Sonic Waterloo

  • We are proud to present an evening of performances with Pascal Savy, Merkaba Macabre, Howlround & Janek Schaefer. Part of the SONIC Waterloo sound art festival. | £10 otd / £7 adv | Buy tickets: Pascal Savy // Pascal Savy is a French musician who lives and works in London. He creates organic ambient and drone music as a way to reflect on erosion, transition and decay. He utilizes tones, textures, micro-melodies and noise to explore atmospheres rather than narratives. His work often combines acoustic and electronic sources generated from field-recordings, pick-ups, tape loops, feedback, synthesisers or home made electronics. He is also a contributor to online magazine Fluid Radio. Steven McInerney // Steven McInerney is an Australian born multi-disciplinary artist living in London. His sound based practice encompasses field recordings, sound synthesis, and generative electronic music which aims to explore aspects of duality channelled through vibrational expression. McInerney is the founder of Psyché Tropes, an audiovisual label focusing on the synaesthetic intersections between sound and its visual counterpart. Howlround // First coming to prominence with hugely-acclaimed 2012 LP The Ghosts Of Bush, Howlround have now expanded to a sextet (four machines, two people) and create recordings and performances entirely from manipulating natural acoustic sounds on vintage reel-to-reel tape machines, with additional reverb or electronic effects strictly forbidden – a process that has seen their work compared to William Basinski, Philip Jeck, Morton Feldman and even the sculptures of Rachel Whiteread. Janek Schaefer // Janek Schaefer is a sound artist, entertainer and professor who originally studied architecture at the Royal College of Art. It was there that he worked with Brian Eno and Artangel, creating “Recorded Delivery”, in 1995, and discovered how important sound is in perceiving space, and place. His foundsound concerts and installations explore the spatial, social and emotional qualities that sound can communicate, through the twisting of old and new technology. The context of each idea is central to its development and resolution, often exploring themes of appropriation, accident, & alteration. The Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool exhibited a Retrospective of his career in 2009. He is represented by the Agency gallery, London, and is Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes Sonic Art Research Unit. He lives and works in Walton-on-Thames. Supported by the Arts Council England. Curated by IKLECTIK & Unpredictable Series.
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