Category Archives: gigs and events

Supernormal

For the fourth year in a row I have been invited to take part in Supernormal, the arts and music festival, which  takes place from the 9th to the 11th of August at Brazier’s Park in Oxfordshire.

This year,  rather than perform as part of improvising musical ensembles as in past editions of the festival, I will be showing two new artworks: a performative piece and a video work.
Stay tuned for more news.

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Unknown Devices at the Barbican

I will be performing live at the Barican as part of the large improvisational group Unknown Devices this Saturday 12/05/2013 from 5.45pm.
Entry to the performance is free.

More info HERE

My first curatorial experience

Here is a video of my MA class’ interim show, “Jack Harris: a retrospective”, which I curated (I was not responsible for the title which was voted in before I assumed curatorial duties… but I worked with it!):

[thanks: Julie for her assistance in the earliest stages of co-curatorial planning before she got too busy to be involved, Alison for her lighting help and general awesomeness, Nathan for his amazing tech skills, Saj for the beautiful flyer, Daniel and Jack for writing the press release, Leila for filming, and thanks to those who helped with grunt work setting up and taking down the show!]

It was a lot of work, but worth it!

Uneasy Listening club

I am promoting a night called Uneasy Listening, which will be taking place on the 10th of August. See details below…

uneasy-others-lowerres

Yes, the mighty Uneasy Listening club is BACK!!!!

“As underground as a miner’s welly” (Marcelo Madrid)

“As underground as a minor’s willy” (Arthur Lager)

“…” (Gertie The Duck)

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This time, UNEASY LISTENING will be taking place at THE OTHERS,
6-8 Manor Road London N16 5SA. http://www.theothers.uk.com/
on tuesday the 10th of August 2010!!! (yes, even the date is exciting! No, really… that night there are going to be some amazing meteor showers!)

LIVE MUSIC PROVIDED BY:

ERGO PHIZMIZ & MARGITA ZALITE
http://ergophizmiz.net/
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ergo_Phizmiz_amp_Margita_Zalite

*drum roll*

Composer, artist, writer, DJ, collagist, pencil-maker (guess which one of these is made up?) Ergo Phizmiz is joined by friend Margita Zalite for a rare improv set possibly fueld by copious amounts of wine

BOLIDE Vs THE A BAND
http://www.myspace.com/bolideawkwardstra
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_A_band

The wonderful Brighton-based improv group Bolide take on the legendary A Band in call-and-response fashion. There will be no winners or losers. They are all in it for the thrill!!

“…umbrella…” (The Wire – A Band Article)

BEAT FREQUENCY
http://www.myspace.com/beatfrequencyuk

Theremin that sounds like “the cybernetic song of a cro-magnon siren ringing in the resonant chambers of your skull”

ON THE DECKS:

Gertie The Duck (nice & clean)

Marcelo Madrid (not nice but clean)

Arthur Lager (not nice & not clean)

Playing an eclectic selection of Avant-Retard* sounds.

AND FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY:

A Live performance by the amazing ALEXANDER WILLIAMS.

Expect the unexpected. DO NOT MISS!

*disclaimer – our DJs have been instructed thusly:
if people complain, dribble on them

Some of the things our DJs may still subject you to (depending on the DJ):

Caesar Romero, Ennio Morricone, The Residents, Les Baxter, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Negativland, Christian Marclay, This Heat, Arthur Lager, Philippe Sarde, Bernard Herrmann, Ilona Staller, Earth Creature, Claudine Longet, Alterations, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Wiseblood, Doo-Dooettes, Bruno Nicolai, Pinky & Perky, Terry Riley, Ferrante & Teicher, Little Marcy, J.G. Thirlwell, The Shangri-las, Wesley Willis, Carl Stone, Martin Rev, Mort Garson, Egisto Macchi, Jean-Claude Vannier, Faust, Yma Sumac, Ronald Stein, Raymond Scott, Gravediggaz, Rod Mckuen, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Tom Recchion, Shooby Taylor, Nurse With Wound, Little Princess Orchestra, Men Diamler, Vinicio Capossela, Meredith Monk, The Three Suns, Volcano The Bear, Bianchi & the Jungle Sextet, Wayne Newton, Robert Ashley, Diamanda Galas, Gregory Whitehead, Liberace, Bruce Haack, Serge Gainsbourg, Archie Shepp, Dr John, Alain Goraguer, Miles Davis, George “Bongo Joe” Coleman, Einstürzende Neubauten, Igor Wakhévitch, Black Dice, Jon Rose, Video Aventures, IRR.APP.(EXT.), Gang Gang Dance, John Oswald, Liars, Ergo Phizmiz, People Like Us, Teiji Ito, Captain Beefheart, Shelley Hirsch, Devo, James Chance and the Contortions, Annie Gosfield, Renaldo and the Loaf, The Monks, Can, Amon Duul, Amon Duul 2, Sand, Cluster, Steaming Coils, The Birthday Party, TG, Excepter, The Hafler Trio, Chrome, Kahondo Style

Unknown Devices at Tate Britain

I will be playing with Unknown Devices this friday the 5th of march at Tate Britain.

Directed by David Toop, ‘Unknown Devices: The Laptop Orchestra’ is an improvising ensemble of students and alumni from London College of Communication.

As usual, we will be exploring “the dynamics, technical and interpersonal demands of group collaborations using digital audio tools and ‘unknown devices’, creating an improvisation using an unusual variety of instruments, noisemakers and gaming equipment.”

This one is going to be a bit special, due to the event’s theme, but I cannot say much more: you will just have to come along and hear/see for yourselves, as the event is once more free, free, FREE!

I absolutely adore this man and I make no secret of it:

Our performance is part of a larger series of performances taking place in several galleries throughout Tate Britain:

Late at Tate Britain: March: Game Play

“Gaming culture takes over Tate Britain. From low-tech parlour games Charades and Werewolf, to performance and interactive media art with Blast Theory’s Can You See Me Now? Plus talks from Ste Curran and Simon Byron, and experimental music from David Toop and Unknown Devices: Laptop Orchestra – it’s all to play for.”