FLUFF #3 tonight

FLUFF is back for a third time!!!! 

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FLUFF is a night of queer electronica, live in Manchester, set up by Norrisette and Industries. This third instalment is curated by Norrisette. The night is a platform for queer electronic music producers to perform their music to a live audience (all welcome). The lineup for FLUFF #3 features:
fraz!!
NEONshe!!
sexwithmdonna!!
Norrisette with special guests!!
This will be a relaxed, social space where people can mingle and chat before, between and after the sets, meet friends, make new connections. There will be a bar on the night that also serves soft drinks. The event is free, but we suggest a donation of £4 on the door. Please speak to us if you want to get involved in future events.
Click here for the Facebook event.

White Hotel gig announcement

I am excited to announce that I will be supporting 食品まつりa.k.a foodman (released under Hyperdub Records) at the White Hotel on April 25th for the #Fightback charity event with proceeds going to the Music Venue Trust. The theme will be transcen:dance – letting body movements and music frequences elevate your soul… Expect music that transcends sonic barriers, ascending into abstract, dancing patterns… Thank you Phantom.Limbo and solofemaleraver for making this happen! You can access the Resident Advisor event page to buy tickets here. and the Facebook event can be found here. See you there!

Eastern Bloc gig announcement

I am very excited to announce that I will play at Eastern Bloc on Friday 4th of March at 8 pm ish. Here you can access the Facebook event and here you can see the Resident Advisor event.

I will present an hour long live set with lots of unreleased material, creating a sonic journey from ambient to techno.

The live set will be part of Hyper Violet’s debut event, a showcase of emerging local talent in Manchester across all genres of electronic music.

Thank you Sam the Bastard and Luke Daniels for having me. They will both play on the night, too, as well as Lemyn.

alto radio Sonic Journey #009

My latest alto radio show is now archived on Soundcloud.

This Sonic Journey is a blend of dreamy, eerie, haunting tracks and delicious beats, grooves and percussion, a bit sentimental but forward-facing.

The tracks played are:

Suicide: Cheree

The Sweet Enoughs: Marshmallow

Lone: Jaded

Plaid: Ralome

Yasuaki Shimizu: 美しき天然

Blood Orange: Sutphin Boulevard

Fabrizio Paterlini: All My Joy, All My Pain

Tirzah: No Romance

upsammy: Flutter

Mary Lattimore: Sometimes He’s In My Dreams

Max Cooper: Lovesong

Sarah Davachi: Play The Ghost

The Strokes: Call It Fate Call It Karma

Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Stay On It

Hope you enjoy!

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FLUFF # 2 announced

FLUFF is back with its second instalment! FLUFF is a night of queer electronica live in Manchester hailed by Norrisette and me. This second instalment of the event will organised and hosted by me. The night is a platform for queer electronic music producers in Manchester to perform their music to a live audience (all welcome). For this second instalment, the performers include Lavender, Gary Fisher, Phia Sky, Aleatrix and Industries. This will be a relaxed, social space where people can mingle and chat before, between and after the sets, meet friends, make new connections. There will be a bar on the night that also serves soft drinks. The event is free, but we suggest a donation of £3 on the door. Please speak to us if you want to get involved in future events. You can access the Facebook event here.

Voicing Manchester’s streets through soundmaps and psychogeography

Thank you MASSmcr for inviting me to present my PhD project as part of the ‘Digital Worlds: Music, Sound and Sonic Spaces’ webinar series. You can watch the recording of my talk above.

Abstract

Countersilence is a sound and media project which aims to express the relationship between the self and the city through a digital soundmap informed by psychogeography. The research questions asked are: How can soundmaps be used as creative digital medium to map personal narratives of the city? How can psychogeography be used as artistic strategy to express one’s relationship with the city? The project is based on ‘practice as research’ as the act of listening and understanding the relationship to place in an embodied subjective process. I will assemble a creative toolkit that will combine soundwalks, field recordings and electronic music as sonic practices, digital soundmaps as creative medium and psychogeography as artistic strategy. This creative toolkit will be tested and qualitatively evaluated through my reflective practice to critically examine how soundmaps and psychogeography can be used as creative tools to express the relationship between the self and the city.

Bio

Markus Hetheier is an electronic music producer, sound artist and doctoral researcher. When wearing his electronic music hat, he is performing under his stage name Industries that links the post-industrial past of his German hometown to Manchester. Here, he started producing and releasing his electronic music following his studies at the School of Electronic Music in 2018. His music explores and subverts musical structures and ranges from field recordings, distorted sounds to harmonic melodies and large beats. As a sound artist he has an interest in soundwalks and field recordings and collaborates across disciplines and media. His sound work ranges from sound art, audio-visual collaborations to workshops and podcasts. He recently started his practice-led PhD at the Manchester Metropolitan University where he is working on a sound and media project which will explore the relationship between the self and Manchester through soundmaps and psychogeography.

alto radio Sonic Journey #008

My latest alto radio show is now archived on Soundcloud.

This Sonic Journey will take you through ambient beats and strings, raw beats, dub(step), left-field electronica, a bit of hip hop and jazz, including local talent, new music and a couple of classics.

The tracks played are:

Holy Other: Bough Down / Boards of Canada: You Could Feel The Sky (Mash Up)

Ana Roxann: Camille

Clemency: Mantra Calm

Tirzah: Inside Out

Kanye West: Believe What I Say

Howes: DVR 16

Mary Lattimore: We Wave From Our Boats

Max Cooper: Repetition

Synkro: Presence

Matmos: Roses and Teeth for Ludwig Wittgenstein

Secret Night Gang: The Sun

Northworks: Keep Trying / Jon Hopkins: Sit Around the Fire (Mash Up)

Hope you enjoy!

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FLUFF: a night of queer electronica

FLUFF is a brand new night of queer electronica live in Manchester. The event is organised by Norrisette and me. We want to create a platform for queer electronic music producers in Manchester to perform their music to a live audience (all welcome). For this first instalment, we invite Dayzee Chain and CHAINES to perform alongside us. This will be a relaxed, social space where people can mingle and chat before, between and after the sets, meet friends, make new connections. There will be a bar on the night that also serves soft drinks. The event is free, but we suggest a donation of £3 on the door. Please speak to us if you want to get involved for future events. Click here to access the Facebook event.

As if radio.. broadcasting original A Walk jam

Tune into As if radio.. on the 1st of November from 9-10.20 am to listen to the unedited jam session for the A Walk EP by Nevsky Perspective and me. The jam will be part of a long ecological radio broadcast as part of COP26, Glasgow, 31st October – 12th November 2021. It will represent our lockdown walks and how to reconnect with our immediate surroundings through listening and music making. You will be listen to the broadcast live here.

PhD in process

I have not posted much about my practice-based PhD at the School of Digital Arts (SODA) within the Manchester Metropolitan University on here although you can see some updates on my socials. After my Summer break I came back to Manchester and set up my new studio space in the old Cornerhouse building. I also laid out my plan for Year 2 in which I will focus on exploring sonic practices (soundwalks, field record and electronic music), think about how to present the results through a digital soundmap and reflect on how this creative process expresses my relationship to Manchester through sound. This will feed into my work as electronic music producer and will therefore intersect with forthcoming music releases and mixes, so watch this space.