Short video snippet of the set by Experimental Sonic Machines
@ The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design (CASS), London Metropolitan University on 04 May 2017
### EVENT INFO ###
Thursday 4 May 2017
The Sir John Cass Faculty Of Art, Architecture & Design, Whitechapel High Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 7PF
5-9pm free entry
A ‘Weird Garden’ evening of original sound & visual art, curated by Raisa Watkiss BA Fine Art CASS. She is bringing to London the legendary & on-going alternative sound & visual series of events called Weird Garden, which started in Lincoln in September 2012, plus Lincoln Tape Club, which started in October 2013. Recordings, slides & films from Lincoln Tape Club will be played & shown during the evening. This will be the 50th Weird Garden.
The artists playing are:
EXPERIMENTAL SONIC MACHINES
TAPE NOISE + LAUGH MOTEL
Experimental Sonic Machines is Peter K Rollings from Lincoln. He baffled the judges on Britain’s Got Talent in 2016 with his Experimental Sonic Machines. He makes most of them from scrap materials & some are solar powered. ESM started in 2010 with abstract sounds at open mics, & has developed greatly since, now with electro-mechanical music machines playing basslines & rhythms. In his shows he metamorphoses into beings seeming to be from other worlds & times.
raxil4 is multi disciplinary sound and sculptural artist Andrew Page, specialising in analogue electronic dronescapes. He is active on the London sound art, improv and noise scenes & further afield, recently playing in a cave in Italy.
Tape Noise is from Lincoln. He uses synth, flute, guitar, vocals, tapes & more, to create spoken word & sounds exploring themes of economy & society & environment, & beyond these to more abstract atmospheres, emanating from his sonic novel The $ell & other works. He will be collaborating again tonight with Laugh Motel.
Laugh Motel is Dominic Carlsson from Lincoln. Dominic uses Casio keyboards, a loop pedal, circuit-bent toys & other devices to create music that shows the influence of 80s synth pop, yet having its own unique, quirky style.
Grey Frequency is the ambient music project of audio & visual artist Gavin Morrow from Nottingham. Through the manipulation of found sounds & field recordings he explores themes of memory, folklore & modern mythology. Soundscapes are crafted using audio cassettes, tape players & effects pedals, creating an atmospheric blend of lo-fi ambient textures, dense drones & abstract musical passages.
Yumah is Lucy Morrow from Nottingham. She creates enchanting vocal soundscapes summoning the ghosts of lost highways, abandoned buildings and endless horizons, beautiful & hypnotic.
The Weird Garden events were started by Dex who plays under the stagename Tape Noise. “I put the nights on to promote the Noise scene and give folk a chance to play”. It’s to do with his ‘The $ell’ story – hence the idea of Weird Garden, a ‘weed garden’ of less-commercially orientated plants and flora, symbolising art that some may consider to be quite peculiar..
(above links were checked and confirmed alive on 12th May 2017)
Experimental Sonic Machines @ Weird Garden on Tour, London – 04 May 2017