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Untitled [The Ongoing Significance of Steel and Flesh] – an installation by Terence Sharpe

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Performance: 06/12/2013

Installation 6 – 13 December 2013

A multi-channel installation for steel and electronics. Elements of a musical composition are fed into a suspended piece of steel in a darkened room. These elements resonate the steel and are dispersed back through the space in order to create an extended composition that takes place both in the room and within the metal

This installation is part of a wider research project into aesthetics of affect, where art produces a sensation through the use of sound and/as sculpture. The aim of the installation is to demonstrate how aural phenomena manifest themselves in space and how this can affect the listener’s perception. By using the space of the installation as a space for composition, the work can act to create a live agency of the listeners sense of perception with the intent of reconsidering what constitutes sensation.

Terence Sharpe is an Irish sound artist and composer living in Edinburgh, Scotland. His sound work is concerned with developing aesthetics in physicality and presence, affect and sensation, and he presents these works through harsh, reduced noise that interchanges with moments of restrained minimalism. He is currently working on his first album as well as installation work.

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/180611848800894/

Website: http://www.summerhall.co.uk/2013/untitled-the-ongoing-significance-of-steel-and-flesh/

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Written by grindsightopeneye

03/12/2013 at 1:25 pm

CJ BOYD/JULES RAWLINSON/MARCIN PIETRUSZEWSKI

GRINDSIGHTOPENEYE presents:

 

 

 

Thursday 6th December, 8pm

Banshee Labyrinth Niddry Street Edinburgh, Lothian EH1 1LG

CJ BOYD (USA)

Equal parts ambient and virtuosic, melancholic and playful, waves of bass loops are garnished with harmonica drones and constant improvisational exploration. This is deep-sea-diving for the hungry and alone. While certainly following in the footstep of great bassists like Mingus and Meyer, Boyd’s aesthetic sensibility also seeks to wed the minimalism of Reich and Glass with what might be called the maximalism of Beethoven chamber music. But all this is further complicated by the presence of Boyd’s improvisational prowess. Not funky, not a bassplayer’s bassplayer exactly, but something refreshing and impressive-improvising with fingers that only know how to dance to the deepest tunes.

JULES RAWLINSON

Jules Rawlinson is a sound designer, composer and multimedia developer
who performs in solo and group settings with modular electronics and
adaptable controllers. For recordings, visit
http://soundcloud.com/pixelmechanic/, and
http:www.pixelmechanics.com/phd

MARCIN PIETRUSZEWSKI

Marcin is a Composer based in Edinburgh. His work focuses on the use of dense clouds of sound, sheperd tones and the use of open-source software.

Written by grindsightopeneye

29/11/2012 at 7:46 pm

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AUN/thisquietarmy/Black Isle Corpus/Hiva Oa

Hi Everyone

We’ve been absent for a while…so….excited to say this our first gig in ages:

AUN/thisquietarmy/Black Isle Corpus/Hiva Oa


grindsightopeneye in association with Pendulum Man Concerts present…

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Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
Sunday 14th October 2012

Tickets £5 in advance from http://www.pendulummanconcerts.com/

Doors – 7.30pm

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AUN

AUN is a Montreal based duo, which melts the boundaries between psychedelic, electronic, ambient, shoegaze and kosmische music. Since their 2007 inception, AUN have kept a very busy international touring schedule, performing at such diverse festivals as, Mutek, Roadburn, Wave Gothic, Victoriaville, Swingfest, all the while releasing highly praised albums on several esteemed labels namely: Alien8 Recordings, Important, Cyclic Law, Oral and Denovali.

Soon to embark on a month long European tour (October 2012), with planned stops at Germany’s Phobos and Latvia’s Zemlika festivals, AUN will be presenting recent and unreleased material, in their characteristically unique, ethereal audio and visual performances.

AUN are:
Martin Dumais: guitars, bass, organ, synthesizers, violin, percussion
Julie Leblanc: vocals, synthesizers, percussion, live visuals

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thisquietarmy

thisquietarmy is the experimental guitar-based project of Eric Quach from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, active since 2005. Revolving around improvised drone music, he takes his sonic experimentations further by adding textural and structural elements of post-punk, shoegaze, krautrock, post-rock, black metal and doom metal to them. The results can be described as dark, melodic, expansive and engaging dreamscapes.

His live performances are mostly presented as a real-time score to hypnotic ethereal visuals, which he creates himself for each performance. thisquietarmy’s latest recordings “Resurgence” & “Vessels” appears on Denovali Records (Germany) & Aurora Borealis (UK). He has also recorded for Alien8 Recordings (Canada), Basses Fréquences (France), Elevation (USA), Foreshadow (Poland), Killer Pimp (USA), Land of Decay (USA), Lunasylum (Belgium), Orange Milk (USA), three:four (Switzerland) as well as his own imprint TQA Records (Canada).

thisquietarmy has also collaborated extensively with Aidan Baker (Nadja), Scott Cortez (Lovesliescrushing), Monarch!, Yellow6 & Year of No Light.

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Black Isle Corpus

Black isle Corpus is the secretive new project of dazzling Edinburgh musicians Matthew Collings and Christos Michalakos. This is their first gig.

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Hiva Oa (acoustic)

Hiva Oa produce music with a fragile sense of melancholy, buried under a brooding darkness. Guitars, bass, cello, the odd piano and haunting vocals combine to create something unique and intensely evocative. Blending acoustic sounds with more experimental moments the band has created an EP (Future Nostalgia For Sale) and album (The awkward hello, handshake, kiss.)that are distinct and immediately compelling. The beauty of Hiva Oa lies in the understated, and this acoustic set will prove just that.

For more Listing and Info, visit this Grind Sight Open Eye Website at

https://grindsightopeneye.wordpress.com

Written by grindsightopeneye

24/09/2012 at 11:30 am

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We’ve been absent for a while…so….excited to say this our first gig in ages:

AUN/thisquietarmy/Black Isle Corpus/Hiva Oa

 
grindsightopeneye in association with Pendulum Man Concerts present…

——————
Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
Sunday 14th October 2012

Tickets £5 in advance from http://www.pendulummanconcerts.com/

Doors – 7.30pm

——————

AUN

AUN is a Montreal based duo, which melts the boundaries between psychedelic, electronic, ambient, shoegaze and kosmische music. Since their 2007 inception, AUN have kept a very busy international touring schedule, performing at such diverse festivals as, Mutek, Roadburn, Wave Gothic, Victoriaville, Swingfest, all the while releasing highly praised albums on several esteemed labels namely: Alien8 Recordings, Important, Cyclic Law, Oral and Denovali.

Soon to embark on a month long European tour (October 2012), with planned stops at Germany’s Phobos and Latvia’s Zemlika festivals, AUN will be presenting recent and unreleased material, in their characteristically unique, ethereal audio and visual performances.

AUN are:
Martin Dumais: guitars, bass, organ, synthesizers, violin, percussion
Julie Leblanc: vocals, synthesizers, percussion, live visuals

——————

thisquietarmy

thisquietarmy is the experimental guitar-based project of Eric Quach from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, active since 2005. Revolving around improvised drone music, he takes his sonic experimentations further by adding textural and structural elements of post-punk, shoegaze, krautrock, post-rock, black metal and doom metal to them. The results can be described as dark, melodic, expansive and engaging dreamscapes.

His live performances are mostly presented as a real-time score to hypnotic ethereal visuals, which he creates himself for each performance. thisquietarmy’s latest recordings “Resurgence” & “Vessels” appears on Denovali Records (Germany) & Aurora Borealis (UK). He has also recorded for Alien8 Recordings (Canada), Basses Fréquences (France), Elevation (USA), Foreshadow (Poland), Killer Pimp (USA), Land of Decay (USA), Lunasylum (Belgium), Orange Milk (USA), three:four (Switzerland) as well as his own imprint TQA Records (Canada).

thisquietarmy has also collaborated extensively with Aidan Baker (Nadja), Scott Cortez (Lovesliescrushing), Monarch!, Yellow6 & Year of No Light.

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Black Isle Corpus

Black isle Corpus is the secretive new project of dazzling Edinburgh musicians Matthew Collings and Christos Michalakos. This is their first gig.

——————

Hiva Oa (acoustic)

Hiva Oa produce music with a fragile sense of melancholy, buried under a brooding darkness. Guitars, bass, cello, the odd piano and haunting vocals combine to create something unique and intensely evocative. Blending acoustic sounds with more experimental moments the band has created an EP (Future Nostalgia For Sale) and album (The awkward hello, handshake, kiss.)that are distinct and immediately compelling. The beauty of Hiva Oa lies in the understated, and this acoustic set will prove just that.

Written by grindsightopeneye

24/09/2012 at 11:05 am

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EVAN PARKER/Self-Organising Systems now SOLD OUT

EVAN PARKER/Self-Organising Systems now SOLD OUT @ the wee red tonight

Apologies to those who didn’t manage to get a ticket for the show.

Hopefully there will be the opportunity to put this on again soon.

 

Written by grindsightopeneye

13/06/2012 at 10:55 am

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EVAN PARKER presents ‘Self Organising Systems’ @ The Wee Red Bar, June 13th

Grindsightopeneye is excited to share this with you all:

Evan Parker Presents: Self Organising Systems

13th June 2012

7:30pm, Wee Red Bar, EH3 9DF

Dialogues Festival is proud to present legendary saxophonist Evan Parker‘s new project for improvising ensemble.  Thanks to a PRSF/Creative Scotland Beyond Borders award, Dialogues (Edinburgh) and Sonorites (Belfast) were able to commission Evan to develop a new piece for different constellations of improvising musicians. The result is “Self Organising Systems“, a dynamic screed of structured-spontaneous music making.

Here is what Evan Parker has been saying about the project;

The gradual acceptance of improvisation as a natural development in electronic/computer and acoustic/instrument fields and in hybrid electro-acoustic music over the last 40 years has resulted in a community of ‘composer/performers’ with expertise in these areas. The kind of processes described in Wolf’s or Stockhausen’s music are ripe for revisiting in light of the current state of things: musicians, instruments and audience have evolved in response to general accessibility of computing power. The challenge in this commission is to think of materials/approaches relevant to an improvising small group without recourse to complex notation.

Sonorities premiered their version in March 2012 and Dialogues is delighted to announce Edinburgh’s lineup, a group comprised of several of Scotland’s most original improvisers.  We also invited virtuoso double bass player John Eckhardt over from Germany. He’ll join the Edinburgh ensemble but will also open the night with a set derived from his extraordinary album Xylobiont:http://www.johneckhardt.de/solo.

Space is limited so please book early to ensure you get in. The best way is to book in advance via eventbrite, print your ticket and bring it along. You’ll get in first. Those arriving expecting tickets on the door may not get in.

ADVANCE TICKETS HERE:

http://selforganisingsystems.eventbrite.co.uk/?ebtv=C

You can keep up with developments on the Edinburgh project by visitinghttp://www.sounduncertain.org.uk/edinburghs-version/.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Doors 7:30pm, Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, EH3 9DF –http://g.co/maps/bzdc9

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15/05/2012 at 8:07 am

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‘The Rustle Of The Stars’ / Jasper TX / Matthew Collings – Wee Red Bar, 11th April 2012

Last year Sweden’s experimental ambient/drone meister Jasper TX played for us in the Cafe Diablo (a then-part cafe, part-antique light shop), definitely one of the more bizarre gigs in the recent Grind Sight canon. Jasper Tx returns to Edinburgh shores for his LAST EVER TOUR supporting Richard Knox and Frederic Oberland, supported by Matthew Collings.

Hope you’ll join us at the WEE RED BAR, 11th April 2012, in co-operation with our friends at Pendulum Man

Advance tickets includes an exclusive 3-track EP including ‘Drawing Lines To The End Of The World’, an epic extract from The Rustle Of The Stars, and new material from Jasper TX and Matthew Collings. Tickets HERE!!!

http://pendulummanconcerts.com/album/ticket-for-the-rustle-of-the-stars-jasper-tx-matthew-collings-wee-red-bar-11th-april-2012

– RICHARD KNOX & FREDERIC D. OBERLAND Performing ‘The Rustle of the Stars’

450 km from the arctic circle, ‘The Rustle of the Stars’ is a phenomenon of austere beauty, a barely audible noise that occurs when the draught from human breath causes multiple collisions among the ice micro-crystals in the air. A collaboration between Richard Knox (Glissando / A-Sun Amissa) & Frederic D. Oberland (FareWell Poetry, The Freemartin Calf), ‘The Rustle of the Stars’ is an audio journey through the North Pole explorer diaries.

In Rich & Frederic’s own words –

“We would like to think of this album as a polar journey to the ends of the earth through the arctic sea. We kept in mind the first polar expeditions, Edgar Allan Poe’s Dream-Land, the ships trapped or crushed by ice, the point of no-return, the minds sinking, the attempt on the Pole ending in disaster, the quest of the Northwest Passage, Erebus & Terror, the Mercy Bay, Mangazeya, Charles Francis Hall, Beechey Island, the Midnight sun and the Polar night.”

PM Concerts is thrilled that this will be the first ever live performance of The Rustle Of The Stars.

https://www.facebook.com/therustleofthestars

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– Jasper TX

Jasper TX is the musical moniker of Sweden’s Dag Rosenqvist. Using electric and acoustic guitar, piano, pump organ, melodica, glockenspiel, voice and various other instruments as a foundation for his compositions, Dag has managed to create his own musical universe. Elements of post rock, drone, improvisation, noise and lo-fi aesthetics mix with a melodic pop sensibility that results in something quite unique.

Dag will releasing his last album as Jasper TX, An Index of Failure in Spring 2012. His past live performances have been described as “physical”, “intense” and “stunningly beautiful”. Just as this gig sees the very beginnings of one act, this will be Jasper TX’s final ever performance in Scotland. Miss this to your eternal cost.

http://jaspertx.wordpress.com/

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– Matthew Collings

Tiny delicate moments of intimacy and all-consuming noise; the music of composer and sound artist Matthew Collings is textural, melodic and often sonically overwhelming. Spanning the divide between classic minimalism and avant-garde guitar music, Collings has already found considerable praise from the international community for his previous releases under the curious moniker Sketches for Albinos, releasing a series of records in the USA (Ropeadope) and Japan (Nothings66 records).

Currently based in Edinburgh, he is establishing a reputation as a live performer, notably with his piece ‘Flags of a Dead Ship’, for Multiple Electric Guitars, Prepared Amplifier, Room Acoustics and Laptop, expanding on the experience of putting together multiple guitar ensembles. His debut full-length album, ‘Splintered Instruments’, produced by Bedroom Community’s Ben Frost, and recorded at Reykjavik’s famed Greenhouse Studios, will be released in 2012.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthew-Collings/114481790003

Written by grindsightopeneye

02/03/2012 at 4:56 pm

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