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May 2017
Free

Artist Talk – Chagall

May 8 @ 18:30 - 21:30
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Chagall is a London-based, Dutch electronic music producer, songwriter and vocalist who has been using the gestural mi.mu gloves interface since early 2015. Her performances are a physical manifestation of her electronic music productions, using the movement of her body to directly render the music live to audiences. During an intensive R&D project at Somerset House and Westminster University she will work with a team of artists to further explore the interaction between music, technology, choreography, visuals and lights and…

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Artist Talk – Nonclassical with Tom Richards and George Percy

May 15 @ 18:30 - 21:30
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Nonclassical are a label and club night that put on classical music well outside of its traditional context. Bypassing classical venues and concert halls, Nonclassical present live classical music alongside live electronic music and DJs in pubs and clubs around London. The collective consists of a number of performers and ensembles who play at the nights and release recorded music through Nonclassical as a label. Tom Richards, a member of the collective and artist in his own right, will be…

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June 2017
Free

Artist Talk – Martin & Lucia of SM-LL

June 26 @ 18:30 - 21:30
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Martin Thompson and Lucia H Chung run the label SM-LL. Martin makes music under the name Pokk! And Typeface, and Lucia as en creux. Together they produce under the name Reloc. Both their music and label share a minimal, reductionist aesthetic. There is never excess, no clutter. A single musical phrase may be extrapolated over a whole 12”, given far more attention and space than it’d receive elsewhere. No one else is giving music space to breath like this. Lucia…

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July 2017
Free

Artist Talk – CRISAP Panel with Jennifer Lucy Allan, Kevin Logan and Mark Peter Wright

July 3 @ 18:30 - 21:30
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Join us for a panel on sonic art practices with CRISAP members Jennifer Lucy Allan, Mark Peter Wright and Kevin Logan. Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) is a research centre of the University of the Arts London dedicated to the exploration of the rich complexities of sound as an artistic practice. Jennifer Lucy Allan is a writer and researcher looking at the links between sound, weather and landscape. Jennifer co-runs the label Arc Light Editions, and has hosted shows on…

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Artist Talk – Bishi

July 17 @ 18:30 - 21:30
Somerset House Studios, New Wing, Room G16, Entrance via Lancaster Place, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Musician, Artist, Multimedia Performer and Curator, Bishi was born in London of Bengali heritage. Bishi received musical training in both Hindustani and Western Classical styles, including study of the sitar under Gaurav Mazumdar a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar. She has recorded two albums , with long time collaborator Matthew Hardern: Albion Voice and Nights at The Circus. Her live performances explore interactive multimedia and video projection. Bishi has co-founded WITCiH: The Women in Technology Creative Industries Hub, an umbrella…

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September 2017
Free

Artist Talk – Anna Meredith

September 4 @ 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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Anna Meredith is a composer and musician. She uses a mix of electronic and acoustic instruments and is frequently referred to as being “genre-defying” or “uncategorisable.” Her music sits somewhere between classical, techno, rock and pop. One of her recent projects, Anno, embodied this indefinability. Here she collaborated with The Scottish Ensemble to combine electronic music with a classical rendition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. We’ve invited Anna to talk about her approach and methods when it comes to making music,…

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October 2017
Free

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
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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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