I was recently invited by the wonderful Russian blog Blackened Disco to create a playlist of music for their site. i selected a few key works that i love, by artists whom i admire. Each of these pieces resonates with my recent work and ideas. The mix can be streamed online at this link: https://www.mixcloud.com/blackeneddisco/blackened-disco-17-crys-cole/
The tracklist is:
1. “Blue” Gene Tyranny (composed by Phil Harmonic) – Timing (from Just for the Record)
2. Bruce Ditmas (with Joan La Barbara) – Soweto (from Yellow)
3. Luciano Cilio – Studio per fiati – originale inedito (from dell’Universo Assente)
4. Annea Lockwood – Tiger Balm (from Early Works 1967-1982)
5. Robert Ashley – The Park (from Private Lives)
On Thursday, March 26 Oren and i will perform a duo in Vancouver at VIVO as part of the Quiet City series. We’ll be sharing the bill with locals Sarah Davachi / Richard Smith duo and Australian artist Lucas Abela – should be a great night!
Presented by VIVO Media Arts, Soundscape & Panospria
Admission: $15 in advance, $18 at the door | 8 PM
I will be a giving a talk at the California Institute for the Arts in their Experimental Sound Practices program tomorrow, February 25 (Survey of Sound Art class). In the days following this i will have a performance/talk with Oren Ambarchi at the University of California, San Diego as well as two performances next week in LA with Ora Clementi, my duo with James Rushford. Busy days in sunny California! more details on these events can be found on my upcoming page.
I am very pleased to have a piece of mine – Blood & Memory #2 (for Lance Austin Olsen) – featured on the current edition of the Wire (UK) magazine’s Below The Radar #19 digital compilation. Each featured track is available for free download to subscribers of the Wire HERE.
On Saturday December 20 James Rushford and I will launch our duo LP – Ora Clementi – Cover you will softer me – in Melbourne at the Richmond Uniting Church. This church has a special connection to our record as we recorded some of the material for the LP in this venue on the beautiful pipe organ.
We will be joined on this special occasion by local artists Yuko Kono (with band: Joe Talia, Alex Garsden & Francis Plagne) and Rohan Drape (performing ‘He will now think he hears her’, and David Rosenboom’s ‘In The Beginning: Etude III’). This should be a lovely evening!
This is an early show, beginning at 6 PM, $10 entry
Richmond Uniting Church: 314 Church Street Richmond, Melbourne
This November 7 + 8 i will be in Bangkok, Thailand to present my work as part of the inaugural DRIFT sound series at the Bangkok Arts & Culture Centre in partnership with SO::ON Dry FLOWER – curated by Koichi Shimizu & Pichaya Aime Suphavanij.
For this special event i will present two works for sound installation. The first is sweeper (2009) an audio/video piece, and the second is the premier presentation of a brand new work titled Keeping the ball rolling (Winnipeg 2014). This marks the inception of a work with no intended ending – a stereo audio piece that plays on the idiom of keeping something in continuous process – this work represents a self-motivating mantra and a playful take on the literal act of keeping a ball in constant motion.
In addition i will perform in an improvising session with Goh Lee Kwang, Robert Piotrowicz, The Photo Sticker Machine, Joe Fongnaam and Sutthipat Sutthivanich on the 7th, and on the 8th i will present a workshop and performance with Oren Ambarchi.
I would like to thank the Manitoba Arts Council for supporting this project and ace art inc. for their generous support which led to the development and creation of the first version of Keeping the ball rolling.
I am thrilled to announce a new duo LP with James Rushford under our project name Ora Clementi, is now out in the world. The LP, titled Cover you will softer me, has been released by fabulous UK label Penultimate Press and is available through the label’s website and through multiple distros and shops worldwide. Very special thanks to Mark Harwood for his enthusiasm and support! For more info see the Penultimate site here.
a little taste here…