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Live Stage: LoudNoise + Beyond Signal #1 [uk London]

noiser.jpgLoudNoise + Beyond Signal #1Peter Wright, Julien Ottavi, Nigel Wright, Ben Spiers, Cheap Machines, London Concrete, and The Radioactive Ensemble :: July 24 + 25, 2008 :: London.

July 24, 2008; 8:00 pm – Peter Wright, Julien Ottavi, Nigel Wright, Ben Spiers and The Radioactive Ensemble :: The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 0AX :: This event is a rare chance to see a meeting of New Zealand and UK sound artists in one night. It will be an adventurous mix of electro-acoustic, improvisation, found sound and noise.

July 25, 2008; 8:00 pm – FIBRR RECORDS presents Beyond Signal #1 with Nigel Wright, The Radioactive Ensemble, London Concrete, Julien Ottavi, Cheap Machines, Ben Spiers :: Area 10 Project Space, Eagle Wharf, Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT.

Nigel Wright has been creating audio for over 8 years and is known for his spacious, expansive sound pieces. Dense layers of tonal drones adumbrate the field recordings, guitar, and tape loops that Wright uses as source material for his laptop-based live performances. This performance is part of his European tour. http://www.myspace.com/nigelwright.

Julien Ottav is a media activist, artist-researcher, musician and anarchitect, an active member of apo33, Co-director of Area10Medialab inn London, Julien Ottavi is involved in research and creative work, combining sound art, new technologies and construction of electronic devices. An activist in the free software movement, he participated in the production and the diffusion of Apodio free multimedia software. He participates in, and produces, numerous events such as conventions of researchers, artists and activists, sound art or multimedia festivals, workshops on free sofware, etc. http://www.noiser.org/ http://www.myspace.com/julienottavi

Ben Spiers: Member of: Empty Mirror (w/ Karl Willis); Seen Through (w/ Antony Milton); Glory Fckn Sun (w/ Antony Milton & Simon O’Rorke); Black Window (w/ Andrew Weeks). “Solitary notes dropped into a gloom of taut scraping”http://www.myspace.com/transientrecordings

London resident and New Zealand native Peter Wright maps the same guitar/noise outlands as his NZ predecessors The Dead C, an acknowledged influence, first blazed through. His kit is an electric 12-string, pedals and, when recording, a laptop. He improvises a digital drone or melody fragment, the loops, layers and adds field recordings. Since 1998, he has released 30 discs of solo material, much of it honing the same massive, blissful drift of decay and evolution. This is Peter’s last U.K show before returning to New Zealand. http://www.myspace.com/distantbombs

The Radioactive Ensemble is an international collaborative art and music project. We have members in the U.K, Italy, U.S.A, Germany, France, Japan, Brazil and New Zealand. Founded by Rick Jensen the Ensemble explores various collaborative sound art experiments. www.myspace.com/theradioactiveensemble.

Cheap Machines aka Philip Julian has been an active part of the experimental music underground since the late 1990’s recording various works under the name Cheapmachines which operates at the interface between noise electronics, generative software, field recordings, tape music and long-form drones. Recordings are semi/improvised using contact microphones, amplified metal objects, domestic radio receivers, instrument effects pedals, environmental/found sounds, tape loops, damaged electrical devices, analogue synthesizers, feedback from various sources, turntables & “prepared” vinyl. http://www.myspace.com/cheapmachines

Formed in January 2006, London Concrete make improvised sonic aggregates. Utilising plunderphonics, field and concrete recordings, manipulated technologies, instruments, radio, objects and space we have recorded over 50 hours of material! We are always looking for collaborators, improvisors and performers in any medium to contribute to performances, recording sessions and projects. Get in touch to hear more of our work and let us know what you do and what we can do together. London Concrete are available for live or pre-recorded improvisations for film, theatre, visual work etc. http://www.myspace.com/londonconcrete


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