Monday 8 December 2014, 8pm
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.
Xentos 'Fray' Bentos
Hans W. Koch
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 ("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.
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 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 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.