Sound art collective UMBRELLA channels yuletide spirit and presents ‘String Lights & Umbrellas’. This concert, part UMBRELLA and part special guests, will introduce an eclectic collection of works of improvisation, vocal performance, DIY electronics and live processing sound performance. Happily coincided to take place on the opening evening of Lawrence Street Workshops’ annual show ‘Artifice 9‘, you can be guaranteed a feast for the eyes and ears, and more!
- Jon Collin (guitar)
- Conor McAuley + Kevin McCullagh (drum kit, violin, live electronics)
- Aidan Deery (field recordings)
- Barry Cullen (DIY electronic instruments)
- John D’Arcy + Una Lee (vocals)
Doors 8pm, Saturday 8th December 2018
Lawrence Street Workshops
Suggested donation £5
United Bible Studies / Touch Sensitive / Passerby / Hatecrimes / Rodger Montgomery / Fears / Cut In Blinks / The Movement Collective / Arc / The Ship Argo / Paulo Sousa Quase Sosia / Ruth Bate / Stuart Watson / Chris Steenson / Jamie Nelson / Richard Ballie / Robin Price / Hive / Richard Davis / Jamie Nevin
All day event with talks and workshops 13:00-19:00
Live music concert 20:00 – 24:00
Private After Party (invite only)
Lorenzo Senni (Warp Records)
Shiva Feshareki (NTS Radio)
Alex Lucas and Barry Cullen
+ more TBC
Curated by Koichi Samuels (RESIST founder/research fellow at Sonic Arts Research Centre)
24th May – 5th July 2018
Interzone brings together a group of internationally prominent and emergent artists whose approaches to their individual art practices embrace sound, installation and visual components. The project is a six week conversation, the gallery re-imagined as liminal land between borders, playing host to a sustained exploration of the multi-faceted, complex, mutually invigorating relationships possible across visual and sonic art practices and rejecting outmoded separation between disciplines within contemporary art. Codes, glitches and loops permeate the assembled constituents of the exhibition, instigating a shifting inter-connection between what is seen and heard. The title references both the International Zone setting of William S Burroughs taboo breaking 1959 novel Naked Lunch and the mysterious, dreamlike “Zone” in Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 film Stalker.
Interzone will be complemented by a series of live Sonic Art performances on the opening night and to coincide with June and July Late Night Art Belfast.
An informal evening of entertainment programmed by Miguel Ortiz
Thursday 19 April
Accidental Theatre (12-13 Shaftsbury Sq)
5.30pm – late
6pm – Federico Visi: SloMo Study #1
10’00” EMG/IMU sensor armbands, laptop, stroboscopic lights
6.30pm – Saul Rayson: The Solace of None
20’00” snare drum (Saul Rayson) and electronics
8.30pm – Rob Bentall: Music for Nyckelharpa + Electronics
22’00” nyckelharpa and 2ch fixed media
9.10pm – Barry Cullen: Amorphous Patches
20’00” Live generative/reactive audio visual work using DIY electronics
Wireless Mystery Theatre are delivering adaptations of Roald Dahl’s “Tales of the Unexpected”. I am one of the radiophonic technicians providing sound (music & foley) for these shows: four short plays per evening.
Please note: the Newtownards show will actually be on the 15th November.
I will perform support at the launch event for the latest Autumns release “Dyslexia Tracks”.
TSR11EP: Vinyl / Digital
Friday 3rd November 2017
Touch Sensitive Records
Autumns is the solo project of Christian Donaghey from Derry, Northern Ireland.
Following several releases on Downwards and Clan Destine and hot on the heels of his debut LP, ‘Suffocating Brothers’, the ‘Dyslexia Tracks’ EP sees Autumns deliver 5 tracks and 38 minutes of brutal beauty for Touch Sensitive.
Aligning itself closely to his recent devastating live performances – where snares (and belts) crack like whips and synthesizers “wriggle like a fucking eel” – ‘Dyslexia Tracks’ completes Autumns’ journey from his post-punk beginnings to producing some of the tautest and toughest electronic music we’ve heard in some time.
From the Hidden Reverse of Whitehouse and Throbbing Gristle to the futurism of Drexciya, Underground Resistance and other Detroit dons, Autumns sucks up influence and spits it out onto the darkest, sweatiest, haze-filled dance floors.
Alongside progressive appearances on cult labels and an acclaimed collaboration with renowned techno experimentalist Samuel Kerridge at the 2016 edition of Paris Fashion Week, Donaghey’s restless work ethic has seen him share stages in Europe and the US with The KVB, Lust For Youth, Beak>, Silent Servant & DVA Damas.
Autumns will play an extensive run of shows throughout Europe in support of ‘Dyslexia Tracks’ and his debut album.