Immersion 5 June 2008
It’s that time again – your favourite bi-monthly audio/visual even returns! Starting around 7:30pm and lasting until 11:30pm, on 5 June 2008 Spencer Mash (SS_R) & PixelPusher present a night of soundscapes, experimental music, and visuals as part of the ever-popular, on-going Immersion series at The Flea-Pit, London E2. [schedule]
Immersion is a free-entry experimental music/sound-art event featuring a soundtrack of electronic atmospheres, noisescapes, pulses/rhythms and tones/drones.
Immersion is an arena for new and established artists performing live experimental electronic music; using laptops, synthesizers, field recordings, circuit-bent electronics and prepared/processed/custom-made instruments.
Immersion promotes the whole notion of DIY/independently generated music – free of commercial constraints, or constrictions of catagorisation.
All sounds are partnered by stimulating projected visuals processed live and tailored for each performance.
The Flea-Pit is a unique cafe-bar/arts venue with comfortable retro furniture – and a gallery/performance area, in the heart of east/central London’s vibrant art scene and is located only five minutes away from Shoreditch High Street. Nearest tube: Old Street (exit 2).
If you don’t know what Immersion is about, check out the Visuals section of my site for some little video tastings.
Veteran VJ and master of visual atmosphere.
Pioneering New York City visual performer, dedicated abstractionist, educator and creator of various software for visual performance.
m3:visual crew (neon & trotula)
visual couple arguing on the screen
Abstract, sound-responsive visuals from bespoke software of his own own design.
Pixelpusher (yours truly)
Bringing crowd-participation into the next millenium.
The sonic line-up:
A Blacklight Communication:
Abcomm presents a series of rhythmic experiments building up from stripped down minimal electronic repetitions. An original clash of Dub and Techno styles.
Alnagak is a project in which all tracks are improvisations using the established conventions of techno as a base, then warped and distorted through home made hardware and software to create new sounds.
Suero is not looking for an electronic-perfect-label to describe what it does. Suero does not use computers. Suero builds a real time sound-noise sculpture based on his own sounds, to drive the listener to an analogue extreme and dark field, rather than a “cliche electronic happiness”.
Diskhorde’s music is intensely dark and dramatic. The unique sound is a product of fusing together sampled and organic sounds and the paring of both low and hi fidelity technologies. The edgy tracks emerge from a seemingly implausible blend of disparate melodies, ranging from old recordings of cultural music to the conversations on police radios, overlaid with distorted samples, and reinvented synth loops. The layering and blending of these elements creates an atmospheric journey that travels from expansive to claustrophobic, the remorseless mid tempo pace giving space to the complex cacophony of sounds. The result has a resonance that is in parts familiar and yet without a specific place.
God Goes Wireless:
God Goes Wireless is a collaborative project formed by two sound artists as a vehicle to explore industrial soundscapes.
Having caused a stir both here and in the US with his contribution to the 2006 Squarediscs compilation “fedhu/eusi”, alongside the likes of MOQ and Eakui, Sveldt moved over to burgeoning electronic label Airvent Media for his limited edition debut EP “bi-polar” in 2007 and their latest compilation “Event White”. Recent interest from Brainstormlab and their associated artists has culminated in remixes by Ralp and FMcontrol and a contribution to their upcoming release “un1q”, a compilation of remixes of the Iqbit track of the same name.
Usually opting to play a fully improvised set instead of re-hashed versions of studio tracks, Sveldt live shows are always a unique, constantly evolving flow of rhythm, melody and soundscapes that is both dance-worthy and technically interesting.