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Programme of works – Thursday 17th May 2012

1: Gordon Kennedy

Title: Where there is no

Synopsis: “Where there is no” is made entirely from processed recordings of

my dad’s steam kettle. water but no heat. “the voices are not voices”

Duration: 4 minutes 26 seconds

Biography: Gordon Kennedy is a writer & composer based in Glasgow. He is

also one half of spanking post-avant combo The Cray Twins


2: Mark Vernon

Title: Found Sound Bulletin # 1

Synopsis: The Found Sound Bulletin is an archive of lost voices, audio letters,

home sing-alongs and phone conversations created especially for the Art

Lending Library as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012. It

is a synchronized sound composition split into two parts that are designed to be

played together. Originally devised to play simultaneously on audio-cassette

tape and compact disc, this excerpt is a stereo version of the original piece.

Duration: 9 minutes 15 seconds

Biography: Mark Vernon is a sound artist and radio producer whose

radiophonic creations range from documentaries and radio plays to

experimental audio collage and soundscape pieces. He has produced

programmes for stations including Radia, Resonance FM, CKUT, VPRO and BBC

Radio 4. He is currently lecturer in Sound Art at Duncan of Jordanstone

College, University of Dundee and digital artist in residence at Forth Valley

Royal Hospital.


3: Sylvia Law

Title: Untitled

Synopsis: The piece looks at human resonance and how our presence can be

amplified through space. Using my voice, I connect the internal walls of my

body with the external walls of the site I resonate within. In this moment, we

exchange, embodying each other through our existence; becoming one body.

Recorded at the Hamilton Mausoleum, South Lanarkshire Scotland.

Duration: 7 minutes 21 seconds

Biography: Sylvia Law is a recent graduate from the Duncan of Jordanstone College

of Art. As an artist, she seeks to explore the invisible relationship between internal

and external space. Her work uses the mediums of performance, sound, space and




4: Chris Dooks with Marcus Chown & Govert Schilling

Title: 13 Universal Tweets

Synopsis: Tweeting the Universe: Tiny Explanations of Very Big Ideas is a book

of economical twitter-length statements about the universe. Artist Chris Dooks

asked the authors [Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling] on a busy Edinburgh

street, after an event at The Edinburgh International Science Festival, if they

would present ten statements about the universe for Chris’s soundwork in

progress about space and exhaustion. That’s right, exhaustion.

Duration: 13 x 10 seconds

Biography: Chris Dooks is a new media artist and doctoral researcher at The

University of The West of Scotland in Ayr. His last commission was a short film

for Wood End Barn Arts in Banchory


5: Aaron McLaughlin

Title: Kanye nest

Synopsis:. Various birds of europe autotuned together to sing the same tune

Duration: 2 minutes 42 seconds

Biography: Currently in my final year at glasgow school of art studying visual





6. Marc Livingstone (LIVE)

Synopsis: Viciously satirical lyricism and rhythmical hip hop style rhymes

Biography: Bearded, hat wearing left-wing pseudo intellectual with delusions of



7: David Fyans

Title: Channelling

Synopsis: A late night modular synth session, built/performed/recorded as a

response to TVOs forthcoming Red Night album of horrible slow techno. Small

dynamic events shifting in shape and texture, mapping out skeletal boundaries.

A misguided attempt at dancefloor music a miserablist who dosent really like

going to clubs.

Duration: 8 minutes 23 seconds

Biography: I am an artist based in Dundee navigating space, both internal and

external, by the most esoteric and circuitous routes possible. My sound work is

primarily built entirely within modular synthesis for live performance with no

additional sequencing, editing or processing. I have released works on

Broken20 (with whom I am also art director and assist in the running of),

Highpoint Lowlife and Moving Furniture as Erstlaub and exhibited soundworks

nationally and internationally as D.Fyans/Dave Fyans.



8: LOLG curated piece 1: Hildegard Westerkamp

Title: Kits Beach Soundwalk (1989)

Synopsis: About ten years ago I produced and hosted a radio program on Vancouver

Co-operative Radio called Soundwalking, in which I took the listener to different

locations in and around the city and explored them acoustically. Kits Beach

Soundwalk is a compositional extension of this original idea.

The original recording on which this piece is based was made on a calm winter

morning, when the quiet lapping of the water and the tiny sounds of barnacles feeding

were audible before an acoustic backdrop of the throbbing city. In this soundwalk

composition we leave the city behind eventually and explore instead the tiny acoustic

realm of barnacles, the world of high frequencies, inner space and dreams.

Duration: 9 minutes 42 seconds

Biography: Hildegard Westerkamp is a German born composer, radio artist and

sound ecologist based in Canada. She was an early member of the World

Soundscape Project and a pioneer in the field of Acoustic Ecology. She presents

soundscape workshops and lectures internationally, performs and writes.


9: Monica Brown

Title: The Green Lady of Govanhill

Duration: 7 minutes 6 seconds

Synopsis: From a chance meeting with a woman in Coatbridge, Monica became

interested in Green Ladies. After tracking Maggie Leeper down, Monica went to

Inverness to hear her story. Piece created for Govanhill Streetland Festival,

May 2012.

Biography: Monica works in community media. She finds it strange writing

about herself in the third person.


10: Paul Barran

Title: Celebrity

Synopsis: The piece Celebrity explores the dark myth of Hollywood through an

intertwining of electro-acoustic motifs, and, a sculpted and heavily

processed celebrity couple within earshot of a live telephone


Duration: 6 minutes 48 seconds

Biography: Paul is a sound designer and improviser based in Glasgow who has

released two album projects and is now working on a third. His work is

characterized by a meshing of chance operations and more structured




11: LOLG curated piece 2: Ray King

Title: Sink Symphony (1964)

Synopsis: Winning entry in the CIMES audio Grand Prix of 1964 (an amateur

tape recording contest).“London, September 17. – For four months travelling

salesman Mr. Ray king sat in hotel rooms at night, dangling a microphone into

basins and listening to drainpipes. The result was “sink symphony,” five

minutes three seconds of the “sound and fury, the wild savage splendour” of

British hotel plumbing. It walked away with Britain’s tape of the year award

and is hot favourite for the international grand prize at Lausanne in October.”

The Age, Sept, 1964.

Duration: 4 minutes 27 seconds

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