Rebeca Glover & Fritha Jenkins
Johannes de Silentio
Iklectik Art Lab presents SEF Sonic Electronics Festival
4.1 Sound system Live Music
Rebeca Glover & Fritha Jenkins / Vera Bremerton / Bioni Samp / Tony Morton / Johannes de Silentio
18:30 - 19:00 Doors
19:00 – 19:40 Rebeca Glover & Fritha Jenkins
19:40 – 20:20 Vera Bremerton
20:20 – 21:00 Bioni Samp
21:00 – 21:40 Tony Morton
21:40 – 22:00 Johannes de Silentio
Rebecca Glover & Fritha Jenkins
Awkward flows to alternative stories.
An improvisation for Iklectic by Rebecca Glover and Fritha Jenkins.
4 channels with sound, objects and microphones.
Rebecca Glover and Fritha Jenkins collaborative work spans performance, sculpture, sound and education. They have performed together at Pump House Gallery, Chisenhale Dance Space, APT, Florence Trust, Diaspore Project Space, ASC gallery, and have presented their collaborative radio piece at Project Radio, Leeds.
Their most recent collaborative project Sounding Objects was commissioned by Pump House Gallery.
Rebecca has recently presented work at York Art Gallery, with Contrechamps (Geneva), with Kammer Klang and Abstruct at Cafe Oto, KIOSK and De Bijloke Muziekcentruum (Ghent).
Fritha has presented work at Supernormal Festival, Artsadmin, Modern Art Oxford and Guest Projects. (UK)
As an electronic music producer and seasonal beekeeper. I was inspired to learn more about bee frequencies and make a creative work that incorporated these bee frequencies in the hope of raising awareness about bees and their increasingly fragile ecology system.
My music experiments are with with stereo / binaural sounds, producing recordings and performing live with extreme stereo processing, using mainly home made equipment and field recordings.
Grainyl is a new body of improvised electronic music by sound artist Tony James Morton. Each piece is entirely constructed, in real-time, with samples taken directly from vinyl records. Inspired by techniques that were instrumental in the development of hip-hop music, the work combines prerecorded samples from existing compositions to create an altogether new piece of music. However, Grainyl pushes the boundaries of sampled based music into new territory, exploring modern digital techniques and methods. The work is centred around a custom built sampling instrument entirely created with Max/MSP.
This instrument uses granular synthesis to create new textures from the recorded source, allowing for new sonic exploration. Performed live, the project manifests itself as a conceptual “DJ set.” Records are chosen, exactly how a DJ would, but instead of being played in traditional form the resulting audio becomes a reinterpretation of the original recordings.
Tony James Morton is a musician, composer and sound artist whose work focuses on real-time systems aesthetics. These systems created have rules and structures, but
within the confines of these boundaries there is enough room for improvisation, chance and probability. This allows for a different interpretation each time, creating
unique experiences of sound. His work has been displayed and performed at; OXO Tower Bargehouse (London, UK), IKLECTIK (London, UK), BEAST FEaST 2016/2017 (Birmingham, UK) and Studio 47 (Amsterdam, Netherlands).
Johannes de Silentio
A very immersive drone ambient noise performance, as a deep listening exercise. It’s created from manipulating tapes, pitch, effects and analog synthesis, playing mainly with sinusoidal waves and LFO oscillators.
Shak Benavides, personality of the Barcelona underground since the 90s, as past spiritual co-founder of Wah Wah Records, her dj sessions for more than two decades, and owner of an online radio station called TeslaFM.net, focused in experimental and sound art.
Johannes de Silentio is a pseudonym under she works, (also known as Lucius Works Here since 2004).
Her works always breathe a halo of intimate electronics, and in her latest album, with minimal arrangements, silences and subtle noises, it is deducible that she was attracted to build under the premise of ambient drone noise, where she develops her tendency in a more limited way.
The work is entitled “If not, winter” inspired by the book by Anne Carson where she collects the only fragments of poems by the Greek musician and poet Sappho (630BC).
Part of SEF Sonic Electronics Festival
Borns with the need to create a place where to combine DIGITAL ARTS with ANALOGUE DEVICES and it is interested in showing processes of technological evolution.
Within computation the term DIGITAL, and its contrary, ANALOGUE, are frequently used to denote the difference between a numerical-digital and a physical model and help to separate out theoretical abstract computation from any particular concrete computational, and thus material, iteration.
So, SEF has as a reference the use of CODE as an original TECHNOLOGY for making MUSIC. It enjoys the DIY and HANDMADE spirit which ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, CODERS, MAKERS & HACKERS share. The activity fosters a community of tool DEVELOPERS and creative PRACTITIONERS interested in supporting creative practice through DIGITAL and ANALOGUE tools.
The festival also opens to OS / OH practices in a counter-laboratory and participatory process.
SEF will present an EXHIBITION, WORKSHOPS, TALKS, CONCERTS, a PUBLICATION and a RECORD.
With the collaboration of Iklectik Art LAB, SEF will set for many days as an experiment that shows an exhibition, workshops and concerts. With this hybrid format, SEF wants to increase the audience experience and make them participant.
The Festival collaborates together with Chalton Gallery to present new media art exhibition, with interactive works, AV installations and the most advanced technologies in music with PD, and the use of open software.
SEF also counts with the participation of POPklik, a London based collective in charge of the creative visual communication of the festival.
Claude Heiland-Allen, musician and software developer, is supporting the development of the festival and gives support as well as technical and aesthetic advice.
SEF is curated by Laura Netz, curator, artist, and director of EAM elektronische-art-and-music, a curatorial agency and record label, altogether with a network of collaborators and artists who support and facilitate the event.