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RHODRI DAVIES

RHODRI DAVIES

Watch the entirety of Rhodri Davies’ blistering live performance for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 21.03.2013.

JAMES SAUNDERS | Instruments with Recordings

JAMES SAUNDERS | Instruments with Recordings

Watch streaming video of James Saunders’ Instruments with Recordings, performed for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 5th January 2014.

Urs Leimgruber & Roger Turner

Urs Leimgruber & Roger Turner

Stream the entirety of Urs Leimgruber and Roger Turner’s excellent performance for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 5th January 2014.

Dominic Lash – Chord Sequence with Interruptions

Dominic Lash - Chord Sequence with Interruptions

In this Second instalment of Bang the Bore’s Interviews With Composers series, we spoke to Dominic Lash about his piece Chord Sequence with Interruptions
 

SARAH HUGHES | (CAN NEVER EXCEED UNITY)

SARAH HUGHES | (CAN NEVER EXCEED UNITY)

In this first instalment of Bang the Bore’s Interviews With Composers series, we spoke to Sarah Hughes about (can never exceed unity), an instantiation of which appeared on Suppedaneum’s superb 2013 release Accidents of Matter or of Space.

KATHY HINDE

KATHY HINDE

Streaming video of Kathy Hinde’s superb performance for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, 12th December 2013.

SARU + Compost & Height Present – the Music of Michael Pisaro & Makiko Nishikaze

SARU + Compost & Height Present - the Music of Michael Pisaro & Makiko Nishikaze

Streaming video of three pieces performed at the Round Chapel Auditorium, London, 19th October 2013; July Mountain & Ricefall by Michael Pisaro; and piano in person i by Makiko Nishikaze.

A Voodoo Christmas in Hialeah

A Voodoo Christmas in Hialeah

Merry Christmas! Stream and download the latest volume in Stephen Grasso’s Voodoo Christmas mixtape series alongside links to the previous volumes if you’re only just catching up.

Diatribes

Diatribes

Watch the entirety of Diatribes’ performance for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 25th May 2013.

Displacement Activity

Displacement  Activity

On 15th June 2013 Bang the Bore presented Displacement Activity, a concert inspired by an exhibition of work by land artists Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton. It featured compositions by Manfred Werder and James Saunders; a publication by Neil Chapman and David Stent; a sonification of Smithson’s mirror displacement methodology by Seth Cooke; and a special edition of Compost & Height’s Wolf Notes journal. This article collects the documentation of that event.

Will Guthrie

Will Guthrie

Streaming video of Will Guthrie performing live for Bang the Bore at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 13.01.13.

Aigon DAAC

Aigon DAAC

Aigon DAAC (Daniel Bennett, Stuart Chalmers, Dominic Lash) performing live at shieldshaped, Cafe Kino, Bristol, 9th October 2012.

Robert Curgenven

Robert Curgenven

Watch streaming video of Robert Curgenven performing live at Bang the Bore XV: Depth Sounding at the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton 29.09.2012.

Kostis Kilymis

Kostis Kilymis

Stream footage of Kostis Kilymis performing live at BtBXV: Depth Sounding at the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, 22.09.13.

Jason Lescalleet

Jason Lescalleet

An excerpt from Jason Lescalleet’s performance for shieldshaped at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 9th October 2012.


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VA AA LR, CORNFORD, COOKE | CUBE CINEMA, BRISTOL | WEDNESDAY 21ST JANUARY

VAAALR, CORNFORD, COOKE | CUBE CINEMA, BRISTOL | WEDNESDAY 21ST JANUARY

VA AA LR | Stephen Cornford | Seth Cooke
The Cube Cinema, Bristol
8pm | Wednesday 21st January 2015
£6.00

Bristol’s premier promoter of sonic experimentation presents an evening of hacked tvs, 4 screen cinematic drone & electroacoustic experimentation.

VA AA LR: Any means to create a spectacle, whether rescue flares or crackling piles of consumer junk. Vasco Alves, Adam Asnan & Louie Rice have performed around the world, releasing on more labels than my word limit allows.
a-r-a-r.com/vaaalr.html

Stephen Cornford: Sound artist with work in galleries & labels around the world. Tonight hacking TVs & assorted electronics into an hypnotic, audiovisual action.
scrawn.co.uk

Michael Pisaro’s “Was, Was and Is”: Seth Cooke bends the Wandelweiser composer’s minimalist score into an immersive drone piece for four screen video, cymbals & performers.
sethcooke.eu

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December 21st, 2014 | by | Published in Blog

OUT NOW ON LF RECORDS | SETH COOKE – ETERNAL WORLD ENGINES OF THE DEMIURGE

Seth Cooke - Eternal World Engines of the Demiurge | LF Records

Seth Cooke returns to the fold, worshipping the glitch via 3D printer and Infinite Jukebox. “Eternal World Engines of the Demiurge is a twenty minute quick & dirty blast of Jack Kirby tribute, evocation of thoughts and sensations accompanying childhood sleep paralysis and continuation of my interest in botched modelling. Infinite Jukebox was designed by Paul Lamere. It endlessly extends and reconfigures MP3s by calculating probabilistic routes through the sound file based on pitch, timbre and metric position. A 3D printer eternally misprints a glitched universe. A corrupt MP3 sings gibberish forever.” – Seth Cooke

Hand-sprayed mini-CDR, full colour sleeve.

LF RECORDS
SETHCOOKE.EU


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December 21st, 2014 | by | Published in Blog

RIP Nick Talbot

It’s odd writing this, trying to transmit a feeling that’s really only going to connect with people who knew Nick, because Nick was less a part of this crowd and so I have no idea how many of the people who’ll read this knew him.

I guess most people will know him best via his singer songwriter project Gravenhurst, but he was in lots of other ways too a central presence in Bristol music, and for as long as I’ve lived here. He was part of what held the scene together, 10-15 years ago when Bristol was all scratchy rock bands sharing bills with wide eyed noisers, electronica and fingerpicked post-folk; he was playing Gravenhurst shows, running Silent Age records, creating fake scandinavian psyche-rock band and nearly getting them signed by accident, and making forum posts more erudite and hilarious than most peoples’ novels.

An incredibly sharp, funny guy; Nick was very charming and had conversation in spades in a way that made you feel that if you met him out with a group of friends, you could introduce him to any of them and expect them to make a connection.  Sharing a couple of pints with him was always a great pleasure – much as he was capable of talking (fascinatingly) for an entire evening on whatever was interesting him, he also had the fantastic trait of being attentive – cleverly and with a genuine interest and critical ear – to whatever engaged you, and of having something unexpected to say about it.

That skill for engagement and observation made Nick a great writer too – his lyrics are literary but wear it lightly, so that what matters is their atmosphere, sense of place, and mood. But go read his funny, cynical blog too, and his excellent interviews for the Quietus with John Gray and Alan Moore, and Anta; or Quietus’ interview with Nick.

He was a friend who I increasingly saw far too rarely, and that lapse now makes me very sad.
The last time I saw him, I think, was in the Hillgrove, and we sat talking about Richard Thompson. He was amazed I didn’t know his instrumental Dargai and insisted I  listen to it as soon as I get home, which I did. When I started writing this piece that was the first thing I thought of sharing.


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December 4th, 2014 | by | Published in Blog

Xenakis in America

Xenakis in America

A new book on Xenakis. And free. Smashing!

A few pages in and we’re disappointed to learn that not all of Big X’s experiences in the US were artistically satisfactory.
Still, we’re glad to have learned that he wrote music for a German toothpaste commercial.

If you make noise or computer music you probably need to know more about Xenakis.
Given that you’re reading this, there’s a fair chance you make noise or computer music.
Thus, chances are, you ought to read this book…

Pow.

Charles Turner’s Xenakis in America now available for free download from Monoskop


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December 3rd, 2014 | by | Published in Blog