MUSLAB LONDON

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MUSLAB LONDON 2018 IN COLLABORATION WITH  I K L E C T I K

Saturday 20 October doors 5.30pm | [Read Full line Up below] | £5 on the door only

MUSLAB LONDON 2018

MUSLAB is an ensamble created by the cultural society CAMIN-ART based in Mexico city, Paris, and Geneve. It is conformed by renowned artists from different parts of the world and it’s conducted by maestro Pedro Castilo Lara. This ensemble presents different cultural projects of sound artistry.

IN COLLABORATION WITH

I K L E C T I K ART LAB

http://muslab.org/

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Saturday 20 October

17:30 Doors

18:00 LISTENING SESSION
ampe méryll – Sam + Cym
Raphael Isay Ramirez Guillen – Fotografías sonoras
Jorge Ramos – Projeto 2
Otto Castro – Olinda
Manuel Rocha Iturbide – 01 Purusha Prakrti
Manuel Rocha Iturbide – Almost Nothing
Hayley Suviste – Kinesis
Stephen Pearse – Bells of Forio
Michael Bonaventure – MORPH
Cláudio Pina – Vox Humana II

19:30 VIDEO SCREENINGS
Damian Lintell-Smith – angelswORD
Jules Bryant – Don’t Cross the Line
Charles Vaughan – Missing

20:00 LIVE CONCERT Josh Grey-Jung
20:40 LIVE CONCERT Lou Barnell
21:20 LIVE CONCERT Tony James Morton
22:00 LIVE CONCERT Robert Barry

ARTISTS

LISTENING SESSION

ampe méryll – Sam + Cym
Sam + Cym is realized from recordings of the album:
” Special Percussions, Tala ” on 1974 – (The song of the world – INDIA) and of elements of digital treatments, electronic sources. Piece composed for Nocturne – Voyages imaginés @ Musée national des arts asiatiques invited by the Tsuku Boshi label – Diffusion on the Alcome Acousmonium – Feb 2018. Her sound works create links between her art and music practice. Sue used field recordings, electronic and analogue techniques
to generate resonances, tensions and ruptures. Processes or protocoles are some of her research materials. meryllampe.com

Raphael Isay Ramirez Guillen – Fotografías sonoras
The piece is based on the sound collection I did on my trip to the Mixtur Festival 2018 in Spain, taking daily sounds of my stay in Spain and Portugal. The piece seeks to immerse the listener in sound photographs giving an imaginary world of a tangible reality. Isay Ramirez Guillen was selected to participate in the Festival Mix Tur 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. He has created different theater plays such as “Tren y Madrugada” benefited by the Fonca, presented in Manizales, Colombia. He has also made music for short films, presented at the VIVE LATINO 2014 Ibero-American Festival. He is currently studying a degree in composition at the Superior School of Music under the chair of José Luis Castillo. https://soundcloud.com/isay-corleone

Jorge Ramos – Projeto 2
It all started with 2 frequencies shocking, and like almost everything, with time comes development and evolution. From a struggle between frequencies, effects, rhythmic games, aggressive panoramic and volume work and noise to a very beautiful moment of resonances which marks the decay of the early electronic processed ambient and the hatching of a very beautiful piano melody between the smoothness of electronic processing disappearing and the distant clarinet playing.
In the end, with the hearing of the last note, everyone can realise that a struggle so simple as 2 frequencies shocking can be turned in a very beautiful melodious ambient… Jorge F. P. Ramos was born in 1995, in Braga, Portugal. At the age of six, was accepted at the Conservatório de Música Calouste Gulbenkian where he studied until 2013. In 2013 he entered the Escola Superior de Música in Lisbon, where he finished the undergraduate degree with 19/20 as Composition mark and he is currently enrolled in Master in Music – Composition at the same school. In July 2014 he won the 1st Prize – Composition Competition for Flutes of the 2a Academia de Flauta de Verão. In July 2016 he won the 2nd Prize – Composition Competition for Flutes of the 4a Academia de Flauta de Verão. During his Composition studies, he had the opportunity to work with composers such as André Ruíz, Paulo Bastos, João Madureira, Sérgio Azevedo, Carlos Fernandes, Carlos Marecos, Roberto Pérez, António Pinho Vargas, Carlos Caires, José Luís Ferreira, Luigi Abbate and Luís Tinoco.

Otto Castro – Olinda
Olinda is named after one of the cities narrated in the novel Invisible Cities by the writer Italo Calvino. At the level of the development of sound materials, this work approaches the type of treatment of the imaginary sound landscape by taking some references from the Mexican sound landscape and developing them through sound metaphors with electronic sounds. This work was composed as part of the works to the degree of Master of the Music Technology program of the UNAM and mixed in the studies of the Mexican Center for Music and Sound Arts (CMMAS), Morelia, Mexico. PhD student of the Music Technology program of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with Dr. Rodrigo Sigal Sefchovich as its main tutor. Professor at the School of Musical Arts of the University of Costa Rica. In 1996 he received a grant from the Sones Contemporáneos de México Foundation to take a course with Maestro Franco Donatonni. He has taken courses with Messiah Maiguashca, Trevor Wishart, Jose Manuel Berenguer, Sergio Luque, Adolfo Nunez, Jose Luis Carles and Chris Brown among others. A winner in 2010 of the National Award for Musical Composition: Aquileo J. Echeverría (2010), ACAM 2010 Award and ADICOR. Award in the electroacoustic category by the Association of Composers and Musical Authors 2018. www.ottocastro.com

Manuel Rocha Iturbide – Purusha Prakrti
Samkhya is one of the philosophical schools of India, known as one of the oldest and most orthodox systems of Hinduism. This philosophy sees the universe as part of two eternal qualities: purusha & prakrti. It is then a dualistic philosophy characterized by a way to see life that contemplates the universe as an evolution of different dualities (light-darkness, masculine-feminine, etc).
Spirit as an autonomous transcendent principle is accepted by all Hindi philosophies, with the exception of Buddhists and materialists. The purusha (spirit-self) is unexplainable; it is the one that sees, isolated, indifferent, simple inactive spectator, pure and eternal. Then, how can the spirit accept being accompanied by one’s psycho mental experience?. In the Samkhya School, purusha is always tied to prakrti (matter and psycho mental life), and this tie to the self and life is to be found out of time. The only certainty that we can have is that man has been in this condition since antiquity. Prakrti is so real and eternal as purusha, but compared to the spirit it’s totally dynamic and creative. The self will be captive of the body while the purusha is mistaken by it. The spirit can be liberated (moksha) when it realizes that it is different from psychic matter, and certain millenary practices like Yoga have been able to develop techniques in order to arrive at this liberation. At the present, people in India that believe in Hinduism (most of them) accept the doctrine of Karma that stipulates that each individual obtains the results of his good or bad actions through an eternal cycle of life’s (samsara). They believe that this cycle of suffering can be only detained through the spiritual practice of Yoga, or by attaining death in the sacred town of Varanasi. This composition is about an imaginary trip that begins in the high mountains where the Ganga River begins and where the Yogis perform their spiritual practice, and it ends at Benares (Varanasi). The work is inspired in the dualistic conflict between spirit and matter that repeats till infinitum in the eternal wheel of samsara, and in its possible way outs. The work was made starting from digital sounds recorded in two trips made to India where I recorded different sound scapes along the Ganges river (in the cities of Haridwar, Ritshikesh and Varanasi), many of them that deal with daily rituals where different kinds of bells and percussion instruments are played. In this way, sound instruments, animal life (specially insects and birds) and finally man with their diverse daily activities are the protagonists of this work that evolves as the sacred water stream of the Ganges. Purusha-Prakrti was a commission of the Bourges festival in 2005; it was made at the Charydbe studio at IMEB in Bourges France. In this composition I combine digital means as convolution and different cross synthesis techniques with a couple sounds made with analog old noise generators and oscillators. Most of the sounds were transformed starting from the digital sound scapes I recorded in India. Purusha-Prakrti won the 1st Prize in the Bourges electroacustic competition in 2005.

Manuel Rocha Iturbide – Almost Nothing
This work is based on a virtual and metaphorical recreation of sound landscapes that we hear clearly, in the distance, in the room of our house through the window, for example. In Almost Nothing, the sounds are not soft and distant, they are very present, it is a kind of amplification of reality. On the other hand, I also use fictitious elements, replacing the common elements of everyday soundscapes with instrumental and electronic sounds that mix with other real soundscapes. In this way, these three sound worlds are confused, interacting with each other and offering us a new and sophisticated world in which the colour richness is greater than in the real world (a kind of hyper-reality). At the same time, it is a new world that depends on and benefits from the structural and textural complexity of the real world, since our goal is to create these new processes when trying to imitate it.

Hayley Suviste – Kinesis
Kinesis is an exploration of the sonic characteristics of spinning objects, both embracing and subverting the processes in which the objects naturally follow. All of the sounds in this piece are derived from the stimulus of an object and the subsequent movement that this produces (the spinning of a coin, a bicycle wheel, motors and the ringing of Tibetan singing bowls), exploring the tensions between the gestural characteristic of the stimulus and the timbral quality of the movement that follows. Hayley Suviste (b.1996) is currently undertaking a masters in Electroacoustic Composition at the University of Manchester after graduating with a First Class MusB (hons) in Music last year. Her work has been performed at MANTIS, BEAST FEaST, NMNW (New Music North West) and MUSICA. Hayley also works and performs collaboratively around Manchester, having recently taken part in a residency with Modul Projects working alongside other sound artists to create a live-set that fuses electroacoustic composition, modular synthesis and laptop music. In mid-July, an exhibition taking place at Under_Gallery will showcase the collaborative work between Hayley and visual artist and sculptor Sarah Hawkins, transforming an underground space in Manchester into an immersive abstract environment.
https://soundcloud.com/hayley-suviste

Stephen Pearse – Bells of Forio
The work explores the sonic landscape surrounding the San Gaetano Church on the island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples prior to sustaining earthquake damage in August 2017. The piece reflects a soundwalk through the surrounding town of Forio. An ongoing dialogue between the ever-present rhythm of the bells and the granular noise pollution of passing traffic being heard through the winding alleyways of the town drives the work forward. The former underpins the work in the form of the rhythmic undulation found within the central textural theme.
Stephen Pearse is a Senior Lecturer in Computational Sound at the University of Portsmouth (UK) having completed a PhD under the supervision of Dr Adrian Moore at the University of Sheffield (2017). His creative practice as an acousmatic composer combines his research in the design of granular synthesis frameworks and modular synthesis. Recent research includes a scriptable, multi-threaded ai-based synthesis system, “The Agent Tool” that enables imagery to influence generative synthesis systems. Stephen is the primary engineer of “Compose With Sounds”, a pedagogical DAW.

Michael Bonaventure – MORPH
MORPH is scored for fixed media electronic audio, with an optional pipe or electronic organ part. The central motif at work here – a voice sample multi-layered layered into a chord – is looped to play throughout the piece, largely unchanged, thus forming a kind of mantra. Around it are woven numerous lines – a rotating bell-like figure, oscillating harmonic clusters that fade in and out, as well as various loops and echoes drawn from other voice samples. The piece was commissioned for a concert entitled ‘Line Management’, which took place at the Orgelpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands on 7 October 2017. Michael Bonaventure (b. 1962, Edinburgh), composer, concertising organist and promoter of new and experimental music based in Edinburgh & Amsterdam. Extended cyclic works predominate in his output, which includes a large number of electronic and electro-acoustic pieces as well as chamber, instrumental, choral and organ music. Recent examples are “Morphology” (2017 – 18) for organ & electronics, “Seven Days” (2011 – 16) for saxophones & piano, “Trilogy” (2008 – 16) for choir, organ & electronics. His music has been performed internationally, and many of his electronic works have been broadcast on Resonance EXTRA/Resonance FM radio. As a seasoned performer of contemporary music he has concertised throughout the UK, in Europe & USA, on BBC Radio 3 & Radio Scotland, premiered over 100 new works and made numerous CDs. https://britishmusiccollection.org.uk/composer/michael-bonaventure

Cláudio Pina – Vox Humana II
Vox Humana is a study about human voice, like the painting Screaming Pope is a study from Francis Bacon (1950) about another painting of Diego Velázquez, The Pope Innocent X (1650). Bacon’s study was inspired by the paintings of Vélazquez and film Battleship Potemkin, from Sergei Eiseintein (1925). A transformation process dissociates the listener from the original source, but question his imagination of the nature of the sounds. The same path is taken at the same level, with the painting and sound, creating an acousmatic effect on the audience. Associated to the theme of the painting, Gregorian chant, chords and notes are produced from a choir. The famous Dies Irae hymn, attributed to Thomas Celano, a Franciscan monk, is used in this work, performed by a boy choir. Cláudio de Pina, started his musical studies in Pipe Organ degree at Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa. Enrolled in Physics Engineering at Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa. Continued his compositional studies with Eurico Carrapatoso. Went to the advanced degree of Piano at Hot Jazz Club. In Electroacoustic, studied with Miguel Azguime, Adrian Moore, Jaime Reis and Acoustics with Vincent Debut. Currently finishing his Master degree in Musical Arts at FCSH regarding Mixed Music under the mentorship of Isabel Pires. His compositions has been performed in several venues. http://claudiodepina.weebly.com

VIDEO SCREENINGS

Damian Lintell-Smith – angelswORD
Music recorded in 2004 using pitched bass, surmandal, violin & mather drum. Recorded after extensive travels of south-east Asia.
Video recorded 1/5/18 using hacked video titler/processor.
I began creating as Psychiceyeclix in 2001, based in London.
In the beginning, I made drum & bass/electronic music, then began hacking toys/keyboards/drum machines/video effects…& anything that could make sound or video. I use hacked toys/video processors/games consoles/diy electronics to create music, video art & perform. I try to use a symbiosis of light & sound as much as possible, either light to influence sound or vice versa, some of my devices create visuals & audio simultaneously.
https://psychiceyeclix.wordpress.com/

Jules Bryant – Don’t Cross the Line
This is Sound Art for the promotion of knowledge and understanding of male suicidal ideation amongst the UK populace. Stigma is characterised by ignorance and fear. For far too long, male suicide, the suicidal thoughts of men, and the reasons why men may feel suicidal have been hidden from view. By sharing their experiences, men who have/ had suicidal thoughts, can improve the public’s knowledge and understanding, reduce the stigma and isolation, and work towards increasing the levels and types of support. This piece uses the experiences of those men to influence the sounds and creation of the sound art.
As a sound artist, I work with both audio and visual media to create combinations that call for deep listening and engagement. My work often uses video or photography as the visual element, occasionally the work is created as a live location piece utilising the sounds naturally generated on-site. Most of the pieces I create could be described as minimalist and experimental; consisting of a variety of instruments and recording processes to manipulate the sound. I am greatly influenced by extra-musical sources, often finding inspiration from world events or personal circumstances. I create artwork that explores challenging subjects, calling for engagement and deep listening from the observer. I don’t impose a personal position or view but rather seek to cause an emotional response through the artwork.
www.julesbryant.co.uk

Charles Vaughan – Missing
Missing is an art film based around the feelings of absence. It features a long dark motorway drive with various video effects along with an ambient electronic soundscape. The film draws from the soundscape draws from the absence and loneliness experienced in the city, whilst contrasted with the solitude of a long night drive. Charles Vaughan is a musician, promoter, artist and DJ based in SE London. I have specialized in a variety of contexts, from my work with On the Corner Records, to my surround sound night Resolution at Goldsmiths University. I am primarily a musician and sound artist, focused on ambient and electronic textures, both in stereo and surround sound.
https://www.charles-vaughan.com/

LIVE CONCERTS

Josh Grey-Jung
Josh Grey-Jung is a sound artist based in London. His practice incorporates field recording, moving image and immersive environments. His previous works have tackled themes of masculinity, the un-conscious, and pollution; and have been exhibited and performed at venues including the Barbican, the Zabludowicz Collection, and Kings Place. In November 2017, Working along-side poet, Jack Miguel, and director, Taz Tron Delix, Josh co-created an immersive multi-screen, multi-channel audio-visual installation. ‘The Turning Of The Leaves’ (commissioned by The Union Chapel) was a response to the First World War and its enduring effect on contemporary masculinity. In January 2018, Josh took part in a two-week artist residency in West Bengal, creating a stereo-acousmatic composition (‘Holy River of Plastic’) exploring the impacts of globalisation on the rapidly developing city of Kolkata.
https://www.joshgreyjung.com/

Lou Barnell
I am disoriented, nauseated and obsessed by this female body under surveillance. It seems so alien and mute in contrast to the limitlessness of our dreams and the seas that carry us. Lou is an explorer of mysteries of body, sound and knowing. She uses raw vocal power, choreography, analogue timekeeping, and wearable, corporeal sonics to experiment. She is inspired by social sciences and dreams. Her live work is a brutalist industrial dream-time dubspraxia. Lou has been composing, producing and performing original dance music and experimental pieces for over 17 years.
Lou is a member of Breathing Space, a five piece sound art collective, who explore spatial acoustics and nature as performance spaces. Lou is a member of The Study Group, focussed on exploring the work of the late composer Pauline Oliveros. Lou is one half of Indus Traps (a collaboration with Dirty Freud )
https://soundcloud.com/loubarnell/takis

Tony James Morton
Tony James Morton is an electronic composer and sound artist, currently studying MA by Research in Musical Composition at Birmingham University. His MA research work focuses on multi sensory sound installations, creating unique interactions between person and sound. His work has been displayed at BEAST FEaST 2016/2017 (Birmingham, UK), Studio 47 (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Art23 (London, UK).
https://www.tonyjamesmorton.com/

Robert Barry
Bobby Barry’s practice uses text, sound, and performance. His book of prose scores, Music in Text, was published in 2014 by the Swedish small press BCNVT. His work has been included in the Radiophrenia Festival, Glasgow, played on London’s Resonance FM radio station, and shown at Bones & Pearl, London, The Island, Bristol, Matca Art Space, Cluj, and Marabouparken, in Stockholm. He is also a member of the improvising music duo Far Rainbow. He is based in London.
https://cargocollective.com/bobbybarry

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