Sat 19 June 2010
Talking Through A Slippa – Vocal Improv performance http://www.talkingthroughaslippa.com/Talking Through a Slippa are an improvising vocal duo creating music, soundscapes and surround sound listening experiences. From breathy grating atmospheres to rhythmical clusters that bring to mind swarming creatures, to aggressive guttural beats and ecstatic tribal chants. TTAS draw the listener into a fresh and exciting sound world.
Langsames Trio will perform Elektrisches Tonbuch (vol.1) Trio piece of anastomotic modalism. Matrixflecknadel for Elektrische Synthesizerinstrumente.[Pause] is about deconstruction, about creating a state of flux between experimentation and melodies, electronica and folk, digital and analog.
Taking the songs and melodies of the band Heliopause and tearing them apart, songs will be re-presented in a new experimental way, constantly evolving and struggling to breathe amongst electronic and experimental noise. Matt Littlemore and Richard Davis.
Stillborn with Apples – a drone electronica duo whose work is concerned with the spirit of place. http://www.stillbornwithapples.com/swa.htm
Grow Claws (band). An experimental, art pop band based in Brighton, the music is a combination of old vaudeville, silent movie soundtracks, new wave, and more contemporary pop influences. www.growclaws.com
The 55th Flotilla – rum and bass and nautical dubstep
Bunty – vocal looping performance.
Visuals 8pm-3am by Quadratura http://www.quadratura.info/
Petrusco, Anna Dumitriu, Bunty ‘Sirens’
Taking inspiration from the story of the “Sirens” in Homer’s Odyssey who lure sailors to their death with their tempting songs promising all the knowledge of the past and future, this immersive performance/installation portrays technology as a contemporary siren. The piece combines video projections (enhanced found footage from YouTube tagged ‘sea’), vocal looping and live experimental performance.
Composer: Phil Dawson
Choreographer: Colette Brandenburg
Dancers: Jade Champagnie, Mel Dalal, Hais Hassan, Hayley Ovens, Colette, Brandenburg, Nikki Watson.
Grimoire Lumière opens a distorted window into a plane of darkness; inhabited by an unknown species that awake through the ritual of light and sound.
Luciana Haill – Interactive Brainwave music performances.
Antje Hildebrand – Concept, Creation and Performance “Open Offer for Elbow Room”
Intentionally un-spectacular, “Open Offer for Elbow Room” takes an ironic approach to presenting performance and its reading; playing with words, language, and political and symbolic references. On the threshold between seriousness and stupidity the performance becomes more and more sophisticated as the simple structure of the work is revealed.
Natasha Davis “Asphyxia” – A new solo performance about suffocation, voicelessness, being trapped and memory. About hearts in boxes, strawberries in jars and a few difficult questions. Mixing film, photography, sound, movement, stories and poetry.
Laboratoro (Ed Briggs, Jim Sanders, Bruno Humberto, Xelís de Toro). Poetry in action with sounds and projections. Combining music, movement, words and visual images through projections, Laboratoro constructs his own poetic language, its own way to navigate through language.
Petrusco – “Squashed by time” Performance with live sound by Nick Nielson
Richard Davis from Heliopause
In a world increasingly dominated by noise, light, chaos and confusion, sometimes the most heartfelt – or violent – gesture is one of almost complete stillness. The music of artist and filmmaker Richard Davis encapsulates this sensation, performing songs of devastating purity which are more than capable of wrestling the air from your lungs.
Video workshop with Alvaro Collar
Ollie Evans performs Kurt Schwitter’s ‘Ursonate
Puppeteer and sound-poet, Ollie Evans, performs the Dadaist classic – Kurt Schwitter’s primordial ‘Ur’-sonata. An incantatory epic for the larynx.
Jane McGrath – Cut Piece: Happening Again. A simple re enactment of Yoko Ono’s original performance.
Wiracha Daochai “A Monk is a Man”.
Video workshop with Alvaro Collar.
Simon Hall and Rosie Sedgwick – Anatomy Body painting performance.
BioArk – Dumitriu, Driessen and BSMS students.
As part of the Sussex University project “Sounding the Site”. Anna Dumitriu is working with Sussex and Brighton students to bring together Bioart and sound, creating a sonic artwork and installation/performance based on the microscopic bacterial flora that has colonised the old Gardner Centre since it’s closure several years ago. The building will re-open in around a year as the flagship “Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts”. In the meantime this work reveals some of the unseen creativity taking place in the building now through the microbial life that has found an ecological niche there. In collaboration with Arif Driessen (University of Brighton student) and students from Brighton and Sussex Medical School (Art and Microbiology SSC) assisted by Dr John Paul (Hon Senior Lecturer BSMS, Dr Ian Cooper (Senior Lecturer University of Brighton) and Dr Simon Park (University of Surrey). www.normalflora.co.uk.
Sounding the Site- Composition from sampled sounds created by bouncing balls on metal/concrete staircases, manhole covers, plastic pipes, metal lampshades at various sites at Sussex University. Performance of the composition with artwork made from the balls used in the making of the piece. Artwork by Terry Howe and music by Ric Graebner.
Arif Driessen – Sonic Pong,
“The Phoenix” a Video Painting by Matthew Kilpatrick
Screenings by organised by Alvaro Collar.
Sat 19 June 2010