Sunday 10 March 2024, 7.30pm
An evening of fundraising for Resonance FM and Resonance Extra by the crème de la crème of London's experimental music and avant-garde performance scenes. Curated by Milo Thesiger-Meacham.
With new premises secured this year, Resonance is currently fund-raising to equip their broadcast studio near London Bridge - and to stay afloat in this difficult time for the arts. From its new base Resonance FM offers London 100+ regular weekly broadcasts of a staggeringly wide-ranging kind, while the free-from alternative to the alternative that is Resonance EXTRA reaches out on small-scale DAB to Brighton & Hove, Cambridge, London and Norwich. Both stations attract listeners worldwide by the web - over 700,000 last year in over 100 countries. This grassroots global phenomenon relies on its outstanding pool of volunteer broadcasters: their gratis contributions to freedom of expression have garnered Resonance the prestigious Gold Award as Audio UK's "Network of the Year" for two years running.
Luca George's playful, humorous and performative work explores narratives that situate romanticism and myth within the everyday. Across sculpture, installation, video, drawing, writing and performance he incorporates themes of authenticity, authorship, collective anxiety and the uncanny. Alongside his physical practice his deliberately misleading use of Instagram serves as a constant reminder that things are not always as they seem online. His work has been exhibited and performed internationally at institutions including, Tate Britain, London; Milleu, Bern; Mischiefs, Stockholm; Gallery Gallery, Antwerp; Science Museum, London; Palazzo Fontana, Venice; CCA, Glasgow; Workplace Gallery, Gateshead.
Tom Hardwick-Allan scratches away at an array of surfaces in attempt to dislodge a framework through which something from another side might arise.
Neil Luck is a composer and artist based in the UK. His work often explores the pathos and interaction between live human performance and multimedia, and attempts to frame the act of music making as something curious, or weird, or useful, or spectacular in and of itself. Neil’s work takes a range of forms from music-theatre, to concert works, radio, public projects and recordings. Neil is the founder and director of the music-theatre ensemble ARCO; an experimental music-theatre company, based in London, making new work for diverse contexts and audiences. Neil performs with artist Jennifer Walshe in the duo WACK. Independently, he has also worked with and written for people and ensembles in the UK and abroad, and presented work at music venues, festivals, and galleries internationally including BBC Proms, Tate Modern, Venice Biennale, Tokyo Experimental Music Festival, Aarhus European Capital of Culture, MATA (New York), and the Palais de Tokyo (Paris).
Merlin Nova is sound, song and movement. Her work is conceptual and merges her music and theatrical background. At the moment she is asking questions and runs a play group for adults called the Players' Circle. Nova released her ‘creepy, funny and all out terrifying’ (The Wire) debut album BOO! (2020) and her energetic choral EP Big Heart, long time love (2021). She has worked with Slow Dance, NTS, Young Turks, Café Oto and BBC Radio 6 Late Junction and has performed across the UK and Europe.
Kevin Barthélemy is a French/Irish musician and artist based in London. His drumming seamlessly weaves intricate patterns that not only anchor the music but elevate it to atmospheric realms. His ability to craft atmospheres through the drum kit or through his stop motion animations set him apart. Kevin’s commitment to pushing artistic boundaries resonates, inviting audiences to engage with his creations on a different level. His projects include The Cool Greenhouse, Japanese Television, Wood, poor ringo and more.
Milo Thesiger-Meacham is an artist, composer, writer, performer and broadcaster. He has worked on solo and group projects for Tate Modern, The V&A Museum, the European Capital of Culture, the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, London and Paris Fashion Weeks, Radiophrenia, Cafe Oto, Iklectik, the European Poetry Festival, Waste Paper Opera, Tenement Press, Lewisham Arthouse, Radio Revolten, the IvyNODE/Tierra Vivente residency, Echoraeume and more. He is also artistic director of the arts radio stations Resonance FM and Resonance Extra.
Max Syedtollan is an artist/composer/researcher based in Glasgow.
Max’s pieces frequently combine music with text, video and performance. Besides this he also writes non-conceptual instrumental music and songs, working across idioms and short-circuiting composition with improvisational techniques. Max has been heard on BBC Radios 3, 4 and 6; at Britten Pears’s Festival of New, and while on residency at Rotterdam’s WORM. Since 2016 he has released a string of tapes on Glasgow’s GLARC label including 2021’s Four Assignments (and other pieces), a collaboration with Plus-Minus Ensemble. In 2023 he released a new album on 33-33, Disposables, exploring poetics of refusal. He is currently undertaking a PhD focusing on the history and practice of radiophonic composition. is an artist/composer/researcher based in Glasgow.
Max’s pieces frequently combine music with text, video and performance. Besides this he also writes non-conceptual instrumental music and songs, working across idioms and short-circuiting composition with improvisational techniques. Max has been heard on BBC Radios 3, 4 and 6; at Britten Pears’s Festival of New, and while on residency at Rotterdam’s WORM. Since 2016 he has released a string of tapes on Glasgow’s GLARC label including 2021’s Four Assignments (and other pieces), a collaboration with Plus-Minus Ensemble. In 2023 he released a new album on 33-33, Disposables, exploring poetics of refusal. He is currently undertaking a PhD focusing on the history and practice of radiophonic composition.
Aprigoat is the umbrella name for the multifaceted practice of Giulio Dal Lago (they/them). They combine masks, performance art and sound art to give birth to different characters and rituals that expose neglected aspects of everyday life, capitalism, hedonism and otherworldly realities. Their work activates everyday spaces, situations and actions through interventions on their sonic possibilities expanding the familiar to reach the fantastical.
Their solo and collaborative works have been showcased in galleries, squats and festivals internationally: IKLECTIK, London. Space Between, Nuremberg. Chiasmo Festival, Grottaglie. Pianeta Sonoro, Rome. Kolla Festival, Luxembourg. TAA, London.
Waste Paper Opera is an experimental research and performance art collective, founded in Birmingham in 2012 and based in London.
Their current project, Free to Choose is a metaverse animation and live performance work in collaboration with Bahar Noorizadeh, has been screened at Singapore Art Museum, Taipei Biennale, and Beirut Art Center, and live performances have been mounted at Iklectik, and Media Lab Matadero, Madrid. Dead Cat Bounce: an oratorio about finance and catastrophe, developed in collaboration with Gary Zhexi Zhang, was premiered at Somerset House, and is touring in 2024.