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SoundShare | Peer-to-Peer Show and Tell

Sun Jan 20, 2013 14:00

LODON, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Next event: SUNDAY 20 Jan 2013 | 2-4pm | RSVP
Forthcoming events: SUNDAY 24 Feb 2013 | 2-4pm

A show and tell event for sound artists and those interested in sonic practice. All welcome! FREE.

The evening is about shared conversation, and most importantly, a showcase for YOUR sonic art works, research and sound-centric film and performance.

Think sound diffusion, radio pieces, multi-channel works, sonic sculptures, AV works, live works, performance, visual scores, research papers, and so on. Works may be finished pieces, works in progress, or simply initial ideas, it's up to you what to offer...

We are able to screen the following:
✺Audio up to 5.1 via CD, DVD, digital files*
✺AV work via DVD, digital files (We ave facilities to project up to 3m h x 3.5m w)*
*All works must be compatible with Mac

We also have:
✺Space for small-scale performances/interventions
✺Space for intimate live works
✺Wall/floor space to hang scores and paper works

This event will be a relaxed evening for you to share your work with an audience of contemporaries and to gain feedback, constructive criticism and/or technical advice if desired, or simply for you to listen to your - and/or other artist's - works on a high-quality sound system.

Artist/group may screen work up to 15 minutes in length. If your works are longer in duration, please bring a suitable excerpt. Please email the SoundFjord team with your details and technical needs ASAP to be included at: info[@]soundfjord.org.uk

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Sonic Arts Networking List

Make contact with fellow researchers, performers and makers here. All artists, researchers, sound designers, curators and performers may join - send an email with your name, email address, a web link and a brief biog and sentence about your interests to: info[at]soundfjord.org.uk to have your name added.

Benefits of joining the sound art network are: access to international artists and their practices; access to news and opportunities, crits and social events.


SoundFjord | Seasonal Micro-Festival (sound art, experimental music)

Wed Dec 19, 2012 19:30 - Wed Dec 19, 2012

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SF/x12: a yuletide micro festival
Wednesday 19 Dec 2012 . 7:30pm start! (Pub open from 4pm)
The Waiting Room . 175 Church Street . Stoke Newington . N16 0LH
Tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/195259 | £5/£4 adv (£7/6 door)

Come celebrate the festive season and another passing year of sonic experimentation, from the UK's first sound art and experimental music gallery and research unit.

The night feature live performances from:

Scant Intone (Constantine Katsiris) [CA]
Mecha/Orga (Yiorgis Sakellariou) [GR]
Martijn Comes [NL]
Blanca Regina [ES] + Leafcutter John [UK] + Steve Beresford [UK]
Olga Nosova [RU] + Lina Lapelyte [LT]
...and tunes from Tom Richards [UK]!

Venue listings: www.waitingroomn16.com
Further information: www.soundfjord.org


Sequence Series: Turn Move Change

Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:00

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Open Call
Sequence Series: Turn Move Change
A month-an-a-half dedicated to quick-fire residencies, specifically for practitioners working in/with sound.

As the nights draw in and there's a definite nip to the air SoundFjord keeps the summer momentum alive by introducing to their Educational Programme six quick-fire residencies (of one week) for practitioners working in/with sound (including - but not restricted to - sound art, radio, writing, etc.), starting 05 November 2012.

The residency is completely open to artists’ projects. There is no theme to restrict ideas or output. The directors at SoundFjord (Helen Frosi and Andrew Riley) will engage with the artist throughout the residency, offering support where necessary.

Successful artists receive a live-work space1 for one week (Monday to Sunday2) to utilise for research and experimentation purposes. No exhibition projects will be accepted. Basic sound equipment3 will be supplied. All other necessary equipment must be supplied by the artist.

Based in the lively area of Seven Sisters (North London), SoundFjord’s residency is located within the creative complex of studios and live/work units that is Studio 28. The studio is situated at ground floor level with front access to the space, featuring security shutters for the safe storage of works/equipment.

Once the residency commences artists have 24-hour access to the studio. Artists should be aware that the studio is based within a residential compound and so should be respectful to others with regard to sound after 10pm.

Artists should find their own way to the gallery (unfortunately we cannot provide an artist fee or reimburse travel expenses). However accommodation, should it be required, is provided for - the space is a live-work unit.4 We are happy to assist those seeking external funding and can supply official letters of invitation and other letters of support where needed.5

Dates for residencies: Residency One: 05-11 November; Residency Two: 12-18 November; Residency Three: 19-25 November; Residency Four: 26 Nov - 02 Dec; Residency Five: 03-09 December; Residency Six: 10-16 December.

Submission guidelines: Send proposals on (equivalent of) one A4-page along with a two-page (max) CV, and contact details including address, email and telephone number to info@soundfjord.org.uk. Please also state any dates that you are not free to participate on this residency. If you have a preferred date, do also let us know. N.B Drawings, photography, film/video and sound pieces may be sent within the same email to a max size of 10MB.

Proposal submission deadline: 23 September 2012, noon (BST) N.B. All successful artists will hear from SoundFjord via email by 26 September 2012.6

For any other information email helen@soundfjord.org.uk.



1 Residency address: SoundFjord, Unit 3b - Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, LONDON, N15 4ER, United Kingdom. The studio is approximately 530cm x 590cm (337ft2) with a ceiling height of approximately 3m.
2 Residency times: begins: 1oam Monday; concludes: 6pm Sunday of each week.
3 Equipment includes: numerous chairs, 2 x white tables, 1 pair x full-range B+W speakers; 1 x 5.1 PMC active surround sound system (TB2S-A); 1 x Mark of the Unicorn 828 mk II interface; 1 x electric projection screen (150”; 16:9); 1 x Epson EBX7 XGA projector; 1 x upright piano (untuned). The studio windows are insulated by black marino wool curtains; there are numerous sonic baffles (please request them).
4 Facilities include: a bathroom, incl. sink, shower and toilet; small kitchen with sink, kettle and coffee maker (no fridge or cooker); fold-away bed and bedding; the space has 10 power sockets; lighting is via 3 x double strip (tube) lights, or desk lamp (please request this).
5 Funding assistance: please email us with your requests (letters of support, -invitation etc.) with your application.
6 Feedback: Unfortunately we are not able to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.


Radeq Radio Live at SoundFjord | Open Call For (Live) Work

Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:00

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Radeq is a radio project set up by James Dunn (www.4thharmonic.com/personal%20projects.html) and Clair Urbahn (www.clairurbahn.blogspot.com) combining their experience in and enthusiasm for sonic technology, digital composition, radio production/installation, interviewing and soundscape broadcasts.

Following an invitation from the UK's only sound art devoted gallery and research unit, Radeq has relocated - throughout August 2012 - for a month of radio experimentation, outside participation and audio fun, to SoundFjord gallery at Tottenham. www.soundfjord.org.uk

For further information and live streaming: www.radeq.vacau.com (Currently streaming live sounds from the locale of the gallery [Tottenham, London, UK], mixed with the infamous gnawing of Tsukuyomi the hamster [when he's not sleeping].)

For this month-long residency the station would love to hear from anyone interested in broadcasting via Radeq:

Suggested responses:
-live in-studio performance, debate, workshop, talk
-field recordings
-experimental soundscapes
-spoken word
-radiophonic/sonic/performance art



CLOSING EVENTS! SOUND//SPACE Record Store and Audiocentric events programme

Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:00 - Sun Jul 29, 2012

LONDON, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

29 July: SoundFjord's 2nd Birthday + V22 Closing Celebrations

Doors from noon.

Free events:
Educational screenings of BANONEON! [a combine] (David Tudor), and VARIATIONS VII (John Cage) from 1pm to 2:30pm, and after 6pm DJs - Stephen McCarthy and Helen Frosi.

Ticketed events:

Carousel Collective + Material Studies Group (Pt 1): 3-6pm | (S//S Project Space + F3 Main space) | + Aural Terrains Label (Pt 2): 8-10pm | V22 Rooftop (weather permitting)
wegottickets.com/event/168336 pt 1; wegottickets.com/event/168340 pt 2

There is also a sonic scavenger hunt from 12:30pm. Pick up info sheets in-store. £3/£2conc entry. Prizes to be won!

Part One: Material Studies Group + Carousel Collective

SOUND//SPACE celebrates its last day at V22 Summer Club with an extended session of improvised music and merriment in its Project Space, V22 rooftop and across the F3 Hall. Join the Material Studies and Carousel Collective perform improvised and aleatoric sets.

Part Two: Aural Terrains Sextet

This evening’s closing performance takes place on the roof of V22s monster-sized building, and showcases Aural Terrain's sextet whilst the sun sets!

Carousel is a collective of four musicians interested in exploring the possibilities of sound and music in new and imaginative ways. Formed after a commission from the SoundFjord sound-art gallery to create a performance using an ‘object-based score’, we have continued to explore this area of performance and to extend it into collaborations and contexts that force us to explore sound materials in a new way. Continuing to focus on object-based sound sources and home-made instruments combined with traditional instruments, we aim to collaborate with artists from as wide a variety of backgrounds and disciplines as possible and to explore the core materials of music from varied perspectives and in many different contexts. Carousel is Noura Sanatian, Charlie Sdrausig, Benedict Taylor and Tim Yates.

Matthias Kispert is an electronic music composer and artist living in London. His broad range of interests includes audiovisual live performance, composition with found sound, documentary as artistic medium, as well as the relations between artistic practice and wider cultural and social issues. As audio director of media artist collective D-Fuse, he is responsible for the sound aspect and also the conceptual development of much of the group’s work, including videos, installations and live cinema performances.

Blanca Regina is a multimedia artist and visiting researcher from the Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid. She is at the CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London for four months (Apr – Sept 2012). Her research interests are cross-media communication, digital humanities, sound art, performing arts, improvisation, visual, theatre studies and education. Blanca is engaged in audiovisual performance art. She works under different persona in solo and collective works with artists such as Toño Camuñas, John Hegre, The Lappetites, Matthias Kispert among others. She is one of the founding members of the Spanish association Mademotion. Action researcher and teacher she engaged with educational projects like Audiovisual Academy, Cátedra Josefina de la Torre (Canarias) and videoframesh (Medialab Prado, Madrid).

Andrew Riley is an award-winning sound designer and editor, and a phonographer and recording engineer based in London. He has experience working across a range of formats and is fascinated by all aspects of sound creation and experimentation, not just in the studio but extending into the world beyond with a well developed yet ever expanding field recording technique. He is Technical Director at SoundFjord, the UK’s only sound art devoted gallery and research unit

AURAL TERRAINS label started in 2007 as a platform for like-minded composers/musicians who work with the different terrains and depths of sound with rigour and integrity. The aim was – and still is – to disseminate exploratory contemporary music in its different manifestations. It focuses on electroacoustics, composed and improvised music with an emphasis to the spectral dimension of sound.

Thanos Chrysakis’ output consists of composition, performance, and installation. He was born in Athens in 1971, residing in the UK since 1998. His work has appeared on various independent labels, and events in several countries. He composes for electronics, acoustic instruments and environmental sounds, focusing on the structural and aesthetic capacity of sonic matter. His work was amongst the selected works at the International Competition de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges 2005, in the category œuvre d'art sonore électroacoustique, while received an honorary mention in 2006 at the 7th International Electroacoustic Competition Musica Viva in Lisbon. Recent compositions include: ΜΑΓΜΑ (Monochrome Vision 2011) Subterranean Sky (Aural Terrains 2010), EIRMOS I / II (for Wilfrido Terrazas [solo flute/bass flute] 2011), ERRINA (for Alexander Bruck [solo viola] 2011). His current performing projects are: a Trio with Wade Matthews and Dario Bernal-Villegas, a duo with Wade Matthews, and the trio ‘Syneuma’ with James O’Sullivan and Jerry Wigens.

Jamie Coleman is one of the younger generation of London improvisers and has been a key player within the more experimental strands of the music, whilst maintaining a strong jazz musicality. "Coleman's slow trumpet lines had a tenderness that evoked more physical kinds of intimacy. The trumpet became breath, warmth, vibration in a way that got the skin prickling, the senses suddenly sharpened." - The Wire

Chris Cundy is a bass clarinettist and saxophonist living in South West England and London working with a broad range of composers, musicians and songwriters. During his formative years he shared a house with self-made musician and artist Billy Childish, and as a teenager became a street busker. It was in this initial DIY environ that he first established a fascination for improvised music. His collaborations with musicians/composers are varied, but perhaps most significantly has been his work with Fyfe Dangerfield which includes the pop band Guillemots as well as devising theatre music for Voices Theatre and Southwark Playhouse, and in the collective free improvisation group Gannets along with drummer Steve Noble, clarinettist Alex Ward and bassist Dominic Lash. Current projects include ‘doom soul’ act Cold Specks, led by Canadian singer Al Spx, and he has occasionally created music for Nofit State Circus under the direction of Italian choreographer Firenza Guidi.

James O'Sullivan is a London-based electric guitar player. He has performed in numerous groupings of musicians, many of whom he met through Eddie Prevost's weekly improvisational workshop. In addition, he is the founder, alongside longtime friend and collaborator David Hurn, of Four Seasons Television, which explores the relationship between improvisation, composition, recording and performance. His activities span the two poles from free improvisation to more 'composed' song forms. He has collaborated with songwriters, improvisors, improvising songwriters and other permutations of these elements in an attempt to unpack ideas of terms such as 'free', 'composed', 'technique', 'melody', 'noise', 'rhythm' and 'improvise'.

Jerry Wigens is an improviser and composer who plays guitar and clarinet. Most of his musical activity has taken place in London although he has also performed in Zurich, Geneva, Berlin and Athens. His interest in improvisation started at an early age and he attended John Stevens' workshops at the age of nineteen. Since then he has worked in various musical contexts including rock, jazz and contemporary classical and has performed with Eddie Prevost, George Lewis, Sylvia Hallett and Walter Cardew, among many others. He has also had work performed by guitarist Alan Thomas and contemporary ensemble Vamos. He has studied with Roger Redgate and participates in Eddie Prévost's workshop sessions, which he has occasionally convened in Prévost's absence. He also plays guitar in prog/improv band Astrakan.

Artur Vidal was born in León, Spain, and grew up in Paris, where he completed his degree in Art History at the University of Paris I Sorbonne. His musical studies include workshops and courses with Francisco López, Lê Quan Ninh, Fred Frith and Eddie Prevost, with on-site work in Capadoccia, the Amazon, Paris and Trièves, among others. His sound-art work revolves around field recordings, dance, “site-specific” works and improvised music, for which he is currently developing a new setup involving electro-acoustic manipulation of the alto saxophone and amplified objects. He has performed in many countries including performances with his duo, ‘Relentless’, and collaborations with musicians such as Ingar Zach, Wade Matthews, Thanos Chrysakis and Alexander Bruck, among others.
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