Philip Jeck and BJNilsen will perform a specially commissioned collaborative piece in Suffolk this Saturday.
The event is being curated by the Faster Than Sound group, who after holding a few singular events, have now secured funding to continue the project in a freshly expanded form until at least 2012. Specially selected artists will hold week-long residencies at Hoffman and take part in educational programmes as well as holding their own special commissions.
The latest bunch to be invited to take part are the Touch label, which has been on the forefront of avant-garde electronic music since its beginnings as an audio/visual publishing company in the early '80s. The work which is due to be performed on Saturday goes under the name of The Suffolk Symphony, which is titled as such due to the sampling methodology that will be used in preparation for the concert. Touch artists Philip Jeck, Philip Marshall and BJNilsen have teamed up with label co-founders Jon Wozencroft and Mike Harding, and are already working hard to prepare audio and visual source material gained from the county for the show. (You can check their progress at the official Suffolk Symphony site.)