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Dismantle Yourself (Deconstrictive Rave). Curated by Graham Dunning
Sat, 15 Apr 2017, 20:00 – Sun, 16 Apr 2017, 01:00 BST
Graham Dunning, Ewa Justka, Algobabez, dtub and Alien Jams (NTS).
Continuing Somerset House Studio’s late night series of guest curations deep inside The Deadhouse, Associate Artist Graham Dunning deconstructs the rave with Dismantle Yourself, a night of experimental dancefloor focused electronic music.
Dismantling the processes and foundations beneath the basslines and rhythms. Intrinsically DIY. Everything hacked and torn. Immanent production. Process as performance as sensory stimulus. Desiring machines.
Homemade circuitry; mechanical techno; algorave; manual triggers.
Ewa Justka is a polish electronic noise artist, self taught instruments builder and electronics teacher based in London. She currently studies MA Computational Arts at Goldsmiths College.
Justka’s main field of research is based on exploration of materiality of objects, vibrant, ontological systems (human bodies, plants’ bodies, electronic circuits: varied range of micro and macro environments and relations between them) and an investigation of modes of quasi-direct perception through noise performance actions, interactive installation, DIY electronics, hardware hacking, plant-molesting, breaking, deconstructing and collaborating. In her artistic work Ewa attempts to explore the concept of materiality of the hidden.
Ewa has performed and led workshops at festivals and venues like: Loop Festival, Sonic Acts Academy, Supernormal Festival, Club Transmediale, STEIM, Colour out of Space, Beam Festival, Cafe Oto, and more.
A live-coding duo between Joanne Armitage and Shelly Knotts.
Joanne Armitage is a live coder, improviser, composer and synthesist. She has research interests in technology enhanced performance and interactions. Based at Leeds University school of music.
Shelly Knotts is a data musician currently based in Newcastle, UK. She performs live-coded and network music internationally, collaborating with computers and other humans. She is studying for a PhD in Live Computer Music at Durham University with a focus on collaboration in Network Music.
Jaxson Payne uses an electronic drum kit to trigger samples from a custom library of thousands of carefully chosen sounds, creating engaging live techno performances. The project began in 2003 and now, developed and sharpened, the name 'dtub' has been adopted to trademark this customised set-up and method of live performance.
Jaxson Payne, b.1983, UK. Payne is a musician, composer and sound-artist currently living in Cardiff. A founding member of Koept (a Cornish based organisation for electronic art and sound), Payne's work has led to a variety of projects: from experimental electronic recordings as Personality Son, forward thinking techno releases using his Derehctub pseudonym and intricately constructed sound-collage works under his own name.
Chloe Freida - Alien Jams
Starting from Chloe Frieda’s NTS radio show of the same name, Alien Jams began putting out records in 2014. The radio show continues on a bi-weekly basis, with a special fondness for bizarre and obscure electronics.
This event is 18 + only.