Thursday 28th April
         
13:15 Talking Composers: Luc Ferrari SARC    
17:00 Talking Composers: Paulo Chagas SARC    
19:30 murmurists
Paulo Raposo
SARC    
22:00 Renzo Spiteri: Found Objects and Live-Electronics SARC    
         
         
         
  13:00    
  Talking Composers: Luc Ferrari
   
    Venue: SARC
Admission : FREE
   
       
       
       
A unique opportunity to talk to one of the most controversial and provocative pioneers of electronic music.

"I have carried out works, which lead more or less away from merely musical concerns. Some of them appeal to a junction between different branches of what could be one single tree. The problem is to try to express ideas, feelings, passing intuitions by different means and to observe everyday life in all its realities, whether they are social, psychological or sentimental. This might exteriorise itself in text form, in writing for instruments, in electroacoustic compositions, documentaries, movies, music theater and so on..." (Luc Ferrari)

     
         
       
 
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    17:00    
    Talking Composers: Paulo Chagas
    Interdisciplinary composition: video, laser and sound space
         
    Venue: SARC
Admission : FREE
   
         
         
         

In this seminar, Paulo Chagas will introduce some aspects of his interdisciplinary work involving video, laser, and sound installations. His approach can be considered as an extension of polyphony both in the relation to traditional forms - like opera - and the development of new environments for listening and experiencing of audiovisual media and performance.

 
         
       
 
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    19:30    
    murmurists
    Paulo Raposo
         
    Venue : SARC
Admission : £10/£6
   
         
         
         
Sometimes they call what they do dada radiophonics, sometimes classwar karaoke, always it is murmury. "murmurists" was formed in 2002 with artists, musicians, and writers who collaborate in live improvised music and sound works, film, text, painting, installation and environments. Around the nucleus of David Cunliffe and Anthony Donovan, "murmurists" improvise live in the expected sense, and make exhibitions and site-specific works as environments in which to perform, during which process and objects result. Their ouija board has six positions: J. Beuys, W.S. Burroughs, J. Cage, B. Hicks, S. Milligan, and J. Pastorius. They have a t-shirt with N. Roeg on, another with T. Miike, another with C. Morris, and another with P. Keiller. Argento and Cronenberg make them laugh; mainstream politics makes them cry. They like prog and punk. "For ourselves, we surrender to the wonder and vagaries of collaboration, come what may."

Paulo Raposo's work explores the inter-relationships between digital process and architectural space, the art of displacement and the act of listening, using computer and custom-built software to create abstract and delicate soundscapes. Since the late nineties, he started exploring intersections between sound and image taking advantage of the digital medium real-time possibilities, both in solo performances and collaborative work.

     
 
   
   
   
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      22:00
      Renzo Spiteri: Found Objects and Live-Electronics
      Renzo Spiteri - Found Objects and Percussion
      Michael Alcorn, Iain McCurdy - Live Electronics
           
    Venue : SARC
Admission : £6/£4
   
         
         
         

This programme explores the relationship between the resonance of found metal objects and live-electronic manipulation. The trio makes each performance unique by locally collecting instruments which range from everyday domestic objects to large scale industrial devices. Each object suggests its own percussive and electronic explorations. The sculptural array of instruments reflects the shape of the programme and creates an environment of unique visual and sonic possibilities. This performance was created during Renzo Spiteri's residency at SARC, in collaboration with Michael Alcorn, Iain McCurdy and Pedro Rebelo.

 

 
         
       
 
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