SOUND//SPACE: Soft Wax with Steve McCarthy22. Jun - 22. Jun 12 / ended SoundFjord
Free - donations welcomed
SOUND//SPACE: Soft Wax
22 June: Performance (special event)
Steve McCarthy | Soft Wax
7:30-9:30pm | (S//S Project Space)
Related Events: Performance | Vinyl | Bill Aitchison | 26 July | 7:30-9pm | S//S Project Space | wegottickets.com/event/165704
Soft Wax gala Blues, a performance in sound by Steve McCarthy and special guests. Reflecting on experience of a previous week’s residency in SOUND//SPACE and the development of Jamaican music. It is an immersive experience, seeking to provide insights into the music, culture and privations of the Jamaican Diaspora in London in the 1950s. The sound performance focuses on a collection of extremely rare acetates from the period. These will be aired on vintage equipment from that time. These are the sounds that the community cleaved to before the birth of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. The forgotten history of these acetate mirrors the experiences of the community. The contexts in which they were originally played has had a lasting impact on street culture. The music that they contain is the root of much subsequent popular music.
Artist Biography: Steve McCarthy is an artist, writer, DJ and vinyl obsessive. His practice has been inspired by cultures of resistance and their musical expressions. Steve’s current fascinations are Jamaican music, Free Jazz, Moondog and Garage Psychedelia. He describes himself as, “lucky enough to divide my time between London and New York these days.” In putting together Soft Wax Steve was ably assisted by Cecile Buxton, Darren Mathers and David Katz.
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