Hackoustic All Dayer – Performances and Installation
Saturday 17 June 2023 | From 2pm
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour before doors.
Full day: £15 Adv / £18 OTD
Students Full Day: £8.50 Adv / £10 otd
A day of live music, interactive installations, workshops and talks all focussed around innovative and exciting new ways to make music and sound. Genre neutral, experimental, interactive and welcoming, come and build some instruments, take part in innovative audience interactive performances and try out some of the amazing instruments and machines that our artists, musicians and engineers have built. Installations and performances are running all day long!
12:00 – 14:00 Build a Photon Smasher with Frazer Merrick
16:00 – 19:00 DIY Radio Building with Shortwave Collective
The workshops have separate entry tickets. Please check the relative event links.
Performances 14:00 – 18:00
Installations 14:00 – 17:00
Evening Performances: 19:30 – 22:30
Marie Phillips with Joris Beets, Tom Fox and Tim Yates
Suren Seneviratne & Gadi Sassoon
Gadi Sassoon and Suren Seneviratne
Combining cutting edge multichannel sound synthesis from Gadi Sassoon (A Strangely Isolated Place) with rare and vintage music software for Mac from Suren Seneviratne (MyPandaShallFly, One Instrument Records), this performance will be a retrofuturist dream, breaking sonic boundaries. Prepare to be blown away.
Works in progress: New experiments from Sarah Angliss – a composer mixing robotics with 14th-century instruments, theremin, extraordinary electronic effects and more. Sarah’s highly unusual music draws on her lifelong interest in European folksong, cybernetics and ancient sound culture. In demand as a live performer, Sarah plays internationally and composes for theatre and film. Her score for Romola Garai’s horror Amulet premiered at Sundance 2020. Her theatre work includes music and sound design for the first official stage production of The Twilight Zone and a terse, industrial score for Eugene O’Neill’s expressionist play The Hairy Ape – at The Old Vic, London, and Park Avenue Armory, New York. In 2021, Sarah received an Ivor Novello Award (Visionary Award) for her body of work.
Marie Phillips, Joris Beets, Tom Fox, Tim Yates
Combining storytelling with experimental instruments and sound making machines, Marie Phillips (Gods Behaving Badly, Create Your Own Midlife Crisis) tells a dark and twisted tale of death and redemption with improvised musical and atmospheric accompaniment from the Hackoustic ensemble.
Springs, bolts, spokes, strings, nuts, carbon, steel. You name it and plinkplunk can turn it into an extraordinary instrument. They’ll be performing live and there’ll be a chance to have a go on all their instruments and even buy one to take home if you fall in love!
Performing movement-based live electronics, Jenn Kirby is a composer and performer whose music has been described as “anthemic” and “intoxicatingly strange”, creating ”… fading neon soundworlds that are being sucked back into the wormhole from where they descended”. Pure bliss.
Creating carnivalesque experiences that explore the act of play, Frazer uses field recording, circuit bent instruments and instrument building to create transportative soundscapes. Frazer is also running an instrument building workshop so you’ll be able to to experience his complete creative process.
Kai Labs are a London-based arts and design practice that creates electronic, mechanical and sonic artworks with a trademark minimalist elegance and beauty. They’ll be bringing some new and experimental projects that explore intriguing, complex and beautiful natural phenomena.
Run off: Inspired by “Sgt. Pepper’s” inner groove, an analogue of the loop, the beat and revolution. A beautiful rolling sculpture to play, for song, to sing. The mystery at the heart of every record, those few moments understood only by the eternal, transient and truly alive. Playing a syncopated rhythm, infinite and ever changing. A visual treat and sonic delight.
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