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NOISE + NOSTALGIA - A FIRST RESPONSE SALON
Thu 12 May 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
'The Post-Punk era is repackaged for consumers through filters that construct half-truths and diminishing echoes of original events, leaving historic tracks conflicted in their communication with listeners.'
Presenting works as a live performance installation, Nicholas Bullen, Justin Wiggan and Cathy Wade focus on the role of nostalgia as an element that obscures, one that needs readjustment, so that noise can take on the forms that drive it. Drawing from archives of women in Post-Punk music, personal memory through phonic reflective processes and obfuscation of the initial narrative to explore the impact of capitalism on music Noise and Nostalgia focusses on addressing this disparity.
Nicholas Bullen is an artist and composer based in Birmingham, England. Working across a range of media including sound, text, film, installation and performance, his work explores time and place through process (with a particular focus on the transmutation of elements and systems of communication). He has a history of composition in sound and music spanning more than 30 years (beginning as a founder member of the ‘extreme’ music group Napalm Death at the age of 13), releasing over 40 recordings and performing internationally (both solo and in collaboration).
Cathy Wade presents research on the agency of female musicians in the Post Punk era through the representation of the seminal independent publication Benightment and archival sources.
Justin Wiggan presents UNKNWNPLRSRS from his latest work, Plastik Tonez. A special phonic reflective process of understanding the power of nostalgia, memory and influence, this series of 10 episodes presented by Wiggan is an attempt to de-construct the resonating values of ten influential records in the artist’s life. UNKNWNPLRSRS also features a text by Jamie Holman and film by James Ockelford.
Supported by North Brewery Co. and featuring a unique bottled edition of Transmission IPA.