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Patch Notes: Church Andrews & Matt Davies

Percussion meets synthesis in a unique live performance. Church Andrews (aka Bambooman) and percussionist Matt Davies describe their recent collaborative project NEIGHBOURS as a “conversation” between their instruments, in which digital synthesis and drums combine in an exploration of timbre, tuning and time signatures influenced by jazz,...

Bad Stream creates new forms of togetherness with Sonic Healing

Martin Steer, aka Bad Stream, pulls together a community of artists from his label, Antime, for an expansive collaborative project. When faced with the creative limitations symptomatic of enforced isolation and an unprecedented disruption of the lives of millions, Martin Steer, aka Bad Stream, immediately began thinking in collective terms. ...

Against The Clock: Mikael Seifu

Against The Clock is a series where we give an artist 10 minutes in the studio and see what they come up with. Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Mikael Seifu is one of several producers from the Ethiopian capital creating “Ethiopiyawi Electronic”, a style that draws on the country’s rich musical history, from the music of nomadic folk musicians...

Fact Mix 786: LABOUR

A deep dive into LABOUR and Hani Mojtahedy’s stunning work, nine-sum sorcery. As LABOUR, Berlin-based multidisciplinary artists Farahnaz Hatam and Colin Hacklander combine their experience in molecular biology, sound art and post-tonal theory to create works that interrogate existential questions and the power structures that form our collective...

Fact Residency: Ash Koosha

Ash Koosha believes that if humans can dream, computers can too.  What lies at the heart of Ash Koosha’s mission to kill the ego of artists as we know them is a challenge. The British-Iranian multi-disciplinary artist seeks to rethink the fundamental notion of artistry, divorcing creativity from the processes of labour to realign artistic production...

Ash Koosha Presents: YONA Part III – (People R Ghosts) The Visions of a Computer

YONA contemplates what it means to perceive for humans and machines. In the third and final dispatch from YONA, the world’s first Auxuman, we are given a glimpse of the most advanced version of the virtual being yet, as they contemplate the human mind, computational limitations and the meaning of vision for human and machines. “Running...

Ash Koosha Presents: YONA Part II – (Where Are You?) The Lives of NPCs

YONA performs a melancholy tribute to NPCs lost in games we don’t play anymore. Over the last 25 years Ash Koosha has spent countless hours inhabiting the intricate worlds of video games, but perhaps not in the way you might expect. When presented with the opportunity to take control of a host of larger-than-life, polygonal protagonists as they...

Dance System, India Jordan and Hudson Mohawke run wild in ‘Where’s The Party At?’

The incredible animated visual stars the three producers as Poochi The Dog, Chewy The Cat and P-Jay The Panda. Dance System, India Jordan and Hudson Mohawke run wild in a virtual party world in the incredible animated video from Maria Gudjohnsen and Ingi Kristján Sigurmarsson for ‘Where’s The Party At?’, which takes it’s name from Dance System’s...

Patch Notes: Danalogue & Alabaster dePlume

Synth-stacked cosmic jazz explorations from two staples of the London scene. Dan Leavers, aka Danalogue from psychedelic jazz rock group The Comet Is Coming, met saxophonist and spoken word artist Alabaster dePlume at London’s Total Refreshment Centre, one of the central hubs of the city’s vibrant new jazz scene. Having moved in each other’s...

Ash Koosha Presents: YONA Part I – (Under Your Skin) Synthetic Emotions Of a Virtual Poet

This week we explore the artificial intelligence of Ash Koosha. Ash Koosha wants to kill the ego of artists as we know it. By utilising hybrid models of sequential arrangement, generative audio and a curatorial approach to composition, the British-Iranian multidisciplinary artist, producer and programmer seeks to expose the fallacy of the creator...

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