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SoundFjord | 8-Channel Performance | Angus Carlyle, Martin Clarke, Emmanuel Spinelli and Duncan Whitley


Dates:
Mon Apr 22, 2013 19:00 - Mon Apr 22, 2013

Location:
New Cross, LONDON, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Performance | Angus Carlyle, Martin Clarke, Emmanuel Spinelli and Duncan Whitley

MONDAY 22 April 2013 | 7pm | Great Hall Goldsmiths University | RSVP: info[at]soundfjord.org.uk

Live multi-channel and diffused performances from four exceptional artists producing exciting live performance and installations with contemporary field- and soundscape recordings.

This is a SoundFjord event hosted by Goldsmiths, University of London

Angus Carlyle: http://www.crisap.org/index.php?aid=330 | Martin Clarke: http://www.rockscottage.net | Emmanuel Spinelli: http://www.emalorienweb.webs.com | Duncan Whitley: www.shotgunsounds.com


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Artist Film Screening | Rosalind Fowler | Folk in Her Machine


Dates:
Sat Apr 20, 2013 18:30 - Sat Apr 20, 2013

Location:
LONDON, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Artist Film Screening | Rosalind Fowler

SATURDAY 20 April 2013 | 6:30pm | SoundFjord | RSVP: info[at]soundfjord.org.uk

Premiere of the artist’s latest film work, a work-in-progress called Folk in Her Machine, recently screening (excerpt only) during the recent acclaimed In the Field symposium at the British Library. The sound recording, composition and design on the film was created by Andrej Beko.

Rosalind Fowler is an artist filmmaker, with a background in film, cultural geography and visual anthropology. She is currently completing a practice-based Phd in film at London College of Communication. The research explores performative folk traditions and wider themes of place and belonging in contemporary Britain. She is particularly interested in experimental ethnographic approaches to filmmaking, and shoots her work on both 16mm Bolex and digital film. Alongside her own practice she has worked at film festivals curating, teaching, and programming events.

www.rosalindfowler.co.uk
Andrej Beko: www.apbsound.com


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Multimedia Presentation | Feeling Sound: A Night of Shared Listening with Rosalind Fowler, Ian Rawes, David Toop, John Wynne and Duncan Whitley


Dates:
Tue Apr 16, 2013 20:00 - Tue Apr 16, 2013

Location:
LONDON, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Multimedia Presentation | Feeling Sound: A Night of Shared Listening with Rosalind Fowler, Ian Rawes, David Toop, John Wynne and Duncan Whitley

TUESDAY 16 April 2013 | 8pm | Café OTO | RSVP: info[at]soundfjord.org.uk

SoundFjord is delighted to announce a night of shared conversation and questions, inspired by its inaugural commission, Sbarbi's Arrow, an exhibition by Duncan Whitley, produced specifically for SoundFjord’s gallery space. Sbarbi's Arrow is the first major creative output of Whitley's study of the saeta flamenca, a form of flamenco prayer, sung to the religious images of the Catholic Easter processions in Andalucia. The exhibition has been commissioned to coincide with the movable feast of Lent and Easter.

Whitley's work in 'sensuous ethnography', explores territories between ethnographic filmmaking, sound installation and soundscape. His investigations are complex, drawing on numerous themes, including: the notion of performer and performance space or context; the differences between human and the recorded voice; a sense of belonging and community; the documentation and contextualisation of ethnographic practices through a variety of media and curatorial methodologies.

Tonight we bring together respected guest practitioners, researchers, and specialist to tease out themes pertinent to the commissioned work. Rosalind Fowler, Ian Rawes, David Toop, Duncan Whitley and John Wynne with join SoundFjord for shared sounds, images, stories, film snippets and more.

A SoundFjord event hosted by Cafe OTO
http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/soundfjord-feeling-sound.shtm


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SoundFjord | Illustrated Talk | Duncan Whitley


Dates:
Thu Apr 11, 2013 19:30 - Thu Apr 11, 2013

Location:
LONDON, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Illustrated Talk | Duncan Whitley

THURSDAY 11 April 2013 | 7:30pm | SoundFjord | RSVP: info[at]soundfjord.org.uk

Duncan Whitley speaks about his visual and sound practice, and his commission, Sbarbi's Arrow. The talk will be illustrated by imagery, sound and film.

Duncan Whitley practices as a visual artist and sound recordist. His creative output ranges from project-specific field recording archives, to multi-channel sound work, film and video, and site-responsive sound installations.

As an artist working with both musical and "non-musical" sound, he is fundamentally concerned with themes of acoustic communication – language mediated in and through sound – and the experience of visual and acoustic space. His approach to working with sound is at once forensic and poetic, marked by both rigorous methodology and a delicate, subtle aesthetic language.

Duncan explores themes of sound, space/place and collective memory: in the empty wards of ex-NHS hospital buildings; in the football stadiums across the breadth of the UK; in the religious processions of southern, Catholic Spain; or in the journeys of shepherds in the Portuguese mountain villages of Magaio. Much of his recent work explores emergent issues in contemporary sound work, in particular those related to contemporary ethnography and socially-engaged art practice.

www.shotgunsounds.com


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SoundFjord | Presentation and Screening | Doc Rowe


Dates:
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:00 - Sat Apr 06, 2013

Location:
LONDON, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Presentation and Screening | Doc Rowe (Doc Rowe Archive and Collection)

The Romance, The Reality, and the Responsibility: Recording the Tradition

SATURDAY 06 April 2013 | noon-2pm | SoundFjord | RSVP: info[at]soundfjord.org.uk

For nearly 50 years Doc Rowe has been documenting seasonal events, traditional music, song and dance in the British isles and Ireland. He has not only amassed a huge and detailed archive collection of audio-visual and photographic material but holds a passionate belief in the relevance and importance of tradition.

In this anecdotal presentation, accompanied by material from his archive - he reflects on his collection, his initial inspirations and reasons [albeit unselfconscious at the time]for collecting. Looking at the rapid development and contemporary genius of electronic technology, editing and digital dissemination – all that would have been so useful some thirty years ago - he will discuss his current activities and future of this archive.

Rowe contradicts many past attitudes and traditional views of folklorist, historians and journalists. He is reluctant to call these events by the usual term “calendar custom” as it is is almost a vestige of earlier studies simply presenting an ossified vision of an England that’s always in the past …and always celebrating that past! The relationship to the past is equivocal and, as many of the festivals date from fairly recent times, makes academic theorising about 'quasi-neolithic-fertility-rites' oblique and irrelevant. Although there appears to be increased interest in `national heritage' and tradition, all too often this material is trivialised, treated as quaint, bizarre and outmoded; it is appropriated and supplanted by a synthetic, nostalgia product perhaps more readily fitting the requirements of the heritage industry.

Doc Rowe's regular attendance -serial collecting- at innumerable events has led to actuality being recorded that would be otherwise unseen. The more private and intimate encounters are frequently counterbalanced by the more extravert, risky and dangerous activities such as running with blazing tar barrels, dropping with cheese rollers, etc.

As it is approaching fifty years since Rowe met the likes of Charles Parker [BBC Radio Ballads] and went to Padstow Mayday in Cornwall for the first time it seems appropriate and timely to present an overview of his collecting, methods and aims.

Read an in-depth biography of Doc Rowe here: www.docrowe.org.uk/about/index.html