graham Dunning : Mechanical Techno

A night of leftfield contemporary performative artwork. Graham Dunning 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. Plus sound and performance interventions from Neil Walker and Sseeaann Rrooee.

Mechanical Techno: Ghost in the Machine Music

The whole set up is enormously precarious and part of the drama comes from the fact that it might all teeter out of sync or collapse at any moment. If the trend in recent dance music has been to artfully engineer a certain wonkiness into an otherwise strict digital framework, Dunning has found the appeal of the precise reverse: struggling to maintain grid-like rigidity in a system inherently antagonistic to it. – Wire Magazine

£1 members / £5.00 on the door

https://www.sva.org.uk/events/2019/11/15/weird-shit

 


Echoic Memory & The Cube Presents

GRAHAM DUNNING MECHANICAL TECHNO

Support from ADI & Guy Metcalfe


Sat 16 November // 20:00

Tickets: £8 advance, £10 on the door

Cube Cinema
Dove Street South
[off top-left of King Square]
Kingsdown
Bristol
BS2 8JD

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Graham Dunning Mechanical Techno

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.

“Originally a studio project for making recordings, I now also perform live using the Mechanical Techno method. Several looping records spin on the same axle, ensuring they stay approximately in time with each other. I layer up locked groove records, audio triggers to analogue synths, mechanically played percussion such as a cowbell or a cymbal, and mechanically triggered drum machines. I take all these inputs and perform a live dub, mixing down to two channels live in one take.”

Noisevember 2019 – A new noise every day

Throughout November I’ll post a new short noise recording to youtube each day. Noisevember is in its 6th year and I’m really excited to be taking part for the first time.

More info on the Noisevember FB event page here, or read more below.

 

It’s that time of the year again. Noisevember, stage six.

Noisevember is an artistic challenge exercise where the aim is to post sound pieces for every day of the month of November.
There are no restrictions on style, length, format, process or hosting platform. Make whatever you want, upload it wherever you want (preferably with the tag ‘Noisevember’ where available) and post it here (or on your social media/sharing platform of choice.

Previous years’ submissions included noise, drones, field recordings, textures, walls, fragments, sketches, poetry, song form works and even silence.
There is no obligation to submit every day, do as much or as little as you feel like.
The focus is on NEW works so please only submit things which are new or previously unreleased. Don’t just link to your back catalogue every day!

What Noisevember is:
A creative exercise.
An opportunity for sharing, discovering and discussing each other’s works.

What Noisevember is not:
A compilation. There will be no official release or distribution of submissions other than through the Facebook event/blog/Soundcloud group. You are, of course free to publish or release your own Noisevember works in any fashion you like.

A contest. There is no ranking of who is ‘best’ and all submissions will be treated equally.

A platform for you to promote events, releases, labels, compilations. Spam and off-topic postings will be deleted.

**You do not need to participate to be part of this event, if you just want to listen to what other people are doing, that’s cool too**

 

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.