Thursday 9 January 2020, 7.30pm
SOLO:DUO:TRIO is a night of performances bringing together a wide variety of musicians and artists. Each show features a solo, a duo, and a trio performance where performers are invited to present something new or play with a person they haven’t played with before. SOLO:DUO:TRIO ran as a monthly series from 2016-2018 in the OTO Project Space, now it returns in 2020 for 5 more shows throughout the year at Cafe OTO.
Lucia H Chung is an electronic sound artist based in London. She performs and releases music under the alias ‘en creux’ whose sound creation springs from her view on the medium of sound as preposition. Sound as preposition, expresses a relation between two elements. Without preposition, a clause will not form and a relation will not take place. Yet, at the same time, the role of preposition is also affected and determined by the two elements that it connects.
‘...similar to Ryoji Ikeda’s formidable, stone-wall electronics: ruthlessly precise and undeniably physical. Cleansing blasts of sub and clipping static are oddly calming despite their force.’ - Stray Landings
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.
Iris Garrelfs works on the cusp of music, art and sociology across improvised performance, multi-channel installation and fixed media projects. Iris was one of the first UK artists to combine voice with digital processing and still often uses voice as raw material, which she transmutes into machine noises, choral works or pulverised “into granules of electroacoustic babble and glitch, generating animated dialogues between innate human expressiveness and the overt artifice of digital processing” as the Wire Magazine put it.
She is interested in modes of listening as a way of connecting to the world. As a result she often works with site, not just as investigations of the geographical, historic or sociological aspects of each locality, but also as poetic evocations of presence on the one hand and presence within a space or situation on the other.
Her work has been included in major institutions worldwide, for example Tate Britain, National Gallery, Royal Academy Of Arts London, Visiones Sonores Mexico, Palazzo delle Esposizioni Rome, MC Gallery New York. Residencies have included Grizedale Art, Institute of Modern Art Celje (Slovenia), Onassis Cultural Centre Athens.
Public talks and seminars include The Bodleian Library’s Centre for Digital Scholarship, ICA London (UK), Oxford (UK), a performance lecture at Cycling74’s Max Connect session, Keynote at the Field Studies master class series, Metropolitan University (UK).
Luciano Maggiore (Palermo 1980) lives and works in London.
Active musician in the field of electroacoustic music, in recent years he has developed a strong interest in the mechanisms of sound diffusion, using speakers and several analogue and digital devices (walkmans, CD players, tape recorders) as principal instruments. His interest is focused on the architectural and psychoacoustic as well as dynamic and directional values of sound with a strong emphasis on fixed sounds.
His works are published by Balloon & Needle, Boring Machines, Consumer Waste, Hideous Replica, Palustre, Senufo editions, 1000Füssler, Triscele Registrazioni and Tulip records.
Louie Rice: Electronic and acoustic systems - utilising the physicality of the medium, signal chain and spatial context to create disruptive audio, performance and installation.
Rubén Patiño (Barcelona, 1979) is a Berlin-based artist working in the field of Electronic Music & Fine Arts while exploring the limits of concert, public event and installation. He has published releases oin labels such as Anòmia, Free Software Series and Alku amongst others and has upcoming records on Anòmia, Ge-Stell and HyperMedium.
He is part of N.M.O. a rolling computerized ceremonial aerobics unit that together with percussionist Morten J Olsen. operates in a hybrid territory between club music, performance and inventive forms of sound spatialisation. Rubén Patiño has also collaborated with Arnau Sala aka Exoteric Continent and with Roc Jiménez de Cisneros as a rare occasional EVOL member and in Super-boredom, a series of multi-channel audio pieces that uses an extremely rigid temporal structure. This occasion would be one of the first appearances as LAG OS a project based on the idea of generating sounds from a mysterious swamp that moves in between viscous mud, watery abstract landscapes and acidic tonalities.