New call for work for Expo 2006 in Manchester
The call for commission proposals, artistic submissions and papers/research presentations for Sonic Arts Network's 2006 Expo festival is now open at www.sonicartsnetwork.org
Expo is an opportunity to experience the work of the best UK sonic art practitioners, to meet, listen and respond. After the success of last year’s highly eclectic event in Scarborough the focus now shifts to Manchester. Preparation is underway for another packed weekend of sonic art and electronic music from UK artists and a choice selection of international guests. This weekend of performance, exhibition and presentation will take place across a variety of public venues in Manchester including concert halls, gallery spaces, bars, nightclubs and an historic architectural space. The weekend aims to highlight the broadest possible range of approaches and thinking that surround the sonic arts. We welcome submissions of all kinds.
There is no charge for the submission or acceptance of work and entry to the festival will continue to be free to all members of the public. This call is open to all UK based practitioners and all international members of Sonic Arts Network.
For the 2006 festival we are offering a £4000 commission for a new installation to be shown at Cornerhouse between 23 June - 30 July.
Guest artists confirmed for the festival at this stage include Staalplaat Sound System, Joseph Byrd, Spunk and Dreams of Tall Buildings
The 2006 Expo festival will take place between 23-26 June and will be produced in association with the University of Manchester and Cornerhouse.
LAST CHANCE: People Like Us
DVD Launch Party Tickets
Thursday 20 October 2005, Everyman Cinema Club, Hampstead, London
This is your last chance to buy tickets for the launch of the People Like Us DVD, 'Story Without End'. The event will feature a live AV performance by People Like Us with film screenings and a DJ set by Rough Trade’s Simon Russell at Hampstead’s Everyman Cinema Club on Thursday 20 October 2005.
People Like Us: ‘Story Without End’ DVD launch at 8pm on Thursday 20 October at the Everyman Cinema Club, Hampstead (diagonally opp Hampstead tube) Tickets £5, available from www.sonicartsnetwork.org
Sonic Postcards at the Hayward Gallery
On Monday 24 October between 2-4pm, families will be invited to the Upper Foyer of the Hayward Gallery to create their own limited edition, fine-art souvenir audio postcard by capturing sound and images from within and around the Hayward Gallery.
The family workshop runs in conjunction with the current exhibition, entitled ‘Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye’. On show from 6 October to 11 December, the exhibition is both an exploration of the phenomenon of global tourism and an adventure in itself. It will occupy the entire Hayward Gallery and sites across the South Bank Centre.
The families will have the opportunity to record sounds and gather images in and around the Hayward to use as the basis of their sonic postcards. Sound artist Robert Worby will guide participants through the process of recording and selecting the sonic material whilst visual artist Reza Ben Gajra will assist the families in producing their very own works of art based on selected works from the 'Universal Experience' exhibition to use as CD covers. At the end of the workshop, each family will be able to take home their fine-art souvenir.
Places are strictly limited and booking is essential on 0870 169 1000.
Children attend free with a paying adult (who can take advantage of the Hayward Gallery's Half Price Mondays offer!)
15 - 29 October
St. John’s Crypt, Northgate, Broadstreet, Bristol
Isabel Rocamora, Thomas Koner and Helena Gough present Residual; a site-specific moving image and sonic piece installed in one of Bristol’s hidden medieval remains in the heart of the city centre.
People Like Us DVD Launch Party
(live performance + screenings)
Everyman Cinema, Hampstead, London
Launch Party for People Like Us DVD, Story Without End. Presented by Sonic Arts Network and Lux, the party features a live performance by PLU and a DJ set by Rough Trade’s Simon Russell plus film screenings. A limited number of tickets are available form the SAN site.
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Composer and Interpreter
Guardian Auditorium, Frieze Art Fair, Regent’s Park, London
Sonic Arts Network Honorary Patron, Karlheinz Stockhausen makes a rare visit to London and delivers his own, unique brand of lecture. Musical examples played by Suzanne Stephens (basset-horn) and Kathinka Pasveer (alto flute).
Karlheinz Stockhausen @ Frieze
Old Billingsgate Market, London, EC3
A rare chance to experience a performance by legendary composer Karlheinz Stockhausen of his classic 1960s work KONTAKTE and OKTOPHONIE [1990s] in octophonic sound projection, from his monumental 30-hour-long cycle LICHT.
(live internet performance)
2TOMS are a French A/V partnership who have worked together for over two years in various multimedia exhibitions and will be performing together remotely from their homes in Paris & Lyon. John Kannenberg works in both image and sound that blur the boundaries between intention and accident. Incorporating techniques derived from free improvisation, musical composition, field drawing, minimalism, cubism and abstract expressionism.
25 - 28 October
Cremer Street, Shoreditch, London
Net-anarchists C6 present SOLD OUT, a series of lectures, artworks and live events which for four days will take over a shop-front in Cremer Street, Shoreditch, offering a showcase of challenging interactive art.
Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh
International festival of sonic art featuring James Paul Sain, Jeff Herriot, Christian Herbst, James Wyness, Diana Simpson, Pete Stollery, Michael Edwards and Robert Dow diffused on a 20-channel multi-speaker array.
Writing on Water
QEH, RFH, London
The London Sinfonietta performs the first public performance of a new collaboration between filmmaker Peter Greenaway and composer David Lang. ‘Writing on Water’ explores man’s relationship with the sea through use of Lang's hypnotic score, a libretto of water-filled texts, calligraphy by Brody Neuenschwander and visuals mixed live by Greenaway on multiple screens.
Contemporary music festival in North East Scotland with the aim of presenting an eclectic but broad range of contemporary music to a large and varied public. Events will include concerts, workshops and electroacoustic installations featuring artists and composers including Evelyn Glennie, Paul Anderson, the Edinburgh Quartet, Haflidi Hallgrimsson, the Hebrides Ensemble, mckenzie medbøe, Naresh Sohal, Pete Stollery and many others.
Until 13 November
Ikon Gallery, Birmingam
Simon Blackmore’s installation responds to variations in meteorological conditions. Monitoring changes in light conditions and wind speed and direction, a weather measuring system transmits this information to the guitar via a series of electronic circuits. Small motors, in turn, translate this into mechanical action, the strumming of the strings.
STFU GLASGOW 05
An event organised by members of EM411.com, STFU is a 3 day festival of sounds, spread across 3 venues in Glasgow and will provide a platform for new music from both the UK and Europe. The event aims to showcase artists that are working under the broad umbrella of "alternative electronic" music.
11 - 12 November
Leeds International Music Technology Education Conference
Leeds College of Music, Leeds
The conference features Bob Katz, author of ‘Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science’ and recipient of three Grammy awards, as the Focal Press keynote speaker. Additional keynote speakers include Professor Allan Moore, Head of the Department of Music and Sound Recording at the University of Surrey; and pop producer Tim Speight.
Unsafe: Festival of improvised and experimental music
Lighthouse, Poole, Dorset
The day's activities will include two free, open, improvisation workshops for both traditional and electronic instruments, impromptu performance around the venue, a pre-concert seminar and original film collaborations. The evening (8 pm onwards) will feature a concert by Evan Parker.
Retro Bar, Manchester
Anything goes night of DJs, live performance, can-can dancers, performance artists, sound poetry and visual art.