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
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.
. 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.
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.
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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