Monday 8 December 2014, 8pm


No Longer Available

A wall-to-wall all feedback music celebration of Alfred Graham's 1894 landmark patent "A New or Improved Method and Means of Producing Sound" – and the launch party of the 2CD + DVD release of epochal recordings from the 2004 LMC/CMN tour “Feedback: Order from Noise” on Mikroton, featuring Knut Aufermann, Xentos 'Fray' Bentos, Nicolas Collins, Alvin Lucier, Toshimaru Nakamura, Billy Roisz, Sarah Washington, Otomo Yoshihide. 

Alfred Graham's patent discribes the most rudimentary form of feedback: howlround. The ingredients are a speaker, a microphone and a battery, connected in a circuit that allows for mic and speaker to feed back. In a visionary twist Graham considered the sounds emitted by his device not only fit for signaling purposes but also to produce music. All performances of the evening are contemporary variations of Graham's orginal concept using homemade electronics, guitars, no input mixers, computers, radios and of course microphones and loudspeakers. The set list includes solo, duo and trio performances as well as an ensemble piece by the Feedback Philharmonia.


Knut Aufermann
Xentos 'Fray' Bentos
Lu Edmonds
Feedback Filharmonia
Moshi Honen
Hans W. Koch
Sarah Washington
Daniel Wilson

Knut Aufermann, Xentos 'Fray' Bentos and Sarah Washington were part of the 2004 LMC/CMN tour “Feedback: Order from Noise” that put feedback music centre stage for the first time in the UK and the world.

Conceptual composer Hans W. Koch makes a rare appearance in the UK with his Bandoneonbook. Lu Edmonds takes a break from recording the new PiL album to play his home made hybrid string instrument. Moshi Honen dusts of a self-built guitar that is particulalry prone to feedback. Resonance FM artist in residence Daniel Wilson creates a brand new instrument specifically for the evening.

Knut Aufermann

Knut Aufermann, born 1972 in Hagen (Germany), studied chemistry, audio engineering and sonic arts (MA Middlesex University). From 2002-2005 he was the station manager of Resonance104.4fm in London, now he is active across Europe as a musician, radio artist, organizer, curator, consultant and workshop leader. Knut Aufermann plays improvised electronic music using various forms of audible feedback. Together with Sarah Washington he runs the project Mobile Radio investigating alternative means of radio production. Their works have been broadcast on more than 50 radio stations across the globe.

Xentos 'Fray' Bentos

Xentos 'Fray' Bentos is a sound designer and audio artist based in London. A number of his sound and musical pieces have formed part of interactive displays in the Tate Modern, Science Museum, National Horticultural Museum, National Trust of Scotland to name but a few. He has also produced experimental radio work and written original scripts for Resonance104.4 FM, ORF Austria, CKLN, Toronto and others. He also performs live collectively and individually with his set of specially constructed autonomous electronic devices known as ‘Unstruments’.

Robert Edmonds

Robert ("Lu") Edmonds is a musician, composer, and producer based in London. Since his start in the 1970s as a guitarist for the punk band the Damned, he has been maintaining an active presence as a well-respected artist in a variety of genres. In recent years, he has been best known for his contributions to world music. 

Moshi Honen

Moshi Honen is a London based guitarist, improviser, composer and instrument builder. Playing an amplified acoustic guitar, self made electronic devices and objects. Regularly collaborates with Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Alan Wilkinson, Sharon Gal and many others.

Hans W. Koch

Hans W. Koch (Cologne), is active as composer, performer and sound artist. He considers art sculpting thoughts in different materials and personally favours conceptual approaches: more thought, less material. Exploring (de)faults of soft- and hardware results in the use of computers as musical instruments in a rather physical manner. His works have been commissioned by and presented at numerous festivals and occasions both nationally and internationally. In 2008 his piece "the benchmark consort" won an award of distinction at the Ars Electronica festival in Linz/Austria. During spring semester 2007 he taught composition and experimental sound practices as visiting professor at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. Since 2012 he teaches hybrid sound composition at the Institute for Music and Media in Düsseldorf.

Sarah Washington

Sarah Washington is an artist and activist working with experimental radio and music. Her activities involve creating temporary radio art stations and installations, composing experimental radio dramas, giving live radio art performances, curating radio art events and festivals, and performing experimental improvised music on homemade electronic instruments. She is a founder member of the radio station Resonance 104.4fm in London and the international radio art network Radia. Notable commissions include a radio art series for the Tate Modern in 2007, and a 100-day radio station for the 30th São Paulo Bienal in 2012. She often works together with her partner Knut Aufermann in the joint radio art project they began in 2005 under the name Mobile Radio.

Daniel R. Wilson

Daniel R. Wilson is a sound designer, writer, instrument builder, and is currently Resonance 104.4fm/Sound and Music Embedded Composer in Residence for 2014. Wilson was also winner of the Arts Foundation Award for electro-acoustic composition. He works under many aliases including Meadow House and Ashfordaisyak, and his debut album was released in 2006, showcasing his self-built instruments. He is also a founding member of the electroacoustic improv group Oscillatorial Binnage.

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