Improv, drone and noise recordings from the fifth OSG open workshop at The Penthouse, an artist led project space in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, 11th April 2013. Participants were Debbie Sharp, Rosanne Robertson, Gary Fisher, Coryn Smethurst, Louise Woodcock, Rose Niland and Graham Dunning.
A series of five acoustic improvisations, responding to different aspects of the Eternal Drone. Recorded live for the Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone radio show on NTS Live, February 2013.
Samkhmem are performers of the Sacred Eternal Drone – a perpetual vibration that has always been and will always continue. This is both a performance fiction and a genuine proposition, without contradiction.
Samekhmem protect the Ark of Silence, the source of un-sound that creates space for the Sacred Eternal Drone to flow continuously through time.
By participating in the sacrament, a rite of separation, the congregation enter into the collective mystery of the Sacred Eternal Drone. Samekhmem offer a meditative environment for the audience’s inner journey, before words, before music.
New live recording from Ryan Jordan, live at the Drone Planes Over Westfield event in London, March 2013. Intense improvised noise using Collins CMOS synths, stroboscopes, lasers, germanium, audio samples, smoke, mixer.
C.Reider & C.Hodges – Four Improvisations
C.Reider and C.Hodges live in Northern Colorado in the United States. Here the duo create flowing improvised pieces using various electronic and acoustic objects: small sounds, drone and gentle echoes.
Stereo Surrealist, aka Alexx O’Shea, is a collector of instruments and a maker of noises who is interested in many kinds of music. Based in Manchester, she is a regular performer on the free improv scene using various electronic and acoustic instruments.
“Both these tracks were created on a Casio SK-5; for Shelduck all the sounds were created with the magic of circuit bending. Violet Light just uses lots of effects pedals (distortion, delay, phaser, flanger, pitch shift).”
Open Sound Group – Tape Music
The fourth Open Sound Group event was held at Elevator Gallery, Hackney Wick on 16th September 2012 and featured seven artists and musicians experimenting with analogue tape. This release documents recordings from the event.
Participants: Daniel Adeyemi, Melanie Clifford, Graham Dunning, Emily Evans, Gary Fisher, Henry Holmes, Simon Reuben White.
Many thanks to Melanie Clifford for the first set of photos, the remainder were taken by Graham Dunning. Audio documentation will be made available soon.