4th July: Music Hackspace Performance Night

Music Hackspace Peformance Night.
Performances by Steve Beresford, Simon Longo, Dr Benway , Ewa Justka and
Tasos Stamou

Where: Troyganic Café, 132 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DY

When: 4th July 2013, 7.30pm

SIMON LONGO as Dithernoise’s live AV set

Duration: 30 minutes

Simon Longo is a sound composer and video artist (as Dithernoise) whose
work includes time based audiovisual media and installation art, exploring
concepts and ideas linked to science and perception.

Simon’s work is inspired through electronica, dance, ambient, digital and
organic aesthetics to create interdisciplinary art with reference to
neurosciences and exploring the interconnection between sound and vision



Duration: 20 minutes

Dr. Benway is operating in an auditorium filled with students: “Now, boys,
you won’t see this operation performed very often and there’s a reason for
that…. You see it has absolutely no medical value. No one knows what the
purpose of it originally was or if it had a purpose at all. Personally I
think it was a pure artistic creation from the beginning. Just as a bull
fighter with his skill and knowledge extricates himself from danger he has
himself invoked, so in this operation the surgeon deliberately endangers
his patient, and then, with incredible speed and celerity, rescues him
from death at the last possible split second…. Did any of you ever see Dr.
Tetrazzini perform? I say perform advisedly because his operations were
performances. He would start by throwing a scalpel across the room into
the patient and then make his entrance like a ballet dancer. His speed was
incredible: ‘I don’t give them time to die,’ he would say. Tumors put him
in a frenzy of rage. ‘Fucking undisciplined cells!’ he would snarl,
advancing on the tumor like a knife-fighter.”



Duration: 15- 20 minutes

Internationally known as a free improviser on piano and electronics, Steve
Beresford has also composed scores for feature films and music for various
TV shows and commercials.

Steve has worked with hundreds of musicians, including Derek Bailey, The
Slits, Han Bennink, Christine Tobin, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Alan
Hacker, Ray Davies, Ilan Volkov, Christian Marclay, David Toop, Najma
Akhtar, Evan Parker, Adrian Sherwood, The Flying Lizards, Otomo Yoshihide
and John Zorn.

He plays with and conducts the London Improvisers Orchestra every month.
He also regularly collaborates with musicians such as Elaine Mitchener,
John Butcher, Satoko Fukuda and Shabaka Hutchings, playing at venues like
Café Oto in Dalston, London.

Beresford has an extensive discography. Recent releases include a quartet
convened by saxophonist Evan Parker – ‘Foxes Fox’ – (which includes
drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo, bassist John Edwards and guest Kenny Wheeler
on trumpet) and new solo recordings on CD and cassette, following up
1980’s ‘Bath of Surprise’. He is also producing a series of CDs of
material from the archives of guitarist Derek Bailey.


EWA JUSTKA performing The Ultimate Sonic Fla(e)sh

Duration: 20 minutes

Ewa Justka is a polish electronic artist based in London.
In her artistic work Ewa attempts to explore the concept of physicality of
objects through creation of an instant interactions between them.

The Ultimate Sonic Fla(e)sh live act is a direct link between audience and
performer through synchronization of flashing, radiant lights and raw,
industrial sound. It is an audiovisual experience – the listener is
surrounded by shifting lights creating harsh, disorganized sound. Ewa uses
electrical network: hardware, electronic circuits: DIY photoresistor-gated
oscillators and solar panel (the loudness of noise depends largely on the
specific photoresistor and capacitor; when the flashlight hits the
photoresistor – the sound is triggered), and an electromagnetic pick-up;
pulsing, desynchronized lights, lasers, fire – everything which is a
source of glare and builds cacophonic, bizarre rhythms, ear-splitting
volume, a broad spectrum of peculiar timbres and a structure that builds
intensity through sheer repetition.



Duration 20-30 minutes

Tasos Stamou is a sound artist involved in electroacoustic composition and
improvised music, currently based in London. During the past few years he
explored and utilized several different mediums of original sonic creation
into various recordings and performances; arrangements with self-modified
sound toys and found objects, electroacoustic equipment (analogue
synthesizer, DIY electronics, computer applications), vivid sonic
performance and sound installations. Mostly as a multi-instrumentalist of
free-improvised music he has presented live sets in solo projects and in
collaboration with other experimentalists and improvisers (the London
Improvisers Orchestra, Evan Parker, Adam Bohman, Valerio Tricoli, Kuupuu &
Lau Nau, Terry Day, Adachi Tomomi) around venues and festivals for
innovative music. Since 2008 he runs “kukuruku recordings”, an independent
label for ephemeral exploratory sound works. He is currently running a
workshop series for circuit bending/ hacking toys for experimental sound


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