IKLECTIK and Psyché Tropes present,
‘Tape Letters From the Waiting Room‘
HOMELESS FUNDRAISING CONCERT
Friday 21 January 2022 | 7:30pm – 12am
Hems (DJ set when doors open, in between performances and until midnight)
Pascal Savy & Hanzo Schwarz
Join us for an evening of wonder and excitement at IKLECTIK for a programme of audiovisual delights, premiering new collaborations and sonic experiments in abstract motion and storytelling with all ticket sales donated to a local homeless charity.
We are very pleased to welcome Glasow-based artist Mark Vernon for the official launch of his new LP soundtrack for the award-winning ‘Tape Letters from the Waiting Room’ directed by Steven McInerney, released on Psyché Tropes.
In sharp contrast to his more recent output, Howlround, who produce work entirely by manipulating naturally occurring sounds on magnetic tape, with all digital or artificial effects strictly forbidden, will unveil a new ambient work in progress using voice and tape only.
Electronic composer Pascal Savy and visual artist Hanzo Schwarz will present for the first time their new collaborative live film Signals inspired by the cosmic horror of H.P Lovecraft and the speculative hypotheses of the black hole era.
Premiering for the first time will be a new expanded audiovisual performance by multimedia artists Ben Kreukniet and Steven McInerney‘s collaborative project IOME. Their piece will use 16mm, digital projection and live electronics to explore the emergent phenomenon of trichromatic perception.
Astral Industries resident DJ Hems will offer a deep dive into fields of experimental, avant garde, far-out jazz and electronics throughout the evening.
Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based artist whose work exists on the fringes of sound art, experimental music and broadcasting. At the core of his practice lies a fascination with environmental sound, obsolete media and the re-appropriation of found recordings. He incorporates these diverse elements into radiophonic compositions for broadcast, fixed media and live performances. He co-runs and curates Glasgow art radio station, Radiophrenia and has produced radio works for stations internationally.
Howlround are a quintet (four reel to reel machines, one operator) who produce work entirely by manipulating naturally ocurring sounds on magnetic tape, with all digital or artificial effects strictly forbidden.
IOME is an expanded multimedia project by Ben Kreukniet and Steven McInerney. The two have collaborated extensively on sound design for Kreukniet’s installation work and have furthered this experimentation, combining their respective practices to create new abstractions for a live audience. This multi-channel performance utilises 16mm, digital projection and live electronics to explore the emergent phenomenon of trichromatic perception. Their 16mm work has screened at BFI Southbank, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Punto y Raya and Bideodromo Experimental Film Festival. Ben Kreukniet’s work combines multiple materials and media including light, sound and video. Together, these are used to create digitally altered environments, objects, installations and frameworks for live performance. Each installation is created as an interface through which to explore different ways of seeing – to observe patterns, structures, rhythms and boundaries of embodied experience. Steven McInerney (b. Melbourne) is a multimedia artist living in London. He creates recherché, abstract works mixing sound art and electronic music composition to explore psychospiritual themes and altered perception. McInerney is the founder of Psyché Tropes, a film company and record label exploring the synaesthetic intersections between sound and its visual counterpart.
Pascal Savy is a sound artist and performer based in London. Over the last 15 years he has explored textural sonic territories, often devoid of rhythms or melodies, and centered around atmosphere and immersion, to evoque imaginary spaces and expansive soundscapes. Nowadays, his music lies at the intersection of abstract ambient, noise and live electronics, and is informed by the tension between composition, improvisation and live performance. His new album ‘Simulacra’ will be released in 2022 on Cyclic Law.
Hanzo Schwarz is a German visual artist and multidisciplinary designer based in London. Since 2011, he has been the founder and creative director of ‘Init Studio’. Projects span across various disciplines, from graphic design, coding and animations. His main focus is on audiovisual designs, combining real-time content and light installations. His creative process explores the connection between sound and visuals, by generating shapes in real-time, as live performances or site-specific installations within music and art events, club nights and festivals. Over the years, Hanzo collaborated with HAAi, Tom Middleton, Wolfgang Voigt, Max Cooper, White Noise, LF58, DeepChord, and Jane Fitz.
Brazilian-born multidisciplinary artist Hems resides in London, where over many years he’s absorbed the emulsifying influences of the city’s night life. His ambient DJ sessions offer rich ambient soundscapes with a focus on textural details and a practise on heightened listening. Ready to challenge faithful ears, Hems transmorphs spatiality and object into an intoxicating decoction of vivid embodiments and austere moods where forms melt into the rapturous mist.
Event sponsored by Brixton Brewery and Volcano Coffee Works
“Sound system powered by AMOENUS. AMOENUS is an art organisation that facilitates, educated, curates and promotes immersive art centred around 3D sound”.