Excited about performing with some great artists at Birmingham’s SOUNDKitchen on the 25/07/2014! Details below
MONTY ADKINS & MARTIN CLARKE / KOSTIS KILYMIS / ROBERT CURGENVEN / ALAN BROOKER
FRIDAY 25 JULY / VIVID PROJECTS, DIGBETH / 7.30PM
Tickets £5 advance. Book now
For the second event in our series SOUNDkitchen bring an exciting cohort of local, national and international artists to Birmingham
MONTY ADKINS & MARTIN CLARKE
For the second in our New Collaborations project we bring together composers Monty Adkins and Martin Clarke. Adkins’ work is characterised by slow shifting organic instrumental and concrete soundscapes. His work focuses on encouraging a deeper immersive listening experience and his new works draw together elements from ambient, minimal electronica, acousmatic and experimental electronic music. Clarke is a sound artist, recordist and filmmaker. His work makes extensive use of environmental sound and video material to create layered, abstract, formal spaces which are often representational in appearance.
For this collaboration, Clarke will be performing with environmental sound and Adkins will be performing a set of abstract and ambient materials.
Curgenven’s viscerally nuanced works created from pipe organs in Cornwall are treated through dub aesthetics via early 20th century acetates, dubplates, new vinyl and custom low frequency oscillators to blend the all important hiss and doubling of displaced time inspired by the deep bass-soaked physical immersion of dub sound-system culture.
Robert Curgenven (1974) is a composer/sound artist drawing on the physicality of sound - not just the physical impact on the body but the way in which the auditory can shape our perception of space and the flow of time, from architectural to open space. His works span pipe organ through to feedback, immersive resonances via turntables and custom-made vinyl, as well as carefully detailed field recordings from remote areas in Australia where he lived for many years. The Wire surmises that “behind the music—to these ears at any rate—lurk such [disparate] presences as Alvin Lucier, King Tubby, Murray Schafer and Eliane Radigue.”
Kilymis works on audio feedback systems and re-presentation. His practice touches upon music, performance, installation work and video - developed using a mixture of electronic and acoustic approaches. He has collaborated with musicians such as Lucio Capece, Nikos Veliotis, Leif Elggren, Phil Julian, Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer. He also runs the Organized Music from Thessaloniki music label.
For his performance at SOUNDkitchen he will be performing a set using field-recordings, electronics and live feedback manipulations.
As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting emerging artists we are very happy to welcome Alan Brooker onto our stage.
Alan is a digital media artist with a background in Vjing, glitch aesthetics and creative coding. His work investigates live sounds and visuals gleaned from unusual sources both digital and physical, from the sonification of computer source code, electrical magnetic interference and use of forgotten technology. With Birmingham based Audio/Visual collective FreeCode, Alan has performed at the Fierce, Superbyte and Network Music Festivals
During his performance at SOUNDkitchen, Alan will create a collage of mangled cassette tape ambience, pulsating tones controlled by water purity sensors and live coded bleeps and beeps.
An audio excerpt of Arduino water purity sensor setup. The Arduino board detects the amount of resistance in a dish of water (with added lemon). This data is then communicated to ChucK (audio programming language) to create sound/effects
Water sensor experiment: an arduino project to calculate water purity (or how much conductivity there is in the water). Next step is to transfer that data into ChucK or Pure Data for audio processing :)
Next live streaming saturday 14/06/2014, 8pm GMT. Created with Arduino hardware, ChucK and Pure Data software
noise cast test excerpt #3 / sound controlled by an arduino picking up background electrical noise
noise cast test excerpt #2 / sound controlled by an arduino picking up background electrical noise
noise cast test excerpt #1 / sound controlled by an arduino picking up background electrical noise
Databodega Noisecast, live streaming ChucK programming language + an Arduino board with no inputs. When no control sensors are connected to an Arduino board the analog pins will pick up nearby electrical noise/interference instead, this will be fed into a ChucK script to output noise/sound. Date and streaming link coming soon!
My ChucK scripts are almost complete, I have been mainly learning more about concurrent programming capabilities to run multiple scripts/shreds simultaneously. So far it’s been a very powerful and flexible way to programme music
I know you want this.
first sound experiment with Arduino -Processing-Chuck complete- some good glitching noise. Next is to work on the visuals on the Processing side