Off to Canada for some very special events October 20 – Nov 5

This week I head to Saskatoon Canada for the Sounds Like Festival where i will be presenting a program that i have curated for the opening evening on October 20. This program is near & dear to my heart and it has been a long time in the making! Part one will feature a solo presentation of Becoming Oceanic, a longform piece developed through extensive research into psychedlic assisted psychotherapy sessions by musician/composer Sam Dunscombe. Part two will be a program of collaborative works centered around the collaboration of historic American artist/composer David Behrman and composer/performer Cleek Schrey. I am thrilled to bring these wonderful artists to the prairies of Canada to share their unique and beautiful work and i’m grateful to the Sounds Like team for this invitation!

I will also perform a solo concert on the second night of the festival, October 21. Full festival details are up here.

Following Saskatoon I will be joined by Oren Ambarchi for a series of Canadian shows (solo performances):

Looking forward to being back on my old stomping ground to share my work and reconnect with so many great people!

Photos:

David Behrman & Cleek Schrey by Cameron Mcleod

Oren Ambarchi by Greg Clement

crys cole by Seiji Morimoto

Other Meetings deluxe LP edition is out on Black Truffle TODAY!

I am so pleased to have my album Other Meetings released today as a deluxe LP edition on Black Truffle Records. This album was originally commissioned for release by Boomkat UK as part of their Documenting Sound cassette series in 2021. The album was made over several months during the first year of the pandemic at a small kitchen table in our temporary (& tiny) abode in Berlin. I really enjoyed the process of creating these pieces, weaving sounds captured and created during previous travels with sounds created in our little sanctum.

The album is available via all your favorite distros & shops and directly through Black Truffle here.

Big thanks to Shlom Sviri @ Boomkat and to Oren Ambarchi!

Solo performances this week in Berlin & Münster – Oct 12 + 16

This week i will be sharing the bill with some wonderful artists in two separate German performances. For the first concert takes place in Berlin on Wendesday October 12 at Arkaoda. I will perform at Pt.1 of a 3-part Black Truffle Records festival, which takes place on October 12 & November 9 + 10. On October 12 I will share the bill with artist/composer Arnold Dreyblatt and his band featuring: Oren Ambarchi, Konrad Sprenger & Joachim Schutz. Full details for the night here.

The second concert takes place in Münster on Sunday October 16 at the Geräuschwelten Festival 2022, presented by aufabwegen. On this special ocassion I will be sharing the bill with two wonderful artists, french composer Brunhild Ferrari & German artist Christoph Heemann. Link to the event page on facebook is here.

Intervention Performance at Kunsthaus Pasquart in Biel (CH) in SOLO / MUTE / PAN exhibition – Thursday Sept 29, 2022

This week i am in a micro-residency in Biel Switzerland to create an intervention performance in the wonderfully immersive 2-floor sound installation SOLO / MUTE / PAN created by Olga Kokcharova and Laurent Güdel. The exhibition at Kunsthaus Pasquart is open from 18.9.-20.11.2022.

I will be working alongside Swiss composer Annette Schmucki to create ways of coexisting, disrupting and entangling with Kokcharova & Güdel’s detailed sound composition which is diffused through an elaborate, complex and beautiful acousmonium spaning multiple rooms over two floors of the gallery. Our performance takes place on Thursday September 29 at 18:30 on the top floor.

Full details about the exhibition here.

Solo performance at Himera Festival in Turku Finland – September 24, 2022

I will travel to Turku Finland this weekend to present my work at the wonderful Himera Festival. This will be my first time performing in Finland and I am so pleased to join such a fantastic group of artists; Microtub, Charlie Morrow, Lucy Railton and John Edwards as part of this weekends program.

Sept 11 2022 • SOLO Performance at Simultan Festival XVII in Timișoara Romania

I am very excited to travel to Romania for the very first time to perform this Sunday as part of Simultan Festival – an event dedicated to sound, moving image, performance and media art. The festival spans 8-days and I will perform this coming Saturday, September 11 as the festival begins.

Full more for the festival check their twitter or facebook.

Solo performance in Berlin, Friday Sept 2 • Songs of the Cockaigne

I’m pleased to perform as part of a night of wonderful sound and images this week curated by Anorak, a Berlin based artistic platform. The evening is titled Seeing Is Believing VI – Songs of Cockaigne and will feature musical performances by Golden Fur (James Rushford, Sam Dunscombe and Judith Hamann) and myself, and a program of moving image works by James Richards with Tolia Astakhishvili, John Marriott & Steve Reinke, P. Staff and others.

The event begins at 8 PM on Friday 2 at the Anorak space, Markgrafenstr. 85 10969 Berlin.

Links to website and more details here.

36-Channel diffusion Concert in Leipzig on August 5, 2022

This Friday, August 5 I have been invited to present a multi-channel concert of ‘A Piece of Work‘ at ZiMMT in Leipzig Germany. I am looking forward to exploring the possibilities of spatial diffusion for this piece through their unique 3D Audio System (36-channels). The concert is only open to members, but membership is free. More details here.

New track ‘puzzler’ out on Two New Lips compilation by Regional Bears (UK)

I’m super pleased to have a new piece ‘puzzler‘ out on the great new compilation ‘Two New Lips’ on UK label Regional Bears. It’s a lovely comp comprised of voice-related pieces, featuring an array of great artists & composers including Yeast Culture, Sean McCann, Vanessa Rosetto, Derek Baron and many more. Available digitally and for the moment as a limited edition cassette release.