Monday 21 November 2016, 8pm
Matthew P. Hopkins is a sound maker based in Melbourne, Australia. Hopkins employs a mixed bag of source material; prepared cassettes, found sounds, feedback, assorted electronics, processed voice, and occasional instrumentation, to produce work characterised by awry ambience, sombre refrains, hissing clunk, and odd atmospheres.
Hopkins has released recordings through Penultimate Press (UK), Vittelli Records (UK), Alberts Basement (AU), Canti Magnetici (IT), and Thalamos (GR).
Krefting is a composer, performer, poet and writer based in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Krefting's deep-rooted chronology is seeded in the foundation of the Apostasy imprint, and its numerous transitory groups. He’s played in some of the most unwaveringly defiant Northeastern bands of the past decade including Son of Earth and The Believers and gained a formidable reputation for solo, tape based experimental work. His early sought after micro-editions led to the critically acclaimed 'High Hopes' and ‘Lymph Est’ - the gorgeous yet unsettling first album on Kye Records, in which ‘treated voices, piano, samples and T.V. grabs are ushered into a series of soft-focus miniatures that are built to be razed in a perpetual cycle of triumph and defeat.’
Matt Kreftings writing has been published by Glass Eye Books and Kendra Steiner Editions, as well as in The Wire.
Sutherland is a Canadian intermedia artist. His aesthetic practice is a hybrid that pivots on the creation of work blurring the borders between poetry, visual art, music and performance art. His texts, objects, videos and installations often investigate the conflicting principles of authority in language, images and sound and have featured in galleries, performances, festivals and solo shows throughout the world. He is a member of SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada) and the League of Canadian Poets.
Ulher originally studied in visual arts, an area which still exerts a strong influence on her music. Since moving to Hamburg in 1982 she has been involved in the City’s vibrant free music scenes and developed a highly distinctive musical language of her own. Her work centres on extending the sonic possibilities of the trumpet to explore the shapes, textures and colours found beyond the instrument's open tone, and, more recently, the relationship between sound and silence. She performs solo and with her working ensembles, collaborations with dancers, visual artists, composers and one-time collaborations with musicians from around the world.
Collaborations with Ute Wassermann, Lucio Capece, Gino Robair, Bill Hsu, Leonel Kaplan, Christoph Schiller, Heddy Boubaker, Chris Heenan, Gregory Büttner, Forbes Graham and the Stark Bewölkt Quartet (with Michael Maierhof, Heiner Metzger and Gregory Büttner) amongst others.
Áine O’Dwyer is a harper from Ireland. She has performed widely as a solo artist and in collaboration with Mark Fry and the A-Lords, United Bible studies, Visitant (Trevor Knight, Gyohei Zaitsu, and Alice Maher), and Charlemagne Palestine. Ongoing recording projects and unofficial residencies include the Brunel Tunnel shaft, London and the Franciscan Friary, Limerick city, Ireland.