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Programme of works – Wednesday, 25th March, 2020.
Synopsis: A soundscape in three movements (i. Elemental, ii. Transition, iii. Future),
created within our LANDMASS project during residencies in Orkney (May 2019) and
in Sheffield (March 2020).
Duration: 9 minutes 14
Biography: Amy Beeston, Lucy Cheesman and Deborah Egan make collaborative work
as SONA. They began working together in 2016 building a network of female and nonbinary
sound creators in Sheffield and ran multiple workshops and concerts with that
community. SONA’s work in the last year has focussed on the sense of place and uses
collaborative creation based around ‘on the spot’ collection of located soundscapes.
2: Monica Brown
Title: A change of direction again
Synopsis: This moment reminded me of that internally safe feeling I used to get when
I was wee, locked inside of the car when it was being pummeled by the massive
circular brushes at the car wash.
Duration: 2 minutes 50
Biography: Monica works freelance in audio as well as teaching in a college. She finds
it strange writing about herself in the 3rd person.
3: Mark Vernon
Synopsis: Opening tracks from the new album Paper Gestures out now on Glistening
Examples. Paper Gestures was originally created as an 8-channel sound work at EMS,
Stockholm in 2019. The piece is based upon field recordings made across Norway over
a 13-year period including sounds of military exercises with tank fire, a road surface
stripping machine, breaking panes of glass, high speed trains, ultrasound recordings
of stomach noises, wind whistling through vents on the Oslo underground, sliding
wardrobe doors, microwaved popcorn, soap suds, bee hives, hand bells and bicycle
races. A diffusion of the 8-channel version of Paper Gestures was premiered at Café
Oto, London in March, 2020.
Duration: 8 minutes 13
Biography: Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based sound artist whose practice focuses upon
field recording, the manipulation of environmental sounds and acousmatic presence.
Operating on the fringes of sound art, music and broadcasting, his work explores ideas
of audio archaeology, magnetic memory and the reappropriation of found sounds. A
keen advocate of radio as an art form, he co-runs Glasgow art radio station,
Radiophrenia and has produced programmes for stations internationally.
4: Davide Tidoni
Title: ‘This Is My House’ (2009)
Synopsis: This work consists of the voice of a little boy taking the listener on a
tour of his house. It aims to communicate everyone’s basic need to have
a place containing their own memories and affections.
Duration: 7 minutes
Biography: Davide Tidoni is an artist and researcher interested in the relational
dimension of listening and in the physical experience of sound. With a particular
emphasis on observation and action, he creates works of different formats including
live performance, intervention, video, and guided listening.
5: Bell Lungs
Title: The Death of Mrs. Baird of Cambusdoon
Synopsis: A found poem by a cobbler from my hometown, published in 1871, recited
and played in 2020 on a pedal harmonium from 1878. Featuring some lovely clarinet
from John Cavanagh, with pedal harmonium, violin and vocals by Bell Lungs. With
thanks to Merlin Nova for asking for an acoustic Bell Lungs track to exist.
Duration: 1 minutes 51
Biography: Bell Lungs is a Scottish experimental vocalist and musician. She is
currently writing “Easterhouse Conversations” with Richard Youngs, devising “THE
DARK MATTERS” with astrophysicist Dr Pratika Dayal and dancer Suzi Cunningham
for Munich Science Fiction Festival 2020 and will soon be behind the mixing desk
composing for Vol. II of Tatraum Projekte Schmidt’s “Climate Change” trilogy in
6: Trevor Black
Title: Jack Snipe’s Creation Myth
Synopsis: A heavily processed recording of a large flock of overwintering Pink Footed
Geese on the Ribble estuary, Lancashire in 2017. I love to see the return of these
incredible birds each autumn and wonder at what the skies must have been like
during the paleolithic before any human impact.
Duration: 8 minutes 3
Biography: My name is Trevor Black. I grew up on industrial Tyneside where I
trained in electrical & electronic engineering in the mid 80’s whilst playing and
touring in punk bands. Since 2009 I have been making electroacoustic music as
‘Malady of Knots’ using self built oscillators, field recordings and regular instruments.
7: Alexander Baker
Title: Is Sleeping with a Witch Such a Great Sacrifice?
Synopsis: From claustrophobia to empty sea and sky. Maybe a spell is cast.
Duration: 7 minutes 35
Biography: Alexander Baker – work played in many countries around the world.
Releases on Impulsive Habitat and Green Field Recordings.
8: Howlround & Dolly Dolly (LOLG Curated piece)
Synopsis: A collaboration between English surrealist and Beekeeper, Dolly Dolly, and
sound artist, radio producer and arch tape manipulator, Robin the Fog (AKA
Howlround). Released at 11pm on Friday 31st January 2020 to mark Britain officially
cutting off its nose to spite its face. Produced in a single frantic hour the night before.
Words by Dolly Dolly, sounds by Robin The Fog. Mastered by Jez Butler. Proceeds from
sales of the download go to Extinction Rebellion.
Duration: 7 minutes 03
Title: closeknit pharyngeal dream
Synopsis: Recorded in Glasgow, summer 2019. Love song improvised over the top of
aphex twin’s rhubarb (thanks aphex twin). 4th and final installment of the 4-part
[sheer data:shy data] exhibited at Supernormal Festival 2-4th August 2019 inside
Nautilus: the Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film (BEEF) shed. [sheer data:shy
d a t a ] e x p l o r e s my r i a d t h e m e s i n c l u d i n g o v e r s t i m u l a t i o n ,
overconsumption, subjectivity, jealousy, enmeshment, boundaries, belonging,
inspiration, friendship, love and solace.
Duration: 10 minutes 05
Biography: tandsmør aka tilly alexander hallworth (she/her pronouns) is a poet,
vocalist, musician and sound artist living and working in Glasgow. She also runs
Rattle Library with Hussein Mitha, a radical book and zine library in the heart of
tradeston. She is a cycle instructor to pay the bills and is learning how to play the
insta: ruff_hauser https://tandsmor.bandcamp.com
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