Cause Trouble in Far Away Places Without Even Flapping Your Wings

the mysterious Margaretova Citrony will collectively materialize and perform music at these spacetime coordinates:

Wednesday, March 30, 7pm

Kavárna Liberál

Heřmanova 6, 17000 Prague, Czech Republic

Also performing are

SISTER/BODY

CORE OF THE COALMAN,

and

LEGION OF SWINE

you can join in the fun for only 100 Czech Koruna

gnatrumbler: https://www.facebook.com/events/1331227396894859

LEGION OF SWINE (uk ) se zajímá o zvuk/hluk. Týrat, rozbíjet na kousky a přetvářet ho do hmoty rakety. Vhodit trochu pokrytectví prostřednictvím politických a vládnoucích tříd a míchejte několik minut
LEGION OF SWINE
is interested in noise. The potential to brutalise it, to smash it into pieces and to reconstruct it from a mass of racket. Throw in some hypocrisy via the political and ruling classes, and stir for several minutes.
http://legionofswine.blogspot.cz/

https://legionofswine.bandcamp.com/


SISTER/BODY(cz)
Sister Body Pražské elektronické duo Sister Body ve svém zvuku mixuje prvky minimalistického synthwave a temného psych-dubu. Jedna z charakteristik jejich somnambulní, a přesto nervózní hudbu popisuje slovy: “Hutné mlhy utopených, težce zdelayovaných mužských a ženských hlasů pomalu prostupují skrz kostru rytmické architektury, která připomene disko krále Giorgia Morodera s neustále pronikajícími basovými riffy na povrchu.” Koncertují sporadicky, věnují se spíše izolované domácí práci na nahrávkách nebo dalším spřízněným projektům (Lightning Glove, Ruinu). Vycházejí z pražského okruhu KLaNGundKRaCH, jejich poslední nahrávky vyšly na limitovaných kazetách na baltimorském labelu Spleencoffin (Star/Red, 2013) a u britských Tesla Tapes (Lucifer Efekt, 2014).
http://plastika.bandcamp.com/releases

http://klangundkrach.net/nove-ep-sister-body-lucifer-efekt

CORE OF THE COALMAN (us)
Performance přirozeně obsahují běžně užívané nástroje jako violu a harmoniku stejně tak jako (feedback-driven jódlovací spouštěce), zvuky ustupujících tympánů působící tlaky v rovině sexuálního rozhraní, které rozširují upwardy-mobile Carnasitic pole s ornamenty. CORE OF THE COALMAN učinkoval na různých druzých koncertních programů od power electronics a noise performance k malým galerijním událostem rovněž podstatných uměleckcýh festivalech jako je Impact festival(představený Kraakem) a Colour Out of Space(představený Chocolate Monkem).
CORE OF THE COALMAN (us)
Performances normally include conventional instruments such as viola and harmonica, as well as feedback-driven yodel triggers,descending tympanic pressures implying sexual interface, and extended upwardly-mobile Carnasitic arrays, with ornaments. Core of the Coalman has been featured on all kinds of concert programs from power electronics and noise performances to small gallery events and on major art festival performances such as Impakt Festival (presented by Kraak) and Colour Out of Space (presented by Chocolate Monk).
https://coreofthecoalman.bandcamp.com/

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MARGARETOVA CITRONY (uk,us,fr,cz)
Basking in their rise to extreme stardom, the quartet encountered glamorous difficulties known to other super groups like the Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. After a particularly disastrous evening, Citrony had a long collective look in the mirror and decided to clean their teeth. Using the recently developed chrionic deep freezing techniques, they took on a long refractory period, for meditation on the future. Resolving in 1989 to give something back to the earth, they respawned in 1990 to undertake a seven year dental apprenticeship which resulted in Teeth Types, an Orthodontical Stampede. Although a big hit in the square dance scenes of Nebraska, Bratislava, and Olomouc, this sophomore effort was largely overlooked, and critics, including the tooth fairy herself, regarded it as less focused, in need of glasses, and yet left no coins beneath the pillow.

Furthermore, tensions within the band rose. The yellow toothed road didn’t lead to Oz. Disagreements over song titles led to a long period in which band members individually stared off into space, not speaking to one another. Finally, after another ten years, someone made a coffee, and the group organized a trip to the beach. The newly released studio masterpiece, Vitame Vas Kentucky (We Welcome You To Kentucky) showcases the quartet’s return to their bluegrass roots with 10 new songs masterfully recorded and impeccably produced in their secret underground studios, the site of a former chemical factory.

Margaretova Citrony will be making rather impulsive and spontaneous concert appearances when they feel like it for the next 300 years. Since converting large parts of their material bodies to plasma and selling off pieces of their souls as real-estate in exchange for the ability to materialize and de-materialize throughout spacetime, they have been rehearsing more often, however actual collective materializations are rar,e as such phenomena are dependent on available universal material resources, clouds of dark matter, etc

A message from one band member was recently found written inside of an eggshell cracked for an omelette in Lousiana, and translated from its original sankrit writing. It read:

“We went to the beach with plans to leave Kentucky, now we aren’t sure if we are in Austrialia or Messier 31.”

http://margaretovacitrony.bandcamp.com/

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The following day, I will be giving a talk at Prague College, where I used to teach, as part of their visiting artists series.  This is free and open to the public.

The exciting title of the talk is:

‘Practice Leading Research Leading Practice (And Other Infinities in My Recent Experimental Practice of Artistic Research)’

Using examples from my recent compositional work, I will highlight areas of intersection between research and practice.  Interactive relationships between aesthetic and research aims intersect in the experimental development of new approaches and technologies where unique applications result in unexpected experiences.  New experiences produce new questions, and the cycle continues….
Notions surrounding the role of the artist in academia and roles for academia in the life and work of an artist can be contextualized within our nature as curious human beings.  We are all students, and we are also all designers, seeking creative solutions for both philosophical and everyday problems.

 

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of related notes is the following video, hot off the presses from Angela Guyton, and featuring some dynamic details from a recent Tracensemble concert featuring new compositions from Daniel Portelli, Pablo Vergara, and I .

please do ignore any ads below please

my new piece In Warmer Seasons to be performed by tracensemble in Huddersfield Monday

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please join us for a concert monday march 7 at St Paul’s hall in Huddersfield (the amazing church just on the corner of the uni campus)

concert will begin bang on 7:30.

new works by Pedro Alvarez (Monotypes #1 & #2), Pablo Vergara, Daniel Portelli, and I as well as perhaps some other pieces.

 

Trace Ensemble

Mon 7 March

St.Paul’s Hall

7:30 PM

Adult: – £7.50

Senior – £5.00

Student – Free

Tickets from – www.store.hud.ac.uk or 01484 471873

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I have been working on my new piece (to be premiered in this concert) for quite a while.  It brings together several ideas from my music and my phd research.  In particular, some concrete approaches to the expansion and contraction of musical time form the structure of the music, which is simultaneously three solos and an ensemble piece.  This is the first time that I have tried some of these ways of making music with humans instead of calculators (computers).  No conductors.  No clocks. No standards.  The piece is called In Warmer Seasons, and here is the program note:

in warmer seasons

in warmer seasons proposes that individual trajectories between the parts of the ensemble can form an ecological whole.  Here, three musicians play parts which occupy distinct process-trajectories developing at their own individual rates.  Despite a shared eight-minute duration, there is no clock-time, meter, conductor, or other ensemble-wide time standard used in the piece.  Instead, each player follows their own variable time standard as delivered by a click track, and they play in response to the changing skin of the experienced moment.  Coincidental but nontrivial interactions result from a design logic applied on the scale of the individual parts.  This approach gives preference to the ongoing process of surprise and discovery through direct aural experience on the part of both performers and audience, over a desire for perfection of an abstract musical idea or structure.  Similar sentiment is celebrated by Lucretius in On the Nature of Things:

“Nothing in the body is made in order that we may use it.

What happens to exist is the cause of its use.”

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Find out more about Trace Ensemble here

About Diego Castro Magas‌‌


Diego Castro Magas is a Chilean guitarist, leading figure in contemporary guitar performance since recent years. Being a prize-winner in several classical guitar competitions, he has appeared as soloist in more than 18 countries in Europe, America and Oceania. Also, he has given lectures on contemporary performance practice at NUNC-Conference in North-western University, Tacit or Loud Festival for Artistic Research in Malmö, Centre for Contemporary Music Practice in Brunel University, Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, the University of Leeds and Durham University. In recent years, Diego has worked with composers including James Dillon, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy, Bryn Harrison, Wieland Hoban and Aaron Cassidy among many others. Also, he undertook electric guitar lessons under Daryl Buckley.

Find out more about Diego Castro Magas here

About Alba Bru


Alba Bru (b. Barcelona, Spain) is a flute player, music teacher and a future music therapist. She began her musical studies in Valencia and continued in Terrassa Conservatory (Barcelona) passing with distinction. She holds the “Premier Prix, mention très bien, à la unanimité et avec les félicitations du juré” on flute performance and chamber music from the ENMAD, achieved as a culmination of a year studying in Orléans (France) under the supervision of Arlette Biget. She received her Flute Pedagogy degree from the ESMUC (Barcelona) and her MMUS in Contemporary Music Performance (with distinction) from The University of Huddersfield – where she studied with Richard Craig.

She has performed in several venues in France with the Orchestre des Jeunes du Centre and in Barcelona (OEMUC, Orquestra Segle XXI). Besides, she has taken part in several pedagogical concerts (L’Auditori de Barcelona, Auditori de Terrassa) and given wokshops at Conservatori Professional de Música de Terrassa alongside composer Marc Codina. She has been awarded the second prize in the Gèrminans Flute Performance Contest (Barcelona) and the Postgraduate Prize 2014 from The University of Huddersfield.

Listen to Alba Bru’s work here

About Peyee Chen


Peyee Chen (b. Taipei, Taiwan) is a soprano with a particular interest in contemporary and Baroque music. Appearances as a soloist include the Gavin Bryars Ensemble, Adelaide Festival, Club Transmediale Festival, Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble, Lucerne Festival with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan, Pierrot Lunaire on the York Spring Festival, The Light Show as part of Southbank Centre’s Harmonic Series, and world premieres at Spitalfields Festival, GEMdays, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. She is an ad hoc member of the BBC Singers, EXAUDI, and Schola Heidelberg, with recent engagements including the BBC Proms, Spitalfields Festival, Ruhrtriennale, and Aldeburgh Festival with BCMG and Oliver Knussen. Upcoming performances include “Prometeo” by Luigi Nono with Schola Heidelberg, Ensemble Modern, Experimentalstudio des SWR, and Ingo Metzmacher at the Ruhrtriennale and Philharmonie de Paris. Her voice can also be found on the Naxos audiobook Faust in music by Roger Marsh. Peyee works regularly with young composers and has given guest lectures and workshops on writing for voice at University of Huddersfield and University of York. Peyee received her BMus degree from Northwestern University, USA, in 2008, and her MA (with distinction) from University of York, UK, in 2010. When not singing, she plays violin and boomwhackers in Crooks and Claridge.

Find out more about Peyee Chen here

 

Tomoko Sauvage/Elias Merino at FUSE + New Releases from TOR Press

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FUSE Presents:

Tomoko Sauvage

Elias Merino

IN CONCERT

SATURDAY 19TH MARCH, 20:00 / £4.00

Fuse Art Space
5-7 Rawson Place,
Bradford
BD1 3QQ

TOMOKO SAUVAGE

Tomoko Sauvage, a Japanese musician/sound artist based in Paris, works with waterbowls, porcelain bowls of different sizes, filled with water and amplified with hydrophones (under-water microphones). She plays with different forms of water – drops, waves and bubbles resonating in the bowls as well as audio feedback creating waving drones and natural overtones. Her work is about the delicate balance between controlled and uncontrolled, the random percussion of droplets, acoustic characteristics of the space and the fragile tonality created with the fluid materials constantly evaporating and moving. Sauvage has been performing, exhibiting and carrying out workshops in Europe, US, Canada and Japan, often solo but also in collaboration with musicians and choreographers. Her works have been released by and/OAR (US), aposiopèse (BE), dokidoki editions (FR). In 2011, a new set of porcelain bowls was created during her residency at La Pommerie (FR) in collaboration with Ceramic Research Center in Limoges (CRAFT).
http://o-o-o-o.org/

 

ELÍAS MERINO

Opening act is ELÍAS MERINO (Madrid 1985), a Spanish sonic artist and composer based in the UK. Currently he develops his work in computer-generated sound artifacts after some years involved in acousmatic music. Merino is interested in different approaches related with sound composition and digital arts such the exploration of time, poetic and philosophical relationship between Subject-Object and the Otherness, the Sublime, or sound specific/plural objects in multifocal spaces. Elías presents his work in installations and sonic works, which are exhibited, released, performed and broadcasted internationally.

Currently he is a PhD researcher in Computer Music at University of Huddersfield.
http://www.eliasmerino.com/

 

and!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tor Press has released five beautiful new recordings from the likes of:

Aqua Dentata

Aqua Dentata is the solo project of Eddie Nutall, here he creates immersive minimal drones using synthesizers, violin and zither. The simplicity and consideration in Eddie’s work draws you in and cloaks you in delicately shifting tones. There’s a lot more to these tracks than is first apparaent, this is music that begs you to pay close attention and discover every subtle overtone. A thing of delicate beauty which belies its appearance of simplicity.

Ulrich Rios

Better known under the moniker Bird People, this is the first album from Ulrich under his own name. The album is completely acoustic and is predominantly banjo picking tunes that wouldn’t be far out of place at an old time jam in Appalachia, sandwiched between the banjo tunes are subtle drones on shruti, gong and singing bowl.
Here’s what Ulrich has to say about it- ‘These recordings were inspired by the two places where I have lived so far, my hometown of Waidhofen, which lies along the Ybbs river in the province of Lower Austria and Vienna’s Meidling District, specifically the Gaudenzdorf area along Vienna’s main road called the ‘Belt’. All tracks were recorded live with no overdubs and often with the windows open to allow the environmental sounds to seep in and become part of the music.’

 

Jake Blanchard

Shade

Lathe cut 12″ vinyl

New album by Jake Blanchard encompassing drone and psychedelia.
This is the second edition of the lathe cut and is limited to only 20 copies!
Lino printed sleeves.

£15 + P&P
Due to this being so limited, please email if you want a copy-
info@torpress.co.uk

You can hear the whole album here- https://jakeblanchard.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Tor Invocation Band

Water

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New project from Jake Blanchard created as a means to collaborate with a variety of musicians. Tor Invocation band has no fixed lineup and no fixed style.This album sounds something like improvised experimental psych & drone.

Musicians on this album- Jake Blanchard, Jorge Boeringer (Core of the Coalman), Natalia Beylis (Woven Skull), Willie Stewart (Woven Skull), Aonghus McEvoy (Woven Skull), Chris Hladowski (Family Elan) and Sophie Cooper.

Edition of 50 in hot foil embossed card sleeves.
I am playing on the one above, and also this one below…this is a trio that I am part of with two people named Niko.  We started to play together two summers ago in Turku, Finland, and here is the mountainous result:

Orange Hora

Mountainous Interior

Cassette

Orange Hora is a new project from Niko-Matti Ahti (Kiila), Jorge Boehringer (Core of the Coalman) and Niko Karlsson. Sputtering broken electroinc sounds, frantic percussive textures, plucked and bowed strings. At times this could be quite a disconcerting listen but there’s always a thread of something recognicable drawing you through the distorted eruptions and fractures. Any rasping, jarring sounds are counterbalanced by subtlety and nuance.

 

get them HERE from the Tor Press Website!

 

(also respectfully ignore or hack to pieces any advertising appearing below thanks)

Sonikab7: MONOKAB, Electric Spring, and Monty Adkins/Terri Hron, with Hali Santamas at FUSE!

Baconjam present:
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MONOKAB

FREE Concert: Tuesday 16th February at 7.00pm

(the night just before the start of the Electric Spring Festival)

at Coffee Kabin in Huddersfield

https://www.facebook.com/events/444875799036361/

With sounds from:

Phil Maguire
Simon Cummings
Stephen Harvey
Jon Panther

And performances from:

Solomiya Moroz
Elias Merino & Olivier Pasquet

and an installation by Jorge Boehringer

of which is this is a tea test:

(20-15 hz and back every 12 minutes modulated by 32-1 hz and back every 6 minutes driving a cup of ginger tea in a messy test video for my Bat Flaps Apparition installation for Monokab)

Then come to the amazing Electric Spring Festival

http://www.electricspring.co.uk/

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furthermore, coming soon to FUSE Art Space in Bradford:

Monty Adkins and Terri Hron, with  Hali Santamas:

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We are absolutely delighted to be announce a live performance of “Lepidoptera” by Monty Adkins and Terri Hron, with elusive Hali Santamas as an opener, in Fuse Art Space, Bradford, February 23rd at 8pm.  Entrance will be a mere 3 pounds.  Moths, come forth towards the light.

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Lepidoptera is a work for recorders and electronics made of five movements, each referring to families of butterflies and moths. The nature and character of the recorder is similar, with its varying tonal colours, and its transformations from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. The consort of recorders used belongs together. They have a broad sound with strong upper partials; there are intimate, almost inexplicable sonic and physical connections between the different instruments. This inspired similar connections and interactions between the recorder(s) and the electronics.

The five movements are families of relationships, with no two performances ever the same as they are reconfigured and retuned anew for each iteration. In Saturniid, the recorder rides the crest of an acous- matic wave, sometimes submerged within the mix and at other points rising momentarily above it. Ephemeroptera delicately counterpoints the solo recorder and its fixed environment. Zygoptera and Anisoptera have an algorithmic mobile that creates a stream of sound files that feed into the larger trib- utary of sound processing, shaped by multiple envelopes and parameter changes. Lepidoptera com- bines and morphs these different approaches.

The project was first initiated during Terri Hron’s residency in the summer of 2014 at the studios of the Centre for Research in New Music (CERENEM)
of the University of Huddersfield (England, UK). All sounds in the electroacoustic part are derived from recorders between the C-bass and the G-alto in a consort built by Adriana Breukink, based on instruments by Schnitzer from the turn of the16th century.
Monty Adkins
 (Leamington, UK, 1972)

Monty Adkins is a composer, performer, and professor of experimental electronic music at the University of Huddersfield (England, UK). He has created installations, concert and audio- visual works, and a number of col- laborations with performers, video artists and photographers. His works have been commis- sioned by INA-GRM, IRCAM, BBC Radio 3, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF), SpACE-Net, ZKM, and Sonic Arts Network (SAN), among others. For his œuvre he has been awarded over 15 international prizes including the Stockholm Electronic Arts Award (Sweden), Grand Prize at Musica Nova (Prague, Czech Republic), and five prizes at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France). Having read music at Pembroke College (Cambridge, England, UK) where he studied French mediae- val and Italian Renaissance music, Adkins then studied electronic music with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham where he performed across Europe with the Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), and Simon Waters at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, England, UK). Monty Adkins is also active as a writer and concert curator. He completed his first book in 2011 on the relationship between art and music (Shibusa — Extracting Beauty) and a second on the music of Roberto Gerhard in 2013 (Ashgate).

Monty-Adkins

Recorder player and composer Terri Hron mostly makes music in collaboration with others. Currently she directs NESTING, a performance integrating musical, visual and embodied practices and Portrait Collection, a band of unique performer-composers working with electronics. Her collaborators include Monty Adkins, Luciane Cardassi, Marie-Hélène Breault, Katelyn Clark, Camille Hesketh, and Cléo Palacio-Quintin. She studies ways to encourage and notate collaborative practices in the creation of electroacoustic music for specific performers as well as how multimedia influences musicians in performance. www.birdonawire.ca

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Opening act is Hali Santamas, who creates a very personal music made of  noises and photography .  He will be performing his piece swell which projects both sounds and light into space to create an immersive environment of maximal and noisy audio visual continua.  Of this piece Hali says:

“Swell is an attempt to capture and evoke a specific place and time with all of its emotional complexities. Sound and video is abstracted and layered to create something which incorporates not just the recorded audiovisual time and space but the atmosphere and sense of place that I felt at the time.”
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check out more of Hali’s work here:
http://audiophotographic.tumblr.com/

Lepidoptera and Swell with Fuse Gallery Tuesday February 23rd!

Prodryas

We are absolutely delighted to be announce a live performance of “Lepidoptera” by Monty Adkins and Terry Hron, with elusive Hali Santamas as an opener, in Fuse Art Space, Bradford, February 23rd at 8pm.  Entrance will be a mere 3 pounds.  Moths, come forth towards the light.

lep

Lepidoptera is a work for recorders and electronics made of five movements, each referring to families of butterflies and moths. The nature and character of the recorder is similar, with its varying tonal colours, and its transformations from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. The consort of recorders used belongs together. They have a broad sound with strong upper partials; there are intimate, almost inexplicable sonic and physical connections between the different instruments. This inspired similar connections and interactions between the recorder(s) and the electronics.

The five movements are families of relationships, with no two performances ever the same as they are reconfigured and retuned anew for each iteration. In Saturniid, the recorder rides the crest of an acous- matic wave, sometimes submerged within the mix and at other points rising momentarily above it. Ephemeroptera delicately counterpoints the solo recorder and its fixed environment. Zygoptera and Anisoptera have an algorithmic mobile that creates a stream of sound files that feed into the larger trib- utary of sound processing, shaped by multiple envelopes and parameter changes. Lepidoptera com- bines and morphs these different approaches.

The project was first initiated during Terri Hron’s residency in the summer of 2014 at the studios of the Centre for Research in New Music (CERENEM)
of the University of Huddersfield (England, UK). All sounds in the electroacoustic part are derived from recorders between the C-bass and the G-alto in a consort built by Adriana Breukink, based on instruments by Schnitzer from the turn of the16th century.
Monty Adkins
 (Leamington, UK, 1972)

Monty Adkins is a composer, performer, and professor of experimental electronic music at the University of Huddersfield (England, UK). He has created installations, concert and audio- visual works, and a number of col- laborations with performers, video artists and photographers. His works have been commis- sioned by INA-GRM, IRCAM, BBC Radio 3, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF), SpACE-Net, ZKM, and Sonic Arts Network (SAN), among others. For his œuvre he has been awarded over 15 international prizes including the Stockholm Electronic Arts Award (Sweden), Grand Prize at Musica Nova (Prague, Czech Republic), and five prizes at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France). Having read music at Pembroke College (Cambridge, England, UK) where he studied French mediae- val and Italian Renaissance music, Adkins then studied electronic music with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham where he performed across Europe with the Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), and Simon Waters at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, England, UK). Monty Adkins is also active as a writer and concert curator. He completed his first book in 2011 on the relationship between art and music (Shibusa — Extracting Beauty) and a second on the music of Roberto Gerhard in 2013 (Ashgate).

Monty-Adkins

Recorder player and composer Terri Hron mostly makes music in collaboration with others. Currently she directs NESTING, a performance integrating musical, visual and embodied practices and Portrait Collection, a band of unique performer-composers working with electronics. Her collaborators include Monty Adkins, Luciane Cardassi, Marie-Hélène Breault, Katelyn Clark, Camille Hesketh, and Cléo Palacio-Quintin. She studies ways to encourage and notate collaborative practices in the creation of electroacoustic music for specific performers as well as how multimedia influences musicians in performance. www.birdonawire.ca

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Opening act is Hali Santamas, who creates a very personal music made of  noises and photography .  He will be performing his piece swell which projects both sounds and light into space to create an immersive environment of maximal and noisy audio visual continua.  Of this piece Hali says:

“Swell is an attempt to capture and evoke a specific place and time with all of its emotional complexities. Sound and video is abstracted and layered to create something which incorporates not just the recorded audiovisual time and space but the atmosphere and sense of place that I felt at the time.”
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check out more of Hali’s work here:
http://audiophotographic.tumblr.com/

French New Tapes and Upcoming Two Concerts in and around the ‘shire

 

I will be performing a concert of new electronic music in Huddersfield on Friday January 29th.

This performance is free, and is being produced by Unnaway and the Bacon Jam Collective.

The concert takes place within the mirrored former dance studio that Unnaway has been using for monthly exhibitions over the last four months or so.  The current exhibition, “…and to dust all return” will be open during the concert.  The venue is located in the center of Huddersfield, very close to the train station, in the alley across from Oxfam books.  Note that there are two Oxfam charity shops in Huddersfield, this is the alley across from the one that specializes in books (its quite great in fact, come early and have a look around).

Also performing are a new trio of John Aulich and James Wood (a trio of two), and Richard Craig.  More information below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1020113221365025/

The Mirror Room, 9 Market Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2QA

Friday, January 29

at 7 PM

FREE

In collaboration with U N N A W A Y

BaconJam presents:
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Aulich/Wood Trio
First live performance from this new trio, premiering sounds from their upcoming album “Hold on to your Chai Lattes!” to be released on Silent Howl, spring 2016
http://jameswood.bandcamp.com/

http://adultteeth.bigcartel.com/product/james-wood-eyes-down

Richard Craig
luminous – Kristian Ireland
The work luminous (2013-2014) is the outcome of two years of detailed communication and collaboration between Richard Craig and myself, from late 2011 onward. Alternating ingressive and egressive resonance (sound via inhalation/exhalation), and microtonal multiphonics with flexible voicings. In luminous, the natural aspects of these materials are allowed to sound and expand as wholly as possible. In sequence, they connect closely and form longer resonant threads. The amplification is an aural magnifying lens, focusing the human breathing process as a sound element.
http://www.richardcraig.net/

https://soundcloud.com/kristian-ireland

Core of the Coalman
Jorge Boehringer’s solo project Core of the Coalman(US/CZ), is an open sketchbook, and a collection of compositions in a state of evolution. This performance is a moment of frozen time, thawed live like a Tyrolean mummy, with the aim of hearing oneself hearing.
https://coreofthecoalman.bandcamp.com/
jorgeboehringer.tumblr.com/


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U N N A W A Y presents
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..And To Dust All Return

Private View Friday 22nd January
Open by appointment 23rd Jan – 5th Feb

Concert curated by BaconJam Friday 29th January

Closing event with evening of readings Friday 5th February

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I will be performing on my newish variable shoe size synthesizer instruments (below) as well as the feedback driven yodel triggers pictured above:

and

I have a new tape just released after a long long long long long long long long wait:

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Released by the Nancy, France based musique label of performance, noise, radio, and recording artiste Nurdin William Nurdin William

on his recording label RoHs

This tape, titled Natural Objects, approximately one hour long tape consists of electronic music created in Czech Republic some time ago.  As RoHs believes that it only makes sense to release “analog music” on analog formats like cassette, this recording follows an AAA approach, the only digital element in the entire production chain being the printer used to produce the cover and probably whatever machine produced the plastic for the tape.

 

Analog circuits, using analog processes, my body and that the body of Romano Krzych (who joined for the last track ‘Biofeedback’, microphones, movement, a viola, and maybe something else like harmonica were used to make the three pieces contained herein.

other influences abound:

 

 

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then, you have a chance to come to Sheffield to beautiful Bank Street Arts center to see Sophie Cooper and I perform some version of the duo project we stumbled up last autumn…perhaps joined by a mysterious third party…

This all takes place on the first show of Peak Signal 2 Noise’s new concert season and also features a performance from Katz Mulk, a new project of Bens Knight(from Helhesten long ago and Human Heads more recently)and Morris (from wonderful Chora and Akce Phallus)…

Saturday, February 6

at 7:30 PM

Bank Street Arts

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32-40 Bank Street, S1 2DS Sheffield

Peak Signal 2 Noise – the anti-TV music telly show – is back for series two… and for a year of convulsively dilgent exploration into whatever intersections we find between our favourite thngs, namely <LIGHT> <SOUND> <SPACE> with a residency at the Bank Street Arts. We are proud to be wedded to two of Sheffield’s truly independent creative channels (BSA and Sheffield Live!) and will do all we can to stretch things our end…

LIVE::::::::::::

SOPHIE COOPER + CORE OF THE COALMAN – sonic probing and degradation of space with some viola and then some trombone.

KATZ MULK – Exciting new collaboration between Ben Knight (Psykick Dancehall / Human Heads) and Ben Morris (Chora / Akke Phallus Duo) involving dry-ice sound triggering, sound collage and experiemtnal poetry.

SCREEN::::::::

Episode one will be shown big, loud and proud….

DOOR::::::::::::

Suggested donation of £5 waged / £3 unwaged to go towards artists’ travel, but if you’re truly broke come and have a word!

BAR::::::::::::::

Bank Street Arts sell lovely boozes, help them stay independent and free from tyrany by buying it and drinking it….

 

‘Nothing’ Exhibition Opens This Friday

“I would like the work to be non-work. This means that it would find its way beyond my preconceptions…It is the unknown quantity from which and where I want to go. As a thing, an object, it accedes to its non-logical self. It is something, it is nothing.” Eva Hesse

 

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This Friday the Fourth of December in Huddersfield, Unnaway presents the exhibition “Nothing” in the mirrored exhibition room below our studio space at 9 Market Walk in Huddersfield.  There will be a party.  It starts at 6pm.  Drinks served, snacks are possible, especially if you bring them.

Nothing

Private View Friday 4th December
Open by appointment 5 – 11th December

Curators tour 2pm Saturday 5th December

I have a new installation in the show, and sneak previews for that are given in the photos above and below.  Please come see, and hear it!

 

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Works by Ben Potts, Charlotte Culen, Eleanor Cully, Emily Wang, Hannah Regel, Jasmin Risk, Jesse Darling, Takehishi Shiomitsu, Jorge Boehringer, Puy Soden, Rose Goddard, Rufus Newell, and Sarah Boulton…with a special barside soundtrack curated by the BaconJam Collective.

Here is a facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/103971156637040/

 

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This event is part of Huddersfied Hat Festival. To find out more about Huddersfield Hat and other events happening as part of Huddersfield Hat weekend please visit https://www.facebook.com/HuddsHat/?fref=ts

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U N N A W A Y is an artist led organisation creating a platform for reflexive artistic dialogue in Huddersfield.

U N N A W A Y is kindly supported by the University of Huddersfield, NYA & East Street Arts.
U N N A W A Y is based at NYA & ESA Huddersfield studio, the former Barbara Peters School of Dance.

 

as always, ads appearing below, and everywhere are to be ignored:

 

 

Friday the 20th of November: Girl Sweat, Marlo Eggplant, and Arttu Partinen (from Finland) in Todmorden! Come listen….

Jorge Boehringer (Core of the Coalman) and Ned (Was Ist Das?) team up to bring you a night of noise in Todmorden that will test just how crazy the venue Crazy8 can get (Crazy8 being the venue upstairs at the Golden Lion in Todmorden).

https://www.facebook.com/events/712997672187272/

Girl Sweat – FUCK YEAH! amphetamine industrial psyche rock from Stockton, like Pussy Galore meets Cabaret Voltaire

 

Marlo Eggplant is a prominent figure in a thriving and diverse international scene of female experimental music performers. With an intuitive command of minimal instrumentation, including processed autoharp and contact microphones, Marlo Eggplant’s sparsely structured notes and layered static textures build into sonically dense drone improvisations.

 

 

Arttu Partinen [aka Amon Dude] is over from Finland spreading sonic chaos everywhere he goes. Expect oodles and oodles of acid-fried noise exploding in your head drum.

 

£5 in, last train friendly but with party fun and drinking afterwards for the locally inclined

the advertisements below are part of the problem:

 

 

Music for Robotic Piano in Huddersfield Sunday October 25

This Sunday the 25th of October

please join us

in Phipps Hall at the University of Huddersfield

at 7:30 pm

for an evening of music for a robotic piano (RHEA) and humans, including

 

Peter Ablinger
Winfried Ritsch
Thomas Musil
Daniel Portelli
Alexander F. Müller
Lawrence Dunn
Pablo Vergara
Jorge Boehringer
Alex Grimes
David Pocknee
Ana Lemnaru
Leo Svirsky

 

free entry!

 

 

Concert will last roughly 2 hours with a break in the middle.  Works vary in duration from 45″ to 45′ and vary considerably in character as well, and in volume, from near silence, to, uhhh….

 

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From Ritsch’s website: “Autoklavierspieler”, invented by Winfried Ritsch, is an robot piano player, also called “Vorsetzer”, designed to play every common (grand) piano with individual dynamics for each key as fast as possible. A massive frame with 88 electromechanical finger, which are moved by solenoids, is mounted on a keyboard. Controlled by microcontrollers, which are driven over a dedicated computer, the Autoklavierspieler can be controlled over Network, MIDI files and realtime generated algorithmic music.

 

Peter Ablinger has arranged for his long-time collaborator (Ritsch) and one of their pianos to visit Huddersfield for a residency and workshop.  They will present works on the Sunday concert along with world premiers of new works by CeReNem-based composers including Daniel Portelli, Alexander F. Müller, Lawrence Dunn, Pablo Vergara, Jorge Boehringer, Alex Grimes, and David Pocknee.

 

 

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The recording in the video above is from a test of my piece Unnatural Processes, which is in three movements  ( A. reflections move in both directions/ B. border state’s rights/ C. the flock momentarily assumes an aspect of the head of Dmitri Shostakovich before departing into the distance).  I will perform this piece live with RHEA, the robot piano, in the concert.  What does that mean?  Come over to Huddersfield and find out.

 

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Robotic Piano Concert
Sunday 25th October
7:30, Phipps Hall
University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, UK
Free Entry

 

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10 Hour Benefit Concert for Leeds Left Bank on Saturday 3 October

Saturday the 3rd of October 2015
12:00-22:00

Cardigan Rd, Leeds LS6 1LJ

Nine acts performing for one hour each, with overlaps between acts of five minutes either side of the hour, culminating in a final collective performance.

Free Entry, and fun for children (see below)

DIRECTIONS AND TRANSPORT ADVICE (easy!)

http://leftbankleeds.org.uk/find-us/

Not only is this concert happening in the amazing space of Leeds Left Bank, pictured above ( occuping the former St Margaret of Antioch Anglican church) but they are also selling “local samosas”!

My Core of the Coalman performance will be joined by Sophie Cooper.  We are performing a new semi-improvised electo-acoustic piece for voices, trombone, viola, and electronics.  See you there!

Here is a video of something related, an almost-accidental byproduct of this process:

Here are the “official details”:

Ten Hours of Drone will present nine artists to perform in Left Bank for one hour each, with the final hour to be a collaborative piece involving all nine artists together.

In the interest of the collaborative spirit of the event, each artist will overlap the next/previous during the first/last five minutes of the hour.

This event will be a benefit for the continuing good work done by Left Bank, all proceeds by donations going to Left Bank.

Confirmed artists and info below –

Legion of Swine

– works with drones, field recordings and loops. Speech fragments are taken from news reels, reconstructed to make samples for decomposing social phenomena, to make them, visible, audible. Where Public Enemy understood themselves as Black CNN, LEGION OF SWINE can be understood as a Live Noise Blog, that formulates the discomforts and isolation that construct society. The collapsing of relations and the violence that forces this unease is put into sound as well as the reflection of the negativity these conditions create. The times of agitprop punk are long gone — the critic and the negation of hegemonic relations become noise, distortion, toxic in LEGION OF SWINE. No instruction, but cracks open up and traces are set — Fight the power, somehow!

Rees Archibald – will feature buzzing. At high frequencies. Generated by feedback loops through physical objects and those objects vibrating to generate sound. Said sound will then be modulated by physical contact. Lay on hands.

Kingsley Ash – The countryside is seen as a place of tranquility, somewhere to get away from the constant hum of the city. But I’ve been to the countryside and it can be a noisy place. The fields are worked on an industrial scale to feed our cities, the ground is pulled open to extract raw materials required for economic expansion, the skies are filled with jets training for any number of current or future conflicts. Techniques used to ‘manage’ the land are more brutal than any city riot: shooting, burning, capturing. Though listen carefully and there are more ‘acceptable’ noises too – rustling leaves, squabbling crows, a trickling stream, a distant lawnmower. In this work I’ll be using field recordings taken from around rural North Yorkshire, as well as found sounds and electronics to explore the conflict and contrast between unacceptable and acceptable. Between natural and the man-made. Between organic and inorganic. Between noise and not-noise.

Orlando Ferguson – Taking the name of a nineteenth century zealot, Orlando Ferguson exist to channel the spirits latent in every environment. Unseasonable weather has been known to occur in response. Hands Held High.

Drones 4u – Drones 4u was a large independent mobile drone retailer in the United Kingdom. It was part of the 4u Group based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Since opening in 1996, it had expanded to over 600 stores throughout the United Kingdom. On 14 September 2014, after EE, Vodafone, Orange & O2, the company’s final remaining suppliers, ended their contracts, it was announced that the company was to enter administration.[1][2] The company entered administration on 15 September 2014 with PricewaterhouseCoopers appointed as administrators.[3]


Unstable Journey – Leeds 4-piece rock botherers play their new hit ‘Monochord Chuggernaut (Fuck Off Gideon)’. In hats.

Urban Exploration – an experimental music and art collective from Leeds who make ambient techno and noise amongst other things. Analogue synths, tape echo and field recordings will probably be used in the creation of some improvised soundscape or other.

Paul Priest – Bassy noise maker of Sloth Hammer and other bands. Expect some discordant, filthy, doom laden, massively vibrating tones, with extra layers of sound darting in from various places… and whisky. Lots of whisky.

Core of the Coalman – Jorge Boehringer’s solo project Core of the Coalman presents continuity and discontinuity for viola, voice, and circuits squatting the border zone between formed and unformed. The physicality of sound is emphasized through ambiguities and patterns unfolding into time. Synesthetic relationships between ear, mind, and environment are encouraged, after all, they work for me.

Thanks to all folk who offered to participate – should any of the above become unavailable, I’ll be in touch. I have a list of you all.

Attenders of all ages are welcome to find their own drone space in the venue. Seats are provided and attenders are encouraged to bring along roll mats, sleeping bags, etc, as they deem necessary and find their own drone space(s) for full appreciation.

There will also be synthesisers and headphones for kids and others to try out their own drones.

Bar will be open and local samosas will be on sale.

Facebook event here – https://www.facebook.com/events/992581994115419/

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