Sunday 7 November 2021, 7.30pm
Raw Data Rough Mix is a performance-installation and celebration of collective making, group work, physicalised algorithms, emergent-instruments-created-on-the-spot, messy materials and dirty sound. The group will build a performance environment within Cafe OTO using sound objects, found materials, electricity, DIY synthesisers, magnetism, flickering light and uncertain action.
The idea of ‘rawness’ is suggestive. We use raw materials but also raw data, raw energy, raw meat and raw electricity to encourage us to think of aesthetically brutal approaches to sensor data and sonification techniques, to implicate the body in performance environments, and to explore deliberately low component-count methods for sound synthesis. We creatively elaborate the idea of ‘rawness’ and use this as a key to making and to aesthetic reflection.
Our collaborative work thinks expansively and critically about the notion of assemblage. Things, often made of very different materials and with very varied sonic characters, are put together in and through performance. We explore how materially heterogeneous artefacts can be made to inter-work. We juxtapose different topologies (networks, fields of influence, layers, overlaps) and different performance practices (varied patterns of coordination, scored and improvised) through collective collaborative work.
Please note: Akihiro Kubota and DJ Sniff will be contributing to this event remotely.
Raw Data Rough Mix is supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.