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SoundFjord's 2nd Birthday + V22 Closing Celebrations Pt I: Carousel Collective + Material Studies Group: Matthias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley


Dates:
Sun Jul 29, 2012 16:00 - Sun Jul 29, 2012

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

29 July: SoundFjord's 2nd Birthday + Sound//Space Closing Celebrations Part I: Carousel Collective + Material Studies Group: Matthias Kispert, Blanca Regina, Andrew Riley
Pt 1: 4-7pm | (S//S Project Space + F3 Main space) | wegottickets.com/event/168336 pt 1

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, the Cinema Space and across the F3 Hall. Join the Material Studies group for a session on utilising the body within improvised music making or watch Carousel Collectiveperform an aleatoric set.

Artists Biographies: 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

carouselcollective.com
matthiaskispert.com
rileysound.co.uk
whiteemotion.com

www.sound-space-store.co.uk


EVENT

SoundFjord's 2nd Birthday + V22 Closing Celebrations Pt II: Aural Terrains Sextet: Thanos Chrysakis, Jamie Coleman, Chris Cundy, Jamies O’Sullivan, Jerry Wigens and Artur Vidal The Biscuit Factory


Dates:
Sun Jul 29, 2012 19:30 - Sun Jul 29, 2012

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

29 July: SoundFjord's 2nd Birthday Celebrations Pt 2
Aural Terrains Sextet
Part 2: 7:30-9pm | V22 Summer Club
wegottickets.com/event/168340 pt 2

SOUND//SPACE celebrates its last day at V22 Summer Club with an extended session of improvised music and merriment in its Project Space, and across the F3 Hall.

Part Two: Aural Terrains Sextet

This evening’s closing performance showcases Aural Terrain's sextet.

Label Biography: 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.

auralterrains.com

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Artists Biographies: 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.


EVENT

Decentred (Tom Chant + John Edwards + Angharad Davies + Benedict Drew)


Dates:
Thu Jun 14, 2012 19:15 - Thu Jun 14, 2012

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

Performance
Decentred (Tom Chant + John Edwards + Angharad Davies + Benedict Drew)
14 June | 7:30-10pm | V22 Summer Club Cinema Space | adv tickets £5 (£6 door) www.wegottickets.com/event/165743
SOUND//SPACE @V22 Summer Club | The Old Biscuit Factory, F-Block Halls, 100 Clement's Road, LONDON, SE16 4DG

Tonight Decentred perform improvisations and realisations of indeterminate scores by Michael Pisaro and John Cage.

“These four musicians introduce eclecticism and insight to pieces by John Cage, California-based composer Michael Pisaro and to two purely improvised structures; the best part of it all is that their respective vocabularies are so distinctive and versatile that each work is delivered with insight and spontaneity.” – Marc Medwin, Paris Transatlantic

Biography: Decentred was first put together in 2006 to play sections of Cornelius Cardew's Treatise for the Cornelius Cardew 70th Birthday Anniversary Festival at Cecil Sharp House in London. Since then the group has created a CD of improvisations and realisations of indeterminate scores by John Cage and Michael Pisaro released on the Another Timbre label. For this concert the quartet will present a completely improvised programme of music.

Decentred: Tom Chant, Angharad Davies, Benedict Drew and John Edwards deal with contemporary compositions that demand improvisational acumen. Alternating busy improvised pieces and slowly morphing compositions the composed material is presented with the freshness of improvisation and their music presents engaging and persuasive solutions for score interpretation.

Performers:
Tom Chant - saxophones & bass clarinet tomchant.com
Angharad Davies - violin angharaddavies.com
Benedict Drew - electronics benedictdrew.com
John Edwards - double bass efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/medwards.html

Decentred on Another Timbre: anothertimbre.com/decentred.html
Small But Perfectly Formed: smabpf.blogspot.co.uk

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All events are curated as part of SOUND//SPACE, a three-month programme of audiocentric events, with a pop-up record store at it's heart. Events are curated by SoundFjord and take place under the auspices of V22 Summer Club.

Further information: www.soundfjord.org | www.sound-space-store.co.uk | www.v22collection.com/club


EVENT

Residency (Installation) | Steve McCarthy | Soft Wax


Dates:
Thu Jun 14, 2012 20:00 - Sun Jun 17, 2012

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

Residency (Installation)
Steve McCarthy | Soft Wax
14 - 17 June 2012 | Th-Fri: 5-10pm/Sat: 2-10pm; Sun:noon-8pm | SOUND//SOUND Project Space | Free - Drop in
SOUND//SPACE @V22 Summer Club | The Old Biscuit Factory, F-Block Halls, 100 Clement's Road, LONDON, SE16 4DG

Soft Wax is an installation in sound by Steve McCarthy. It is an immersive experience, seeking to provide insights into the music, culture and privations of the Jamaican Diaspora in London in the 1950s. The sound performance focuses on a collection of extremely rare acetates from the period. These will be aired on vintage equipment from that time. These are the sounds that the community cleaved to before the birth of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. The forgotten history of these acetate mirrors the experiences of the community. The contexts in which they were originally played has had a lasting impact on street culture. The music that they contain is the root of much subsequent popular music.

Artist Biography: Steve McCarthy is an artist, writer, DJ and vinyl obsessive. His practice has been inspired by cultures of resistance and their musical expressions. Steve’s current fascinations are Jamaican music, Free Jazz, Moondog and Garage Psychedelia. He describes himself as, “lucky enough to divide my time between London and New York these days.” In putting together Soft Wax Steve was ably assisted by Cecile Buxton, Darren Mathers and David Katz.

At the end of his residency, Steve will host a performance gala curated around work gleaned from previous research and his time as resident artist at SOUND//SPACE. Join us on 22 June from 7:30-9:30pm. Info/advanced tickets are available here (£5): www.wegottickets.com/event/165692 or pay what you can at the door.

All events are curated as part of SOUND//SPACE, a three-month programme of audiocentric events, with a pop-up record store at it's heart. Events are curated by SoundFjord and take place under the auspices of V22 Summer Club.

Further information: www.soundfjord.org | www.sound-space-store.co.uk | www.v22collection.com/club


OPPORTUNITY

SoundFjord | SoundSpace | Call for Participants


Deadline:
Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:00

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

Open Call:

SoundFjord are currently organising a 'pop-up' independent record store, at the humongous V22 space (in South London), during their Summer Club from May-July 2012. The space will be a cosy hub for conversation across genre, a showcase for the most creative individuals and labels within the industry, and will also feature talks, sound/music workshops and performances related to the labels involved.

SOUND//SPACE, as a centre for sonic exploration, will be a place to:
a.) buy independent and hand-made music and sound art;
b.) look at album covers and works curated by labels;
c.) meet like-minded individuals, artists/musicians and to discuss interests;
d.) listen to samples from records, CDs and similar media;
e.) experience unusual live music and sound art;
f.) learn - via workshops and lectures;
g.) join in - via talks with artists and folk in the business; h.) have fun, have a go!! e.g with instruments brought to the space e.g. theremin, synths.

SoundFjord are eager to talk with individuals making hand-made releases, independent labels that want to promote/sell their releases, and/or curate performances during the summer. Contact us if you'd like to be involved (detailing how), or for more info!

helen [at] soundfjord [dot] org [dot] uk

Deadline for expression of interest is: SUNDAY 01 April 2012.

http://www.soundfjord.org