09 June 2020
And don't forget...
SoundCircus 11-14 June
De Montfort University and Phoenix Arts
Sonic Arts Network and De Montfort University invite you to the audio big top. Experience the travelling aural carnival that is SoundCircus: Your ears will bear witness to, and be amazed by, a disarmingly diverse range of experimental sound practices from across the UK and beyond…
SEE and HEAR new commissions from Kaffe Matthews and Pete Batchelor!
EXPERIENCE the untold delights of performances, installations, presentations and papers from a host of established and emerging artists!
MARVEL at the sheer quantity of work with over 60 artists presenting at the event including:
Adaadat, BEAST, Codec/X, Peter Cusack, John Levack Drever, Iris Garrelfs, Jonty Harrison, Modified Toy Orchestra, Adrian Moore, Pippa Murphy, Seed Records, Daniel Schachter, Volcano the Bear, David Zicarelli
YOU WILL GASP IN AMAZEMENT AND BE LOST FOR WORDS!!!
Each year the SAN Conference showcases the best work from artists in the UK using experimental approaches to sound and technology. It also provides a platform for artists to meet, listen and respond.
SoundCircus will focus on new cultural trends and aims to highlight the broad range of approaches and thinking that surrounds the sonic arts through a variety of performances, installations and research presentations.
Friday 11 June
SoundCircus kicks off with a live spectacle featuring the talents of Leicester’s very own iconoclastic avant-post rock/jazz/folk improvisers Volcano the Bear. Circuits bend double and scream for mercy in the hands of Birmingham’s extraordinary Modified Toy Orchestra. Asbestos deliver live multi-channel noise mayhem and we present exclusive breaks, bleeps and beyond showcases from London’s Adaadat and Seed labels. The 5 piece electro-improv group *paul kick of the proceedings in style whilst Sonic Arts Network DJs and artwork from Nick Mott provide the mood for the evening.
Saturday 12 June
If you want rigour - we’ve got it!
SoundCircus continues with a hardcore day of concerts featuring multi-channel performances of the best in contemporary electroacoustics. Highlights include a long anticipated new 8-channel piece from BEAST’s founder and ringmaster Jonty Harrison; live and tape work from this year’s international guest composer, Argentina’s Daniel Schachter; a live performance from the extraordinary Quartet Electronische; a chance for genuflection with rare pre-concert talk from the founder of Cycling74 and guru of interactive music software David Zicarelli, and an exclusive Sonic Arts Network commissioned site-specific performance from the queen of British laptronica Kaffe Matthews. The pace is relentless. You love it!
Sunday 13 June
We crack the whip and you skip, but you deserve it…
No let-up here as the congregation gathers for Sunday morning worship at the church of noise. Today’s service offers up a mixed program of moving image and sound works, improvised performance, concert music and sound installation. The day will feature a new Sonic Arts Network multi-channel screen and sound commission from Pete Batchelor titled Studies on Canvas. Clear the sleep from your ears with morning coffee and cacophony in the company of the UEA live electronics gang and SoundCircus goes pink with Forgotten Fairytales, a sound and image documentation of Northamptonshire’s gay community compiled by Iain Armstrong and with illustrations by Jayne West.
Ongoing - 15 August
Amazing Sound Machines
Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
Sound sculptures and installations by Johannes Bergmark, Lawrence Casserley, Hugh Davies, Simon Desorgher, Max Eastley, Peter Jones, Dan Knight, Helmut Lemke, Kaffe Matthews, Martin Mayes, Will Menter and Matt Rogalsky.
Ongoing - 27 August
Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham
The Dark gives you an opportunity to explore a specially created three-dimensional audio environment in which the echoes of virtual ghosts inhabit a haunted soundscape.
Wednesday 9 June
Last sprawl of the summer! Sprawl is the London based club featuring the best of today's cutting edge sounds, impro n' glitch and international electronic music, with live acts & guest DJs.
Line up: Digital Intervention (Paul Kendall, Mute label producer, and Olivia Louvel); Mask
(Marvyn Ayres - Mille Plateaux & Sonja Kristina - Ex-Curved Air); Bela Emerson (Radio 3 Mixing It/John Peel - aired cello experiments); Thorsten Sideboard (8bit Records and Highpoint Lowlife) Si-Cut.db (biphop/fallt/highpointlowlife); Iris Garrelfs (BitTonic)
Sensuous Geographies by Alistair MacDonald & Sarah Rubidge
University of Chichester, Chichester
An interactive installation. "the piece is so inventive and original that you surrender easily to its infinite possibilities" The Guardian
11 June - 4 July
David Rodriguez - 08.14.03
(Sound Installation and Other Media)
Space-twotentwo is proud to present a solo show of recent work by New York artist David Rodriguez. The work is in response to the blackout in New York (and most of the Eastern Seaboard) during August 2003. 08.14.03 takes the form of an installation incorporating book design, typography, interactive sonic art and experimental music composition.
Saturday 12 June
LMC presents Dustbreeders & Junko
The Spitz, London
French avant-turntablists going head to head with legendary noise artist Junko from Japan's Hijokaidan. Expect terrifying noise! Plus cutting edge improvisations from Broken Consort, the duo of harpist Rhodri Davies and electronics player Mark Wastell. Plus Static Tics, featuring Rotterdam electronics mavericks Lucas Simonisand Henk Bakker.
Luminae Natura by Matthew Sansom
Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
Recent world events have done much to emphasise differences between the three Abrahamic world religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In contrast, this work is constructed around unifying aspects of these three religious traditions. Using recordings of choristers at Ely Cathedral singing declarations of praise, the piece gradually permeates through the cathedral's acoustic to evoke the idea of an angelic presence. Over a twenty minute period singing fills the cathedral through eight loud-speakers placed along the length of the nave. The layering and treatment of the material subtly evolves to form an ethereal but dense musical-angelic web of sound.
Sunday 20 June
COMA Birmingham presents BIOTA
Hexagon Theatre, Edgbaston
The World Premiere of newly commissioned works by Phillip Cashian and Pippa Murphy plus new works by the COMA Birmingham Composers. New musical director Tony Harris conducts this exciting concert of new music that combines acoustic and electroacoustic textures.
Monday 21 June
Taming the Beast: Learning & Teaching in Music Technology
De Montfort University, Leicester
Music Technology has emerged as a distinct discipline at all levels in education, with a huge impact on the HE sector. By its very nature, Music Technology is a magnet for the widest spectrum of music-making, from the most radical experimental musical iconoclasm, to the entertainment industry and the processes of disseminating music as a consumer product.
This conference aims to throw some light on the way educators are constructing coherent paths through this complex and exciting shift in context for music education.
24 June - 2 July
LMC/CMN Present Feedback: Order from Noise - UK tour
Leicester, Newcastle, Norwich, London, Colchester, Brighton, Exeter
Featured artists are: Alvin Lucier, Toshimaru Nakamura, Nicolas Collins, Billy Roisz, Otomo Yoshihide, Sarah Washington, Xentos 'Fray' Bentos and Knut Aufermann.
Saturday 26 June
Goldsmiths College, London
Featuring electronics within improvisation and interactive composition by: FURT (Paul Obermayer & Richard Barrett); John Tilbury, John Edwards & Sebastian Lexer; Phil Durrant & Mark Sanders; Ian Stonehouse & Graham Wakefield
Tuesday 29 June
The Klinker, London
Improvising around their recent Kaminari CD