FLUFFmas aka FLUFF #6 was a success — thank you Queer Coda for their beautiful synth driven music, Cyberia for gracing the stage delivering their first ever performance, Tea Fannie for her immense talent and stage presence and coming all the way from Canada (thanks Lavender for making it happen), Rodney for their experimental bespoke sonic experience and Oorya for casting a magical spell on us. Special thanks to Lee, our sound engineer for the last year. Thanks to everyone who keeps coming back and the new faces we see every time. We will see you next year!
Thank you Jamie Birkett for asking me to play at the second Music & Sound @ SODA gig.
These pictures were taken at BLEEP – the first electronic open mic party by Manchester Electronic Collective at The Peer Hat a few weeks ago – thank you for having me!
Thank you Norrisette for asking me to deejay after your beautiful Metal Hotel EP launch headline gig at Aatma with Drivers FC and Pedro Pedro Pedro— it was a joy!
Photographs by Gabriel Camargo.
I recently went to Germany to see family and friends and I played a joint gig with my sister Sonja (performing as raaz). We played our own material, one hour each, on a late hot Summer night, a Friday, at Terminus in Saarbrücken — thank you Geoffrey for letting us play there, our sister Marina for helping with organising the gig and Sonja for leading on the sound engineering. We went from ambient to full blown techno and even the police came towards the end, ha! Thank you for everyone that came down, especially the ones that heard about it through word of mouth — it was so nice seeing old and new friends supporting us.
Photographs by Fotostudio SB / Stefan Bernarding-Fotografie
This Sonic Journey is an exploration of improvised music, electroacoustic and synthetic percussion and dance music, ranging from eerie and moody to hyper and uplifting.
It is also be my last show with alto radio — it’s been an absolute pleasure being part of alto, but after 12 shows it is time for me to focus more on writing new music. Thank you for letting me be part of your team!
The tracks played are:
Industries: Air (Live Version)
Adam Fairhall: Mechanica (Live)
Flange Circus: Great Divisions
David Birchall: Play As Parable
foodman: Percussion Oyaji
raaz: somebody’s out there?
TOM VR: VCF Freq
Daniel Avery feat. Kelly Lee Owens & HAAi: Chaos Energy
HAAi and Jon Hopkins: Baby, We’re Ascending
HAAi and Obi Franky: Purple Jelly Disc
Kate Bush: Aerial (excerpt)
I’m thrilled to announce that my spooky remix for Flowers Of Evil ‘s excellent track ‘Mop The Flower’ feat. Maria Uzor is out now! It is part of their MIX THE FLOOR EP; the others remixes are by Super Market and Party Police. Listen here.
FLUFF #4 was such a joy! Thank you Indigo Jung for your beautiful ambient DJ set, congratulations to Niamh for her first stunning live performance with Lavender (who also had their first performance at FLUFF #2), cheers Ethereal & The Elevated and Flowers Of Evil for their captivating performances! The first picture is taken by me during my headline set as I wanted to capture the incredible audience that was so engaging and encouraging — it was also nice to see familiar faces of some wonderful people who came to previous FLUFFs. I’m so happy Norrisette and I set up this night and created a space for experimenting, presenting, collaborating (there’s some collaborations of FLUFF performers to be released soon…) and celebrating! The next FLUFF will be curated by Norrisette and will take place in September… Watch this space…
It was a pleasure participating in the Audire Conference (Sound Experiences: Memory, Creativity and Participation) in Braga, Portugal. I was especially excited that curator Cláudia Martinho selected ‘A Walk 1’ by me and Nevsky Perspective. as part of the ‘listening room’ and that I got listen to and meet Brandon LaBelle, one of my favourite sound researchers/artists. Overall, the programme was varied, ranging from paper presentations to sound installations, performances, workshops and film screenings. ‘A Walk 1’ can be listened to on Bandcamp and Spotify.