Wednesday 1 September 2021, 7.30pm

Fay Nicolson + Rob Lye + Oliver Sutherland

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A far-reaching, expansive evening of immersive sound, experimental song, electroacoustic works, psychoacoustic works and more, with artists from Bristol and London.

Gael Moissonier

Gael Moissonnier is a French self-taught experimental musician and sound artist. Musical interests focus on fully immersive physical sound situations and psychoacoustic phenomenas. Constantly improvised and always spontaneous, live acts are built with psychoactive rhythmic patterns, sine wave driven meditative drones, thick and noisy processed field recordings, that in a good day should provoke altered states of conciousness and orbit one’s head. Proactively involved in the underground scene since early 2000, he has been running the Lyon based venue Grrrnd Zero (2005-2010) and the Zerojardins label (since 2006), organised hundreds of shows and collaborates/collaborated with Julien Louvet (The Austrasian Goat), Simon Deterne (8.0), Ben Morris (Lost Wax, Chora), Pascal Nichols (Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides), Samuel Moncharmont (Baton Rouge, Daïtro), Julien Dupont, François Virot, Frank Garcia (Sheik Anorak, Gaffer Records), Ernest Bergez (Sourdure, Kaumwald, Orgue Agnès) among others. Releases include : Live at Knot Gallery, Orila Records; Miniatures / Synth Music, Winebox Press and the recent Luminophores, Zerojardins. Past performances include appearances at Festival Direct, Dijon, 2018; Audioblast Festival #3, Nantes, 2015; LUFF Festival, Lausanne, 2011; Chuuuuut ! Festival, Grim / Montévideo, Marseille, 2011; Kill Your Pop Festival, Dijon, 2009; Les Urbaines Festival, Lausanne, 2007; Les Instants Chavirés, Paris; Cave 12, Geneva; Oslo10, Basel; Garage Mu, Paris; Knot Gallery, Athens; ZDB, Lisboa; NK, Berlin. 

Fay Nicolson

Fay Nicolson works with painting, performance and song. With a career spanning both gallery and performance spaces, Fay cuts a dynamic line between the visual and experiential, searching out connections between disciplines and senses. Fay draws from both intuition and the history of experimental music education (Dalcroze’s Eurythmics) to play with vocal and visual gestures, harmony and dissonance, pattern and repetition. Her compositions mine various performance histories; from folk, Early Music, grunge and Avant Garde theatre. Performative works include SPA SONGS, a song cycle for 7 voices, Brunel Museum, 2018 and OVER AND OVER PURE FORM, Kunstraum, 2016. Fay will perform an experimental set for one voice and loop station.

Rob Lye

Rob Lye is an artist and musician based in London. Recent work has explored technology, landscape and psychotropic drugs, specifically Lithium and the burgeoning 'green' economy.

He recently received an ACE research grant (2019) to travel to Bolivia to visit the Salar de Uyuni and the Bolivian Amazon rainforest .

Recent releases include 'Modern Living' (2021) Takuroku, 'UN' Stairwell Editions (2021)

He has exhibited and performed internationally in venues such as TATE Britain, Cafe Oto, Whitechapel Gallery, APT Gallery, OUTPOST, ASC, FUSE, Caraboo etc.

Oliver Sutherland

Oliver Sutherland is a Bristol based artist. Within his sound practice, he works across live improvisation and static composition, often using audio harvested from youtube and field recordings as the source material.

Icumen is a series of compositions created in 2019 using audio from amature video recordings of the Obby Oss, a  Cornish May Day celebration. Through the manipulation sounds glimpsed by shakily held camcorders, the project explores childhood memories of being caught within a shared celebration of seasonal change. The project has evolved to include a series of live improvised performances working with the original compositions and sound sources.

Icumen will also be performed at Rame Projects in September 2021.

This project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

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