Tuesday 10 September 2019, 7.30pm

SOUND MATTER – ANDIE BROWN / SHARON GAL / MARK WASTELL / LUIGI MARINO

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What is the mass of sound? How much space does it occupy?
Without matter there is no sound, but sound is not the matter that carries it.

Sound Matter brings together four unique performers.
The concert presents various perspectives and instrumentations, focusing on different materials for music and sound creation; exploring improvisation and highlighting collaboration as a process of offering and sharing.

Andie Brown / glass, electronics
Sharon Gal / voice, electronics, piano, objects
Luigi Marino / zarb, bowed cymbals, electronics
Mark Wastell / tam-tam, gongs, cymbals, objects

Andie Brown

Andie Brown is a musician, artist, maker and researcher who began her music career as a bass player during her teens. In 2007 Andie began performing and recording as a solo artist under the name These Feathers Have Plumes which saw her begin an experimentation with glass and electronics.

In 2016 Andie began to work with sound installation which is now the focus of her practice. In 2019 Andie was one of six recipients of the annual PRSF Oram Awards. Since 2017 Andie has been working on a practiced based PhD at the CeReNeM, University of Huddersfield.

Andie Brown by Dawid Laskowski

Sharon Gal

Sharon Gal is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, vocalist and composer, specialising in free improvisation and participatory, collaborative compositions.

She works with voice, electronics, various instruments, field recordings, found audio & video; exploring presence, listening, embodiment, and the relationship between people, sound and space.

Sharon performs solo and in many collaborations including: David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton, Charles Hayward, Andie Brown, Yoni Silver, Sue Lynch, Blanca Regina, Anat Ben David and Lina Lapelyte.

Since 2007 she has been directing a series of large group, site specific compositions, inviting musicians and non-musicians to take part.

Past performances include The V&A, Science Museum, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern & Tate Britain, MACBA, and Colour Out Of Space, Borealis, Supernormal, Supersonic and TUSK festivals.

Sharon's music was released by many labels, including five solo albums and various collaborations.

Her new experimental work, Etudes, a collection of text & colour scores and propositions, presented as a deck of 78 cards, was published in 2021.

https://www.sharon-gal.com/

Mark Wastell

Mark Wastell has been active as a musician since 1995, making his initial concerts with the trio IST featuring Rhodri Davies and Simon H. Fell. He has performed and recorded extensively and has collaborated with the likes of Derek Bailey, John Butcher, Evan Parker, Lasse Marhaug, John Tilbury, Mattin, Mark Sanders, Tony Conrad, Tim Barnes, Bernhard Günter, Keith Rowe, John Zorn, Peter Kowald, Joachim Nordwall, Otomo Yoshihide, Burkhard Beins, Paul Dunmall, David Toop, Alan Wilkinson, Max Eastley, Hugh Davies, Julie Tippetts and David Sylvian. Mark also runs the Confront Recordings record label.

Luigi Marino

Luigi Marino is a musician based in London. His recent work has focused on interactive networks able to display relationships between an extemporary performer-driven source and a computer, with particular attention to how intuitive decisions can profoundly affect pre-existing conditions. He is also an active improvisor performing on both electronic media and percussion, especially zarb and bowed custom cymbals.

He holds a BA in arts and philosophy from University of Rome Tor Vergata, and an MFA in electronic music from Mills College, where he worked as teaching assistant for John Bischoff and Chris Brown. Among his teachers Roscoe Mitchell, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, James Fei, William Winant. He studied zarb with Mohssen Kasirossafar. He is currently pursuing a joint PhD at University of Birmingham and De Montfort University.

His music has been presented at festivals such as the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Intonal Festival (Malmö), Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Acousmatic for the People (Malmö), BEAST FEaST (Birmingham), ICMC (Athens), Sincronie (Milan). He perfrormed at venues such as Rainforest World Music Festival (Kuching, Malaysia), Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (Rome), Auditorium Parco Della Musica (Rome), Cafe Oto (London), Iklectik (London), Sacred Realism (Berlin), Spektrum (Berlin), Sowieso (Berlin), IEM (Graz), Offene Ohren (Munich), Interpenetration (Graz), Rhiz (Vienna), WIM (Zurich), ImprovvisaMente (Lodi), Teatro Ca' Foscari (Venice), Spazio O' (Milan).

http://www.luigimarino.net/