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Date: Friday 16th September, doors open 18.30
Venue: Cafe Oto - Project Space, located just around the corner from Cafe OTO at 1-7 Ashwin Street - E8 3DL
Produced by: Sound and Music in partnership with Music Hackspace

Tickets: The event is free but registration is essential >> Book here

Leslie Deere and Jack James, our Sound and Music Embedded composers-in-residence will present a showcase of their work developed during their 16 month residencies in a one-off event at Cafe Oto project space.

Taking inspiration from their time at Music Hackspace, both composers will present a snapshot of their diverse work exploring conceptual representations of musical composition, the audio-visual experience of music making and the aesthetics of audio-visual technology.

The evening will be introduced by former Music Hackspace Embedded Composer in Residence Tim Murray-Browne (Cave of Sounds).


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Instructions to The Oval Car Park

Drawing from a period of social research into the locality surrounding Music Hackspace's home in Containerville during 2015, Jack James presents his text-based-score Instructions to The Oval Car Park.

Through a performance lecture Jack will explore his use of compositional narrative to document ad hoc social conventions used to navigate The Oval in Bethnal Green, London as an informal car park.

When parking on The Oval, drivers park each other in and leave their mobile phone number on the car dashboard. Upon receiving calls, drivers leave nearby workplaces to let each other out, with cars moving and re parking periodically each day.




Modern Conjuring for Amateurs

Taking its title from the eponymous book by J.C. Cannell, a popular guide to learning tricks, conjuring and ventriloquism, Deere’s performance will combine her performing arts dance background with her sonic arts training, as she creates a shared experience, conjuring up sound and visuals with gesture.

She will control sound and image through gesture, by way of Kinect camera and bespoke software. Drones, chimes, noise, field recordings, found audio, sounds from CERN and the Quantizer Sonification Project combine to create a lilting minimal evocative work.

Leslie Deere (photo by Marie Volognes)


Event details

Venue: Cafe Oto Project Space // 1-7 Ashwin Street - E8 3DL

Time: Doors @ 6.30pm // Event @ 7 - 9pm

Tickets: The event is free but registration is essential >> Book here


About the composers

About Leslie Deere

Leslie Deere is a London based artist. She holds a BA Honours degree in Sonic Art under Hugh Davies at Middlesex University and an MA in Communication Art & Design (Acoustic Images pathway) under Jon Wozencroft of Touch Records from the Royal College of Art. Commissions include sound installations for Kew Gardens, SoundUK and London Fashion Week.

About Jack James

Jack James is an artist interested in events, happenings and the role of technology and media. His practice includes installation, performance and interventions within public space; often featuring domestic technologies, positioned to explore their relationship with people.Jack is part of thickear, with whom he initiated the Data and Ethics Working Group at ICT & Art Connect 2013 (Brussels) leading to a string of European engagements.Past appearances include opening SPILL 2012, Monomania, BEAM Festival, Wysing Arts Centre and Barbican Centre.

During his recent residency with Metal in Peterborough Jack received support from Arts Council England to create Temporary Local Broadcast.


About Embedded

Embedded is a Sound and Music composer and creative-artist development programme. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the PRS for Music Foundation, Embedded places a selection of composers from a range of disciplines into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations.


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The Music Hackspace programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.



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