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Performance: Nonclassical showcase: Aisha Orazbayeva, Peter Gregson, Consortium5 + Gabriel Prokofiev

Fri Jul 20, 2012 19:00 - Fri Jul 20, 2012

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

20 July: Performance | Nonclassical Label Showcase | 7-10pm | (F2 Hall) | £5 wegottickets.com/event/172447

Nonclassical are excited to be presenting some of their finest artists at SOUND//SPACE nestled within the amazing V22 space this summer. A gigantic former biscuit factory in Bermondsey, V22 is now a warehouse-type space used for installations and performances, including the Summer Club series happening right now up until the end of July.

Aisha Orazbayeva will be playing three strikingly different pieces for violin and computer/electronics: OUR by herself and Peter Zinovieff (featured on her debut album), and Traces VIII by Martin Matalon (a London first, following immediately on from the UK premiere at Latitude Festival).

Peter Gregson’s set features a complete performance – with eight independent loudspeakers – of our latest release, Gabriel Prokofiev’s ‘Cello Multitracks’, as well as Steve Reich’s Cello Counterpoint.

Consortium5 present a world premiere by Laurence Osborn as well as pieces by Ewan Campbell and Kathryn Butler (the latter featured on their Nonclassical album Tangled Pipes).

All this plus DJ sets from Nonclassical founder Gabriel Prokofiev.



Durational Performance: Lee Patterson, Patrick Farmer and Stephen Cornford + Special Guests

Sun Jul 22, 2012 17:00 - Sun Jul 22, 2012

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

22 July: Durational Performance | Stephen Cornford + Patrick Farmer + Lee Patterson + Special Guest Collaborators | 5pm-9pm | (F2 Hall) | wegottickets.com/event/168405

Related Events: Residency | Stephen Cornford + Patrick Farmer + Lee Patterson | THURSDAY 19 July | 5-10pm | FRIDAY 20 July | 5-10pm | SATURDAY 21 July | noon-8pm | SOUND//SPACE Project Space

Stephen Cornford, Patrick Farmer and Lee Patterson will, over the course of a week-long residency at SOUND//SPACE explore the resonance of the building using a diverse range of found and reappropriated materials. These three artists share a preoccupation with the amplification of normally inaudible processes, be they mechanical or organic: the photosynthesis of pondweed, the dissolution of liver salts in water or the quiet grinding of tape player mechanisms. At V22 they will apply these strategies to and within the reverberant hull of the old Peek Frean factory.

Tonight they will be joined by special guests TBC as collaborators.

NOTA BENE this is a durational event. Guests may stay for the entire duration or leave for refreshments and return.

About the Artists: Primarily concerned with sound, and working across disciplines including improvised music, environmental sound recording, film soundtrack and installation, Lee Patterson attempts to understand his surroundings by using both the aided and the naked ear.

New works have been commissioned by 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012; 25th MIMI Festival, Marseille and AV10, Newcastle. His collaboration with film maker Luke Fowler, A grammar for listening pt1 featured in The British Art Show 2010: In The Days Of The Comet. Between 2009 and 2011, he was artist in residence at Stour Valley Arts, Kent where he created the works, Elemental Fields (July 2010), and Fold, (September 2011).

Solo releases include Egg Fry #2 and Seven Vignettes Wunderkammmern with David Toop and Rhodri Davies was released in December 2010. His solo and collaborative works have featured in exhibitions, festivals and on radio stations worldwide as well as on UK TV.

Stephen works at the intersection of sculpture and music, using sound and noise to investigate the physical qualities of the world around me. His work inhabits both gallery and gig, taking the forms of kinetic installation and process-based performance by turns, always searching for situations in which the material; whether solid, spatial or sonic; controls the outcome as much as himself. Recent exhibitions include a solo show, Binatone Galaxy at Campbell Works, London; Body/Controlled at LEAP, Berlin and Creative Machines Minimalist Sculptures at TROVE, Birmingham.

Patrick Farmer is a musician and sound artist working within improvisation, poetry, field recording, and prose composition. Still most often referred to as a percussionist, though he hasn’t performed on a drum kit for nearly three years, Farmer will commonly enlist the help of a drum or turntable to act as a resonator for natural materials or filtering field recordings. He is a founding member of the Set Ensemble and is currently studying towards his Ph.D. entitled, the role of audition in the notion of field, at Oxford Brookes, where he spends most of his time scrawling out short spatterings of prose poetry postulating towards how what we hear can tacitly influence movement and disposition. Throughout 2011 he was fortunate enough to be artist in residence at a series of inspiring galleries and artist run project spaces through Europe. Over the last two months Patrick has been walking the entire Welsh Coast, creating a work entitled, We do not stop hearing, when do I stop writing? He is currently working on his first book, try I bark, a collection of writings relating to how we react to being surrounded and the impression of words on a page reflecting what is heard in environment.



NOTA BENE Releases by the artists will be available in-store! www.sound-space-store.co.uk


Vinyl [A performance lecture about a private record collection] | Bill Aitchison

Thu Jul 26, 2012 19:30 - Thu Jul 26, 2012

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

26 July: Performance | Vinyl by Bill Aitchison | 7:30-9pm | (S//S Project Space) | wegottickets.com/event/165704

From the Wombles to The Final Countdown and from experimental noise to Tibetan Buddhist Chants, Bill's record collection is a pretty damn diverse even perverse and tonight he'll play some of it and talk about the tracks. He'll not just talk about the music however he will also talk about what the records mean, about the memories they spark, for a record collection is so much more than just fragile black disks that play music. A record collection is a depository of thoughts and emotions, those of the collector overlaid upon those of the society. Bill will therefore play some of the wildly diverse vinyl he has picked up over many years on the move and recall, revise and retell what it might be a record of.

"deliciously lunatic" British Theatre Guide



Workshop Improvisation with Objects/Materials: Session Three (Wood - with special guest Iris Garrelfs) with Matthias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley

Sat Jul 28, 2012 14:30 - Sat Jul 28, 2012

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

28 July: Workshop
Improvisation with Objects: Session Three (Wood - with special guest Iris Garrelfs) with Matthias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley
2:30-6pm | (S//S Project Space)

Playful collective explorations of the sounds within matter.

Avant-garde art, be it musically, visually or performance based often appears as somewhat elitist, with a defined hierarchy between those who create the work (the artists) and those experience it (the audience). To people who have not had the fortune of being taught all the codes of the artform, the pieces and the settings in which these are shown can be uncomfortable and alienating.

The Material studies project seeks to open these experimental artforms to anyone who wishes to participate in the collective, improvised sonic exploration of various materials and objects. Whether by actively working with the objects, passively absorbing the interactions of others or by expressing a response to the sonic exploration through visual or written acts.
The use of traditional instruments, terminology and tools of manipulation will be avoided. Participants will together develop an improvisational language based solely on the sounds that can be teased out of various everyday objects, with each session being themed around a particular material or object.

No expertise or previous experience is required, instead the sessions focus on the communicative potential of collective improvisation, where every participant needs to listen and react to everything that is happening around, where every gesture has an influence on everything else.

The underlying principle of the project is to promote a corrosion of the space between the artist-performer and the contemplator-audience and to promote the idea that we are all valuable as artists regardless of education or class.

Artists Biographies: 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, and he is also currently working on an exciting new project at Rocksteady Studios, London as Sound Designer.






Sonic Scavenger Hunt

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

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

29 July: Family Activity | Sonic Scavenger Hunt | Hunt | 12:30-3:30pm | (Outside) | Sonic Scavenger Hunt | Discussion | 3:30-4:30pm | (S//S Project Space) | wegottickets.com/event/165707

The goal of a sonic scavenger hunt is very similar to the usual scavenger hunt we all know and love, only it’s sounds that are the being collected! Teams are asked to record their finds for everyone to hear, so you will need a portable recorder or a phone with a decent recorder. When time is up participants join the sound playback event so the whole group can collectively hear recordings made. Participants with the most sounds found within the time limit, and those with the most interesting recordings made within the time limit win prizes!

Pick up your entry sheet at the SOUND//SPACE record store from noon to 12:30pm and don't forget to bring your audio recorders (video camera, phone recorders with sound accepted) - for recording and playback afterwards!

SOUND//SPACE’s Sonic Scavenger Hunt’s bountiful CD and record prizes are generously donated by various artists and labels featured in-store!