The internationally renowned TUSK Festival returns to celebrate its 10th edition this October. Having already announced its plans for its expected live edition over 3 days in October at partner organisation Sage Gateshead, the TUSK team’s plans were overtaken by events and the global pandemic, rendering their initial intentions unfeasible. So, with aspirations adapted to the new reality and years of live streaming and digital programming experience behind them, TUSK, still working in partnership with Sage Gateshead, are now delighted to announce TUSK Virtual 2020 – a two-week online version of the festival that falls somewhere between a virtual version of one of the most adventurous music festivals on the planet and the most raucous rollercoaster of an avant garde TV station you could ever imagine.
Across two weeks of programming, TUSK Virtual’s uniquely diverse menu of adventurous music has grown even more expansive, normal rules of festival production abandoned by the plague and a whole host of often unreachable international artists now able to join the programme via web connections. Tusk Virtual will also feature an enhanced version of the renowned film programme with nightly midnight movie selections and expanded weekend film feasts, plus talks and discussions from people across the global adventurous music community, guest DJ mixes, a selection of gems from the vast TUSK archive and all held together by our team of guest presenters that includes David Liebe Hart (Tim And Eric Awesome Show Great Job!), Rock N Roll Jackie Stewart from Oregon’s seminal Smegma and the ‘cardboard Prince’ himself, Robert Ridley-Shackleton.
I will be adding a 23-minute timed sound and video performance into the mix on Saturday 10th October 2020.
Dave Stitch and I collaborated as TR-33N on our first live modular piece using a voltage-controlled laser for SonitusLIVE on 16 July. The waves that you are seeing are the waves that you are hearing! They are primarily created from the interplay on the X-Y axis between the CV output of two modular instruments – the Frequency Central Waverider and the Haible Living VCO.
First of my monthly hour-long radio shows for CAMP is up on Mixcloud after being broadcast on https://Listen.Camp on 16 July 2020. It’s a mixture of contemporary dance music, folk, instrumental and spoken word. This month features an exclusive of a new track from Tudor Acid! 🥳 Tracklist is below. Listen again on Mixcloud.
Since lockdown I’ve performed three filmed livesets for some of the finest UK experimental livestreams. My set-up has evolved a lot over these weeks, as I’ve been experimenting with including pre-prepared video alongside multiple camera feeds
On April 9th, 2020 I cooked up some sounds live in my kitchen for Graham Dunning’s Noise Quest .
On 29th May 2020, I submitted a 20-minute pre-recorded live document called ‘What I Do In The Shadows’ to The Old Police House’s Housebound. This one isn’t archived but you can watch their awesome Twitch channel using that link. I’m considering posting the film somewhere so people can watch as it was the result of many days’ work film-making!
On 19th June 2020 I performed live for Broken20’s Further_In (CW: Racism)
Our end goals are to build a platform with an engaged audience that supports paying all contributing artists a fee, and to be actively reaching out to performers from under-represented backgrounds to make sure performance opportunities aren’t just benefitting one group of people. At present, we don’t have much to offer beyond a stream key 😃 so we’re concentrating on Phase 1 – delving into our list of contacts to establish the platform and build an audience. So, thanks for watching! And to those we’ve asked to play so far, thanks for being involved.
Incredible bunch of sets during our couple of months from the likes of UKAEA, Stormfield, AJA, Jen Kutler, Gleeetch, Mariam Rezaei, Me Lost Me and Paula Anne Maddox.
I’m super excited to have been invited to play a [null+void] LIVE event in Dalston on 20 March 2020. [null+void] is a record label and club night run by the inimitable Kirsti that only goes from strength to strength. And the LIVE editions are just that: focusing on artists pusing the boundaries and bringing a live element to their sets. The line-up for 20 March is a cracker! Headlining are Welsh Futurists, Petwo Evans: sound system-primed, innovative club tracks making use of found percussion objects and consumer DJ equipment – which I am really hyped about getting my ears round tbh. As well as sets from Begg, Killig, and Kirsti herself of course! See you at The Glove That Fits.
I’ll be returning to the Rose Hill in Brighton for a live modular set on Thursday 27th February, alongside Matthew from ALM (Busy Circuits) and artist and composer Anthony Elliott. This is the first in a series of gigs from Threads, the amazing people behind Brighton Modular. The events have a visual as well as an aural perspective so expect lots of top notch audio-visual experimentation across the series.
TR-33N is part of a long-term collaborative life experiment between myself and Dave Stitch. Having been away working on solo music projects during 2018 and 2019, TR-33N are BACK for Das Booty NYE! We’re seeing out the decade as part of a fantastic club night that has only gone from strength to strength during 2019. We’ll be descending on their North London warehouse in extravagantstyle, combining our two monster modular set-ups with as many synths, FX boxes and drum machines as we can cram in the car, to serve up some slamming techno, breaks, acid, and all-round hands-in-the-air goodtimes with serious BANG.
J𝗘𝗥𝗢𝗠𝗘 𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗟 (Super Rhythm Trax / Don’t) 𝗜𝗧𝗢𝗔 (Exit) 𝗧𝗥-𝟯𝟯𝗡 : Live Hardware Set (Yo Sucka) 𝗘𝗞𝗨𝗟𝗔 (Six Sunsets / In:Flux Audio) 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗙𝗜𝗘𝗟𝗗 Live Hardware / DJ Set (Combat Recordings) 𝗛𝗨𝗚𝗛 𝗧𝗔𝗬𝗟𝗢𝗥 (KALLIDA) 𝘃𝘀 𝗕𝗘𝗡 𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗡𝗘𝗥 (Carpe DMs) 𝗕𝗢𝗬𝗖𝗘𝗬 (Botox Rave Kru / Das Booty) 𝗥𝗢𝗥𝗬 𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗜𝗞 (Das Booty) 𝗧𝗜𝗧𝗨𝗦 & 𝗩𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗟𝗘 (Moneyshot / Deja Vu FM) 𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗦𝗢𝗥 (Das Booty / Deja Vu FM) 𝗖𝗛𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗢 (You Taste Like the Tropics / Threads)