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Month: September, 2013

Langham Research Centre

 

Don’t miss the Langham Research Centre – Britain’s leading musique concrète performing group – performing a selection of Cage’s rarely heard electronic works using obsolete analogue devices. And, with Peter Blegvad they’ll give the UK premiere of Eschatology, a radiophonic exploration of endings and decay.

The programme will include:

John Cage: Variations I (1958), Cartridge Music (1960)
Langham Research Centre & Peter Blegvad: Eschatology (2013)

Cafe Oto – Wednesday 2 October 2013

Related Links

Langhamresearch.co.uk

Cafe Oto

Object Trouvé

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Lost Sound
(John Smith & collaboration with Graeme Miller 1998-2001) 
28 mins, Colour. Sound. Video

 

Experimental filmmaker John Smith set out with sound artist Graeme Miller and found, here and there, pieces of magnetic tape, along the street, tangled in a tree or waving from a lamppost. Combining the sound retrieved from each piece of tape with images of the place where it was found. What do the sound fragments tell us about the context in which they were found?

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The work explores the potential of chance, creating portraits of particular places by building formal, narrative and musical connections between images and sounds linked by the random discovery of the tape samples. A sociological quest, a lighthearted form of situationalism and a simple exercise in the art of the object trouvé.

Film extract & more information

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