nnnnn / noise=noise
T H E O P E N I N G
come along for an evening of (dis)information, possession trance, crash worship, life coding, rough music, electronic resistance, and contemporary folklore
live performances from:
26/08/2011 20:00-late nnnnn Unit 73a Regent Studios 8 Andrew's Road E8 4QN
free entry - all welcome
Programmer, writer, performer and explorer Martin Howse founded the ap project in 1998 to implement a truly artistic operating system (OS) in its most expanded sense. ap projects have included the ap02 distributed code-creation software developed in collaboration with _v2_labs, Rotterdam and an environmental computational work, entitled ap0201 installed deep within the Mojave desert which received first prize within the Art & Artificial Life competition VIDA 8.0, 2005. In 2005 ap were responsible for the crash seminar and performances in London (ICA and Shoreditch Town Hall). In 2006 Martin Howse co-founded xxxxx, organising one large-scale conference and concert series in London (xxxxx) and publishing the acclaimed xxxxx [reader]. From 2007 to 2009 he has hosted a regular workshop, micro-residency and salon series in Berlin, most recently under the banner of _-micro-research. More recently micro-research has been established as a mobile platform for psychogeophysical research with ongoing projects in London, Peenemuende, Kiruna and Yekaterinburg. For the last ten years he has collaborated on numerous open-laboratory style projects and performed, published, lectured and exhibited worldwide.
Jonathan Kemp is an artist involved in the elaboration of life coding strategies usually by way of some breton-brut sleights of hand.
Jonathan Kemp has a long history of speculative and situational life coding events elaborated as active makings-in-the-world and informed by an interest in ontology and the fiction inherent in such description.
Andy Bolus (aka Evil Moisture) makes modified electronic toys, rewiring circuits such as those found inside children's talking computers and other electronic detritus, using the aleatoric sounds generated as source material for hi-speed cutup sound, as well as making installations.
In addition he produces a catalogue selling these alien objects, and has exhibited them several times, most notably in Spiral Garden (Aoyama, Japan) in 1998, treesaresospecial (tokyo japan) & honsono (osaka japan) in 2005. They are also sold in shops such as Bimbo Tower (Paris), Los Apson (Tokyo) and Kurara Audio Arts (Tokyo).
He has performed 100s of times in Japan and Europe under the name Evil Moisture since 1991, as well as releasing dozens of cassettes, 4 vinyl LPs, several cds and cdrs on numerous noise labels.
He has worked with artists such as Yamantaka EyE (Hanatarash, XoX, Boredoms), Hironori Murakami (Vomit Lunchs), Erik Minkinnen (as Intertecsupabrainbeatzroomboyz) Andrew Sharpley (as AA) Noel Akchote (as Lenny Kravitz U.K), John Weise, Howard Stelzer, Rudolf Eb.er (Runzelstirn & gurgelstock), as well as manufacturing modified toys for Luc Ferrari's last recordings, and making headphone equipment for “le placard” festival.
He has conducted interviews for “Bananafish” magazine (USA) and written reviews for others such as as E.S.T. (UK), and his graphic works have been published by Le Dernier Cri (France).
He also runs the label School Of Meat Cutting.
“Tonesucker work with fundamentalist guitar and electronic drones, pulses and noises recorded in carefully selected locations”.
Ryan Jordan (born Ipswich, 1983) is a UK based electronic artist working with self made instruments and tools for live interactive performance. His work is focused on movement and the physicality in live electronic performance, noise and underground music, hypnosis and trance states, D.i.Y culture, FLOSSArt, and multimodal perception and illusion.
He has performed and presented his work internationally in a wide range of venues from art and academic institutions to derelict warehouses and squats. In 2006 he started noise=noise, a sporadic experimental performance event, which has showcased many artists, academics, hackers, dancers, and performers ranging from the internationally acclaimed to the underground lurker.
He directed A10Lab in 2010 which was an experimental audiovisual performance laboratory exploring free and open-source soft and hardware. Ryan has a BA Sonic Arts from Middlesex Unitversity (2007) and a Distinction in MFA Computational Studio Arts from Goldsmiths (2009). He is currently director of Modus Arts Lab and undertaking a PhD at the Music Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester. John Richards and Helena Goldwater are his supervisors.
Xname's noise performances are developed through the use of artificial lights and home-made micro-oscillators which generate sound waves. The light, transformed in electric current, passes through the circuit and exits in the shape of a sonic frequency, while the sound, modulated by manipulating the light sources, becomes tactile and synesthetic. The result is an hypnotic spectacle dominated by stroboscopy and industrial and noise-techno frequencies.
HARSH NOISE ~ CIRCUIT BENDING ~ ROUGH MUSIC ~ NOISERAVE since 2000ad
JAMKA is an electronic music duo of Monika Subrtova and Daniel Kordik, which started palying together in Bratislava in 2001. They both studied Philosophy at the same university, where they met each other. Although Daniel used to play in different bands before (Ryby v hriby a ine zaby, Antikrik UT, Sin Frontieras, Naive fighters), he has got fascinated by idea of producing sounds and structures only by machines and so thus Monika.
For their music production, they have been using various electronic devices but mostly synths, samplers, sequencers and drum machines. Although Daniel was also using a computer for the last few years, mainly opensource software Pure Data, he decided to give it break for while and returned to hardware.
Even they are currently based in London, where they work, play and produce their music, they are still conected to the scene in Slovakia through their participation in Urbsounds Collective.
Through their concerts they’ve played and organized, they’ve met many amazing people and collectives, who all have had great impact on their perception and shape of music, they do. Their intention was never being studio musicians, but rather to play out live on stage. Since their decission to make music together, they've crossed through many scenes and territories such as electronic club scene, DIY punk - hardcore, impro-noise-experimental comunities, open source movements and various contemporary art comunities. They have also participated in various other projects and events.
They played their first concert in November 2001. From that time on they have been performing at various galleries, clubs, squats and festivals (Digitopia/Slovakia, Multiplace/Slovakia, Next/Slovakia, Alternativa/Czech Republic, Electric Rain/Ireland, Resistance Festival/Great Britain, RX-TX/Slovenia, Firmanent/Poland, New New/Czech Republic) in Slovakia as well as abroad -Germany, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Poland, Great Britain and Ireland.
The real-time live A/V performance by Ryoko Akama and Noriko Matsumoto will explore the improvised counterpoint between sound and vision. The long-awaited collaboration eventually takes part in London. Noriko, who is the frontier of Jitter developer and the main chief of DBV (plug-play visual manipulation kit) will demonstrate the capability of new visual outputs using her own software, google, and other devices triggered by Ryoko, who will perform electronics and voices. It will explore the soundscape of folklore texts and original electronic works.
Philip Julian has been an active part of the experimental music underground since the late 1990’s recording numerous works under the name Cheapmachines.
He currently lives and works in London, England.
Studio recordings and live performances within Europe and North America have focused on the use of analogue electronics (particularly analogue synthesizer, feedback, contact microphones, objects and surfaces) and computer based works.
Audio works by Julian have been published on labels including Entr’acte, Banned Production, Harbinger Sound, Staalplaat, con-v, Homophoni, Zeromoon, Twenty Hertz and Desetxea as well as numerous compilation appearances.
He also runs the Authorised Version label.
Julian has collaborated on remixes, recordings and performances with Maurizio Bianchi, The A Band, Birchville Cat Motel, Tomas Korber, Michael Renkel, Nihilist Assault Group, The New Blockaders and GX Jupitter-Larsen of The Haters as well as being a member of the improvised drone ensemble Signals with Mark Beazley and Chris Gowers and playing as part of Mark Wastell’s improvising group The Seen.
8pm - late
nnnnn Unit 73a, Regent Studios, 8 Andrew's Road, E8 4QN
(get in the lift and go to the 7th floor, turn right and its the second unit)