Live Coding show in London

I’m playing my third live coding gig this Saturday at New River Studios in London. Details on the complete lineup below.

Today’s Active Lifestyles
Live: Cam Deas (LP launch), Extnddntwrk, Graham Dunning, Mücha
New River Studios, Eade Road, London N4 1DN
Saturday 24th February, 7pm to Midnight
tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/428237

 


Following our first sold-out show at New River Studios we continue on our mission to bring you some of the most exciting, forward-thinking artists exploring the outer regions of experimental electronic music. 

For our next event, we’re honoured to bring you an exclusive album launch from Cam Deas whose next long player will be his début on the Death of Rave label. We have a rare solo show from one half of the Sleaford Mods under his EXTNDDNTWRK moniker.We will also present a live coding performance from Graham Dunning, an artist who has intrigued audiences across the globe with his unique approach to techno. The icing on the cake will be an exclusive performance of One Infinite Loop from reclusive artist Mücha, following the release of her cassette last year on Hackney’s own Blank Editions.

Cam Deas 
Cam Deas is a London-based musician and sound artist. Known previously as a solo guitarist and more recently for his live electro-acoustic work, he is currently working with pure synthesis. Deas treats synthetic sounds like alien orchestral sections, exploring polytempos and abstract sounds to create intense yet organic, ever-shifting, immersive sound environments. His upcoming record, Time Exercises, is due out soon on The Death Of Rave.

Over the last 10 years, Deas has performed hundreds of concerts internationally, most recently as a series of collaborations of live and installation work alongside artists from Shanghai and Beijing. This will be his first London show since 2015.

EXTNDDNTWRK
Our friends at Norman Records describe EXTNDDNTWRK’s sound perfectly:
‘Long before the man with the fixed stare, bottle in hand, e-cigarette and laptop found a home as one half of Sleaford Mods, Andrew Fearn was making music at home comprising samples, loops, frazzled electronic textures, deep bass rumbles, mutated beats, punk snarl, post-dancefloor meltdown mayhem and all manner of other abstract sounds. Rammed home by the same DIY sensibility that drives Sleaford Mods, Andrew’s (mostly) solo works are where he cuts his teeth on new ideas, fresh sounds and music that sways heavily between that of a chemical-soaked film soundtrack and an obvious passion for all things that filter in from those less obvious edges most people prefer to keep at bay’.

Graham Dunning – Live coding set
Graham Dunning’s live work explores sound as texture, timbre and tactile object, drawing on bedroom production and recycling found objects. He has performed solo and in ensembles across the UK, Europe and Canada, and exhibited in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and the USA. He has released through Entr’acte, Seagrave, and Tombed Visions.
For TAL002, Graham will be performing a live coding set using TidalCycles software, slowly building up tracks piece by piece to form rich polyrhythmic and techno-leaning material.

Mücha presents: One Infinite Loop 
Whilst Mücha’ s debut album The Colour of Longing explored the synaesthetics of space and desire, this performance piece uses cassette loops of varied duration to explore time, the proximity of past events to present events and the cyclical repetition of those events.
Forthcoming releases from Mücha include a compendium album on Misc. and a conceptual album that explores the vastness and complexity of the internet.

We are also welcome to announce that Nat Urazmetova will be joining us for this event. Nat is a London-based visual artist who integrates the cross-disciplinary approach and lens media in her work. She is exploring the possibilities of representing non-linearity, rhizomatic, decentralised and dislocated perception, and enquiring into alternative and intra life forms, biological matter and environment. Nat is a University of the Arts BA Photography and Goldsmiths MA Digital Media graduate.
www.hiddenshine.net

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Mechanical Techno in Berlin

My first Mechanical Techno show of 2018 is for The Room of Eyes at König Otto in Berlin. Full details below. Facebook page here.

 

The Room of Eyes: Night Vision
16 February at 20:00–1:00 UTC+01
König Otto
Am Sudhaus 3, 12053 Berlin, Germany

Disembodied eyes in the dark, looking.

A performance night exploring the boundaries where music and performance art meet. After a successful event as Part of CTM’s Vorspiel we are back with part zwei.

With Performances from Graham Dunning, Tommi Tokyo (Group A) and more TBC

Graham Dunning
https://grahamdunning.com/

DJ Set from Tommi Tokyo (group A) 
https://groupa.bandcamp.com/

Advance Tickets 10 Euros
https://www.eventbrite.ca/publish?crumb=e9a9311521c171&eid=42656339259

Turntable improv shows with Colin Webster & Sam Underwood

Several improv gigs through February playing turntable, alongside Colin Webster on Saxophones and Sam Underwood on Tuba.

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Wednesday 31st January
Safehouse at The Verdict Jazz Club, Brighton [fb]
DunningWebsterUnderwood

Thursday 1st February
More News From Nowhere, New River Studios, London [fb]
DunningWebsterUnderwood

Saturday 3rd February
Twenty One, Southend-on-Sea
Colin Webster and Sam Underwood duo

Tuesday 20th February
Fizzle, Birmingham
Graham Dunning & Colin Webster duo

Wednesday 21st February
Vortex, London
Graham Dunning & Colin Webster duo

Thursday 22nd February
TBC, Canterbury
Graham Dunning & Colin Webster duo

Saturday 24th February (afternoon show)
Daylight Music, Union Chapel, London
DunningWebsterUnderwood

 

 

 

Artist talk for London College of Communication

On Thursday 11th January at 2pm I’ll give a talk about my work and processes at LCC, as part of CRiSAP‘s visiting artist programme.

The series is open to the public but places need to be booked in advance – drop me an email if you’d like to attend.

Sound Arts Visiting Practitioner Series 2018
Presented by LCC Sound Arts and Design and the CRiSAP Research Centre
Curated by John Wynne
Thursdays at 2pm, Lecture Theatre B

Mechanical Techno at Loose Lips for Fairbeats Music (London)

Final show of the year is a Mechanical Techno set for Loose Lips, in aid of Fairbeats Music: a charity building a culture of music-making in young people from refugee backgrounds in South London.

Loose Lips’ Ldn Live Session #9 – in aid of Fairbeats Music
Haunt, 182 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7UY
Friday 15th December, 20:00-02:00

https://www.facebook.com/events/168067780457767/


If you haven’t been to a Loose Lips Live Session before, the events are revolved around any and all types of live musical performance that are in our radar currently…

We’ll be hosting this session at the amazing Haunt in Stoke Newington, London.

Each event raises funds and awareness for a different charity. For December’s edition, we’re raising awareness for Fairbeats Music, who do wonderful work, building a culture of music-making in young people!

https://www.facebook.com/fairbeats

20:00 – 02:00
Entry is £4 on the door.

Thanks to Mia Lily Johnson on the cover design – mialilyjohnson.com.

Line-up:

– Body Clocks (Dialogue)
https://soundcloud.com/body-clocks

– Graham Dunning (NTS/Seagrave)
https://soundcloud.com/grahamdunning

– Jazzi Bobbi
https://soundcloud.com/jazzibobbi

– Kan Beng (Mandinka)
https://soundcloud.com/user-155735117

– Matthew Burnett (Scope/Multiversal)
https://www.facebook.com/mbmusicATX

Solo acoustic set for Verznights # 004 (London)

Verznights #004
Hundred Years Gallery
13 Pearson St, London E2 8JD

Saturday 9th December 2017, 19:30-22:30


The final verz imprint live edition of 2017. Four solos.

Graham Dunning
Improvised percussion and electronics
https://soundcloud.com/alisonblunt/bluntdunninglynch-at-cafe-oto-project-space-27717

Heather Roche
Solo clarinet music: ‘kopenhagener stille’ (2014) by Martin Rane Bauck, and ‘Cerulean’ by Rebecca Saunders
https://soundcloud.com/martinbauck/kopenhagener-stille-2014-for-solo-clarinet

Phil Julian
Improvised piece for multi-point degraded electronics
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcIJAnjhlJ_/

Lucia H. Chung
Solo electronics
https://murmurrec.bandcamp.com/album/colour-of-quantum

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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.

Born in Canada, clarinetist Heather Roche lives in London. As a soloist and chamber musician she appears regularly at European festivals. She was a founding member of hand werk (Cologne), and has also played with Musikfabrik (Cologne), mimitabu (Gothenburg), Alisios Camerata (Zagreb), Apartment House (London) and ensemble Proton (Bern). She wrote her doctoral thesis at the University of Huddersfield, where she focused on collaboration between composers and performers. Her blog on writing for the clarinet attracts 90,000 viewers each year. Her debut solo CD, Ptelea is out on HCR/NMC, and her CD featuring the clarinet works of Christopher Fox, Headlong, will appear on Metier in February 2018.
www.heatherroche.net

Phil Julian is a UK based composer and improviser active since the late 1990’s principally working with modular electronic devices and computers.
Audio works by Julian (and under the Cheapmachines alias) have been published on labels including Entr’acte, Banned Production, The Tapeworm, Harbinger Sound, Confront Recordings, Conditional, Staalplaat (Open Circuit imprint), con-v, Beartown Records as well as numerous compilation appearances.

Lucia H Chung is a Taiwanese reductionist electronic musician. She releases music under the name ‘en creux’ and ‘Reloc’, and works as label manager at SM-LL, events curator at Happened and radio producer / host of ‘We Are Happened’

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verz imprint is a multimedia project that curates and supports quiet music and art, founded in 2016 by Phil Maguire. At present, the project consists of a netlabel (verz imprint), concert series (verznights), and radio show on experimental station ResonanceEXTRA (verzcast). The project attempts to explore ‘quiet’ music past and present, and what ‘quietness’ means in contemporary art(s).

verzimprint.wordpress.com
verzimprint.bandcamp.com

Deconstruct Yourself – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

On Friday 1st December myself, Leslie Deere, Tom Richards and Joanne Armitage will perform live and present some installations, in a deconstructed rave at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea. Tickets available now from DLWP, preview video and full info below.

 

DECONSTRUCT YOURSELF
A DECONSTRUCTED RAVE CURATED BY GRAHAM DUNNING

Friday 1 December
6pm
Tickets £6, £5

Graham Dunning and three other artists take over the building to present an evening of live music and visual performance.

6 – 10pm 
6:00pm Doors open for viewing artworks (galleries and ICA touring exhibition also open)
7:30pm to 10pm live performances

Performed in the round, the audience have the chance to get up-close and personal with the machines as they help us rave to mechanical techno.

The event will include three sculptural, sonic installations, placed around the public areas of the building and a live music performance, with projected visuals, in the DLWP auditorium foyer space which dismantles and reconstructs the process and foundations beneath basslines and rhythms. Everything used by these artists is hacked and torn. Machines are rewired to share control.