Improv trio with Sue Lynch and Alison Blunt, London

On Tuesday 17th July I’ll play snare drum and objects alongside Alison Blunt (violin) and Sue Lynch (saxophone), for The Horse at Iklektik. Full details below.

The Horse Improvised Music Club
IKLECTIK
Tuesday 17th July / 20:00 – 23:00

Harley Johnson (piano/electronics), James Milligan (guitar).
Joel Stedman (bass clarinet, flute), Andy French (tenor sax, flute), Ozzy Moysey (double bass).
Alan Wilkinson (reeds )+ Noel Meek (electronics) + Roger Turner (drums).
Sue Lynch (tenor sax/clarinet),  Alison Blunt (violin), Graham Dunning (objects).

IKLECTIK Art-Lab .
Doors 8.pm-Start 8.30pm. £8/£6
‘Old Paradise Yard’ 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG London
(On the corner of Carlisle Lane + Royal Street ).
Nearest tube Waterloo.
www.horseimprovclub.wordpress.com/
www.iklectikartlab.com/

 

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Mechanical Techno for PRAH Recordings vs Kit Records, London

PLEASE NOTE — this event is being rescheduled due to the footy. Will update with a new date shortly.
PRAH Recordings vs Kit Records presents:
Haiku Salut, Graham Dunning, Anu (DJ), Dogarina (DJ).
15th July 2018, 18:00 – 23:00
The Pickle Factory, 13-14 The Oval, London E2 9DU

Haiku Salut are a unique proposition, sweeping between all-manner of genres but never losing the soft focus of the inspired instrumentals that provide their back-bone. Rising from minimal, glitchy pop songs into moments of distinct and awe-inspiring grandiosity, the band match the intensity of their recorded sound with a mightily fetching, and suitably dramatic live show.


This event is 18+, ID required

DJ set for Tom Richards’ album launch on Nonclassical, London

PLEASE NOTE: EVENT RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, JULY 31, 8:00PM

  • The Victoria
  • 451 Queensbridge Road
  • London, England, E8 3AS
  • United Kingdom

Ahead of the release of his LP PINK NOTHING on nonclassical on 13 July, sound artist and analogue tinkerer  Tom Richards curates an evening of sonic oddities at The Victoria.

From behind his idiosyncratic modular system, Richards creates mesmerising, immersive and heavily textured polyrhythmic improvisations. They’re cerebral but groovy – sonic art that’s almost danceable. Joining him, there’ll be dreamlike theremin and musical machinery from Sarah Angliss and guest singer Sarah Gabriel, as they perform a new piece using the ‘Mini Oramics’ synth – an instrument first conceived by electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram and finally built by Tom Richards himself. Also appearing is sound and video artist Steph Horak, who performs a type of improvised vocal-driven drone poetry – somewhere between experimental electronica, traditional songwriting and conceptual art.  In between performances, Graham Dunning will be DJing, playing music that explores rhythm, drone, texture and timbre.

Happy Hour is from 5–8pm – come down early for a beer and a burger before the show.

Doors open 8pm, with live music from 8:30pm.

THE VICTORIA, LONDON
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 8:00PM
TICKETS £5 (STUDENTS) / £8 (ADVANCE) / £10 (ON THE DOOR)
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Connected Devices: Debut performance at Supersonic Festival.

Connected Devices is a mechanical, modular music contraption by Sam Underwood and me. Designed as a two-player, semi-autonomous musical instrument, it plays unusual, sometimes erratic compositions drawing on drone music, minimalist repetition and barrel-organ-monkey techniques. Visually, the machine resembles a sprawling, partially robotic drum-kit, or pared-down, clunky fairground organ.

Throughout the performance, we act as conductors, engineers, organ grinders and musicians, working with and against the machine to complete the assemblage.

Our first performance with the contraption will take place on Saturday 23rd June at Supersonic Festival in Birmingham. You can buy tickets and find out more here.

We’ll also demonstrate some of the workings of the machine at a free event on the Friday of the festival, at Centrala also in Digbeth. Check the Supersonic website for updates.

Mechanical Techno at Festival ]interstice[, Caen, France

Mechanical Techno live set
Centre Chorégraphique National De Caen En Normandie
Halles aux Granges, 11-13 rue du Carel, 14054 Caen, France
Saturday 19th May, 19:00

Avec Le Bon Accueil Lieu D’arts Sonores (Rennes)

En puisant dans une variété de supports incluant cassettes, microsillons et objets électroniques modifiés, il compose de la musique dans une variété de styles, mais il est principalement connu pour ce qu’il baptise la « techno mécanique ». Cette technique implique de créer des morceaux par la combinaison de pistes musicales générées mécaniquement. Celles-ci résultent de l’empilement de disques vinyles sur une unique platine et de leur déclenchement par contact électrique d’instruments variés.

Graham Dunning est un artiste et musicien autodidacte. Son travail explore le son comme une texture, au sens figuré comme au sens propre en recyclant et détournant des objets sonores pour des expositions comme pour des performances. Il pratique une musique expérimentale, drôle, efficace, ludique, il montre des procédés qui ne sont régis par aucune restriction, tout est possible. Il nous déshabitue de quelques figures de style, il découpe, tord, malaxe le vinyle et ré-assemble et littéralement empile des disques qu’il joue simultanément.

Vivant et travaillant à Londres, Dunning est très prolifique en terme de collaborations, publications et performances. Il enseigne également l’art sonore expérimental au Mary Ward Centre.

www.grahamdunning.com

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