reductive journal FOUR – book launch event

27 Nov 2015 – 28 Nov 2015

Event times

Friday 27th: 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday 28th: 13:00 - 18:00

Cost of entry

Free entry to the exhibition
Saturday evening performance £3

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Hundred Years Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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reductive journal celebrates the physical publishing of FOUR, the fourth issue of its free online text-sound journal with two days of events of performances and installations at Hundred Years Gallery.


reductive journal reflects a particular perception of sonic-text relationships that echo a critical standpoint on emptiness, space, absence or nothingness. FOUR examines sound and text as a particular experience in scores, images, objects, literature, poems, notations and so on.

FOUR includes works by Ryoko Akama, Daniela Cascella, Joseph Clayton Mills, Patrick Farmer, Jürg Frey, Christine Sun Kim, Sarah Hughes and Dave Stent, Daniel del Rio, Manfred Werder, lo wie, Audra Wolowiec.

FOUR is available on the 20th November 2015
format : 155x230mm / 4 colours / 172 pages / naked spine / £16
will be on sale for £13 at HYG


DAY 1 on 27th November (Fri) : reductive journal FOUR – book launch tour #2

The day includes an exhibition of FOUR & an evening performance of works from the book.

book exhibition of FOUR 12:00 – 23:00 (free entry)

evening concert 19:30 – 22:00 (£3 on door)

Works to be performed:
ryoko akama : proposal_five
Danella Cascella : Rhythms and Song
Audra Wolwiec : between the sea and the sea
Manfred Werder : 6 scores

performed by Daniela Cascella, Heather Frasch, Sarah Hughes, Daniel del Rio, David Stent, Manfred Werder, Ryoko Akama


DAY 2 on 28th November (Sat) : mumei, bore publishing and compost and height presents

time : 13:30 – 17:00 (free entry)

Saturday afternoon workshop and performance by three UK collectives, mumei, bore publishing, compost and height to discuss and examine how text and sound integrate in our publishing works. You will have a chance to look into our archives and purchase some of the rare publications.

performed and interpreted by Heather Frasch, Daniel del Rio, Sarah Hughes, David Stent, Manfred Werder, Ryoko Akama

bore publishing is Sarah Hughes and David Stent http://borepublishing.com

compost and height are Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer https://wolfnotes.wordpress.com/

mumei are Heather Frasch, Daniel del Rio and Ryoko Akama

www.reductivejournal.com (mumei publishing)


Sarah Hughes is an artist, composer and performer whose work explores the boundaries of interdisciplinary practice, moving between sculpture, installation, musical composition and performance, publishing, drawing and collage. Common to each is the exploration of composition as a medium for production and as a tool for unifying discursive practices. Activities of placement and rearrangement recur across all forms of her work and are used as tools for thinking about spatial, material and social relations. sarahhughes.org

Ryoko Akama is a sound artist/ composer/curator. She approaches the aesthetics of silence and space in her compositional practice which uses diverse mediums such as text, objects and electronics. Akama explores sound performance with sine tones and produces installations with simple objects and electronics. She pursues the minimal, reductive and abstract and introduces quiet sonic experience. She runs melange edition label and co-edits reductive journal. ryokoakama.com

Daniela Cascella is a London-based Italian writer. Her work is focused on sound and literature across a range of publications and projects, driven by a longstanding interest in the relationship between listening, reading, writing, translating, recording and in the contingent conversations, questions, frictions, kinships that these fields generate, host or complicate. She is the author of F.M.R.L. Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftovers of Writing Sound (Zero Books, 2015) and En Abyme: Listening, Reading, Writing. An Archival Fiction (Zero Books, 2012). danielacascella.com

Daniel del Río lives and works in Guadalajara, Spain.

David R J Stent is an artist, writer, curator and performer whose work is concerned with relationships between text, image and publishing practices. His most recent work has been concerned with the role of fiction in art practice, particularly in association with artists’ publications, collaborative authorship, and the use of theory and philosophy in contemporary art. He is a founding member of The Set Ensemble, a collective dedicated to the performance of experimental music and contemporary composition, and a founding editor of BORE, a journal of scores for performance. skurrilsteer.wordpress.com

Heather Frasch is a composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music, improviser and experimental flutist and works on sound installations. heatherfrasch.wordpress.com

Manfred Werder is a composer and performer. His scores and projects aim at letting appear the world’s natural abundance. manfred-werder.blogspot.pt


Ryoko Akama

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Joseph Clayton Mills

Manfred Werder

David R J Stent

Daniel del Río

Heather Frasch

Daniela Cascella

Sarah Hughes

Ryoko Akama

Patrick Farmer


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