First date in the diary for 2023 is for this actually completely fabulous algorithmics night curated by Alex McLean aka Yaxu (founder of Algotech Festival and keen Algoraver). I’m really excited to meet some of the artists whose great work i’ve been following online for years but whose paths haven’t crossed with mine IRL, until now!
“Our fourth event in the i-Now series is curated by Alex McLean, the Sheffield-based co-founder of Algorave and Algomech festival. Together we present an evening of pattern-based music performance, a journey from wacked-out instrumental minimalism to full-on algorave and handmade machine music. Diverse performances over two rooms of Sidney & Matilda, plus a secret room of pattern processing run by local dreampeople Interworld”Our fourth event in the i-Now series is curated by Alex McLean, the Sheffield-based co-founder of Algorave and Algomech festival. Together we present an evening of pattern-based music performance, a journey from wacked-out instrumental minimalism to full-on algorave and handmade machine music. Diverse performances over two rooms of Sidney & Matilda, plus a secret room of pattern processing run by local dreampeople Interworld.
I had lots of fun making this sound piece with a group of 8-11 year olds in Saxmundham! We looked at objects from a curiosity cabinet and reimagined them as instruments.
‘BOK BOK’ is installed at ‘Animal Vegetable, Mineral’ at Art Station, Saxmundham, running 2 Dec 2022 – 29 Jan 2023.
About the exhibition – “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral’ is a community exhibition, showing work and objects from artists working both locally and further afield, as well as pieces produced during recent workshops with local groups in Saxmundham. Curated by artists Annabel Dover and Karen Densham, the show is inspired by the 1952 game show Animal, Vegetable, Mineral where a panel of experts were asked to describe and classify an artefact of unknown origin. These artefacts were sometimes fake, sometimes modern and sometimes with an unknown origin.”
So far in its journey out into the atmosphere, Florescence has been reviewed in The Quietus, Foxy Digitalis, Electronic Sound, Waveform Magazine, Moonbuilding, and had tracks played on BBC Radio 3 thanks to Hannah Peel, Jennifer Lucy Allan and BBC 6Music thanks to Tom Ravenscroft.
Went up to Brum last weekend (19th Nov 2022) to help BMO celebrate its 1st birthday at Centrala Space, alongside livesets from John Biddulph, Steckdose, RBMK, Michael Lightborne, Sketchbot and Cries from the LTN. Awesome analogue video synthesis visuals from Laura Putty Rubber, Chromatouch and Lightborne Jake.
My set-up was housed in a foldable double modular case for the first time. Big moves! I have loved the Innalog but this new iteration is a huge improvement in power capacity, ease of set-up and ability to transport things one-handed :-))))
Had an emotional one bringing the first iteration of this monologue / live music gig / modular laser fest, all about mothering and daughtering TO LIFE at SPILL Think Tank on Thursday 20 October 2022. Great feedback from the audience. So many women sought me out after the show for a chat and to share their experiences and tell me what resonated with them, and people came with their daughters / mothers / grandmothers! It was all just VERY VERY VERY LOVELY. Loved one comment that I was driving them on a journey through space. 😁😁😁
I have a brand new 30-minute show entitled ‘perception is a mutual embrace’ debuting at SPILL Think Tank in IPSWICH on Thursday 20 October. It’s extremely FRESH (I finally wrote it all down on Monday night!), though I’ve been pondering this material and this format for years. Featuring spoken word, synths, and benjolin + laser visuals, it’s centres on mothering & daughtering, and the intersection between knowledge and chaos. There’ll be a Q&A before, and DJs afterwards.
Florescence was chosen as the featured album for BBC Music Introducing Suffolk #NationalAlbumDay 2022. Listen to me talk about it on BBC Sounds here, from 15 minutes in: www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8cdgw/play/p0d2pvc6
I’ll be presenting some pieces acousmatically (if that’s a word!) from ‘Florescence’ in spatial sound using all the software i was hooked to during my BEAST Dome residency back in July. Thanks to the Birmingham Electroacoustic Soundsystem, Dr Annie Mahtani at the Uni of Birmingham Music Dept and Sound UK for supporting the 4-day residency!
BEAST also welcomes Iranian electronics composer and performer, Hadi Bastani, for the opening concert of the 2022/23 season. We will be joined by a selection of current students who will present their own latest pieces.
I love when something like this turns up in my inbox. Until now, I wasn’t familiar with Loula Yorke’s work, but Florescence is an expansive exploration of synthetic shapes and changing landforms. Pulled together from a series of improvisations done in the first half of 2022, Yorke stitches together looping arpeggios and synth sequences into emotive reflections of a changing world. Crystalline tonescapes bounce around at shifting tempos and use pointed timbres to escape into the tiniest slivers. Yorke pairs vocal incantations with twisting, rhythmic glorp to create ethereal alien soundscapes, melting them straight into saturated cosmic specters. The sequencing on Florescence is fantastic, adding a chronological narrative feel throughout, as though we’re seeing this new world for the first time. Lovely stuff.” The Capsule Garden Vol 1.35 – Foxy Digitalis