Thurs 20.3.14, £5/£3

- a live site-specific exploration by murmer

- a collaboration with Steve Beresford, Blanca Regina, Jack Goldstein

- The Naked City, a sound performance by Matthias Kispert

- Twine, a short film by Iris Garrelfs

For our night of site-related, if not site-specific sounds, we feature a range of perspectives on the subject:

We have American Estonia-based artist murmer, fresh from his collaboration with Felicty Ford at Audiograft Festival, will be performing via a model of site-specific exploration and interaction. All sounds, whether live or pre-recorded, amplified or acoustic, emanate from the performance space itself.

We also have a collaborative project between Steve Beresford, Blanca Regina, Jack Goldstein and a solo performance by Matthias Kispert, who is interested in the city and the relationship between its sounds and everyday life. His performance The Naked City is inspired in equal measure by Guy Debord’s eponymous collage as by William Burroughs’ delirious despatches from the City of Interzone.

Iris Garrelfs' audio-visual piece Twine was made during a residency at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Celje, Slovenia - a slow, quiet and atmospheric portrait of a specific location at a specific time.

date: Thursday 20th March 2014
time:
7pm - 11pm
ticket price: £5/3 concs. (all proceeds will be distributed between performers to cover expenses)

VENUE:
TROYganic
132 Kingsland Road
London E2 8DY

In collaboration with Music Hackspace and Strange Umbrellas

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. murmer:

murmer is Patrick McGinley, an american-born sound, performance, and radio artist who has been based in Europe since 1996. In 2002 he founded framework, an organisation that produces a weekly field-recording themed radio show, broad- and podcasting around the world. In 2005, he began working closely with the artist-run organisation MoKS in Estonia, relocating there permanently in 2009.
In live performance murmer's interest in field recording has developed into an attempt to integrate and resonate found sounds, found objects, specific spaces, and moments in time, in order to create a direct and visceral link with an audience and location. Currently he is performing via a model of site-specific exploration and interaction; all sounds used or created in this performance, whether live or pre-recorded, amplified or acoustic, emanate from the performance space itself, a heightened survey, a telephono lens into our shared location.

. Steve Beresford, Blanca Regina, Jack Goldstein:

Internationally known as a free improviser on piano and electronics, Steve Beresford has worked with hundreds of musicians, including The Slits, Han Bennink, Christine Tobin, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Alan Hacker, Ray Davies, Ilan Volkov, David Toop, Najma Akhtar, Evan Parker, Adrian Sherwood, The Flying Lizards, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn, and has an extensive discography.
Blanca Regina is a mixed media artist and musician who has performed since 2000 in different venues and festivals of the audiovisual scene and media art presenting expanded cinema works, audiovisual performances and sound performances with Matthias Kispert,The Lappetites, Leafcutter John among others. She is as well, teacher and curator who's interests embrace multimedia, film, music, design and live performance.
Jack Goldstein is frontman for the psychedelic pop quintet, Fixers. In January, along with fellow bandmate Roo Bhasin and King Of Cats' Max Levy, Goldstein released a recorded version of John Cage's Indeterminacy on the experimental cassette tape label, Fourier Transform. The release coincided with a show, currated by Goldstein, to mark the centennial of Cage's birth. He is currently studying Sonic Arts and Musicology at Brunel University.

. Matthias Kispert:

Matthias Kispert is a composer and artist working in London. In his work he is interested in the city and the relationship between sound and everyday life, as well as the politics of representation. Since 2004, he has been a member of the media arts collective D-Fuse, with whom he has created a number of videos and installations, as well as live cinema performances. Kispert is also a member of the experimental music group Crowd Formation.
His performance The Naked City is inspired in equal measure by Guy Debord’s eponymous collage as by William Burroughs’ delirious despatches from the City of Interzone. It is journey into and through sounds of the city, aural expeditions to unknown places with unknown purposes, sounds captured and dissected on open plains and in narrow passageways, crowded squares and desolated back alleys, flows of psychogeographical currents, cities of the earth and cities of the imagination. “The room seems to shake and vibrate with motion… Migrations, incredible journeys through deserts and mountains… across the Pacific in an outrigger canoe to Easter Island. The Composite City where all human potentials are spread out in a vast silent market.".

. Iris Garrelfs:

Iris Garrelfs is an artist moulding complex sonic or multi-sensorial collages from found sounds or voices pulverised “into granules of electroacoustic babble and glitch, generating animated dialogues between innate human expressiveness and the overt artifice of digital processing” as the Wire Magzine put it. Her approach to site-specificity does not necessarily mean she creates for a particular locale, nor does the work represent a place, but rather, it is a response to it. However, this response is not an investigation of the geographical, conceptual, historic or sociological aspects of site, but rather a poetic evocation of presence. Her work has been compared to artists such as Yoko Ono, Henri Chopin, Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk and Arvo Part and has featured in exhibitions, festivals and as part of residencies internationally.

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