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Simon Whetham | Active Crossover Exhibition

Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:00 - Sat Oct 01, 2011

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Simon Whetham | Active Crossover.
Exhibition – 10 August - 01 October 2011 | noon-6pm | free | SoundFjord, Unit 3b - Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London, N15 4ER.
Performance: Closing week event – 28 September 2011 | doors 7:30pm | entry free. Secret location - email us for details! With crossover performances from Douglas Benford, Martin Clark, John Grzinich, Kaffe Matthews, Jo Thomas & Simon Whetham.
Workshop and presentation – 01 October 2011 | 1pm | free | SoundFjord, Unit 3b - Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London, N15 4ER. Simon will also present past and present work, and introduce participants to ‘Active Listening’.
Active Crossover is an electronic circuit used in speaker construction, which enables a speaker to transmit sound information consistently and accurately across space. Simon Whetham’s project reflects this process, both in terms of the way the space is actually set up, and in the way the work continues to emerge out of social relationships formed through travel and communication. Simon’s work is as much about the ‘social’ as it is the ‘sonic’.
The installation consists of two darkened, acoustically treated spaces that can be entered into from the main exhibition space. In one space is a surround sound composition created from field recordings made while Simon was artist-in-residence in Tallinn, Estonia, and also from Bristol, Brighton, Bracknell, Reading, Liverpool, Leeds and now London, charting the journey the project has taken so far. The second space features pieces by artists that Simon has performed and collaborated with through running the project, and through their ongoing cultural exchanges, recordings and events. If you stay in the main exhibition space you can hear the sound bleeding out and mingling from both spaces, forming a new and evolving communal work. 
Integral to the project is a series of performance evenings which investigate improvisation and collaborative working methods, as well as an ‘active listening’ workshop. The experience of listening reflects the conditions of the work’s creation, and the conditions of his own journey – one of interpersonal exchange and interaction – around Eastern Europe and now the UK. 
Simon composes with ‘field recordings’ – sound recordings made of the immediate environment using an array of microphones and a recording device. Field recordings are a form of sonic documentation, but by overlaying and reordering them Simon has created a new configuration, no longer a straightforward representation of a real place or situation, but rather a collage of places and times. It acts a lot like memory; based in real experiences and places, but altered by one’s personal and emotional recollection of them; reordered and recomposed – like memories – by influences other than the pure data involved. The work, purely sonic, may remind you of listening to a film without seeing the screen. 
Simon Whetham has performed extensively and shown in many galleries in the UK and in Europe. His sound compositions have been released through specialist record labels Monochrome Vision, Unfathomless, Dragon’s Eye, Impulsive Habitat, 1000fussler, 3Leaves, Kaon, Trente Oiseaux, Entr’acte, Gruenrekorder, Con-V,  Mystery Sea, Install and Lens Records, with forthcoming releases from Cronica and And/OAR.
Image: Iris Garrelfs | Opening Active Crossover Performance | 10 aug 2011 | Cafe Oto


Open Call/Benefit Album: 1-minute recording and photographs required for album compilation

Mon Sep 05, 2011 17:00

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

As part of a large-scale community project, and fundraiser for those
whom have been affected by the recent disturbances in London and across
the country, SoundFjord is working in collaboration with Audio Gourmet's
Harry Towell with the assistance of Bartosz Dziadosz to produce an
album created by the people for the people.
Once complete the
album will be available as a download at the Audio Gourmet website. All
monies will go towards assisting those that have lost their homes and
livelihoods and to help provide opportunities for philanthropy, creative
expression and collaboration within local community projects.

The project NEEDS your help!

are gathering sounds and samples from artists, musicians phonographers
and the general public all over the world. Audio Gourmet will then
process/assemble them into an album.
We are also looking for an album cover and images for each song. If you have inages to submit, please do so in the same manner as sending sound files to us. Thank you!
All artists will get a free
digital copy of the eventual album when it is complete. The album may
also be released as a CD/CDR version.

The Brief:

Sounds can be field recordings, the spoken word, instrument sounds,
drone parts, static/noise, etc. The work should not be finished pieces,
simply unedited sounds. N.B. The piece may be proceed by Audio Gourmet,
based on aesthetic cohesion).
2.) Your submissions should be around A MINUTE or so.
3.) Please send AIFF/WAV files only - or any images you may have - via file transfer such as YouSentIt to info[at]soundfjord.org.uk
Please also send details of your FULL NAME or TITLE as you'd wish to
see them in print, along with your LOCATION, CONTACT DETAILS and
DEADLINE is 05 SEPTEMBER 2011 - we're trying to get these in as quickly as possible so we can start fundraising ASAP!
We hope to work with most if not all material sent, however some sounds
may not be suitable or simply may not physically fit on the
compilation. In this instance will will try to use excerpts.
Thank you! - we look forward to receiving your recordings! PLEASE pass this info on to interested parties!
also link back to Soundfjord.org regularly to find out how to
participate or get involved with workshops and performances/fundraisers
organised in conjunction with Apiary Studios.
Further information:
www.soundfjord.org | www.soundfjord.org/supportus.htm


Sonic Social: Networking for Sound Artists

Wed Jan 19, 2011 00:00 - Fri Jan 14, 2011

Sonic Social: Networking for [Sonic] Artists

Come meet other artists and talk all things sonic in a sociable atmosphere!

Date: 19 January · 19:00 - 21:00

Location: SoundFjord - Sonic Art Gallery and Research Unit | Unit 3b - Studio 28 | 28 Lawrence Road | N15 4ER | www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=533174&Y=189387&A=Y&Z=110

Tickets: Free but RSVP is essential email to RSVP: info[at]soundfjord[dot]org[dot]uk


SoundFjord | Exhibition: Rie Nakajima & Ken Bodden - I Can Hear It

Sat Jan 29, 2011 00:00 - Fri Jan 14, 2011

Rie Nakajima with Ken Bodden | I Can Hear It | 12.I.2011 - 29.I.2011 | Wed - Sat | noon - 6pm

Radio show | Framework:afield | Resonance 104.4FM / www.resonancefm.com | Download here: www.archive.org/details/2010.12.19FrameworkRadio

SoundFjord is delighted to present the work of Rie Nakajima working with Ken Bodden. Rie is an artist working with installation, performance and composition. Ken works as a piano tuner and has collaborated with Rie on a number of listening related works over the past three years.

I Can Hear It is a research project first instigated in the spring of 2007 and continuing on, in various guises, into 2010. Rie uses this research to explore sound and tactility in her sculptural practice and her fascinating with the process of tuning instruments, in this case the piano.

Please contact the gallery if you would like a press release.

Location: SoundFjord Gallery | Unit 3b - Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London, N15 4ER | www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=533174&Y=189387&A=Y&Z=110



Audio Screening | To The Last Syllable of Recorded Time

Sun Jan 30, 2011 00:00 - Fri Jan 14, 2011


Audio Screening | Tim Bamber and Jake Garber
Sunday 30 January 2011 | 6-8pm
Doors: 5:40pm

Welcome to SoundFjord's purely listening event. Bring your ears to the gallery to explore the world of sound is all its facets and guises.

Fifth in the series, Tim Bamber and Jake Garber will explore the concepts and inspiration that constitute their work To The Last Syllable of Recorded Time, a piece completely synthesised out of recording taken of the performer Oumar Kouyate. The duo will talk about the piece and play music from the artist. An AV work commissioned by the artists as a visual response to their work will also be screened. During the day, ethnographic films will be screened to compliment and highlight questions about culture, oral/aural tradition and the act of creative response within non-western cultures.

In the future, a variety of international artists, label owners and curators will be invited to curate listening nights once a month.

£2 Reservation
Tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/102806
Contact gallery for details: info[at]soundfjord[dot]org[dot]uk

Location: SoundFjord Gallery | Unit 3b - Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London, N15 4ER | www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=533174&Y=189387&A=Y&Z=110