IKLECTIKA – Experimental Music & Book Fair (1st Edition)
17&18 July 2021 | 12pm – 8pm
We are thrilled to announce IKLECTIKA, the first edition of our Experimental Music & Book Fair.
To celebrate IKLECTIK’s 7th anniversary and the return of live music, we have invited pioneering experimental labels, publishers and magazines to take part in a 2-day event full of talks, interviews, panel discussions, live acts and DJ sets.
Join us in celebrating the return of liveness in IKLECTIK’s beautiful outdoor space with craft beers and local food!
Tickets: 1 day £3 / 2 day pass £5
Book here: https://buytickets.at/iklectik/540449
THE FAIR TICKET GIVES ACCESS TO ALL THE EVENTS EXCEPT WHERE A FREE REGISTRATION IS INDICATED
Aloes books / Brachliegen Tapes / Café Oto / CHAMPION VERSION / Chinabot / CLOT Magazine / Colliding Lines / Earshots Recordings / La Plaque Tournante / Flaming Pines / Fractal Meat / Goldsmiths Press / isolarii/ Linear Obsessional / Nonclassical / Paradigm Discs / Psyché Tropes / Repeater Books / Salmon Universe / Sig’il Records / StudioC+ / The Word Bookshop / The Wire / Touch / Weight of Wax / Virtual Ground
DAY 1 – SATURDAY 17 JULY
1200-1300 Kate Carr + Liz Helman [Flaming Pines] DJ Set
1300-1400 NONCLASSICAL – DJ Set
1400-1530 CLOT Magazine presents “Digital and Physical liminalities in new hybrid art spaces” panel discussion
1530-1630 Graham Dunning – DJ Set [Fractal Meat]
1630-1730 A’Bear – DJ Set
1730-1900 Jon Wozencroft – “Timescale” Sound Seminar [Touch]
1900-1930 Frédéric Acquaviva “MESS”, 2015 (with Lore Lixemberg) – Live performance (SOLD OUT)
1930-2030 Steve Goodman (aka Kode9) – Audio Virology 2020 Screening + Q&A (SOLD OUT)
DAY 2 – SUNDAY 18 JULY
1200-1300 Deep Learning: Richard Pike & Joe Quirke – DJ Set [Salmon Universe]
1300-1400 Daniel Kordik presentation + DJ Set [Earshots]
1400-1530 Panel discussion “The Future of Record Labels”
1530-1630 Psyché Tropes – DJ Set
1630-1800 The Wire presents “Chris Bohn in conversation with John Butcher” + Live performance
1800-1900 o.utlier – DJ Set
1900-2000 Atau Tanaka presents “Hybrid Project” in collaboration with Goldsmiths University, IKLECTIK, Stanford University and SFJAZZ Center, California – Live performance (REGISTRATION REQUIRED – ACCESS ONLY FOR FAIR TICKET HOLDERS)
ARTISTS AND ORGANISATIONS ON SATURDAY
(In order of appearance)
Kate Carr’s work is focused on the links between sound, place and affect, and she works across composition, performance and installation. She composes primarily with field recordings and also runs the sound art label Flaming Pines.
Liz Helman is a multi-disciplinary artist, working in time-based media. She is London based, self-taught and with no formal training as a composer. As a multi-disciplinary artist, Liz has always had an interest in ambient music and sound art as a form of expression. Her work, both visual and sonic, is a response to place and environment.
A label focused on sound art, field recording and experimental ambient music.
nonclassical is a music promoter, record label and events producer presenting the best new classical, experimental and electronic music. Crossing genre and defying convention, we develop, produce and promote innovative music – supporting emerging artists and bringing new music to new audiences.
CLOT Magazine is an established online publication and curatorial platform dedicated to artforms that explore science and technology, with a strong focus on media theory, philosophy, cultural studies and the most experimental art disciplines.
Lula Criado and Meritxell Rosell
Lula Criado is Founder of CLOT Magazine. Meritxell Rosell is the Director and Editor in Chief.
Lula and Meritxell are two multidisciplinary editors, writers and curators. Their work lays at the intersection of Art, Science and Technology, capturing the zeitgeist of the 21st century. With academic scientific background (Molecular Biology and Genetics) – which they combine with Trend Analysis and Philosophy- they run CLOT Magazine, an online platform dedicated to Art explorations into Science and Technology.
Through CLOT Magazine they curate intellectual content, generate debate, research and decode trends in areas of: biomedia, body architectures and cyborgs, sound art, interfaces, artificial intelligence and virtual reality and generative art, among others. They have covered festivals and events organised by renowned cultural references like Sónar Barcelona, Unsound Krakow, CTM Berlin and ICCMR Plymouth, curated panel discussions (LASER/Leonardo at Central Saint Martins) and given talks and lectures for the Bioarchitecture and Genetics MA (Barcelona, Spain) and School of Textile (Boras, Sweden). They also contribute for other publications like SciArt in America and Interalia magazine.
Most Dismal Swamp Most
Dismal Swamp is a model for curating, collaborating and convivial speculation; a modular and miasmic crew. Operating at multiple scales and registers, Most Dismal Swamp is an art project, a curatorial MMORPG, a fiction, a party, a mixed-reality biome and an independent record label.
arebyte Gallery / Nimrod Vardi (Creative Director / Founder) and Rebecca Edwards (Curator)
arebyte leads a pioneering digital art programme at the intersection of new technologies and contemporary cultures. Since net art’s inception in the 90s, arebyte follows the long tradition of artists working within the digital realm. Multiple voices are invited to create multimedia installations at arebyte Gallery, London, and online experiences at arebyte on Screen. Alongside the art programme, arebyte Skills features short courses on digital theory and introductions to creative software and hardware. Through workshops led by artists working within the digital realm, arebyte Skills provides practitioners and newcomers with hands-on techniques for digital making.
Alice is an artist, writer and musician focusing on conceptual, community and curatorial practice. She is also part of the Corsica Studios history, working for many years in many roles and at present she oversees operating, whilst co-ordinating and co-curating Schemata, Corsica’s new arts programme. Currently producing a digital programme hosted in a pandemic-induced, virtual rendering of the venue, it is here that her enthusiasm for virtual spaces was born – creating new inclusive worlds that can bring together the alternative artistic community, with a view to merging the physical and digital realms.
Graham Dunning’s work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He is the founder of the record label Fractal Meat.
Fractal Meat Cuts is a label releasing experimental electronic and improvised music, mostly on tapes and in artist editions. Live coding, turntable experiments, free improvisation, hardware electronics, field recordings, sculptural installations and bedroom recordings have featured on previous releases. Editions have included printed lasagne sheets, metres of unspooled tape, screen-printed crosswords, vials of aroma, bottles of cave water, and postcards smeared with melted shellac. The label is a parallel project to the radio show Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone, running on NTS radio since December 2011.
A’Bear is a multi continental avant synth electronic producer and DJ making cosmic inspired piqued out pop layered through with messed up frenetic beats. South African born, Australian raised, and London grown, Janine A’Bear’s music production and live performances encourage inclusivity and feminist utopia on the dance floor. Described by Resident Advisor as ‘wonderfully unhinged’, A’bear combines psychedelic polyrhythms with distorted bass lines and warped vocals. Trained in gong meditation A’Bear explores her deep connection with the chaos of sound leaving her unique imprint across diverse activities including: her regular radio show TweaK on Bristol’s Noods and guest spots on Netil, New Rivers, NTS and Red Light radio; hypnotic live analogue synth club sets; and transcendental track releases on labels including Elestial Sound (USA) and Система (RU).
Jon Wozencroft started Touch in 1981/2. The idea was to extend the scope of a record label by combining music publishing with the level of curation afforded to fine art, producing a series of audiovisual productions, and the chance to collaborate with New Order, Wire, Joseph Beuys, Cabaret Voltaire, Chris Watson, Mika Vainio, Fennesz amongst many others. He taught at the Royal College of Art from 1994–2019, specializing in the impact of sound and moving image on design practice. His research with Paul Devereux investigates the power of sound in prehistory with the focus on Preseli, Wales, source of the Stonehenge bluestones: www.landscape-perception.org
He (1967) is a french autodidact experimental composer and sound artist who runs La Plaque Tournante in Berlin and « CRU » transmedia Magazine with Loré Lixenberg. He released more than 20 records with B@£, Casus Belli or Al Dante, as well as several books or multiple held in the Centre Pompidou Collection. Last concerts : Le Lieu (Québec), Kantine Am Berghain – Art’s Birthday – Deutschlandradio Kultur (Berlin), two shows on Resonance FM (London) and two monographic concerts at ZKM (Karlsruhe).
She is an experimental voice artist/composer and mezzo. She co-directs La Plaque Tournante and « CRU » Magazine in Berlin. Performed with experimental visual and sound artists like Stelarc, Bruce Mclean, Complicite & Simon Mcburney and composers such as Aperghis, Oehring, Turnage, Ligeti, Stockhausen, Furrer, Birtwistle, Brown, Ferrari, Oliveros, Acquaviva, Niblock, Toop, Dufour… She recorded the first complete John Cage’s ‘Songbooks’ on CD for Sub Rosa and is now orchestrating the Nancarrow’s piano player studies for her own voice. Lixenberg also performs her compositions using hyper-extentions of the voice in pieces such as ‘Bird’, her series of “Singterviews (PANIC ROOM)” and her real-time political opera installation ‘PRET A CHANTER’. She published an artist book ‘Memory Maps’ and a CD ‘The afternoon of a phone’ (£@B).
Steve Goodman (aka Kode9) is an artist, writer, DJ and producer. He founded the record label Hyperdub in 2004 and Flatlines in 2019. His book Sonic Warfare was published by MIT Press in 2010 and in 2019 he co-edited Audint’s Unsound:Undead on Urbanomic Press. His music, remixes and DJ mixes have been released on Hyperdub and many others, and his installations have been exhibited at Barbican and Tate Modern.
Audio Virology by Steve Goodman
Originally commissioned as an video essay for Unsound Festival in 2020, Audio Virology explores the short history of viruses rendered audible, asking, within the context of a global pandemic, what they can teach us about our condition of generalised, digital virality.
Virtual Ground have been operating under the guise of a record label since the beginning of the 2020 lockdown and have since been releasing a broad selection of music from across the electronic spectrum. Formed by a likeminded crew of Leicester creatives, Virtual Ground seek to extend, bend and amplify the role of the record label by diversifying their output through unconventional avenues.
ARTISTS AND ORGANISATIONS ON SUNDAY
(In order of appearance)
Salmon Universe is a London tape label, focussed upon experimental, ambient, techno, futurism and forward-thinking music. Curated by JQ and Deep Learning.
“My music making spans across three domains: electronic music, free improvisations and field recordings”. Daniel is also co-founder of Earshots.
Earshots is concert series and label, bringing together improvising musicians and sound artists laying bare the sonic qualities of both our natural surroundings and sound making devices. The concert series was conceived to combine the performance of improvised music with the presentation of field recording work. The label was developed from the first concert recordings. Some releases are live recordings, some from the studio, and some from a specific location, introducing a field recording quality to the work. Some releases are also field recording works in their own right.
Terry Tyldesley is an award-winning creative producer, founded inclusive music tech site Kitmonsters, and is on the board of music streaming co-operative Resonate. She makes music as Kat Five and with her band Feral Five, produces events including WITCiH Digital, and Music Tech Fest Berlin, and is a guest lecturer. http://kitmonsters.com/
Damien Roach is a London-based artist, researcher and lecturer. His projects span visual art under his own name, design, creative direction, & publishing as 555-5555, sound/music and audiovisual as patten, and he is currently Associate Lecturer for LCC’s Visual Media MA programme. Recent projects include immersive AV performances at London’s ICA and Tate Modern, design for clients ranging from Wysing Arts Centre to Disney, and publishing a journal exploring non-dystopic future visions with a host of contributors including Susan Hiller, Dr Isabella Maidment, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Liam Gillick. He has exhibited internationally, including at the 51st Venice Biennale, ‘Learn to Read’ at Tate Modern, ‘Housewarming’ at Swiss Institute NYC, and solo presentations at institutions including Tate Britain (London), Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (Switzerland), Arnolfini (Bristol), and Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (Germany).
Objects Limited is a label run by Meemo Comma (Lara Rix-Martin) featuring marginalised genders making beautiful electronic music.
OTOROKU began releasing recordings from the live program of London’s Cafe OTO in 2012. When Covid-19 hit, a new digital imprint called Takuroku was set up to provide an outlet for new work being created over lockdown. Both labels aim to provide a way to help sustain both Cafe OTO and the artists involved through these incredibly challenging times.
After University (Durham, Modern History), worked at ZigZag. He has been running the audio-visual label Touch for 39 years and counting, and in this period has acquired much experience and information on disseminating cultural sounds to a wider audience – see also Touch Radio and Long Wave, his monthly radio show on dublab in Los Angeles. He also curates Ash International and Spire.
Steven McInerney (aka Merkaba Macabre)
Steven McInerney (b. Melbourne, 1983) is a multimedia artist living in London. He has performed and exhibited internationally and is founder of Psyché Tropes.
Psyché Tropes is a film company and label exploring the synaesthetic intersections between sound and its visual counterpart. est. 2014 by Steven McInerney.
The Wire Magazine
The world’s greatest independent music magazine.
Chris Bohn wrote for Melody Maker and NME in the late ’70s and ’80s. For the past 20 years he has written under the name ‘Biba Kopf’, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Wire.
Born in Brighton and living in London, John Butcher is a saxophonist whose work ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked pieces and explorations with feedback, unusual acoustics and non-concert locations. He is well known as a solo performer who attempts to engage with a sense of place. Resonant Spaces, for example, is a collection of performances recorded during a tour of unusual locations in Scotland and the Orkney Islands.
By its nature, an outlier stands apart. Yet, while mapping out a sonic terrain that is distinctly his own, this Irish native has found a home on revered labels including Naïf, Soul Music People and Appian Sounds. A resident DJ at the Astral Industries nights in London, he moves effortlessly between gnostic techno trips and ambient sets that tunnel deep into the unconscious. Across his sets and productions, he draws on a sound palette that includes everything from coarse-hewn drone and immersive field recordings to oblique percussive interventions and coruscating synths. Whatever the context, his enigmatic soundscapes are always dense in atmosphere and delivered with poise, making for journeys that are as cerebral as they are ritualistic. The year 2021 will see the release of his debut album, the launch of his dubplate series of dance-floor edits and the beginnings of his Titrate label, which will be an outlet for drone, live recordings and spatial sound experiments.
Atau Tanaka conducts research in embodied musical interaction. This work takes place at the intersection of human computer interaction and gestural computer music performance. He studies our encounters with sound, be they in music or in the everyday, as a form of phenomenological experience.