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.
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.
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
Mira Calix: rightclick
The Soft Pink Truth: We
Giant Claw: Mir-Cam Startup
Rival Consoles: Outline of a Distant Memory
Kelly Lee Owens: Sonic 8