Instruments Make Play
Long live inventors and builders of musical instruments! Long live the players! Long live the ludic and the lucid! This wonderful happening spans 3 cities and several weeks. I will pop up in WORM, Rotterdam on the 2 December, and Amsterdam (Nieuwe Muziekgebouw and De Nieuwe Ruimte) on the 3rd. All info here.
Progress Bar, A New Book plus Underbelly!
Saturday 4 November. Finally, a new edition of the wonderful Progress Bar in Amsterdam’s Tolhuistuin. With, for instance, the amazing BbyMutha (that’s her here)! Plus a book launch: The Noise Of Being by Sonic Acts. Plus ME. All details here.
.. And Then On Sunday 5 November:
Popping up at : Back To The Future in WORM, Rotterdam. A unique 2-day festival for moving images and optical sound; a celebration of the analogue film with an international programme of audio-visual performances, films, presentations, lectures and installations. I’ll be in the WORM foyer on Sunday (the second day) from noon till 11 PM. Look here.
New Sonic Territories: Cusp Editions
A fascinating soundworld is the world of Cusp Editions, a new imprint from Manchester, run by Sam Weaver. He champions experimental music from the hinterlands. Each of his releases aims to forage new sonic territories in electronics, improvisation and beyond. See the full list here.
Underbelly on Cassette Store Day
Hook on to the the world-wide Cassette Store Day – a nice idea from WORM’s Pirate Bay. WORM Rotterdam, 14 October. I’ll dig up all my tape and tape-related items, like soaps in the shape of cassettes, or tape jewelry…