AUDINT – Unsound: Undead

Part of Bristol New Music 2018

AUDINT present Unsound: Undead, a weekend of installations, talks and performances at Spike Island as part of Bristol New Music 2018.

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AUDINT – Unsound: Undead

Part of Bristol New Music 2018

AUDINT present Unsound: Undead, a weekend of installations, talks and performances at Spike Island as part of Bristol New Music 2018.

AUDINT Installation

Installation preview: Friday 20 April 2018, 6–8pm
Free entry

Installation continues Saturday 21 –Sunday 22 April 2018, 12–5pm
Free entry

At the centre of Unsound: Undead is a new work produced for an ‘Unsound System’—an acousmonium of multiple infrasonic and ultrasonic speakers, operating at frequencies that are ‘felt as much as heard.’  Around the gallery, a series of projected videos, animations and archival materials will disclose the AUDINT group’s legacies and future trajectories within the peripheral and occulted dimensions of the sonic. Together, these elements explore how sound and its (science) fictions might channel the otherworldly and produce new forms of agency, subjectivity and materiality outside of place and time.

The installation is activated by performances, readings and audio-visual presentations throughout the weekend of Bristol New Music 2018.

Related Events

Elysia Crampton: Red Clouds, Coby Sey, Laurie & Olly and AUDINT members – Live performances

Friday 20 April, 8pm–12am

£12.50, Click here to book tickets via Headfirst

AUDINT present a short lecture on the “century of zombie sound,” stretching from 1944 to 2064; taking in histories and speculations from the WW2 Ghost Army to the Wandering Soul strategy in Vietnam; from phantom sonic economies to the Walking Dead Syndrome; from exhumed holographic rappers to holosonic warfare.

This is followed by performances from multi-disciplinary Aymaran artist and electronic musician Elysia Crampton presenting the UK premiere of her new solo show Red Clouds, plus a live set from elusive London bass music protagonist Coby Sey and a sonically unruly new collaboration between UK composer/Slip label co-founder Laurie Tompkins and celebrated cellist/producer Oliver Coates.

Unsound : Undead: Readings and Performances

Including contributions from Steve Goodman (Kode9), Eleni Ikoniadou, Toby Heys, Ayesha Hameed, Lee Gamble

Saturday 21 April, 2–5pm

Free entry, booking advised via www.spikeisland.org.uk

A programme of short readings and audiovisual presentations from AUDINT members (and special guests) takes place within the installation at Spike Island, expanding on themes of their forthcoming book Unsound : Undead.

Contributing performers include Eleni Ikoniadou, founder and director of the Audio Culture Research Unit (ACRU), crew member of AUDINT and author of The Rhythmic Event (2014); Steve Goodman, known as the musician Kode9, founder of Hyperdub records, AUDINT member, and author of Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect and the Ecology of Fear (2009); Toby Heys, AUDINT member and Head of Research at The International Screen School Manchester, Manchester School of Art; Ayesha Hameed, an artist and writer whose forthcoming book Black Atlantis re-reads the jettison of slaves overboard the slave ship Zong in 1781 through the speculations of Detroit electronic band Drexciya; and Lee Gamble, an electronic musician who has released records on Hyperdub and PAN, runs his own imprint UIQ and hosts a regular show on NTS radio.

 

For further information about AUDINT – Unsound:Undead, please visit the Spike Island website

Please note these events take place at Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX.

About AUDINT

AUDINT is a sonic research cell that first came into being just after WW2. Formed by three ex-members of the Ghost Army, it later resurfaced during the Vietnam War, staffed by the filmmaker Magdalena Parker, Marshall Spector and Vietnamese bio-acoustics expert Nguyễn Văn Phong. The current iteration of AUDINT consists of Patrick Defasten, Steve Goodman (aka Hyperdub founder and musician Kode9), Eleni Ikoniadou, Toby Heys and Souzanna Zamfe.

The group’s output to date has taken multiple forms, including tape and LP editions, computer software, art installations, performances, books, and films. AUDINT’s research and practice considers the weaponisation of sound, peripheral sonic perception and more widely the otherworldly and obscure dimensions of the audible (which they call “unsound”), engineering a nonlinear timeline of sonic events stretching from the eighth century BC song of the Sirens to the “holosonic” technologies of 2057; nodding to the sonic (science) fiction legacies of musicians like Drexciya, Sun Ra and Underground Resistance.

AUDINT have previously produced audiovisual installations at Tate Britain, The Academy of Art Berlin, Art in General New York, Unsound Festival Krakow, and performances at Transmediale Berlin, Mutek Montreal, Sònar Istanbul, The White Building London, and the New Forms Festival Vancouver. Their first book Dead Record Office and vinyl record Delusions of the Living Dead/DRNE Cartography were released together on AUDINT Records in the limited edition package Martial Hauntology, and they have issued a series of limited edition cassettes on the Reel Torque label. Their upcoming anthology, Unsound : Undead, will be published by Urbanomic in summer 2018.

www.audint.net

Bristol New Music 2018

AUDINT – Unsound:Undead is part of Bristol New Music 2018, bringing the very best international contemporary new music to the city in partnership with Colston Hall, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St George’s Bristol and the University of Bristol for a dazzling weekend to explores new realms in sound.

To view the full festival programme click here.

 

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