Date(s) - 01/06/2019
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Iklectik Art Lab presents SEF Sonic Electronics Festival
International Live AV Performance
Chris Speed / Blanca Regina / Alessandra Eramo / Slow Slow Loris
19:30 – 20:00 Doors
20:00 – 20:40 Chris Speed
20:40 – 21:20 Blanca Regina
21:20 – 22:00 Alessandra Eramo
22:00 – 22:30 Slow Slow Loris
Chris Speed is a London based audio-visual artist and daily graphics programmer. His creative practice explores deconstruction as a tool for expression through circuit bent devices, degaussed videotape and code. Computer music is the other main passion in his life, being an experienced VJ for many international labels and collectives. He is currently studying a master’s degree in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Chris proposal is for an iterative 10-15 minute AV piece performed at The Glove that Fits in Hackney, Sister Midnight Records in Deptford and for an upcoming show at the Amersham Arms on March 19th. This performance entitled Soniscope is a technological experiment to encode visuals into music which can be viewed on analogue or
digital oscilloscopes. Chris uses a Microsoft Kinect to 3D scan objects such as skulls and mannequin heads then sonified the process into sound using an openFrameworks based
application called OsciStudio. This is used in combination with a Kaoss Pad and guitar pedals to make Noise/ Techno /Drum & Bass.
Blanca is an artist, teacher and curator based in London. Her research and practice is heterogeneous and encompass expanded cinema, free improvisation, graphic and moving image, photography and performance art. She has performed with various artists, including Terry Day, Leafcutter John, Beresford and Matthias Kispert and curated a number of events and installations in London and internationally.
In her “Solo for Voice and Electronics” Alessandra Eramo creates a collage of hypnotic soundscapes and voices to move beyond sound into more visceral layers of poetic expression. Beat-boxing, tongueclicking, screeching, hissing – in an immersive performance, Eramo explores trance-like states in singing – Her extended voice forms abstract sounds, crude noise, fragmented words, and unknown languages, interweaving a dynamic use of analog electronic instruments and pre-recorded sonic material. In reference to sound poetry, the performance is both an acoustic and physical experience, like a spiritual exercise shared with the audience.
Alessandra Eramo performs her new composition “Tracing South” released in April 2019 on LP on Corvo Records. A sonic enchantment where polyphonic singing, repetition, dissonance and overtones are pushing the listener out of the comfort zone. Reflecting on the Mediterranean Sea as a human and spiritual dimension, but now also as a vast and silent migrant cemetery, Eramo’s work oscillates between the caress of tender melodies and the brutal energy of noise eruptions. Kindly supported by Musikfonds. Promotion of Contemporary Music. German Ministry of Culture and Media.
Alessandra Eramo (*1982 Taranto, Italy) is a Berlin-based sound artist and vocalist. She works with performance and other media such as installation, video, text, drawing and intervention in the public space, exploring latent acoustic territories of the human voice and Noise as socio-political matter. She has exhibited and performed widely at festivals and institutions including: Liminaria/Manifesta12 Palermo, 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Tempo Reale Festival Florence, Heroines of Sound Festival Berlin, Tsonami Festival de Arte Sonoro Chile, PACT Zollverein Essen, Roulette New York, Audiorama Stockholm, Italian Pavilion in the World/54th Venice Biennale. Alongside her solo work, she has collaborated with many acclaimed composers, choreographers, artists and poets a.o.: Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo, Zorka Wollny, Brandon LaBelle, Noha Ramadan, Ines Lechleitner, Doug Van Nort, SJ Fowler, Gabriel Dharmoo, Irena Tomažin, Tomomi Adachi, Seiji Morimoto, and Marta Zapparoli.
Slow Slow Loris
Slow Slow Loris use voice and electronics to search for the intersections where melody meets noise, emotional meets avant-garde, feminine meets industrial, non-rhythm meets accuracy, and raw meets craft. They released their first album, From Monster till Mourning on Staaltape, their second one, Of Heroes in Helium on Cloister Recordings, and are looking forward to the upcoming release of their third album, Outside the Royal Room. They have toured in western and eastern Europe, Russia and the USA.
“The animal slow loris is an endangered species. It is believed to be the gatekeepers for the heavens and is used in traditional medicine to ward off evil, but a slow loris is continually seeing ghosts, that is why it hides its face in its hands.”
Part of SEF Sonic Electronics Festival
Borns with the need to create a place where to combine DIGITAL ARTS with ANALOGUE DEVICES and it is interested in showing processes of technological evolution.
Within computation the term DIGITAL, and its contrary, ANALOGUE, are frequently used to denote the difference between a numerical-digital and a physical model and help to separate out theoretical abstract computation from any particular concrete computational, and thus material, iteration.
So, SEF has as a reference the use of CODE as an original TECHNOLOGY for making MUSIC. It enjoys the DIY and HANDMADE spirit which ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, CODERS, MAKERS & HACKERS share. The activity fosters a community of tool DEVELOPERS and creative PRACTITIONERS interested in supporting creative practice through DIGITAL and ANALOGUE tools.
The festival also opens to OS / OH practices in a counter-laboratory and participatory process.
SEF will present an EXHIBITION, WORKSHOPS, TALKS, CONCERTS, a PUBLICATION and a RECORD.
With the collaboration of Iklectik Art LAB, SEF will set for many days as an experiment that shows an exhibition, workshops and concerts. With this hybrid format, SEF wants to increase the audience experience and make them participant.
The Festival collaborates together with Chalton Gallery to present new media art exhibition, with interactive works, AV installations and the most advanced technologies in music with PD, and the use of open software.
SEF also counts with the participation of POPklik, a London based collective in charge of the creative visual communication of the festival.
Claude Heiland-Allen, musician and software developer, is supporting the development of the festival and gives support as well as technical and aesthetic advice.
SEF is curated by Laura Netz, curator, artist, and director of EAM elektronische-art-and-music, a curatorial agency and record label, altogether with a network of collaborators and artists who support and facilitate the event.