2015: ProjectsSUPERWOOFERSound Fair and Summer PartyMatt’s Gallery /X Marks the Bökship
One-day Sound Fair and Summer PartySaturday 1 August 2015, 1pm - 11pmFree
SUPER WOOFER sound fair invited artists and audio publishers to have stalls for selling and displaying analogue and digital audio works; tapes, CDs, vinyl, USB, MP3, books, zines and merchandise, alongside a back to back program of performances and listening events.
Keith Harrison, Plastique Fanstastique, Benedict Drew, Marcia Farquhar, Leo Chadburn, Mikatsiu, John Lawrence, Daniela Cascella, Robert Pratt, Cesura // Acceso, Erinyes, Flange Zoo, Matt Copson, 38b, Exploit.zzxjoanw.Gen, Girolamo Marri, Drawing Room Confessions, Sonic Imperfections, Trestle Records, Daata Editions, Matt's Gallery, Consumer Waste, Editions of You, Top Nice, DISFIGMENT/BANKRUPSEA, The Cast of the Crystal Set, Dancehall, Sinkhole, Lost Toy Records, WE, & more tbc.
1.45pmDrawing Room ConfessionsJason Dodge and the Double Dealer An audio recording of the transcript between Jason Dodge and the Double Dealer (Matthew Dickman) with footnotes. Recorded by Peter Meanwell in The Crystal Set.Drawing Room Confessions is a printed journal named after a parlour game played by Marcel Proust, the Surrealists and others. Each book from the series uses exchanges and playful games to create a unique portrait of an individual artist.
2.30pmDane SutherlandDank Enlightenment
Dredge-core enthusiasms and ribofunk erotics tethered to an ecstatic slime-vector of anabolism.
Dane Sutherland is a curator, writer, and a pessimist LOL-bot currently based in Scotland.www.punctumrecords.com/exploitzzxjoanwgen
5pmDaata Editions presentsMatt CopsonMoralise The Masses
Matt Copson is Reynard Incarnate. A new performance featuring a live monologue set to musical accompaniment. Expect lascivious sax and lots of shouting.
Matt Copson is a multi-disciplinary artist whose empathy knows no bounds. www.mattcopson.com
Daata Editions is an online platform for the sale of artist commissioned video, sound and web art editions, designed specifically to be a native platform to a new generation of artists who work with moving image and sound. For Season One, Daata Editions has commissioned 18 artists to create six new artworks each, which are available for sale on the website in editions of 15. Artists include: Ilit Azoulay, Helen Benigson, David Blandy, Matt Copson, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala, Lina Lapelyte, Rachel Maclean, Florian Meisenberg, Takeshi Murata, Hannah Perry, Jon Rafman, Charles Richardson, Amalia Ulman, Stephen Vitiello, Chloe Wise.www.daata-editions.com
6pmLeo ChadburnA Folk Song CollectionLeo Chadburn performs experimental Irish composer Jennifer Walshe's "A Folk Song Collection:" 30 miniature power ballads performed in 9 minutes, based on overheard conversations and absurd everyday speech.
Leo Chadburn (AKA Simon Bookish) is a composer and vocalist, whose work straddles the borders of left-field pop and experimental classical music, including collaborations with Matt's Gallery artists Jennet Thomas and Richard Grayson.www.simonbookish.com
6.30pmDaniela CascellaFMRL, a readingmurmur
Layered readings from the book F.M.R.L. Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftovers of Writing Sound.Daniella Cascella's writing is prompted by the accidents and interferences between words and sounds. www.danielacascella.com
8pmSound Fair Ends
8.30pmKeith HarrisonMoon: a public demonstrationA clay replica of Keith Moon's drum kit recreating the moment it was exploded live on American TV in 1967 at the end of a performance of 'My Generation' by The Who on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.www.keith-harrison.info
4pmMarcia FarquharVox Box
Marcia will present Vox Box, a spoken word Rowe Ami Juke Box housing an evolving collection of 7” vinyl records of audio interviews between herself and artists and performers active in the 70s including Judy Clark, Stuart Brisley and Anne Bean.‘Marcia Farquhar has been based at Acme Studios, in the archive of the Acme Gallery, working on a 1977 jukebox of repurposed histories. She has been engaged in practices of archival research that depart from the scholarly conventions that govern the use of archives.’ Dr Dominic Johnson, Queen Mary Collegewww.marciafarquhar.com
Playlist 2 includes new audio pieces by Jenna Bliss, Jenna Collins, Marina Elderton, Hannah Catherine Jones, Adrianna Palazzolo, Diana Policarpo, Cara Tolmie and Nicola Woodham. The works have been compiled back-to-back on a playlist, to prioritise collective listening, over discussion.
Erinyes is a collective of women artists investigating a range of aspects of sound, in relation to space, atmosphere and absence of the image. Erinyes acts as a platform to bring together artists to explore a variety of approaches of multi-vocality, rhythm, time, formal and informal speech, narrative and noise, used both as material and inspiration. erinyes-sound.com
2pmGirolamo MarriGirolamo Marri plays his favourite recordGirolamo Marri will introduce the audience to a record that holds a special place in his heart.
Artist Girolamo Marri establishes connections based less on communication than on miscommunication, and uses absurd humour, fractured language and play on expectations to explore our way of interpreting reality. www.girolamomarri.info
3pmDanny Hayward for Cesura//AccesoReadingA series of post-political fits and tremors seguing into a medley of pre-political groans and hisses. Danny Hayward is a poet incorporated in London. http://theclaudiusapp.com/4-hayward.html
3.30pmFlange ZooSUPERMASSIVE-WOOOOOSHERAn improvisation by these pandimensional entities channeling the supermassive black hole at the heart of all. These musical mythical animals first manifest on this tiny blue sphere in 1st April 2012. Crypto-zoological fiends with multi-effects, stylophone, theremin, mini-korg, hand-designed ‘Tube-Fox’ Didgeridoo, and other amplified interferences. Flange Zoo are Tiger Gnome (Calum F. Kerr), Lotan the Destroyer (Phillip Raymond Goodman), Kitsune Tsukai (Miyuki Kasahara). flangezoo.bandcamp.com
5.15pmRobert PrattEntschuldigung"Schuld" means debt/fault/blame. If you are in debt / to blame ("schuldig") you have to get ... Basically get out of it. So "ent-schuld-igen" is getting out of it. If you hit someone, you are to blame and you can't get "entschuldigen" yourself, you have to ask for "Entschuldigung" (Noun, "um Entschuldigung bitten"). To some very very sensitive people it may appear rude to say "Entschuldigung." ("Sorry") to un-blame yourself, instead of asking for it from the one who blames you. Most people don't even notice the difference. In daily life, it doesn't really matter.www.robertpratt.co.uk
An amplified solo cello improvisation accompanied by some 21st century musique concrète.
Mikatsiu is a cellist, writer, artist & editor who likes to compose riddles, currently residing on planet earth.www.mikahayashiebbesen.com7.30pmJohn LawrenceThe Olympus Test
The Olympus E-FM1 HD video camera's ability to deal with common issues such as striping, water motion and colour bleed are assessed via an online camcorder website's bespoke testing rig.
Edited by the artist this raw footage becomes a form of 'banal tension', talking both of cinema's ability to manipulate, and reminding us of our own embodied, physical experience of digital technologies. Sound design by Tim Eve.
John Lawrence is a London-based artist working across a range of mediums and approaches whose work deals with our contemporary, mediated experience. Alongside his practice he organises After/Hours/Drop/Box - a commissioning platform for collaborative projects at the intersection of music, video and live performance. www.johnlawrence.tvwww.afterhoursdropbox.com
8pmPlastique FantastiqueFolk Feedback Loops for A.I.s to tell their children.The performance will present tales of phylogenetic and ontogenetic units, Extropians, Block Chains and High Frequency Traders through sound loops and film.On August 1, Plastique Fantastique will be channeled by David Burrows, Alex Marzeta and Vanessa Page.www.plastiquefantastique.org
Photos by Mike Brown, Calum F Kerr, Robin Klasnik