Sunday 27 August 2017, 7.30pm
Steph Horak and Renick Bell have been collaborating since 2016. Their first performance together was at The Exchange in Bristol in November of 2016. Horak improvised heavily processed vocals and also processed the improvised beats live coded by Bell. They had a second opportunity to perform at the Meta Gesture Music concert at Rich Mix in London in March of 2017. This performance will be their fifth public performance.
Renick Bell is a computer musician, programmer, and teacher based in Tokyo, Japan. His current research interests are live coding, improvisation, and algorithmic art using open source software. He is the author of Conductive, a library for live coding in the Haskell programming language. He has released music on the labels UIQ, Seagrave, Quantum Natives, Tsuku Boshi, Deep Space Objects, and the3rd2nd. He has releases forthcoming on Halcyon Veil and Beatgatherers. He is a graduate of the doctoral program at Tama Art University in Tokyo. He is originally from West Texas and previously lived in New York City (1999-2001) and Taipei, Taiwan (2001-2006).
Steph Horak improvises with different systems for processed voice, whether through the use of self-programmed software, or combinations of hardware and electronic instruments. These experiments can be found under the moniker SheIsRevolting. Recent sound projects include threehundredandsixtysix, vocal drone compositions made when Horak sang a note a day for a year. The recordings were released on cassette on the FractalMeat label.
Alo Allik is an Estonian sound artist who has performed his live coded electronic music and generative computer graphics throughout the world. His aesthetically and geographically restless lifestyle has enabled him to traverse a diverse range of musical worlds including DJ-ing electronic dance music, live electronic jam sessions, electroacoustic composition, free improvisation and audiovisual performances. He has forged collaborations with a number of curious and innovative musicians, writers and visual artists along the way focussed on exploring links between science, technology, creativity and tradition. In recent years he has been developing a musical style he describes as noisefunk which derives its form from ancient tribal rhythm patterns and its sonic nature from evolutionary synthesis algorithms. Currently, Alo works as a researcher, programmer and lecturer in London, while continuing to perform his music and visuals to audiences worldwide.
Chloe Frieda runs the Alien Jams record label and an NTS radio show of the same name. Operating since 2014 the label has released artists including Karen Gwyer, Beatrice Dillon, rkss and Design a Wave. Chloe’s DJ sets typically encompass bizarre electronics, industrial-tinged techno and minimal synth oddities.
Sharon Gal is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, experimental vocalist and composer, with particular experience of free improvisation and collaborative group compositions. Her work relates to sound, architecture, live performance and participatory art, exploring the psychology of sound and its relationship with sound.
Sharon performs solo and on-going collaborations with David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Alex Ward, Yoni Silver, Anat Ben-David, Lina Lapelyte and Andie Brown.
She also directs a series of participatory large group compositions and performances, examining the inter-relations between people and place. These pieces are site specific; evolving collaboratively and inviting participation from the public. Her most recent work, Feel the Noise, for a large ensemble of over 30 electric guitars and micro amps was premiered at Goldsmith’s Large Hall in May.
She is a co-founder of Resonance 104.4 FM arts radio.
Her music was released by various labels, with two solo releases this year; Delicious Fish on the Fractal Meat Cuts label, and The Garden Of Earthly Delights on Visible Near Midnight Recordings.
Sharon performed in the UK & internationally including; The V&A, Science Museum, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, Arnolfini Gallery, Tate Modern & Tate Britain, MACBA, and Colour Out of Space, Borealis and Supernormal festivals.