A 16mm film projection event with live improvised score.
Taking its name from Shinya Sugimoto & Jeremy Young’s forthcoming LP featuring cellist Julia Kent, Total Fiction is live score performance to a 16mm film reel projection by Paul Clipson that will change night by night in reaction to the properties of each space.
Like all of Clipson’s film collage works, this will be frenetic, it will span movements both in stark black and white and bright analog color, and the score will be disbursed in a series of chapters.
Improvisation, for Sugimoto and Young, is like fiction, and they’ll work to bring out auditory characters, narratives, themes and transitional arcs from the celluloid, while at times challenging the pictures to provide new meaning in new sonic contexts from space to space. Shinya Sugimoto performs on piano and Max MSP triggered processing, while Young will be utilizing his analog electronics such as reel-to-reel tape loops, oscillators, AM radio and contact mic’d objects and surfaces to build textural and tonal color palettes throughout the evening.
This tour takes the trio, a brand new collaboration, through the UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Denmark in two weeks. Sugimoto and Young’s record Total Fiction will be released on the Copenhagen-based label The Phinery.
+ support from NATHANIEL MANN (Dead Rat Orchestra)
Nathaniel Mann is a composer, sound artist and performer. He was the Embedded Composer in Residence at Oxford University’s Pitt Rivers Museum and Oxford Contemporary Music for 20 months. During this time he garnered a reputation for creating diverse and engaging responses to the museum and its collections. Described as “a fluid unfolding of the museum experience” (ATTN: Magazine) his wide reaching works incorporate site specific performances, interventions and installations. He is best known for his work with avant-folk ensemble Dead Rat Orchestra, who specialize in site specific performances and concept driven tours of unorthodox locations, challenging traditional concert settings. He has written for Tate, BBC Scotland & London Contemporary Orchestra. His Donkey Symphony (with Lara Baladi) won the Gran Nile Award at the Cairo Biennale 2008 and was performed by Ukraine’s State Camera Orchestra “Kievskaya Kamerata”.
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Doors open 7pm.