Thursday 5 November 2015, 8pm
Jam-packed residency from the pre-eminent exponent of UK noise, Russell Haswell, with three curated days featuring collaborators and conteporaries old and new. A multi-disciplinary artist and sonic polymath, Haswell is a record producer, free improvisor, computer musician, noise aficionado, curator and collaborator, and this residency should run the gamut of all these and more. Haswell will kick off the proceedings with a different solo set at the start of each night.
“Noise with purpose. Lean, economical and tremendously exciting.” – The WIRE
Sue Tompkins (born 1971) is a British visual and sound artist based in Glasgow. She is best known as vocalist for the now defunct indie rock band Life Without Buildings. Tompkins studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art, and graduated in 1994. Since 1997 she has worked collaboratively with the collective Elizabeth go (Victoria Morton, Sarah Tripp, Hayley Tompkins and Cathy Wilkes). Tompkins also provided the vocals for indie rock band Life Without Buildings, along with other students of the Glasgow School of Art. The group broke up in 2002. Sue Tompkins lives and works in Glasgow and is represented by The Modern Institute, Glasgow.
Russell Haswell is a restlessly forward-thinking, multi-disciplinary artist, performer and curator. With a background steeped in computer music, black metal, noise, techno and solo improvisation, his practice is renowned for broaching the extremities of visual and sonic arts. He’s performed in noted live and HDJ [hard disc jockey] actions with Aphex Twin, Gescom, Pan Sonic and Masami Akita (Merzbow), among others, and worked with Florian Hecker on Iannis Xenakis’ UPIC system in their Haswell & Hecker duo, whoseBlackest Ever Black LP is widely considered a milestone of modern electronic music composition—and zweikommasieben Magazin has been a fan ever since.