ORE and KK NULL are delighted to announce a distinctive collaboration as part of Supersonic 2012.
In many ways, KK NULL’s collaboration with Lash Frenzy (with Sam on tuba) at Supersonic 2010 acted as a proof of concept for the amplified tuba sound of ORE, so it’s entirely fitting for Capsule to bring the two entities together this year. Better still, KK NULL and ORE have gelled so well in the early stages of working on this collaboration that they have also decided to release a limited CDr single together, which will be available at the festival.
They will be performing a specially-written piece together, culminating in a vast cacophony of sound. Be scared.
In advance of the world assault subsequent to the band OXBOW’s spring 2013 release of their long-awaited new record the THIN BLACK DUKE, there is this, the OXBOW ORCHESTRA. Strings, woodwinds, brass, operatic backing vocals and classically contained renderings of the OXBOW song book and featuring EUGENE S. ROBINSON and NIKO WENNER from OXBOW, the ORCHESTRA delivers songs new and old in a format unaccustomed to the blood and sweat of a typical OXBOW outing.
A textbook definition of ONCE IN A LIFETIME.
Lash Frenzy return to this year’s festival to present ‘Vir Heroicus Sublimis’.Celebrating a decade of Supersonic, Lash Frenzy will be taking inspiration from their own decade’s worth of performances and throwing them into a blender, along with your brain. Whatever comes out is whatever comes out, so expect everything and expect nothing. All we know for sure is that there’s more than one person involved and less than 1000. Featuring members of Anaal Nathrackh, Beestung Lips, Benediction, Sally, Einstellung.
If you weren’t able to get in to the Lash Frenzy vs KK Null performance at Supersonic 2010, then make sure you don’t miss out twice!
This performance is one of a number of special collaborations taking place at the tenth edition of the festival.
Birmingham Improvisers Orchestra directed by Mike Hurley
BIO aims to create a focus for creative music making in Birmingham and the wider Midlands area. It will be made up of musicians who are concerned with improvisation regardless of their particular chosen area of musical activity. Although at the heart of its activities will always be improvisation it will also seek to encourage composition initially at least in the form of BIO-Activities provided by members of the group and a pool of pre-existing classics. It will also seek to generate creative partnerships with like minded people from across a broad range of disciplines whether they be musical or from art forms.
SOUNDkitchen is a collective of sound artists and composers bringing new and experimental sounds to Birmingham through exciting line-ups, eclectic electronic performances and collaborations. We’ve got some more information on what they’ll be presenting at Supersonic and have picked out some highlights here. These performances all run 12-8pm so they’re ideal for checking out before the bands start later in the afternoons.
Saturday 22nd October
2-3pm: BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre). A multi-channel work curated by Jonty Harrison. 4-4.30pm: Imaginary Landscapes – Through the Moors. This piece tracks a journey made by Chris Tarren from his home in York out to the North-East coast, featuring multi-channel spatialisation, field recordings and experimentation that varies the sensations of reality in the material used. 5-6pm: Entre Terre et Ciel by Annie Mahtani and Julien Guillamat. Based on field recordings made around the village of Azet in the Pyrenees, this interesting piece features sounds from varying altitude levels from the bottom of a valley right up to a mountain path.
Sunday 23rd October
2-3pm: BEAST performance 2. 4-4.30pm: Iain Armstrong performs a laptop set of raw and processed sounds, focussing on aspects of noise. 4.30-5pm: Shelly Knotts processes the sound of the steel pan, weaving intricate metallic textures in an improvisation across SOUNDkitchen’s installation.
In addition, there are installations present for the duration of the festival. SOUNDkitchen will be airing field recordings and composed pieces in their site-specific installation. They’ve asked a variety of collaborators to produce work that ties in with Capsule’s Home of Metal exhibition by producing work along the themes of home and metal.
We’re pleased to present two live Q&As with acclaimed artists at Supersonic this year. Following in the footsteps of Michael Rother (Neu!) and the Fear of Music panel at Supersonic 2010, Tony Conrad and William Bennett will be taking part in two separate Q&A sessions.
William Bennett will be discussing the influence of West African sounds on his own work, his new Afronoise project as Cut Hands and his music’s inclusion on the Vice film ‘The Vice Guide To Liberia’. Meanwhile, Tony Conrad will be in conversation at this year’s festival with the help of the ever inquisitive The Quietus, discussing his cross artform approach, moving between the world of visual art, film and sound.
9pm – 9pm 22- 23 October
86 Heath Mill Lane B9 4AR
This new performance commissioned by Capsule and Eastside Projects is a collaboration between artist Christian Jendreiko (responsible for last years Gods White Noise live installation) and Andrew Moscardo-Parker (aka Lash Frenzy). Together they will be exploring the action of both playing and what is actually being played over a 24 hour period, allowing for the piece to develop and evolve naturally.
Christian and Andrew will be joined by a core group of string players along with a few ‘special’ guests. What will be created will be truly unique!
SOUNDkitchen is a collective of sound artists and composers bringing new and experimental sounds to Birmingham through exciting line-ups, eclectic electronic performances and collaborations with various local and national organisations. SOUNDkitchen aims to present anything and everything that’s experimental and electronic, crossing genres from electroacoustic to soundscapes to noise to ambient drones to Afrobeat, Dubstep, Balkan music and many more.
For Supersonic 2011, SOUNDkitchen will present two works. They’ll be resident in a special area where they will be serving-up audio delights in their Cinema for the Ears. Working in collaboration with BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre), they promise a concoction of installations and performances in a site-specific immersive sound sculpture. Secondly, they will provide a live soundscape/soundtrack to Imperfect Cinema‘s screening of films made by festival-goers attending the latter’s workshop.