Unpredictable Radio is dedicated to sound art, improvised music and experimental art forms, presented in front of a small audience.
Each programme will focus on a specific subject that will be investigated between interviews and live acts.
On Friday the 15th of March we will look at the work of Iris Garrelfs, superconductr aka Matthias Kispert, Douglas Benford. & Ng Chor Guan.
Programme #2 will be live streamed on our website www.unpredictable.info from 18.30.
- Iris Garrelfs works on the cusp of music, art and technology across improvised performance, multi-channel installation and fixed media projects. She is interested in the relationship between listening to and reflecting on our world. She often uses her voice as raw material.
Her work has been presented nationally and internationally, including Tate Britain, National Gallery London, Royal Academy of Arts (London), fruityspace (Beijing), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), MC Gallery (New York), Transmedia Borders (Mexico). Residencies have included Grizedale Art, Institute of Modern Art Celje (Slovenia), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens).
Garrelfs lectures in Sonic Art at Goldsmiths, University of London where she also co-heads the Sound Practice Research Unit. She also edits the open access journal Reflections on Process in Sound. http://irisgarrelfs.com/
- Matthias Kispert aka Superconductr is an artistic research project into conditions of on-demand labour distributed through digital platforms. superconductr’s work involves interventions that utilise the functionalities of existing digital labour platforms, participation in activism for precarious labour rights, and theoretical investigations. The name superconductr refers to Michel Foucault’s description of power as the conduct of conduct, which here also takes into account conduction as the transmission, control and mining of data streams in networks that facilitate the capture and extraction of human labour power. superconductr is a project by artist Matthias Kispert. www.superconductr.org
- Douglas Benford
As a composer and sound artist, Douglas has been involved in various audio genres since the late 1980s, performing at many
institutions/venues in the UK (Bristol’s Arnolfini, London’s Science Museum, Cafe Oto, Tate Modern, The Roundhouse, ICA and Glasgow’s CCA), festivals worldwide (eg Mutek, Synch, Transmediale) and had installation work in numerous UK galleries (Inc. London, Swansea, Gloucestershire and Essex). After many electronica releases in his ‘si-cut.db’ and other guises, in the past decade, he has focused on acoustic improvisation and installations, using field recordings, classical instruments, vocals and children’s toys. As well as often playing with the London Improvisers Orchestra and Confront Recordings / Mark Wastell’s The Seen collective, his regular collaborators include poet Tamar Yoseloff, Angharad Davies, Lina Lapelyte, Adam Bohman, Clive Bell, Sue Lynch, sculptor Rob Olins, as well as – in the past – pop group Saint Etienne, Jem Finer (The Pogues), Momus, Rod Thomas (Bright Light Bright Light), Scanner, Stephan Mathieu. He was also co-curator with Iris Garrelfs, established in 1996, of Sprawl experimental audio events in London for over 12 years. http://douglasbenford.org.uk
- NG CHOR GUAN
Artist/ Composer /Thereminist /Creator /Theatre-Maker /Cyclist /Artistic Director of Toccata Studio
Guan is a prolific artist whose diverse body of work is rooted in the contemporaneous currents of technology and proves to transcend categories in the performing arts.
His most recent project with Toccata Studio, titled ‘2020’, is a project five years long: a multidisciplinary performance powered by the concepts of multiple futures and time travel, 2020 is both a meditation on the future and an active progression into the future.