Presented as a partnership between Colour Out of Space and Phoenix Brighton
With the widespread digitisation of culture, we have inadvertently ushered in the end of the 150 year-long coupling of audio storage with mechanical technologies. As the magnetic hard drive is superseded by flash memory it looks guaranteed to be the last major mechanical medium. This exhibition seeks to engage directly with this historical moment by asking what the future holds for our discarded electromechanical devices and whether we might not still learn something from these empty machines. The works in this exhibition recast the role of the machine, not as a functional apparatus but as expressive, reflective and aesthetic devices. Seen collectively they propose an alternative to the dispose and upgrade mentality so pervasive today, allowing the machines to reflect back to us elements of the culture which produced them.
Like A Truffle Encased In Garbage: A small collection of micro edition releases from the experimental music underground.’
Curated by Snoozie Hexagon
Constant Linear Velocity – Sculptural sound works by Stephen Cornford
12 November – 11 December 2016
Open Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
Preview: Friday 11 November, 6 – 8 pm
Phoenix Brighton, NORTH GALLERY: Large room
Stephen Cornford- Artist Talk about the current exhibition ‘Constant Linear Velocity’.
Improvisation: voice and found objects with Breathing Space
An improvisation workshop sharing our working practice of exploring a site in preparation for performance using a variety of techniques. Discover techniques for improvising and experimenting with sound using your voice and found objects, using sound to explore space and create instant work with others. The session is open to all regardless of musical experience.
Radiophonic Laboratory of Antimatter with Graham Dunning
Building lo-fi noisemaking machines towards an abstract, automated sound composition. The workshop is based on the Music By The Metre project: Exploring the ideas behind situationist Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio’s Industrial Painting, using analogous processes in sound. Participants will have the opportunity to use record players, motors, tape loops, ping-pong balls, synths, pedals and other bits and bobs to make an automated collage of rhythm and drone. The collaborative composition made by the group will be shared with participants digitally after the workshop.
This exhibition is part of Colour Out of Space, a festival of experimental music and art.
Colour Out of Space / 7
Brighton’s experimental music and arts festival returns for its seventh edition this autumn. Featuring improvisation, noise, sound poetry and all points in between the performance line-up includes spectralist pioneers Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana-Maria Avram, a trio of Steve Beresford, Tania Chen and Stewart Lee, violinists and composers Angharad Davies and Lina Lapelyte, writer and performance artist Claire Potter, musician and Wire contributor Matt Krefting, Australian sound collagist Matthew P Hopkins, and many more. Performances will be centered on the Sallis Benney Theatre at University of Brighton from 18th – 20th November, with events off site all over the weekend.