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Not long now until the first gig of our Series 2015, this Friday 12th June at VIVID Projects in Digbeth. Don’t forget it’s an earlier start than usual with doors at 6pm. This event is a warm up to Supersonic Festival that starts later in the evening. Supersonic ticket holders get free entry and if you’re not heading to Supersonic at the weekend you can buy advance tickets here or pay on the door.

The final act in our line up alongside Diatribes and Manoli Moriaty and Frances Kay is local artist Sarah Farmer.

With a background in fine art and classical music Sarah’s practice is varied including sound installations and performances of experimental music using handmade electronics, found sounds, hacked technology and violin. She is also a founding member of The Lombard Method an artist led studio and project space in Birmingham.

For her performance at SOUNDkitchen Sarah is presenting: The recording is the record – Found archival sound, environmental sounds of editing/recording process, varyable recording/playback devices.




Only a week until the first gig of our Series 2015 on Friday 12th June. Along the Swiss duo Diatribes we have an other duo on the bill, Manoli Moriaty and Frances Kay.

Joining us from Manchester, Manoli Moriaty is a composer, performer, researcher and founder of sound art collective Metanast. His practice spans cross-disciplinary performance, self-made noise systems and electroacoustic tape works.

For this event he will be sharing the stage with Frances Kay a performance artist who explores the effects of performance on the body and mind. To this end she uses many disciplines such as endurance, duration and self-inflicted pain.

Together they will perform ‘Symbiosis’, a collaborative interdisciplinary performance involving two performers engaged in creating and controlling sounds through motion. Named after the biological phenomenon describing persistent interactions among different species, the performers become interconnected through motion sensors and tactile devices. The resulting act is a combination of improvisations and set gestures, and can manifest in relations that range from mutualistic to parasitic associations.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming both these artists to SOUNDkitchen. Don’t forget that Supersonic Festival ticket holders get free entry to this gig and advance tickets are on sale now for £5 +BF.


Series 2015 #01 – Diatribes

Friday 12 June sees the start of our Series 2015 when we’ll be back at VIVID Projects in Digbeth.  Advance tickets are on sale already and please note the earlier start time of 6.00pm. This is because the gig is a warm up to the fantastic Supersonic Festival which kicks off later that evening. If any of you have Supersonic Festival tickets you can come along to SOUNDkitchen for free!

You can read more about the full line up on the events page but in the meantime we thought we’d introduce you to one of the acts.

Diatribes are a Geneva based duo comprising Cyril Bondi and d’incise. They perform percussion, found objects and live electronics. Their work is an exploration of simplification and rational rituality, formed by strict sonic or structural principles. Typically their music features highly detailed textures, repeated gestures, soft tones, febrile pulses and acoustic hyper-sensibility.

The duo is currently presenting two new pieces based on the deconstruction of old Jamaican dub tunes, in an attempt to reinterpret this musical heritage and some of its trade marks in an very conceptual, electroacoustic and minimalist way.

They have recently released ‘A New Castle’ on Caduc, ‘Great stone/Blood dunza’ on Aussenraum Records and Bandcamp and ‘Augustus’ on their own INSUB.records.

Feed your ears!