Programme of works – Wednesday 19th September 2018:
1: Michael Umney – (LOLG curated piece)
Title: Rewarding the Observant (excerpt 1)
Synopsis: A miscellaneous recreation of Glasgow School of Art’s iconic and
tragically fire damaged Mackintosh building crafted from the memories of
students and staff. I had never seen Glasgow School of Art’s iconic Mackintosh
building before a sudden and violent fire destroyed much of its interior in May
2014. Over two days in Glasgow in 2015 I’ve set out to recreate the building as it was before this disaster, using only the memories of the people who worked and studied there. This programme combines interviews with tour guides, reception and janitorial staff, students and tutors in a collage of interwoven voices and ideas. Smell, emotion, light, colour, walking routes and hidden places combine to build a highly subjective but surprisingly consistent map of The Mack.
Duration: 10 minutes
Biography: Michael Umney is Projects Manager at London based arts radio
station Resonance 104.4fm. He specialises in audio feature making and hyperlocal, place based community and collaborative radio projects. Recent work has included broadcasts from the Hearsay Festival, Kilfinane, Ireland, London Fieldworks / Resonance 104.4fm collaboration Remote Performances at Outlandia, Glen Nevis and Resonance 104.4fm’s residency at Void Gallery,
Derry, Northern Ireland.
2: Matt Hulse
Title: THE SELF-DOUBT OF DOROTHY GALE
Synopsis: Behind every cloud is another cloud. – Judy Garland
Duration: 1 minute 54
Biography: Artist working with film, photography, words and performance.
“Matt Hulse creates out of whatever is to hand, transforming the everyday into
something striking, witty and beautiful.” (Glasgow Short Film Festival)
Web: Naked Pictures: instagram.com/thisismatthulse
3: Zoe Beaudry
Title: How Do You Feel, Zo?
Synopsis: My friends from New Zealand, South Africa, and New York postulate that Scottish people just aren’t horny, then ask me how I feel about it.
Duration: 2 minutes 4
Biography: Zoe Beaudry is a visual artist (usually) from East Lansing,
Michigan, who likes to paint and stealthily record the people closest to her.
Web: http://www.zoebeaudry.com Instagram: @zoebeaudry_art
4: Jamie Lawson
Synopsis: Solo-improvised no-input mixing.
Duration: 5 minutes 45. Extract of a four movement composition of over 25
mins. This is the second movement.
Biography: Australian born, Glasgow based sound artist. Capturing the
mundane, estranging the familiar, and giving voice to machines.
Web: firstname.lastname@example.org, twitter: @SoundLawson
5: Barry Burns
Title: A Mass of Data Waiting For a Correct Interpretation
Synopsis: Composed from sounds found on a reel to reel tape which, judging bya business card found within the box, previously belonged to BBC Shropshire’s agricultural correspondent.
Duration: 7 minutes 43
Biography: Barry Burns is not BBC Shropshire’s agricultural correspondent.
6: Chin Li
Title: Winter Poetry 1: Lingering
Synopsis: Feelings of nostalgia intensified by a sense of incomprehension in theflux of life.
Duration: 1 minute 21
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 audio work.
7: Mark Vernon
Title: Magneto Mori: Kilfinane (excerpt)
Synopsis: In this piece sounds from the Irish mountain town of Kilfinane’s past
and present are conjoined in a stew of semi-degraded audiotape. An open reel
tape containing sounds and voices recorded in the town was cut into fragments,
partially erased by magnets and then buried in a hole in the ground. After
several days steeped in the earth of Kilfinane the remaining audio fragments
were exhumed, washed and dried, spliced back together and played as part of a
special listening event – a ritual of memory and forgetting. This excerpt is from
Side B of that tape with composed additions made from field recordings taken at the same location during the tapes interment – these are the sounds that
Duration: 9 minutes 58
Biography: Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based artist whose work exists on the
fringes of sound art, experimental music and broadcasting. A keen advocate of
radio as an art form, he co-runs Glasgow art radio station, Radiophrenia and
has produced programmes for stations internationally.
8: Michael Umney – (LOLG curated piece)
Title: Rewarding the Observant (excerpt 2)
Synopsis: See piece 1 for details
Duration: 10 minutes
9: Tony Morris
Title: There Are No More Planes
Synopsis: A homage to the public house.
Biography: Lives in Glasgow, participated in Radiophrenia and Glasgow
International, performed at various venues throughout the city; usually on my
own, sometimes with a soprano.