15 July: Performance + AV screening | Gruenrekorder + Softday | 4pm-6pm + 6pm-10pm | (F2 Hall) | £7/£5conc wegottickets.com/event/176844
As a prelude to this evening's Gruenrekorder/Softday performance, we shall screen Michael Trommer's: Ghostwood (35’:36”). It shall be looped from 4pm-6pm.
Tonight performance will be a showcase of the length and breadth of Gruenrekorder’s musical spirit from artists that span the globe. Expect performances from Rodolphe Alexis, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Angus Carlyle and Lasse-Marc Riek. Joining them this evening will be Softday, the art-science collaboration of artist Sean Taylor and computer scientist Mikael Fernström.
Performances tonight include:
Rodolphe ALEXIS (FR) | SEMPERVIRENT
Forthcoming release dealing with wildlife sound from Costa Rica: rodolphe-alexis.info
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (IN) | Eye Contact with the City
Forthcoming release dealing with urban sound from Inda: gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=12
Angus Carlyle, (UK) | Air Pressure
Forthcoming release dealing with noise pollution at the Narita Airport, Japan: gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=1144
Lasse-Marc Riek (DE) | Helgoland
Forthcoming release dealing with wildlife sound recording from the island, Heligoland, Germany.
Label Biography: Gruenrekorder understands itself as an organisation with the aim of promoting experimental music and phonography. To them phonography considers nature/the environment as an acoustic experience, loaded with musical sounds. It is as a form of art and culture, that Gruenrekorder promotes phonography, organising events, lectures, publications and exhibitions as well as artistic projects in the fields of phonography and experimental music. gruenrekorder.de
Artists Biographies: Rodolphe Alexis lives and works in Paris. As a sound recordist, sound artist and designer, his work is based on field recording and electroacoustic composition. He is a founding partner of Double-Entendre (publishing & audio events) and the revue Vibrö, he is also a member of the sound performance duo OttoannA (with Valérie Vivancos). He collaborated with the Groupe de Recherches Musicales INA-GRM, the collective of designers START XXI, the MU collective, artists Guillaume Aubry and Yoko FUKUSHIMA and has taken part in events such as: CitySonics, ESD, SoundLab, Silence Radio, ArteRadio + Popsonics Radio. rodolphe-alexis.info
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is a sound artist, composer, media practitioner and researcher; primarily working with digital-acoustic manipulation and quasi-musical mediation of location-centric auditory situations, Budhaditya incorporates field recording, processed visual image and spatial practice to produce sound-based artworks for site-specific installation, gallery-based exhibition and live performance. Budhaditya is also involved with practice-led research in audio media; his writings on sound appear on journals such as Organised Sound, IASA and Journal of the Moving Image. Budhaditya is currently working on his PhD in cinematic sound at University of Copenhagen. budhaditya.org
Angus Carlyle is a Joint Director of CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) at the University of the Arts, London. In parallel to a long-standing critical engagement with contemporary photography, his writing has tackled subjects as diverse as the suicide of situationist Guy Debord and the sense of place experienced by long-distance truck drivers. His explorations of sound in artistic contexts have involved exhibiting at various galleries, appearing on CDs and performing. He co-curated the Sound Escapes show at Space in London in the summer of 2009 and his first solo album Some Memories of Bamboo was released by Gruenrekorder in the autumn of that year. The aesthetic qualities of the album reflect Angus’ enduring interest in how we humans inhabit our landscapes, a theme that is present in his creative writing, his photographic criticism and in his soundwork. crisap.org
Lasse-Marc Riek’s works are interdisciplinary and can be conceived as groups of works of both visual art (action and conceptual art) and sound art. His art of sound can be described in terms such as acoustic ecology, biophony and soundscapes. Riek uses acoustic field recordings, storing them with different recording media, editing, archiving and presenting them in different contexts. Since 1997, he has operated internationally with exhibitions, concerts, lectures and projects and given guest performances in galleries, art museums, churches and museums. Contributions in public media as well as in broadcast. Awards, Scholarships and Artist-in-Residence programs realised in Europa and Africa. lasse-marc-riek.de
Since 1999 Softday have engaged with issues relating to natural cycles in time, climate change and its global effects. Early projects such as Bliain Le Baisteach (A Year of Rainfall) (2000) looked at fluctuating annual rainfall patterns in Ireland. Further, Cóisir an Tsionainn (The Shannon Suite) (2003) focused on the four-year life cycle of the wild Atlantic salmon and the effects of overfishing and pollution on the species ability to survive. Recently the Marbh Chrois (Dead Zone) (2010) project addressed the impact of two ‘contested’ marine dead zones as a key stressor on marine ecosystems in Donegal, Ireland. As a collaborative team they use their arts practice to explore relations to and understandings of nature, expressed through sonifications and multimedia artworks and performances. Both artists are interested in exploring the cracks between various media and creative genres such as expanded theatre, sound art, socially engaged practice, sculpture, music, dance and the application of new technologies. softday.ie