[microsound-announce] From Aleatoric Machines to The Future Sounds Of Folk 07/10/10

Ryan Jordan ryan-jordan at hotmail.co.uk
Mon Sep 27 06:49:51 EDT 2010

One Man Nation — From Aleatoric Machines to The Future Sounds Of Folk

Thursday 7th October
Studio 3
Goldsmiths College
New Cross


This event is supported by noise=noise, The Thursday Club, and Goldsmiths Digital Studios.

6pm-7pm - presentation
Man Nation will present the processes of his approach to the
performance of the computer as a musical instrument and his search for
the sounds of the post-folk, using the preservation of Indonesian
traditional/folk music as a basis for the creation of new musical

7pm-10pm - live performance

Chia aka One Man Nation (b.1982, Singapore) is a musician with a
background in media and sound art. Graduating in 2009 with a masters in
Media Design from the Piet Zwart Institute in the Netherlands, he
investigates social and psychological situations related to tradition
and its progression, the future through the eyes of history, and
spirituality in technology through the medium of sound and performance.
He currently splits his time between Europe and Indonesia where he is
researching and developing The Future Sounds Of Folk in collaboration
with Steim as well as co-directing The UnifiedField collective and art
space with Marta Moreno Munoz.
The next One Man Nation release is
scheduled for September this year, will be vinyl only and released on
Austrian experimental music label Klub Moozak.
Marc Chia has
collaborated in his existence with Pierre Bastien, C-drik Fermont, Kato
Hideki, Damo Suzuki, Hilary Jeffrey, Zai Kuning, Mindfuckingboy, Olaff
Kehler, Richard Scott, Katie Duck, Alfredo Genovesi, Soopa Collective,
and has performed internationally at festivals such as Mapping
(Geneva), Piksel (Bergen), MEM (Bilbao), STEIM Jamboree (Amsterdam),
Makeart (Poitiers), Fete 0.1 (Orléans) and SummerLAB (Gijon).
One Man Nation - http://www.onemannation.com/
The Future Sounds Of Folk - http://www.onemannation.com/thefuturesoundsoffolk
The UnifiedField - http://www.theunifiedfield.org/

Jordan is a UK based electronic musician/artist working with DIY
electronics, physical performance, Pure Data, and noise. He creates
live electronic music/noise performances which incorporate human
physical movements and stroboscopic light as their essential
foundation. He is interested in immersive, multisensory, and
hallucinatory live art. 
Ryan curates several noise, experimental
and computer arts events and concerts in the UK, such as hac... and
noise=noise which promote a wide range of artists, from internationally
acclaimed artists to the underground lurker. He is an active member of
London based open source collective, OpenLab; and has released music on
labels such as Bad Sekta, Anithematica/CovenH, AntiGen, and Noiz
Mutations. Ryan's work has been performed and presented internationally
at places such as Piksel Festival, Norway; 3rd International Pure Data
Convention, Brazil; xxxxx, Germany; ODL and Circuit#1 Festivals,
France; and Sound and Music Computing, Italy; as well as squats, pub
cellars, dingy nightclubs, and academic institutions.
Ryan has also
studied BA Sonic Arts (2007) at Middlesex University, London, and
received a distinction in MFA Computational Studio Arts (2009) at
Goldsmiths University, London. He is currently studying for a PhD at
the Music Technology and Innovation Research Centre, De Montfort
University, Leicester.

Ikeshiro is a UK based electronic and acoustic musician working in the
field of composition, improvisation and installations. In his recent
works, dynamical systems are used in generative,
noise/glitch/electroacoustic music for performance and interaction.
Possibilities offered by complexity resulting from simple rules are
explored, producing emergent phenomena that is unpredictable but
nevertheless deterministic and exhibiting characteristics of both chaos
and order.
Recent projects include an interactive sound
installation, PulseCubes, for re:new 2010, Copenhagen, a performance of
Construction in Self and accompanying paper at ICMC10, New York, and
David Tudor’s Rainforest IV, London. He is one half of ry-om, a live
electronics duo, whose tracks have been featured on Resonance FM; their
recent studio project was for Creative Sources Recordings.
He is currently studying for a PhD in Studio Composition at Goldsmiths College, London.
He is also an instrumental and music technology teacher and runs workshops challenging preconceptions about music.

Grierson is an experimental artist specialising in real-time
interactive audiovisual research, with specific focus on cognition and
perception. He works in film, music, and software development, both
inside and outside industry, designing, developing and producing new
approaches to creating audiovisual experience.
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