Programme of works – Wednesday 30th October 2019
1: Hannah Fredsgaard-Jones
Title: The Very Best Thing That You Have
Synopsis: ‘The Very Best Thing That You Have’ meditates on voice and identity with
fragments from a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and the speaking voice of
American singer Anthony Madonna.
Duration: 4 minutes 24
Biography: Hannah Fredsgaard-Jones is a singer, songwriter and audio producer.
Rooted in storytelling, her work encompasses folklore, memory, voice and intimacy.
Hannah writes and performs alt-folk music under the name Asthmatic Harp.
2: Matija Mikovic
Title: Fragile Canvas
Synopsis: Anxiety. And a bit more…
Duration: 5 minutes 36
Biography: A music producer and multi instrumentalist, Matija is currently working
towards releasing his record label’s, Memory Cloud, first compilation release that will
feature intimate works from his friends. Memory Cloud is a home for sonic innovators
that have something special to say. Matija also produces under the ‘Buhduzit’ moniker
which meanders into sonic explorations and has been described as bringing a breath
of fresh air to the electronic dance scene.
3: Chin Li
Title: Winter Poetry 4: The moment before waking up
Synopsis: Random thoughts and free associations framed by a repetitive tune,
expressing a coherence that could only be guessed at.
Duration: 4 minutes 54
Biography: Chin Li was an NHS clinical psychologist for many years, but is now
focusing on writing, and also dabbling in other forms of creative expression such as
4: Cyril Lamar
Title: Whispers of Takuan (excerpt)
Synopsis: A live drone recording with micro shifts in overtones and pulses
Duration: 6 minutes 54
Biography: Cyril Lamar, multidisciplinary artist
5: martina morger
Title: (pro)found listening
Synopsis: (pro)found listening is a sound collage, which requires compassionate
listening towards the female voice and the voice of the ‘other’. The sonic carpet
consists of interviews with fellow artists on the topic of the expression of voice and the
female experience. The constructed layers create a patchwork of speech to challenge
attention allowing one to lose the thread, only to find it again. With giacinta frisillo,
jina song, sukhy parhar, rosa farber, roberta howson-janes, ragini chawla, claire
curtin, morgan woods, laura mcglinchey, chioma ince, alexandra santos, julia kothe.
Duration: 9 minutes 39
Biography: martina morger is a performance artist who also works with multimedia.
She reflects on femininity as a device, and claiming space as a political body. her work
is primarily concerned with women’s placement within society, but also queerness in
regards to cybernetical hybridisation. Exploring female and queer voices – or lack
thereof – domesticity, repetitive action and labour, she works primarily with
performance and enjoys investigating the borders to other media.
6: Barry Burns
Title: Nasty (excerpt)
Synopsis: The nasties were a number of films released on video in Britain in the
unregulated market of the early 80s, and subsequently prosecuted by the Director of
Public Prosecutions under the Obscene Publications Act. The films were a mixture of
the sleazy, the inept and occasionally actually entertaining. Bootlegs became
available on the black market, often tenth generation copies with Dutch subtitles, the
deterioration in video and audio quality often adding to the illicit nature of the
Biography: Currently working in a call centre for minimum wage, which is far
scarier than the content of any of these films.
7: Jim Bevington
Title: Honey, I Granulated the Kids
Synopsis: This work is created almost entirely from a 45-second sample of a
playground. Using granular synthesis, minute details are captured, manipulated and
rebuilt into wildly different structures and trajectories, toying with our brain’s
tendency to unconsciously sift signals from the noise of everyday life.
Duration: 9 minutes 50
Biography: Jim Bevington is a composer, sound engineer and software developer
based in Glasgow. Despite using algorithms to create his music, Jim has a critical view
of technology, regarding it as a tool primarily for exploring the vitality, variety and
complexity of our animal experience, rather than an end in itself.
Title: Inside The Fish We Find: one piece out of four from an installation called “sheer
data:shydata”, showcased at this year’s Supernormal festival.
Synopsis: A poetic piece cocooning a time of painful anxiety inside a place of deep
solace. Part of a longer piece encompassing 4 separate poetic soundscapes, exploring
myriad themes including overstimulation, overconsumption, subjectivity, jealousy,
enmeshment, boundaries, belonging, inspiration, friendship and solace.
Duration: 9 minutes 29
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 her friend Hussein Mitha, as well as being a cycle instructor to
pay the bills. She is currently incubating a musical project nicknamed ‘tirzah club’
which is going very well, and is learning how to play the drums.
9: Alexander Baker
Title: The Room Where Meaning is Made is Hard to Find
Synopsis: A collage inspired by Kurt Schwitters and created by processing scavenged
scraps of failed/unfinished sessions, including some laughter from the ‘Freesound‘
Duration: 7 minutes 30
Biography: Alexander Baker – has releases on Impulsive Habitat and Green Field
recordings, and has had works played on radio and at events and galleries in Europe,
Japan, North and South America…
10: Catching Shadows
Synopsis: Recorded as a sound installation for ‘Public Dreams and Private
Nightmares’, a sleepover fear-lab held at puppet theatre Westflügel Leipzig. The text
was inspired by recurring nightmares, and reworked from an unfinished “choose your
own adventure” game (unfinished because those are really hard). Musically, Theresa
responded to the theme by composing music she’s phobic of – namely, the 70’s
synthesizers of films such as A Clockwork Orange and The Shining.
Duration: 8 minutes 4
Biography: Catching Shadows is a spoken-word and sound art duo, experimenting
with narrative, poetry and noise. Theresa Elflein plays and produces, Wesley
Freeman-Smith reads and writes.
11: Amy Beeston
Title: Title – geo-air (excerpt from Stromnophony)
Synopsis: Stromnophony is a sound installation which captures and preserves the
sounds of Stromness in 2019. Eight visual panels are accompanied by sounds on
headphones, revealing the anthrophony, biophony and geophony of the town’s sea,
land and sky. A live version of the work also exists as a sound walk under the title
Stone Fringe Postcards.
Duration: 4 minutes
Biography: Amy Beeston is a sound artist and audio researcher living in Orkney. Her
practice is highly collaborative, and her work addresses many aspects of listening,
particularly the use of machine listening in sound art.
Web: twitter: @audio_bee