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Zeh / Cornford / Gwilliam UK Tour
  • scornfordscornford
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    Cassette composer and Xerox artist JASON ZEH from Bowling Green Ohio, has spent the better part of the last decade and a half forging a unique sonic vocabulary that seeks to uncover the inherent flaws in cassette tapes and to devise processes that bring those flaws into sharp focus. Zeh forces the listener to focus on the hidden traits and materiality of cassette tape: scratches on the surface, the clicking of the machinery, the magnetic fields of the motors, layering of tape hiss, and the physical manipulation of magnetic granules on the surface of the tape all become key compositional elements instead of obstacles to be overcome in the interest of producing an unblemished recording. Zeh’s work has been variously described as “noise plus,” by Frans de Waard, and as “brutally precise non-music” by Khristopher Rienshagen, accurately addressing his tireless search for an extended technique cassette music that is often difficult to pin down.

    http://whatweretapes.tumblr.com/

    BEN GWILLIAM is an artist whose work spans sound, film, installation & performance. His work explores how the mechanics of sound medias’ reflect the ways in which we listen to and look upon the world around us. His fascination with making sound drives a curiosity that forms as durational performances and Installations, film & video works and writing. On this tour Ben will perform a new process work for frozen dictaphones.
    He has exhibited & performed internationally in spaces such as La casa Encendida Madrid, The Cornerhouse Manchester, Artists Unlimited Bielefeld, Modern Art Oxford, & FACT Liverpool. His performance and composed works have been commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices Festival (UK 2010), Rumilingen new music (CH 2010), University of Salford (UK 2008) & IOU Theatre (UK 2003). His music and performances work has seen him collaborate with Artists such as Claus van Bebber, Helmut Lemke, Lee Patterson and many more.

    http://thosesoundsbetween.co.uk

    STEPHEN CORNFORD is an installation artist and experimental musician who works by reconfiguring consumer electronics. In 2015 he is touring a new performance which ab/uses four CRT televisions in a system in which sound produces image and vice versa.

    Recent solo shows include Rumpsti Pumsti (Berlin), Lydgalleriet (Bergen) & Campbell Works (London). Stephen’s work has been included in international group exhibitions at ICC, Tokyo; ZKM Centre for Media & Art, Karlsruhe; Signum Foundation, Venice and Haus der Elektronische Künste, Basel. He is also artistic director of Oxford's Audiograft Festival and co-curates the Consumer Waste label.

    http://www.scrawn.co.uk/
  • scornfordscornford
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    THIS WEEK!
  • expexp
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    TOMORROW!
  • SandorKrasnaSandorKrasna
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    ...TONIGHT!
  • SandorKrasnaSandorKrasna
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    .... TONIGHT ALSO!
  • expexp
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    THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY!
  • Tonight!
    (here in Brighton)
  • scornfordscornford
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    Thanks for all the bumps folks.
    Nice to see all of those who turned out for this.
    Brighton was probably the pick of the gigs on balance. Anyone heading in that direction should definitely try to get a booking at Westhill Hall, lovely place indeed.
    Most of my set from that night is documented here:


    Also anyone looking for gigs up north should seriously consider stopping in Todmorden - considering the size of the town, the scene is remarkably healthy at present.
  • expexp
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    fortnight ago

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