Artist in Residence: The Dock, Leitrim, Ireland
A series of performances, films & talks by artists who work with self-acquired sounds, field recordings and noises gathered from the seen and hidden world around us. This series is curated by Natalia Beylis' as part of her residency at The Dock.
Friday 8th February 9 PM
TU-WIT TU-WOO: Transmissions of collected noises made by birds real and imagined
An immersive performance where sound stations of bird song layer together with a live mix of field recordings of wing flutter, landing and taking off noises, walking, scratching & general feathered creature related rustlings and goings-on.
Negra Branca is the solo project of Marlene Ribeiro, core member of the notorious psych noise unit GNOD. Negra Branca explores an inner world of melodic landscapes, choral pop drones and dream-like states, using a variety of instrumentation, drowsy beats, vocal loops, home recorded samples and atmospherics.
ZVUKEE No. 2
Friday 8th March
“I am sorry that we made you bleed”: Locality and Apprenticeship Among Mande Hunters
A presentation by Theodore Konkouris about field recordings which he captured as part of his doctoral field research in Bamako, Mali. Konkouris recorded Solomane ‘Djikoroni Solo’ Konate, a master Hunter and musician and his apprentices performing ceremonial works from their repertoire in a mango orchard behind Solo’s compound.
'Drift Project' and 'Songs of the Soil': screening of films and presentation
Over the past number of years Mark Garry has made a number of Artworks and Performances that look at the relationship between landscape and song, or more specifically their inter-reliance and how each element has come to be instrumentalised and understood from a range of sonic, social, cultural, associative and nostalgic perspectives.
ZVUKEE No. 3
Friday 12th April
KELLY JAYNE JONES
'Multiple Dimension Initiate: Part 2'
'Multiple Dimension Initiate: Part 2' is a performance by Kelly Jayne Jones of amplified rocks, communing, connecting with multifaceted layers of the cosmos. Kelly Jayne Jones is a Manchester based artist who is making work that combines performance art, installation, sound and electro-acoustic music.
The Miracle of the One Thing
The Miracle of the One Thing is a work of ecological sound art. Concerned with ideas of alienation from nature, this work used hydrophones to record the underwater sounds of the river Shannon over a calendar year. The aim of the work is to present to an audience an experience of the river that is usually not available to listeners. In this way the work intends to offer a contribution towards overcoming alienation from nature.
ZVUKEE No. 4
Friday 24th May
Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance are Blood Stereo. Both Nyoukis and Constance are rightly venerated as catalysts and superconnectors within the UK counterculture through a diverse range of groups and projects including Prick Decay, The Polly Shang Kuan Band, Ceylon Mange, the Chocolate Monk label and Brighton’s Colour Out of Space festival.
As a duo, the pair mercilessly deploy feral, hissing & rumbling tape-loops, field recordings, electronics & sometimes objects. Through this they establish a perfect high-concept/low art convergence, an intense and disorienting swirl which wreaths the synapses like the coiling, blackened, wordless squalls of our deep anxieties and desires oozing through bare, cracked windows, out of wardrobes and from beneath beds to flood and freeze the mind in the middle of the night. primitively gorgeous field-noise electro-acoustic muck.
"Murky woont, fractured lost-life howls, and tiny screechlets define the slow-mo suffocation of an audience of easily spooked walruses who can create a stampede of fat with the slightest provocation" – Seymour Glass (Bananafish magazine)
This is a set of three pieces for solo cello and pre-recorded cello and sounds from Cork City.
The work reflects on the fundamental groundlessness of being human and how we encounter that in our daily existence.