Live Stage: Immersion [uk London]

suero_01.jpgImmersionAlex Mein Smith, Con Brio, Gabriel Da Piaz, grohs, SS_R, and Suero :: February 7, 2008; 7 – 11 pm :: The Flea-Pit, 49 Columbia Road, London.

Immersion is a free-entry experimental music / sound-art event featuring a soundtrack of electronic atmospheres, noisescapes, pulses / rhythms and tones / drones. Immersion is an arena for new and established international artists performing live experimental electronic music; using laptops, synthesizers, field recordings, circuit-bent electronics and prepared/processed instruments. All sounds are partnered by stimulating projected visuals processed live and tailored for each performance.

Alex Mein Smith: AMS has been described as “Rhythm n Drone”. Combining lethargic textures with heavy beats, the result is experimental yet accessible. All drums are analogue – all textures are guitar. Having released an album, AMS has had a year off…. this is his first show in many months.

Con Brio is pure electronica – a sound that glitches through heavenly glances of beauty then yanks you back to reality with cut-up beats dirty enough to make a hammer bleed. Direct to the brain quality melodies laced with clever beats.

Gabriel Da Piaz: Sounds and noises are organically produced from the guitar using various objects to ‘prepare’ the instrument, and create immersive soundscapes.

grohs is a sound manipulist – taking basic building blocks of sound and warping them into wild structures. Fragments of moments become swathes of sounds stretching into the distance. Whilst his recorded works tend toward the ambient end of the spectrum, his live shows can range from glistening soundscapes to full on noisefear. grohs is a co-founder of doombience duo Regolith, and prefers to describe his work as sound not music.

SS_R: Presents a series of sound experiments created by building upon non-programmed minimal repetitions of static noise and rhythmic feedback – processed through multiple filters and defined by accidental and reactive parameter interactions.

Suero is not looking for an electronic-perfect-label to describe what it does. Suero does not use computers. Suero builds a real time sound-noise sculpture based on his own sounds, to drive the listener to an analogue extreme and dark field, rather than a “cliche electronic happiness”.

Visual credits:

pixelpusher (Evan.Raskob) is a live video performance artist, or “pixelist”. After a few years of pixel-pushing across New York City, he now plies his trade on the mean streets of London. pixelpusher generates video out of a controlled chaos of photographic images, simple shapes, animations, sounds, and live video feeds. All software is homemade, all imagery is created live; things may go wrong in beautiful ways, and no performance is ever the same.

Transphormetic & yesyesnono: Oli Laurelle & Paul Prudence are real-time visual performers working with generative systems and processed video to create graphic sound-responsive works. They work separately under the names of yesyesnono and Transphormetic, as well as jam together for a unique brand of abstract experimental visual hedonism.

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  1. SS_R:


    Thursday 3 April 2008.
    19:00 – 23:00.
    Free entry.

    Full information:

    The Flea-Pit
    49 Columbia Road
    E2 – 7RG
    020 7033 9986

    The artists featured in Immersion 03/04 are:

    0 > 1:
    0 > 1 is an alias for the miscellaneous musical deluge of London-based electroacoustic composer Lee Fraser. This performance will feature the live sequencing and manipulation of pre-recorded sound objects alongside complex generative micro-rhythmic structuring.

    Sound/scape/pattern design using a combination of (frequently obsolete and/or self-modified) analogue and digital hardware, field recordings and non-commercial software. live performance in this instance using object-orientated software and laptop.
    Previously released music on the Ai, Rag & Bone & Bad Sekta labels, and has forthcoming in 2008 on Dirty Needles, Ai & more. Previous live performances @ NFA, Hekate, Pitchless/Ill Eagle, Abacus parties; Random Artists events; Wheels instead of Hooves; London Electrics; Dedbeat 4…

    Jack Marchment:
    A land of towering analogia, monolithic muzak and fictional electro-acoustic stars, Jack Marchment’s forthcoming album ‘Corydon and Manjrekar’ will be released on Scotland’s Benbecula Records in May 2008.

    Magnumquilter has been rocking open-minded parties in Wales and the Southwest with a live set that mixes horror-movie ambience and disembodied voices with glitched, ‘Autechre-ish’ distorted beats.

    Experiments with lo-fi electronics, noise and field recordings have been used to produce drones and repetitions – creating minimalist tracks that lie somewhere between machine-noise and 1970’s sci-fi horror soundtracks.

    The Jones Memorandum:
    A one man sound project that originally had no intention of going further than the kitchen table. Simplistic beats, velvet chords and the wondrous metronomic melody of various photocopier machines are guaranteed.

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