Thursday 25 August 2016, 8pm
Félicia Atkinson is a French artist and an avant musician who has been composing music under her own name and the moniker Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier since 2004 and released records and tapes on different labels such as Shelter Press, NNA, Umor Rex, Home Normal, Aguirre, Spekk, Peak Oil. Her latest solo record, A readymade ceremony (Shelter Press 2015) was well welcomed by Fact, Pitchfork, Thumb, Spin, The Wire Magazine. She recently made a collaborative effort with musician Jefre Cantu Ledesma (Comme Un Seul Narcisse, Shelter Press 2016).
Her music is composed of concrete music, asmr voices, electronics, field recordings, improvisation with guitar and piano, abstract distortions and infra basses.
Felicia Atkinson has been playing in Europe, Japan, Mexico, Canada and USA from museums (MCA of Chicago, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, MOCA Geffen In LA), to music venues and music festivals (Rewire in Den Hague, Novas Frequencias in Rio de Janeiro, Borderline festival in Athens, Soy Festival, Villette Sonique, …) and strange places (the cactus house in the Palmengarten in Frankfurt, an old temple near Hiroshima, “Etants Donnés ” by Marcel Duchamp at the Kunstpalast in Dusseldorf…). She toured and opened lately with various bands such as Sun Araw, Gabriel Saloman, Grouper, or High Wolf.
She is also the co-pilot of the label and publishing house Shelter Press.
Left Hand Cuts off the Right (Robbie Judkins) is an outlet for exploratory methods and composition. He plays with bent electronics, East African instrumentation, pianos, hand percussion, field recordings, loops and effects. The sounds are of otherworldliness, twinkling twitchings, habitual drones, crackling rhythms and oddities directing you, transfixed, through the won- derment.
Robbie will be performing a live version of Desired Place alongside Conny Prantera (The Seer, Moon-Ra) who will be providing live visuals for the work. Desired Place was created using electric piano, loops and effects after an attempted suicide in 2014. It focuses on a dark period of my life; yet allows for a feeling of calm, hope and optimism. Minimal tone clusters were chosen and expanded for four individual parts that were looped and mixed live. Creating simple, repetitive and focused sound works was a welcome distraction from destructive and spiralling thought patterns at the time.
His work has been featured in the Wire magazine, NTS radio, Barbican, Chelsea College of Arts and Design, Resonance FM and at the University of Central Lancashire. Robbie is also the creator of Animal Sounds (Resonance FM), a member of punk noise group, Casual Sect and far out space-noise clan, Ghost Fang.
“Robbie Judkins seems to specialise in sounds that stick to my face and get caught in my hair. I feel smothered and unclean within the tangle of viscous electronics and mouldy tape samples, picking bits of static and drone out of my scalp, inhaling flecks of synthesiser every time I breathe in. Where other musicians carve out space in the stereo field for each sound to move freely, Judkins pushes the noises closer together – moist electronics ooze as they press into the sides of distorted loops, wriggling and squirming in a bid for breathing room.” – Jack Chutter, ATTN:Magazine
R Elizabeth is the side project of London based artist Rachael Finney. Although connected to her studio practice R Elizabeth sees the artist exploring her interest in magnetic tape and voice from a different point of entry. Working somewhere between experimental electronics and pop music R Elizabeth often creates melodic hooks via a combination of tape collage and repetitive organ, layering low placed vocals that aim to present a continuous chorus.
Previous releases include ‘Mirror’ on Cazenove and last year saw the release of ‘Season on Error’ onWhere To Now? 2017 will bring a new album out on Home Normal.