A Picture of the Picture of Dorian Gray
Saturday 5 February 2022 | 7:30pm [7pm doors] – Open till Midnight!
Tickets: £10 Adv / £13 OTD https://buytickets.at/iklectik/635169
Elctroacoustic soundtracks and spoken word on the conditions of vice, vanity, and science fiction.
Event produced by IKLECTIK.
Laura Agnusdei is a saxophone player, electroacoustic composer, and improviser from Bologna (IT). She holds a diploma in classical saxophone from the Conservatory of Bologna and a master degree with distinction in electro-acoustic music from the Institute of Sonology (NL), where she is currently research associate. In her youth, she was part of many experimental and underground rock bands in her hometown.
Anne Duffau produces affective music and soundscapes. She is a cultural producer, researcher, and founder of A—Z, an exploratory/nomadic curatorial platform, sharing discursive practices in order to challenge preconceived ideas on race, gender identities and the so-called history in terms of power relationship. She has performed live music under Alpha through several projects and collaborations. Anne was the interim curator at Wysing for the Polyphonic Festival 2020/2021 Editions. She is a Tutor in Critical Practice at the Royal College of Art’s Contemporary Art Practice Programme.
Ken Hollings and Howlround.
The Howling is a collaborative project started by writer Ken Hollings and sound artist Howlround devoted exclusively to their shared love of text, audiotape and trash aesthetics. An intense collision of spoken word and tape effects, the Howling’s first performance took place at the Iklectik in September 2019. Since then, the duo has been working together online developing new material and techniques. This is only their second performance, so don’t expect too much from them.
Ken Hollings is a writer and broadcaster. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and he has written and presented critically acclaimed features for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and Resonance 104.4 FM. His books include Welcome to Mars, The Bright Labyrinth, The Space Oracle and Inferno all available from Strange Attractor/MIT Press. His latest book, Purgatory, is due from them in Spring 2022.
Howlround, AKA Robin The Fog, is a sound designer, radio producer, audio archivist, educator and occasional DJ. His work falls under the broad term “radiophonics” and includes composition, sound installation, field recording and documentary. Originally described as a ‘second wave hauntologist’, his current obsession is attempting to use closed-input feedback loops to create primitive techno, which is quite a long way from where he started.
Tears | OV
Blood plasma of the I, and presence of irritant substance, in regret for the past or to the future with dread, or pseudo-bulbar affects to interpersonal functions of expression with insincere display of grief or dishonest remorse, just like you.
Tears | OV are Deborah Wale, Katie Spafford and Lori E Allen. They are an electro-acoustic trio producing soundscape and sample and sequenced based works in long form. Their are published on The Tapeworm, Bloxham Tapes and Industrial Coast. Together and in other collaborative practices they have performed at Tate South Tanks, Iklectik, Whitechapel and Chisenhale Galleries. In 2021 their most recent album Pluto’s Return was named one of Bandcamp’s Best Experimental. Other publications include Tears of the Material Vulture on the Tapeworm, A Hopeless Place on Wormhole Records, Girls Invented Noise on Industrial Coast and upcoming releases on Trouble in Mind.
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