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October 2017
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Artist Talk – Kacper Ziemianin’s LightSeq

October 9 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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LightSeq is an award-winning DIY instrument and performance system for live electronic music. It allows users to program any sequence of lights which are then translated into sound. This combination opens up a lot of possibilities for controlling, structuring and interacting with sound. This instrument tries to addresses an issue of ‚liveness‘ of electronic music performance. How does the audience know if the performance is really live? How can we relate to the actions that the musicians are taking onstage? In…

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Artist Talk & Performance – Maria Chavez

October 16 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Born in Lima, Peru, Maria Chávez is an abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ. Accidents, coincidence and failures are themes that unite her sound sculptures, installations and other works with her solo turntable performance practice. Maria will be performing a solo turntable show, followed by Q&A from the audience and the chance to try out Maria's methods yourself. Maria is the author of OF TECHNIQUE: Chance Procedures on Turntable, a book of essays and illustrations that guide the novice turntablist…

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Artist Talk – Tom White

October 30 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Tom White is a London-based artist. His multidisciplinary practice spreads across sound, moving image, installation and live performance. Past projects include commissions from South London Gallery, Radiophrenia, Arnolfini, LUX Moving image, MK Gallery & Spill Festival of Performance. He won the British Composer Award 2014 (Sonic Art) for Public Address, commissioned by South London Gallery. For this talk he will touch on various strands of his work such as collaboration, performance, process and curating the Apologies in Advance series, founded…

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November 2017
Free

Herstories: Rewriting Music History Edit-a-thon

November 6 @ 18:30 - 20:30
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Join Music Hackspace and Sound and Music at this free edit-a-thon event, raising the profile of women in the British Music Collection – the UK’s national archive for new music - as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. The British Music Collection is a constantly growing resource, but still not representative of UK society, and this needs to change! Come and join us, chat and make new friends, celebrate women composers and sound artists who should be featured and help us…

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Artist Talk – Ray Lee

November 20 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Ray Lee is an award-winning sound artist and composer. He creates spinning, whirling, and pendulous sound installations and performances that explore “circles of ether,” the invisible forces that surround us. His immersive and mesmerising works such as the world-wide hit Siren, Ethometric Museum and his monumental outdoor work Chorus aim to make contemporary music accessible and engaging for a wide audience. Siren toured the world with significant British Council support. Ethometric Museum won him the 2012 British Composer of the…

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Artist Talk – Tony Nwachukwu (CDR)

November 27 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Tony Nwachukwu is a prolific producer, Dj, lecturer and music consultant based in London. He is  founder of CDR the night of ideas and tracks in the making, an event and community where the main focus is on producers having a platform to listen to their own works in progress, carefully curated and weaved together by Tony throughout the night. Started in the early 2000s, CDR is an open, participatory club night, a co-production of its organisers and its attendees,…

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