Virtual Music Events at Queen's returns with a Seminar by John Bowers Chaired by Prof. Paul Stapleton.
John Bowers (UK) is an artist-researcher with an academic background in the social and computing sciences, design, music and critical theory. As an improvising musician, he works with modular synthesisers, home-brew electronics, reconstructions of antique image and sound-making devices, self-made software, field recordings, esoteric sensor systems, and spoken text. He often combines performance with walking and the investigation of selected sites to research an imagined discipline he calls ‘mythogeosonics’. He has performed at festivals including the Venice Biennale, Experimental Intermedia New York, Transmediale/CTM Vorspiel Berlin, Piksel Bergen, Electropixel Nantes, BEAM London, Aldeburgh Festival and Spill Ipswich, and toured with the Rambert Dance Company performing David Tudor’s music to Merce Cunningham’s Rainforest. He contributed to the design of The Prayer Companion - a piece exhibited twice at the Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, and acquired for their permanent collection. Amongst many musical collaborations, he works with Sten-Olof Hellström, Tim Shaw, Kerry Hagan, Paul Stapleton and in the noise drone band Tonesucker. He helps coordinate the label Onoma Research, works in Culture Lab Newcastle University, and is a Visiting Scholar at SARC, Queen’s University Belfast. He is a Director of Allenheads Contemporary Arts and a Trustee of Monkfish Productions.
Current work with Paul Stapleton: http://www.paulstapleton.net/portfolio/with-john-bowers
With Tim Shaw: I A Sitting In A Zoom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4KTmAc57TM
Radio show for Resonance Extra: Laboratory One. https://www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/flux-4-laboratory-one-sunday-the-5th-of-may-2019/
Latest release with Tonesucker: Memento Mori, https://onomaresearch.bandcamp.com/album/memento-mori
With Sten-Olof Hellström: Sine Cera, Manifest Award nominee, 2013. https://open.spotify.com/album/7iyuPiD8klvJZEmEbsFgUy
Edison’s Residue. https://onomaresearch.bandcamp.com/album/edisons-residue-free
- Event type
Lecture / Talk / Discussion
School of Arts, English and Languages
Music / Sonic Arts