Saturday 25 March 2023 | Doors: 7:30pm | Start: 8pm
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour before doors.
Tickets: General Admission – £10 Advance / £12 OTD | Concession – £5 Advance / £6 OTD https://link.dice.fm/A487e970c9fc
Genre flexible, experimental, interactive and welcoming, this is a night of performances, presentations and interaction with new, innovative, home-made and experimental musical instruments and installations.
Warning: Some performances might use strobes and/or flashing lights.
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.
KOGG is an experimental electronic music duo which is a fusion of the musical influences of Selena Kay and Cerys Hogg. KOGG’s approach incorporates composed, generative and improvised elements with a sonic palette derived from real and homemade instruments, field recordings, and manipulated vocals. In 2022 they were commissioned to create a new work for the Aldeburgh Festival which they performed with the Ligeti Quartet and in January 2023 they were runners up in Nonclassical Battle of the Bands. They have an EP available on Bandcamp, and will be releasing an album later this year.
Pain and pleasure are the different sides of the same coin. Arm-wrestling sensations that crush our mind towards the primal. As said by Marvin Minsky “Too much suffering diminishes us by restricting the complexities that constitute our very selves. It must be the same for pleasure as well.” Artificial brains seem to suffer from similar problems. They can lock into repeating themselves in order to sustain the presence of a reward signal. If we build machines in our likeness, how can we learn to think differently? We present an electronic live set featuring visuals and the Bessel’s Axe, an AI-augmented electric guitar that controls pure synthetic sounds using FM synthesis. Mode Collapse is Franco Caspe and Xiaowan Yi.
Eevee is a design engineer and a musician who also explores the mediums of poetry and photography. They have a special interest in matters of access, dialogic design, sound art and practice-based research into musical interaction. Eevee is the creator of NEP7UNO, a percussion instrument based on FM synthesis. With it, you can explore different ways of modulation in a tactile way. It runs on Bela and features seven custom Trill bar sensors and piezos.
Tom Fox: Vulpestruments
Tom Fox (aka Vulpestruments) is a sound artist focussing on, experimental instrument design, sonification of data and interactive installation design. He’ll be showing a new installation piece based on his project The Beating Birch that he’s making with writer, composer and producer Nick Murray.
Sounds artist, musician and instrument builder Tim Yates is currently in residence with Amoenus, a 20 speaker ambisonic sound system currently installed at Iklectik. He will be premiering some of the audience interactive instruments that he’s developing as part of the residency.
“Sound system powered by AMOENUS. AMOENUS is an art organisation that facilitates, educates, curates and promotes immersive art centred around 3D sound”.