Joint gig with raaz in Germany

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

alto radio Sonic Journey #012

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.

Listen here.

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)

FLUFF #4

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…

‘A Walk 1’ presented at Audire Conference in Portugal

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.

Art School Live Festival 2022 Festival

I really enjoyed playing a DJ set at the Art School Live Festival 2022 next Friday from 6-8 pm with proceeds going to Brighter Sound.

My DJ set was a sonic journey through idiosyncratic beats by left-field electronica producers who think beyond genre, driven by a passion for sound and a sense of adventure.

Thank you for everyone who came down with special thanks to Evan for pulling this wonderful festival together and to Anna and Timmy for the pictures.

alto radio Sonic Journey #011

My latest alto radio show is now archived on Soundcloud.

This Sonic Journey is an eerie, uncanny and spooky affair, an invitation to dream and drift, to think and float.

The tracks played are:

Kate NV: Grass in the Woods

Rival Consoles: Monster

Kelly Lee Owens: Anadlu

Yann Tiersen: 11 5 18 2 5 18

foodman: Hikari

Mira Calix: rightclick

The Soft Pink Truth: We

Meitei: Nami

Giant Claw: Mir-Cam Startup

Rival Consoles: Outline of a Distant Memory

Kelly Lee Owens: Sonic 8

Day Out at Drinkies

Thank you Walk the Plank and Morag Rose for a magical Day Out at Drinkies last Saturday. I started my Soundtrail activity in a hidden corner in the forest before moving up to the field. The instructions were to explore the Irwell trail through sound, draw a soundmap and reflect on one’s sonic experience. Thank you to everyone who collectively drew the soundmap with me!

The White Hotel

Thank you Reneta aka solofemaleraver for booking me as support act for the wonderful 食品まつりa.k.aFOODMAN. It was a dream come true to play at The White Hotel and I believe we created a nice flow from my ambient start to my more beatdriven tracks before foodman taking off like a rocket in his insane live set. It was just right. Shout out to Phantom Limb Touring, Hyperdub Records and to the Music Venue Trust and their #mvtfightback campaign.

Thank you Ashley Garrod for this review: “Let’s talk support! Industries; acres of electronic space, sparse textures, a soundtrack for introspection. Atmosphere was the name of the game, and while the soothing hiss of his compositions doesn’t lend itself to my music graduate brain’s desire for excessive analysis, it was most enjoyable none-the-less, a fitting preparation for what was to come.”. Read the full review here.

Thank you as well Daniel Tsourekas for another great review – I loved your description of my music!

Pictures by Reneta aka solofemaleraver.

FLUFF # 3

FLUFF #3 was a full success! Congratulations to my FLUFF partner in crime Norrisette who curated the event. I feel so honoured that we have set up this night together to both give a platform for our electronic music and to provide a stage for other queer electronic music producers. Fuel Café Bar become a home for FLUFF and Lee Parry has been providing great sound support for all our events so far. I feel so grateful that so many people have turned up to every FLUFF so far and I cannot believe the talent that has graced our stage. Yesterday we had three first time gigs by incredibly talented acts: Fraz Ireland and their experimental sound art set with lots of surprising samples and tons of humour, Neonshe’s invigorating j pop, and sexwithmadonna’s atmospheric, wild and erotic performance. And then of course there was Nortisette’s joyful set with special guest Rosé Gold. I will organise FLUFF #4 so watch this space…