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Alan Brooker

Earlier this year we issued a call for local emerging artists to perform at our events. Last month we had an exhilarating set from Joe Snape and this month we are very pleased to be welcoming Alan Brooker to our platform.

Alan is a digital media artist with a background in Vjing, glitch aesthetics and creative coding. His work investigates live sounds and visuals gleaned from unusual sources both digital and physical, from the sonification of computer source code, electrical magnetic interference and use of forgotten technology. With Birmingham based Audio/Visual collective FreeCode, Alan has performed at the Fierce, Superbyte and Network Music Festivals

During his performance at SOUNDkitchen, Alan will create a collage of mangled cassette tape ambience, pulsating tones controlled by water purity sensors and live coded bleeps and beeps.

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Join us on Friday 25 July at Vivid Projects, Digbeth 7.30PM

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Robert Curgenven

We are delighted that Robert Curgenven will be returning to SOUNDkitchen next week to perform MASS, a work that is created from pipe organs in Cornwall and treated through dub aesthetics via early 20th century acetates, dubplates, new vinyl and custom low frequency oscillators to blend the all important hiss and doubling of displaced time inspired by the deep bass-soaked physical immersion of dub sound-system culture.

This month Curgenven recently released his new 12″ of pipe organ works, SIRÈNE which was one of Boomkat’s Albums of the Week. Check out this excerpt and more on his site

Robert Curgenven is a composer/sound artist drawing on the physicality of sound – not just the physical impact on the body but the way in which the auditory can shape our perception of space and the flow of time, from architectural to open space. His works span pipe organ through to feedback, immersive resonances via turntables and custom-made vinyl, as well as carefully detailed field recordings from remote areas in Australia where he lived for many years. The Wire surmises that “behind the music—to these ears at any rate—lurk such [disparate] presences as Alvin Lucier, King Tubby, Murray Schafer and Eliane Radigue.”

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Kostis Kilymis

This July, we will be welcoming Greek composer Kostis Kilymis to the SOUNDkitchen stage. Kilymis works on audio feedback systems and re-presentation. His practice touches upon music, performance, installation work and video – developed using a mixture of electronic and acoustic approaches. He has collaborated with musicians such as Lucio Capece, Nikos Veliotis, Leif Elggren, Phil Julian, Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer. He also runs the Organized Music from Thessaloniki music label. For his performance at SOUNDkitchen he will be performing a set using field-recordings, electronics and live feedback manipulations.

Feed your ears!