bangs, taps, rattles, echoes, whispers
Venue: Cooper Gallery // Date: Thursday 15 November // Time: 6–7.30pm
To coincide with Great Noises That Fill The Air Cooper Gallery presents bangs, taps, rattles, echoes, whispers a screening of moving image works that reverberate with the experimental sound practice of Bow Gamelan Ensemble and their ethos of improvisation and collaboration, presenting various modes of improvisation with sound and space.
This screening brings together moving image works that reverberate with the experimental sound practice of Bow Gamelan Ensemble and their ethos of improvisation and collaboration, presenting various modes of improvisation with sound and space.
Sea Shanties (2010) by Helen Petts and Beating the Bridges (1998) by William Raban celebrate the legacy of Bow Gamelan Ensemble member Paul Burwell and selected parts of David Cunningham’s Five Closedowns for Television (1984) originally made for Channel 4 focuses into the improvisation of sound and light.
Other events around the exhibition include…
Saturday 24 November, 2–6pm
Acting as a coda to Great Noises That Fill The Air, the symposium brings together artists, thinkers, theorists and musicians, tuning into current social and critical discourse to delineate the politics at stake in the discordances and harmonies that divide and unite ‘noise’ and ‘collective voice’.
Confirmed speakers include Sam Ainsley & David Harding, Anne Bean & Richard Wilson (Bow Gamelan Ensemble), Graham Fagen, Rob La Frenais and David Toop.
Artists Ceylan Hay and Tina Krekels & Adam Campbell will punctuate the symposium with live sound interventions, commissioned as responses to the ethos of improvisation, camaraderie, provocation and antagonism within Bow Gamelan Ensemble’s practice.
Tickets are free. Sign-up via Eventbrite.
Thursday 29 November, 5.30–8pm
Spinning off from Bow Gamelan Ensemble’s exhibition Great Noises that Fill the Air, Cooper Gallery will be opening its ears for a listening session of avant-garde, experimental and obscure noise. A Noise Evening will be an informal night of listening together to a playlist built from an open call for sounds shared in resonance with the milieu of Bow Gamelan Ensemble.
Details on how to submit here.
Image courtesy William Raban and LUX.