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“Relay has existed online since early 2008 and will have its first physical existence for DEAF09 as an installation at FilmBase. There are 8 Relay works so far, from Chequerboard, Jimmy Behan, Loscil, Hulk, Polly Fibre, Pierre Bastien, Bibio and Sunken Foal. Each piece will have it’s own listening station so the listener can move from one response to the next, following the threads of the conversation.”
Duration: Oct 22nd – 31st, 11am – 8pm daily
Venue: Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Launch night: Thursday Oct 29th : 6pm – 9pm
Live performances from Polly Fibre & Hulk. Admission 5 euro
Shtax: A Homecoming is a new documentary concert film starring musician Aindrias De Staic. The film features a live performance of the show Around the World on 80 Quid by Aindrias, interspersed with cut-away footage and interviews with music from the first two Jimmy Behan albums.
The film was directed by John Murphy and produced by Paul Murphy and Aindrias for Merchants Gate Films, and will be premiered at this years Galway Film Fleadh on Thursday 9th July from 9:00pm to 10:45pm.
“SOMMEIL: A CONCERT FOR SLEEP, beginning at 10:00 pm on Saturday April 11th and ending at 7:00 am on Sunday April 12th at the Antenna Gallery, New Orleans.
$15 including breakfast. All participants are asked to provide their own sleeping bag and pillow.”
An audio contribution by Jimmy Behan will feature among another eighty or so artists in the soundtrack to a sleep concert curated by Tanner Menard. The concert, based on an original idea by Robert Rich, will have 9 hours of uninterrupted music made up of the remixed contributions collected through an open call for submissions. The audio contributions will later be made freely available in some form under a creative commons license by Experimedia. These releases will in some way reflect how the contributions were presented at the live sleep concert.
“The first hour or two will be slightly more active than the rest, but soon the music will drop away into slow foggy textures and strange ambient sounds. At low volumes, these textures can blend into your acoustic environment, creating a sort of sonic dislocation, a re-focusing of your perceptions. You can use the sound texture as a way to focus your attention onto images that arise out of your half-sleeping mind. In the transitions between sleep and wake, hypnogogic images may become intensified and more vivid. You may also become more aware of dreams, and you can observe the different layers of perception as you teeter on the edge of consciousness…” (Robert Rich)
Download press release (.pdf)
Follow developments at Tanner’s blog here.
Above is a clip from the performance of FrammentAzioni, which featured an excerpt from the piece Ghost of a Bird. The one hour performance was set to 60 audio pieces (each a minute long) from various composers and musicians, including Antye Greie (AGF), Michael Roth, Junya Oikawa and many others.
Dancers are Roberto Cocconi & Luca Zampar. Real time visuals: Andrea Toffolini. Video director: Vittorio Vella. Video editor: Vincent Vega.
“The selected compositions will be played continuously in sequence at a concert during the Contemporanea Festival in October in Udine (Italy) and broadcast from Taukay Web Radio, the first Italian web radio station dedicated entirely to contemporary music.
A video recording of the concert is also scheduled. Over the sequence, the dance company “Arearea” will present an expressly dedicated choreography.
The idea underlying this project has a broad international perspective. It is based on the idea that brief “fragments” of sound can be edited together to accompany movements, “actions”, in a continuum where chance is able to construct a fascinating audio-visual sequence.
Using the internet, artists were asked to send pieces of no more than 60 seconds in length to Taukay Edizioni Musicali, in order to participate in a kind of collective musical composition.
The time limit was a substantial challenge for the participants, calling for an essential nature which required complete control of the sonic events in the search for the heart of the music.
The result is a phenomenal and multi-faceted compositional whole, made up of 61 compositions chosen from 716 works submitted from 34 countries, to which the contemporary dance company “Arearea” has added the expression of movement.”
The full 1 hour video of the performance can be downloaded for free from here.
Ghost of a Bird excerpt: