Thank you Walk the Plank and Morag Rose (Loiterers Resistance Movement) 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 and for everyone else who facilitated activities as part of the wider arts trail.
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 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…
FLUFF is back for a third time!!!!
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:
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.
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!
My latest alto radio show is now archived on Soundcloud.
This show is a blend of recent internet finds, sonic rediscoveries and recommendations by friends, including some dub, glitch, piano, hip hop and drone, interspersed with some nice danceable electronica.
The tracks played are:
Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou: The Homeless Wanderer
snd: h. A3 – 3
Leila: Underwaters (one for keni)
Loraine James: Change
Lee Gamble: M25 Echo
Kae Tempest: Keep Moving Don’t Move
Burial and Four Tet: Moth
Burial: Stolen Dog
Lee Gamble: Razor
Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou: The Story of the Wind
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.
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:
The Sweet Enoughs: Marshmallow
Yasuaki Shimizu: 美しき天然
Blood Orange: Sutphin Boulevard
Fabrizio Paterlini: All My Joy, All My Pain
Tirzah: No Romance
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.