Thursday 6 July 2017, 7.30pm, OTO Project Space

OTO PROJECT SPACE: Black as pitch! presents Ritualtronics - Episode 1

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Simone Salvatici:
Symphonic Gongs / Synthesizers
Simone Salvatici is an Italian, London based, multi-instrumentalist, composer and performer and sound practitioner whose music has been often associated with the, Minimalist, Ambient Drone genre.
Co-former of Clorinde and subsequently Polbrone, his projects are characterized by the disclosing of contrasting elements such as movement and stillness, acoustic and processed sounds, melodies rising out of the drones and return to them, activation and contemplation, resulting in a fragile balance between two polarities continuously evolving.

Jose Macabra
Jose Macabra is an inimitable Live artist . His presence at any event is sure to raise temperatures and provide a memorable experience. Specialising in “Teknoise”and "Electronic Ritual", expect Jose’s sets to rock a venue to its foundations, whilst always favouring audio innovation over safer territory. His magnetic stage presence and professional attitude ensure repeat bookings that have followed him throughout his career.
A Spanish native, Jose moved to London to study Sound Design at London College Of Communications. It was here he was introduced to the city’s vibrant electronic scene. As a result he’s played at countless underground parties, but his popularity has seen him take his sound “overground” across Europe, touching down in techno institutions. He’s had residencies at legendary parties and is held in high regard by promoters throughout the continent. He has been an integral part of the teams behind nights such as Behind Bars and Antagony.
Deviance is at the heart of everything Jose does. And "everything he does" turns out to be quite a lot. You see Jose is not only extremely talented but also something of a Renaissance man: as well as his storming club sets, he's also a performance artist, sound designer, improvised noise creator, producer and a beguiling solo live act. It’s this interest in performance that’s seen Jose receive commissions for galleries, artist collaborations and more, with his work performed in art establishment venues including The Barbican, Tate Modern , BFI and The Photographer’s Gallery. Works involving Jose’s sound design have toured major festivals in Madrid, Berlin, Athens, Brussels, Milan, Barcelona and other cultural centres.

Solo project of the percussionist and drummer from Sardinia Island, Nicola Serra. A mixture of ritualistic percussions, blackened tribal, raw techno and power electronics.

Guy Harries
Guy Harries is a composer, sound artist and performer, working with electronics, acoustic instruments, voice and multimedia. His music releases include solo work and collaborations with the POW Ensemble, Meira Asher and Yumi Hara on the labels X-OR, Sub Rosa, Editorium Edizioni and Migro. His multimedia works include: Stereo Dogs (2002), Nocturnaround (2004) and Imaginary Friends (2008), and the chamber operas Jasser (tour throughout Holland in 2006/07) and Two Caravans (2010/13 winner of the Flourish New Opera Prize and produced by Kameroperahuis NL and OperaUpClose London). He has also created a number of participatory audiovisual installations, including 'Shadowgraphs' (2009 - Stephen Lawrence Gallery) and 'Erotolalia' (2011 - Prince Charles Cinema). In 2012 he founded the Live Hazard collective with illustrator Valerie Pezeron. The collective explores the interdisciplinary links between drawing and sonic performance, and has organised a number of large-scale events in the UK. Guy completed a PhD in Electroacoustic Performance at City University and is a Senior Lecturer in music at UEL and Trinity Laban Conservatoire. His research explores the use of live electronics in music with a focus on dramaturgy, the performative and audience participation. He will be performing compositions taken from his recent solo album ’Fault Line' album, released by the label Sombre Soniks. The album combines analog synths, field recordings and live instruments into industrial noise drone soundscapes.

Curated by Nicola Serra