Mechanical Techno live shows in Sweden

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

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.

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) 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

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

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 | |

Monika Bobinska | Sarah Sparkes

0786 606 3663       07900 208711 

The Ghost Tide #theghosttide
Thames-Side Gallery
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

It’s A Mixed Bag – 199 Radio show

Tune into 199 Radio on Thursday 4th October to hear me play a selection of odd, old and new records. Mostly things I’ve picked up from junk shops and gigs over the last couple of months. Expect fairground organ music, UK garage, drone, acid house, free improv and some early multi-track recordings.

199radio is New River Studios’ in-house radio station. Running since April 2017, it is staffed entirely by volunteers and broadcasts 24/7 from its own studio.

DJ set/s for Broken20 showcase (London)

I’ll be playing records in between acts at this event at Cafe Oto in Dalston, London on Wednesday 3rd October. Doors open at 19:30.

Glasgow-based experimental/electronic imprint Broken20 takes over London’s Cafe Oto for an evening of (you guessed it) experimental electronics, amplified and projected, with local friends/collaborators in tow.

Label heads TVO (FKA The Village Orchestra) and Production Unit, long-term contributors to and standard-setters in their hometown’s impressive leftfield scene, bring their newly-rebooted Rose & Sandy side-project down ahead of its next outing on Moving Furniture, live-processing an autoharp into alternately dreamy and sinister waves of dense digital fuzz.

Upcoming contributor and Dalston local Datassette joins B20 regular Tengui, soon to drop his second LP for the label, for the evening’s second live collaboration, spanning the analogue, the digital, the ‘high’ and the ‘low’, on a strictly murky/wonky abstract-ambient tip. Fans of their nascent Misc. imprint will know what to expect.

And we’re delighted to be joined by Infrasonics head, Oto regular and longtime ally Spatial, whose generative, opti-sonic Primitives experiment has found a fitting home on Broken20, and whose evolving, experimental sound – spanning synthesis, code, bleeps and bass – will no doubt stretch the rig tonight.

In line with the label’s ethos, expect line noise, tape hiss, entropy, hum and buzz – and possibly some beats – set to hallucinatory visuals mined from the depths. Plus extra PA. /

Mammoth Beat Organ videos

The Dunning Underwood Mammoth Beat Organ is a modular, mechanical music contraption by Sam Underwood and Graham Dunning. Designed as a two-player, semi-autonomous musical instrument, it plays unusual, sometimes erratic compositions drawing on drone music, minimalist repetition and fairground organ techniques.

We worked with Michael Forrest of to make a series of videos to show the workings of the machine.

How do they make it?! Music goes through a typical day in a music factory, using the Mammoth Beat Organ to create some music.

In this behind the scenes video, me and Sam talk about the process of building the machine, from initial research at the Horniman Museum through to our debut performance at Supersonic Festival.

And that debut performance is now online in full, from back when the working title was “connected devices”

Hope you enjoy watching and please let us know if you have any feedback!



Trio with Kelly Jane Jones & Sylvia Hyllett for SOLO:DUO:TRIO (LONDON)

SOLO:DUO:TRIO is a monthly night of improvised performances bringing together a wide variety of musicians and artists. Each show features a solo, a duo, and a trio performance where performers are invited to present something new or play with a person they haven’t played with before in an intimate and open environment.


Oto Project Space, Ashwin Street, Dalston, London
Thursday 20th September 2018
7:30pm / £8 door only

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