Abbey Road and Other Stories

21 Nov 2011 – 26 Nov 2011

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London College of Communication

London, United Kingdom


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  • 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 322, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 453, C10, P5
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  • Thameslink to Elephant & Castle
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Presenting new works by fifteen sound artists, Abbey Road and Other Stories offers an in-depth enquiry into the languages and systems of sound in the arts.


Richard Coles / Andrew Davidson / Andrew Espin / Geoff Howse / Jack James / Ariel Karsh / Kiki / Charlie Kerr / Dario Khan / Kevin Logan / Giuseppe Scalese / Giulia Scarantino / Tadeo Sendon / Tom Soloveitzik / James Stephen Finn Taking the title from Finn's installation How Abbey Road Destroyed Rock and Roll, which itself emulates the title of Elijah Wald's revisionist music history How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll, the exhibition reveals alternative strategies of listening to and interacting with sound. Kiki, Espin and Khan approach the capacity of sound for evoking and performing places, their stories and histories, whilst the performative works of Logan, Scarantino, Howse and James explore sound as an activator whether of spaces and objects or the narratives of politics and people. Dealing with the systems of sound and the evaluation of their mechanisms Coles, Kerr, Davidson and Sendon take us into the machine, pushing sound equipment to interesting extremes or playing with the languages and virtual manifestations of technology. New works by Soloveitzik and Scalese document and play with ideas of subjective and aesthetic values, whilst Karsh invokes a character from the devoted extremes of sound and its manipulation, a heavy metal sound mixer born from the machines and myths of music. To coincide with the exhibition CRiSAP's (Centre for Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice) will be hosting a symposium at London College of Communication on the relationship between sound arts practice and sound research with Ximena Alarcon, Nye Parry and Alice Eldridge and chaired by CRiSAP's director Angus Carlyle. The symposium is free however booking is required. Please RSVP to: events@lcc.arts.ac.uk Abbey Road and Other Stories is curated by Mark Jackson and Morgan Quaintance and supported by London College of Communication and CRiSAP.

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