Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7.30pm

STEREO SPASMS FESTIVAL: Aine O'Dwyer & Graham Lambkin perform Unheimlich Schon (1971) + Ashley Paul, Matana Roberts & Yoni Silver performs Et tournent les Sons dans la Garrigue (1977)

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AINE O'DWYER & GRAHAM LAMBKIN
Unheimlich Schön (Very Beautiful, 1971)

— 20 minutes
Stereo magnetic tape
Production: Hörspiel S.W.F., Baden-Baden (in German)
CD Metamkine, KCD008 — 1993

“How does a young woman breathe when her mind is elsewhere...” – Luc Ferrari

ASHLEY PAUL, MATANA ROBERTS & YONI SILVER

Et tournent les Sons dans la Garrigue  (September 1977)

And turn the Sounds in the Scrubland

 

Reflection on the writing No. 1

This piece of music is a proposal more than a composition.

It is about the communication between the musicians who choose to carry it out or “to invent it”.

What is proposed is a score of intentions or of sound desires, a tape indicating musical matters and a shape as well as general ideas that must give a direction.

I found some sentences written at the time of work and which seem me to locate without too much specifying the intentions of this composition and to put the musicians in a psychological climate incitant them to imagination:

“… These last summers, I made prolonged stations in the scrubland of Corbières. I dozed there without really sleeping during the hot hours of the day. This half-sleep (or the abandonment of the conscience in the first degree) impregnated me with this place with which I entered in complicity. An silence inhabited of small more or less defined sounds, perfumes of lavender and thyme, the hardness of the stones and thistles, air moving in the pine needles whose noise evokes that of the caresses on the curves of a large body.

(“What have you made today?” I was asked, and I answered, “I worked in the scrubland”)

The soft and violent scrubland of complex and unspecified sensuality located its universe in difference with the remainder of the landscape, I recognized its time suspended as forms and durations of gestures of love… “

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Áine O'Dwyer

Áine O'Dwyer, (b. Co.Limerick, Ireland) lives and works between Ireland and the UK. She graduated from the Limerick School of Art and Design in 2006 and the Slade School of Art in 2011. She creates live and recorded events which embrace the broader aesthetics of sound and its relationship to environment, time, audience and structure. The notion of a holding space as-extension-of-instrument is a cornerstone of her artistic investigation and the crux of her live performances. Her most recent live works include Civil Twilight (Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh 2017),  Down at Beasty Rock (CCA, Glasgow 2017), Poems for Daedalus (Daedalus street, Athens 2018) and Pianowalk (Novas Frequências, Rio de Janeiro 2018). Notable releases include Music for Church Cleaners, Beast diaries, Locusts, Gegeinschein, Gallarais and Poems for play which was released on her publishing imprint Cloch

https://aineodwyer.bandcamp.com/

Graham Lambkin

Graham Lambkin is a multidisciplinary artist based in Upstate New York, who first came to prominence in the early 90′s through the formation of his music group The Shadow Ring. Combining a D.I.Y. post-punk ethic with folk music, cracked electronics, and surreal wordplay, The Shadow Ring created a unique hybrid sound that set them apart from their peers and continues to show as an influence today.

Following the dissolution of The Shadow Ring Lambkin embarked on a series of striking and highly original solo releases, including Salmon Run (2007) and Amateur Doubles (2012), a critically acclaimed trilogy with experimental tape musician Jason Lescalleet: The Breadwinner (2007), Air Supply (2010) and Photographs (2013), and Making A (2013) a collaboration with renowned table-top guitarist and founding member of the AMM group, Keith Rowe. His latest release, Schwarze Riesenfalter sees Lambkin paired with Wandelweiser composer Michael Pisaro in a musical reimagining for the texts of Georg Trakl.

Lambkin also curates the Kye label, which, since it's conception in 2001 has published audio work by contemporary artists such as Vanessa Rossetto, Malcolm Goldstein, and Joe McPhee, as well as archival collections from the likes of Henning Christiansen, Moniek Darge and Anton Heyboer.

Lambkin’s reputation as a visual artist came into focus during the 1990′s, designing record sleeves, t-shirts, posters/flyers for a slew of underground labels and bands including The Dead C, Harry Pussy, and Double Leopards. His playful combination of figurative and abstract elements lend Lambkin’s work a jarring, dreamlike quality, placing childlike totems against a darker adult undercurrent. Five books of Lambkin’s art/text have been published to date: Unfocused Hands (2004), Dumb Answer To Miracles (2009), Dripping Junk (2010) Millows (2012), and most recently Came To Call Mine (2014) a sumptuous collection of illutration and prose for children. To date Lambkin has had his artwork exhibited in three solo shows: Came To Mine at Audio Visual Arts, NYC (2014), Marble On The Rot, at 356 Mission Gallery, Los Angeles (2015), and most recently Moon blows close at Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany.

Lambkin is has just released his fifth solo LP/2CD Community (Kye / Erstwhile) this Oct, and is working on a collaborative project with Tokyo-based conceptual artist Taku Unami for 2017.

Ashley Paul

Ashley Paul is an American performer and composer based in London. She uses an array of instruments including saxophone, clarinet, voice, guitar, bells and percussion, mixing disparate elements to create a colorful palate of sound that works its way into her intuitive songs; free forming, introverted melodies. This blend manifests beautiful and simple musical forms against acoustic experimentation.

Ashley has performed or recorded with Phill Niblock, Rashad Becker, Nik Colk Void, Loren Connors, Heatsick, Aki Onda, C. Spencer Yeh, Anthony Coleman, Bass Clef, Joe Maneri, Joe Morris, Seijiro Murayama, Greg Kelley, Bill Nace and Eli Keszler appearing on such labels as Important, PAN, ESP-DISK’ and Tzadik. She received a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in 2007.