Saturday 8th of June 12.00 to 18.00
Sunday 9th of June 12.00 to 17.30
Saturday 8th of June 19.00 to 22.00
Loosely based on the notion of a ritualistic “Stop the Rain Dance” Kögelsberger’s installation of sculpture and sound “Orchestra of Rocks presents Cave Music” is a response to the increase of rainfall due to climate change and man’s often futile attempt to control nature. An 8 channel sound installation of free standing, simulated “rock-speakers” spreads mixes of Kögelsberger’s recordings captured during heavy rainfall in the mouth of a disused mine, creating a trancelike, rhythmic and ritualistic soundscape hovering between abstraction and dance track.
An Evening of Live Performances by:
Atau Tanaka, Dane Law, Chooc Ly, Shelley Parker and the ‘Battle of Rocks’ with Radio Marv
Saturday 8th of June from 19.00 to 22.00
Followed by the details about the performative interactions
Saturday, during an evening of live performances, experimental sound artists Atau Tanaka, Shelley Parker, Dane Law, and Chooc Ly will create their interpretations of the original sounds. In a new intervention Battle of the Rocks the beat boxer Marv Radio will enter into a direct dialogue with the beats emitted by the rocks.
Uta Kögelsberger is an artist based in London. Recent projects have included Uncertain Subjects, a durational billboard performance in response to Brexit, Orchestra of Rocks Not a Rock Concert and Playing the Cave, works developed in response to the increase of rainfall due to climate change and Off Road a trilogy of works about the implementation of the notion of freedom in the USA. Kögelsberger’s work has been exhibited as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, Art Night, London, Bluecoat, Liverpool, Spacex, Exeter, CGP, London, the Barbican, London, Laurence Miller Gallery, NYC, and the Glassell Project Space MFAH, Houston and is included in the collections of LACMA (LA County Museum), Los Angeles, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Nevada Museum of Arts. www.utakogelsberger.net
Atau Tanakauses muscle sensing in musical performance where the human body becomes a musical instrument. Atau’s first inspirations came upon meeting John Cage during his Norton Lectures at Harvard and went on to re-create Cage’s Variations VII with Matt Wand and :zoviet*france:. He formed Sensorband with Zbigniew Karkowski and Edwin van der Heide and in the Japanoise scene he has played alongside artists like Merzbow, Otomo, KK Null and others. He has been artistic co-director of STEIM. Atau has received awards from Ars Electronica and has presented his work at WOMAD, Sonar, Transmediale, SFMOMA, ICA, Eyebeam, NTT-ICC, and ZKM. http://www.ataut.net
French-born Afro/Vietnamese/Cambodian artist, DJ, producer, with a penchant for electronic, hybrid and club music Chooc Ly Tan is based in London. Recent performances of her DJ sets inlcude Chale Wote Festival (Accra, Ghana), Tate Modern (London), the Living Art Museum (Reykjavik), Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen, Norway) and Villa Empain (Brussels). Chooc Ly also runs a club night called Décalé. Décalé is a platform that puts on evenings of experimental, collapsing and flawless sounds/visuals. chooclytan.com
Shelley Parker is an electronic music producer, DJ and composer. Since 2001 she has performed live and played DJ sets at venues spanning Fabric, Berlin Atonal, Palais de Tokyo, Tresor and Tate Britain. Her music productions have been released by labels such as: Entr’acte, Hessle Audio, Houndstooth, Opal Tapes and her own label Structure. From 2016 she has produced scores for choreographers and the theatre production Remnants, performed at the ICA, KOKO, Arnolfini, Marion Goodman gallery and Oxford Contemporary Music. Her sound installations have been exhibited at the V&A and the De la Warr Pavilion. www.shelleyparker.co.uk
Dane Law(Adam Parkinson) is a UK based electronic musician and lecturer in Sound Design at London South Bank University. He has released a series of albums and EPs on Quantum Natives, Opal Tapes, Genot Centre and Conditional Records which use algorithmic process to stitch together granular tapestries from musical detritus he finds on YouTube and elsewhere. https://soundcloud.com/thedanelaw
Marv Radio has been hacking his own voice to use as a tool for music for over 15 years.
He is known for combining beatboxing, live looping, singing and rap. He has performed at Glastonbury, Bestival, Shambala, Lovebox, The O2, Sadler’s Wells, Underbelly Southbank, the Barbican and the British Library. He is the co-founder and co-host of Hip-Hop Palace. His one-man theatre show has been booked this Summer at Talawa Firsts, Offbeat Festival, and The RADA for Camden Fringe. Marv has been featured in BBC newsbeat, The Evening Standard, Time Out London, BBC Radio 4, Channel 4, Sky Sports and Spike TV. https://www.marvradio.com