[microsound-announce] Strange Attractor at The Pigeon Wing today at 2pm -5pm.

Sarah Jury info at codeofcontingency.co.uk
Sat Nov 19 04:03:12 EST 2011

SoundFjord in collaboration with The Pigeon Wing, present an  
improvised, live sound art performance by Strange Attractor:

SATURDAY 19 November 2011 | 2pm – 5pm | Free event all welcome

After their highly successful gallery residency project in the  
Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland, Strange Attractor return with a new  
series of durational live performances in venues across Ireland and  
England in conjunction with the publication of a new book and DVD  
about the project.

Following on from the Irish book launch at the Crawford Gallery, Cork,  
Strange Attractor will travel to the UK for two London-based  
performances, the first a ‘signature’ durational performance on  
Saturday 19 November at The Pigeon Wing and following on, a gig at  
Café Oto on Monday 21 November.

Specific to The Pigeon Wing, Strange Attractor (featuring Anthony  
Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O’Shea and David Stalling),  
will perform a three-hour improvisational sound performance; an  
experiment with technology and combined media to explore creative  
possibilities resulting in an experience that offers multiple points  
of entry for the audience. Everyone is welcome to come along and  
encouraged to move freely throughout the gallery space during the event.

These performances are in support of the new Strange Attractor full- 
colour publication with DVD, which documents all aspects of the  
project, including images from the live performances and gallery  
installations, live excerpts and other related recordings alongside  
specially commissioned essays from the likes of David Toop, Stephen  
Vitiello, Steve Roden, Jed Speare and Bernard Clarke. Signed copies of  
this publication will be available from The Crawford Gallery, Farpoint  
Recordings, The Pigeon Wing, Café Oto and SoundFjord.

The Strange Attractor project began in November 2010, with a series of  
monthly four-hour durational sound performances within the gallery  
spaces inviting, international guests including David Toop and Mary  
Nunan, Stephen Vitiello, Alessandro Bosetti, Rhodri Davies, Lee  
Patterson, Mel Mercier and Steve Roden amongst others. These  
performances attracted large audiences who have experienced the  
artists developing relationships between sound, visual art, music and  

An audio CD Soundcast 4×4 (+1) is currently available from  
farpointrecordings.com. This CD features audio extracts from the first  
Strange Attractor performance and comes in an unusual fold-out sleeve  
designed by Peter Murray (Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland) and Francis  
Halsall (NCAD, Dublin, Ireland).

DANNY McCARTHY is one of Ireland’s pioneers of performance art and  
sound art and he continues to be a leading exponent exhibiting and  
performing both in Ireland and abroad. In 2006, he founded the Quiet  
Club with Mick O’Shea, a floating membership sound (art and  
electronics) performance group. He is a founding director of Triskel  
Arts Centre and the National Sculpture Factory. A book + CD on his  
work entitled “LISTEN Hear” was published by Farpoint Recordings, and  
his work has appeared on numerous CDs, most recently “Soundcast 4×4+1”  
on Farpoint Recordings.

IRENE MURPHY’s work questions the role of the artist, creative space,  
and engages with a broader concept of creativity. A common link in her  
art are ideas about performativeness, site specificity and communality  
with Murphy’s art acts being private interventions into public space.  
She is active in initiating and participating in many group and  
collaborative projects and events, such as The YOYO Club, Ideal State  
Agency, Electric Rain, Us Live and Club House.  The creative trio The  
Domestic Godless use food and hosting as their chosen medium.  Murphy  
is a founder member of the Cork Artists Collective and The Guesthouse.

MICK O’SHEA works spring from his essential experience in drawing. His  
medium includes sculpture, drawing, sound and cooking. In 2003 O’Shea  
and fellow artist Stephen Brandes and Irene Murphy set up the  
collaborative practice, The Domestic Godless which, through  
performative cooking events, explores culinary activity as art  
practice and tests assumptions about the cultural traditions of food  
in challenging and often irreverent and absurdist ways. In 2006 he  
formed The Quiet Club with Danny McCarthy to promote and showcase  
improvised music and soundworks. O’Shea is a member and director of  
the Cork Artists Collective.

ANTHONY KELLY & DAVID STALLING have been collaborating on a series of  
sound and visual works since 2003. Together the make sound and video  
installations. Their work encompasses a shared practice of recycling  
‘objets trouveés’ of sound, visual and text material in their ongoing  
collaborative sessions. The juxtaposition of contrasting material  
results in a series of audio/visual ‘musique concrète’ pieces. Kelly  
and Stalling also perform live improvisations, as a duo as well as  
with others, such as The Quiet Club, Barbara Lüneburg and Jennifer  
Walshe. Some of their recent performances include Just Listening, LSAD  
Limerick, the i-and-e festival 2011, Dublin, Sonic Vigil, Cork, The  
Goethe-Institut,Dublin, Hilltown New Music Festival, Visual in Carlow,  
Soundwave 2, Cobh, and Kaleidoscope at The Odessa Club.  They founded  
the sound art label Farpoint Recordings in 2005, publishing projects  
by artists such as Danny McCarthy, The Quiet Club and Linda O’Keeffe  
amongst others alongside their own work.


SoundFjord is a research unit and venue dedicated to the Sonic Arts.

Further information: info at soundfjord.org.uk | soundfjord.org.uk

The Pigeon Wing, Guild House, Rollins Street, London, SE15 1EP
+44 (0)79768 44720

Sarah Jury

+44 (0)797 6844 720

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