Tuesday 31 January 2017, 7.30pm
Great to have musician, songwriter, composer, producer and Derek Jarman collaborator, Simon Fisher Turner back at OTO! Tonight he performs alongside London-based composer and turntablist, Shiva Feshareki.
“Simon Fisher Turner is an indelibly cool individual, having partied with Bowie at Haddon Hall, befriended Salvador Dali and Amanda Leer, scored Derek Jarman's films and fashioned a niche for himself playing a stream of sensitive Victorian men in 1970s television. His soundtracks, steeped in experimental collages of found and Foley sounds and teetering on the precipice of archive fever pitch, occupy an eternal bequest to create space rather than fill it” – The Quietus
“My mum was a rally driver and Dad a spy and submariner. I was a bad teen actor, and a bad teen singer. Then a gardener and even a van driver for Adam and the Ants. I met Derek Jarman. > Life changes. Lots of extraordinary films and musical adventures led me through work with Mike Hodges, Michael Almareyda, dead Jean Genet, and David Lynch and then even more dead directors.
This past year or two I’ve been working mainly in one way or another with Klara Lewis and Rainier Lericolais. We play live to “A Symphony of a great City” about Berlin, shot in 1927 by Rudolph Ruttmann. I travel to Japan for work, and Berlin. Twice a month I release for two weeks only new collages, or compilations of music/sounds. This is Guerrilla Audio and is found through Touch 33. After two weeks the sound files are deleted. Too bad.
I have a new vinyl LP out called “Giraffe”. Lovely animal, and it’s on Editions Mego. Released February 10 th . Most days though I just drive the kids to school and cook, clean and hoover, which gives me five hours of free time to listen to music and work at home on the floor, table, or stairs. I’m 62 now and we don’t have a pet. My eyesight isn’t so good, but my hearing is OK. I play lots of instruments badly, but not the violin and I’m not a technical person at all either. Generally I’m confused and can’t help the kids with homework. I’m not a painter, but wish I was. Peace.”
Shiva Feshareki (b. 1987) is a London-based composer and turntablist working closely with the physicality of sound. With electronics, she focuses on sound-manipulation and sampling, as well as analogue and bespoke electrics that generate 'real' and pure sounds of electricity. With acoustics, she is concerned with the interaction of tone, orchestration, texture, movement and space. Since 2013, Shiva works mainly as a collaborative composer, and uses deep improvisation, explorations into different disciplines, or chance events, to create her collaborative teams. She also presents a show on NTS Radio titled NEW FORMS, which re-imagines music and sounds from any genre into a new form, using turntable manipulation. www.facebook.com/shivafeshareki