[microsound-announce] :: noise=noise :: Goldsmiths :: London :: Live noise concert :: 21|01|09 ::

Ryan Jordan ryan-jordan at hotmail.co.uk
Sun Jan 18 13:14:10 EST 2009

:::noise=noise::: presents MindBodyBrain...

...an evening concert of noise
music, diy harware/software hacking, live coding, new instruments for
music expression, live av computer performance.

Date: Wednesday 21 January 2009

Location: Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths University, New Cross, London.

Time: 18:30-21:00

Entrance fee: FREE

Curator: Ryan Jordan 

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Live performances from:






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Disinformation performs with live
with VLF (Very Low Frequency) band radio recordings of magnetic field
noise from the electric rail of the Tokyo Metro and London Underground.

Through his ground-breaking Disinformation project (active since 1995),

noise DJ and installation artist Joe Banks pioneered the use of

electromagnetic (radio) noise from sources such as live mains

electricity, lightning, industrial and IT hardware, laboratory

equipment, trains, magnetic storms and the sun as the raw material of

musical and fine-art publications, exhibits and events. Disinformation

has been the subject of ten UK solo exhibitions, experienced by over

100,000 people and described by The Guardian as some of the most

beautiful installations around.




Robert Atwood has been
experimenting with improvised performances on improvised instruments
for several years, first as part of Toronto's "Urban Refuse Group" and
subsequently as a solo project in London, UK. He also has explored
improvisational music with traditional instruments and effect-processed
instruments with Toronto's "Brain Harmonic", and has used and developed
sound feedback and sequencing software for performances with London's
"Openlab" collective, and live-coding feedback patches for
Loss-Livecode. His broad theme of sound performances is the
improvisational reaction to generated feedback, in electronic circuits
or in software synthesis. In this performance he will use Feedback
Machine #1, consisting of a discarded 8-inch woofer cone with a
homebuilt amplifier rig and some pedal-effects. The feedback loop is
completed by the performer's hands which conduct sound directly from
the speaker cone to a pickup microphone. The result of this feedback is
further process

ed by a specially-developed
sequencer program, which samples segments of the sound, sequences them
into a loop, and also feeds the output of the loop back into the
individual samples. Thus there are two feedback loops on different time
scales which the performer will attempt to

control, with only partial success, resulting in an unpredictable polyrhythmic performance.



Mick 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. In addition to working in traditional roles in film and
television, he has designed commercial audiovisual software for the
entertainment industries, which has led to several high profile
commissions, including title design and digital audiovisual
installations for the hit TV show Derren Brown: Trick of

the Mind. In January 2008, he
collaborated with the Sonic Arts Network to create a freely available
interactive audiovisual interface for use by the deaf and hard of
hearing. In addition he is lead developer on the Mabuse Audiovisual
Composition Software Environment. He is currently working on a three
year fully funded AHRC project on audiovisual cognition at Goldsmiths
Electronic Music Studios.



slub is a live coding band with
Dave Griffiths, Alex McLean and, occasionally, Adrian Ward. Grifiths
writes programs to make noises, pictures and animations. He lives in
London where he makes film effects software and computer games. McLean

has been triggering distorted kick
drum samples with Perl scripts for far too long.  He is a PhD student
of Arts and Computational Technology at Goldsmiths College. Griffiths
and McLean are both members of the Openlab free software artists
collective and the TOPLAP organisation for live algorithm promotion.



Bowers and Wells will
simultaneously perform GforGuitar (Wells) and GforGround (Bowers). The
performances will be accompanied by computer generated sounds and
images derived from multiple cross-modal feedback processes. All
material will be tuned in relation to harmonics and sub-harmonics of
the AC supply frequency 50 Hz, our fundamental, G.

John Bowers works with home brew electronics, self-made instruments and

reconstructions of antique image and sound-making devices, alongside

contemporary digital technology. He is concerned with making

performance environments that combine sound, vision and human gesture

at a fundamental physical level. Recent work includes projects to build

a music synthesizer using 19th century techniques (The Victorian

Synthesizer), explorations of random circuitry (Ohm-My-God), a

miniaturisation of Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville's Dreamachine (My

Little Dreamachine), and a reconstruction of early television

technology (This Nightlife Instrument). He was recently artist in

residence at Fylkingen in Stockholm. He is co-founder of the Onoma

Research label and also plays electric guitar in the fundamentalist

noise rock band Tonesucker. John Bowers is part of the Interaction Research Studio, Department of Design, Goldsmiths,

University of London.


Liam Wells is a UK based artist working in a number of improvised practices,

which explore repetition &
irregularity in multiple layered non-linear audio/ visual works.
Through a number of linked practices including drone-based noise
compositions/ improvisations, installation, video-performances and
networked/ net art, he explores textural detail and difference within
immersive environments. He is a postgraduate student at theUEA's
Electronic Music Studio and is currently Course Leader of Norwich
University College of the Arts' (BA Hons) Film and Video. Previously he
has been involved in the creation of networked improvisational

environments through involvement
with a variety of organisations,including the co-curating of various
multi-site works with n0media (www.n0media.net) and has recently
performed audiovisual works at DIT (Ireland), Fylkingen (Sweden),
Norwich Gallery (UK) and City Gallery (Lithuania). Wells is also one
third of neo-noise–prog outfit TRANSEPT who have recently been awarded
an Arts Council England Escalator Grant for New Music.

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