01 September 2020
Agents of Impurity
Sonic Arts Network and Resonance FM present “The Agents of Impurity” - a Night of Sound, Poetry and Sound Poetry
Sonic Arts Network invites you to The Agents of Impurity, a special broadcast benefit event for Resonance FM at The Museum of Garden History, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LB on Sunday 17 October 7.30pm. This event is free but donations for the radio-art station are much needed.
Featuring exclusive performances from:
SAN is honoured to present a tireless explorer of the grain of the voice since the 50s. Chopin’s work opens new ways of listening beyond the separation between music and language.
Mastermind of the epochal ubu.com, Goldsmith’s writing has been described as the most “exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry” by Publishers Weekly.
Bergvall’s sound poetry represents the disintegration of speech in spoken performance. A meeting point between various languages; physical and verbal, French and English, live voice and ventriloquised technology.
From the page to the voice, from speech to song, from song to signal, from signal to sound. A process of writing and a process of thought revealed in poetic performance.
The London debut of Birmingham’s Frank Cougar, inhabitants of a surreal and enigmatic world between music and the spoken word, cabaret and a half remembered Raymond Chandler novel, darkness and the void.
SAN will also be launching “The Agents of Impurity” CD/book pack at the event. The CD, curated by Kenneth Goldsmith, traces a history of sound and concrete poetry from the justified and ancient to recent and morally reprehensible. It features a wealth of mind expanding material including audio and visual work from Artaud, Beckett, Eduardo Paolozzi, Vito Acconci, Jaap Blonk and Ergo Phizmiz.
Sonic Postcards Workshop Leader Mentor Training
SAN is looking for sound artists with an interest in workshop leading to take part in Sonic Postcards. This training programme is aimed at postgraduates, students or those with little workshop experience to develop leadership and artistic skills to gain technology based education project experience and to be trained as potential workshop leaders. You will be working closely alongside the workshop leaders on Sonic Postcards projects taking place throughout the UK. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a 5-day residential training programme as part of the training scheme in order to enhance experience gained in the field. Successful applicants will participate in workshops, receive feedback and support from Sonic Arts Network and gain an accreditation.
For further information and details of how to apply please contact Becca Laurence, Sonic Postcards Project Manager at email@example.com or call the SAN office on 020 7928 7337.
Sonic Postcards is supported by NESTA.
Wednesday 1 September
BBC Radiophonic Workshop by Peter Howell
Hull School of Media Technologies, Hull
A staff composer at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop for over twentyfive years, and responsible for thousands of pieces of music for BBC TVand Radio, notably the second incarnation of the Doctor Who signaturetune, and latterly Michael Palin's 'Full Circle' series, he has lecturedextensively on composition for film and TV and the history of theRadiophonic Workshop.
CURRENTS: A new series of lectures presented by Hull Time Based Arts,Currents provides a theoretical approach to social and historical contextsand themes. Cultural commentators and writers will speak on a range oftopics from the underground to the mainstream accompanied by diverseaudiovisual supporting materials.
Thursday 2 September
Rrum: Open Perceived
Macondo, Hoxton Square, London
Live music by: Manyas (multi-laptop electronic music) feat. Le Hub (multi-laptop visual improvisation), Sonicity (London-based electroacoustic music) feat. Ian Stewart, Eric Pessel, Ambrose Seddon.
Short experimental films & music videos by: D-fuse, Jonny Voss (RCA), Ron908 (Berlin), Yuko Ichimura (Independent Cyclist Collective), Max Hattler (RCA). Video performance art by Monica Alcazar (Mexico/New York)
For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 4 September
Digitonal + Support
Fresh from playing in one of the headline slots at The Big Chill, Digitonal return to London for a live show in anticipation of the release of their new EP "The Centre Cannot Hold" in September, featuring singer Kirsty Hawkshaw - famous for providing the vocals on Orbital's seminal "Halcyon & On & On"
Support comes from the Rephlex camp with a live performance from Aleksi Perala (also known as Astrobotnia, and Ovuca) and the Rephlex DJ's, plus live electro & breaks Kansas City Prophets, from Keith Tenniswood's Control Tower imprint.
Wednesday 8 September
Charterhouse Bar, London
Sprawl, the experimental audio club, is back in action in London this September after a small summer break, at a new venue. Presenting another selection of oddbeats, soundscapes & eclectic sounds - it's a packed night of groundbreaking guests again, the un/usual sprawl sonic art buffet.
Live: Same Actor (UK), Lance Martins (UK), JAMES III (UK), Doudou Malicious (Fr) and resident djs/curators si-cut.db and Iris Garrelfs
Friday 17 September
Oxford House, London
An evening of magic and music with the Bolt and special guest duo Mark Wastell and Clive Bell playing nepalese bowls, tam tam & shakuhachi Be witness to moments of inspiration, light and sound.
Saturday 18 September
Sonic Arts Discussion Meeting
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
An informal discussion forum for composers/sonic artists creating electroacoustic music. Present your own music or simply come along to listen and discuss ideas. Everyone welcome, regardless of background or level of experience.
A range of equipment is available - including a small diffusion system – it may be possible to provide other equipment on prior request. Some details as to equipment can be found on our new website along with pictures from the last event, location map etc.
If you are interested in presenting your work or taking part in discussions, please contact email@example.com before September 1st as we need to know numbers.
18 September - 6 November
Radio 101 by Zoe Irvine
(Sound Installation and Performance)
BCA Gallery, Bedford
Visitors are being invited to embark on a sonic journey and revisit history through an art installation created by sound artist Zoe Irvine for the Radio 101 exhibition opening at BCA Gallery on Saturday 18 September. Radio 101 is an extraordinary exhibition that retraces the stories surrounding the R101 airship and its fatal voyage to Karachi through a sequence of sound recordings.
Irvine is a sound artist and audio producer whose work often responds to a particular historic episode. Like the events she has explored in previous work, the R101 serves as a real and imaginative trigger for her sonic archaeology, a story for her to unravel with various strands to explore.
To commemorate the anniversary of the R101 crash BCA Gallery will be hosting a live radio broadcast as part of the Radio 101 exhibition. Radio 101 FM will air from 6.24pm the precise time that the R101 left Cardington and end at 2.04am the same time that the airship crashed. Visitors are invited to attend the broadcast at BCA Gallery or contribute their thoughts and memories via a live phone in.
Prior to the broadcast visitors to the exhibition will be able to get involved with the various audio work in preparation for the broadcast.
Thursday 23 September
Assembly Point Present Pole
The Spitz, London
Pole (aka Stefan Betke) returns to London for the first in a series of nights presented by the long runningInternet radio show Assembly Point.
Live Sets: Pole, Si-cut.db (highpointlowlife). DJ sets: Leo Avanti (Kosmische Club),Martin Brown (Sound Hause Glasgow),Marc Sethi (Assembly Point), Paul Sethi (Cargo, Living Room).
The information arts are the theme of the tenth SonicActs festival. The festival consists of a two-day conference, three consecutive nights of live performances, a film programme, and an exhibition.
Many new art forms have emerged in recent years (from computer art to neo-conceptualism and from business art to genomic art) which in formand content are rooted in the information society: the information arts. These information arts defy several paradigms on which traditional art forms are based. The two-day conference, which takes place on friday and saturday afternoon, brings together a few exponents of these information arts. A mix of presentations, interviews and lectures will give a caleidoscopic view on these information arts and the consequences of there emergence on the arts in general.
On the programme: interviews with musician and artist CarlMichael von Hausswolff (Raster-Noton) and with Jon Wozencroft (TOUCH); presentations of Driessens & Verstappen, Scha & Elsenaar and Tom Betts & Joe Gilmore; lectures of Casey Reas, Rutger Wolfson, André Platteel and Canadian renegade theorist tobias c. van Veen. Moderation:Jan-Hiddink.
Also during Sonic Acts: André Platteel [NL], Battery Operated [UK/FR], Benjamin Gaulon [FR], BJ Nilsen [SE], Byetone [DE], Carl Michael von Hausswolff [SE], Casey Reas [US], Chris Watson [UK], Codespace [CH], COH [RU], Dextro [AT],Driessens & Verstappen [NL], Dyad [US/CH], Fennesz [AT], GAS [JP], Geert Mul [NL], Jan Jelinek+ Karl Kliem [DE], JODI [NL/BE], Jon Wozencroft [UK], Komet [DE], Lia [AT], M.I.M.E.O. (feat. Christian Fennesz, Cor Fuhler, Gert-JanPrins, Jerome Noetinger, Kaffe Matthews, Marcus Schmickler, PeterRehberg, Phil Durrant en Rafael Toral) [VAR], Meta [US], mise-en-trôpes [BE], Noizbleed [NL/NS], Optical Machines [NL], Philip Jeck [UK], Pure + DeKam [AT/US], Radian + Jade [AT], rand()% [UK], Remko Scha & Arthur Elsenaar [NL], Rutger Wolfson [NL], Skoltz Kolgen [CA], Speedy J [NL], Tobiasvan Veen [CA], Tomato [UK], visomat inc. + Errorsmith[DE].