Monday 11 April 2016, 8pm
Three-day residency curated by Basque artist, Mattin. Working mostly with noise and improvisation, Mattin has over 70 releases on numerous international labels and has collaborated with the likes of Tony Conrad, Taku Sugimoto, Oren Ambarchi, Junko and Bruce Russell. He has also written about improvisation, free software and against the notion of intellectual property.
MONDAY 11 APRIL
NOISE, EPISTEMOLOGY AND ABJECTION
Inigo Wilkins and Cecile Malaspina: conversation on noise and epistemology
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“Over the last ten or so years, harsh noise wall (HNW) has become a significant – if still acutely liminal – genre. Its practitioners take the bludgeoning angular discordancy of harsh noise and extend it ad infinitum to long, unflinchingly monolithic slabs, or 'walls' of static noise, interference, grumbling drones and crackling acoustic growls. In the face of a mainstream culture which fleetingly breezes between fashions, trends and popular celebs, Perrot is refreshingly militant. In his influential VOMIR project, he is on the side of withdrawal, isolation, immersion in indistinct, challenging noise that often pushes the boundaries of listenability.” – The Quietus
Inigo Wilkins recently completed his doctoral thesis, entitled ‘Irreversible Noise: The Rationalisation of Randomness and the Fetishisation of Indeterminacy’, at the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is co-director of the online journal Glass Bead (http://www.glass-bead.org). He has some work online here:https://irreversiblenoise.wordpress.com/