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Jul 11, 2012

Performing with Federico Reuben – The Riverside – Sheffield – 11/07/12

Who
Performing with Federico Reuben
When
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
8:30pm - All Ages
Where
1 Mowbray Street
Sheffield, England S3 8EN
Other Info
Fed­erico Reuben is a com­poser, sound artist and live-electronics per­former based in Lon­don. His work chal­lenges con­ven­tional rela­tion­ships between com­poser, per­former and audi­ence through imag­ined per­for­mance prac­tices, col­lab­o­ra­tions and modes of sonic rep­re­sen­ta­tion and pro­duc­tion. He plun­ders, com­bines and alters cul­tural objects (record­ings, live per­for­mances, scores, etc.) through dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy to pro­duce amor­phous and absurd sound worlds. He is inter­ested in how through sound, affect can be trans­ferred, mod­u­lated and dis­torted. His work has been described as a ‘house of mir­rors’ — a space where expec­ta­tions are play­fully dis­torted, where the bizarre and ridicu­lous are pre­ferred over the ordi­nary, and where self-reflection is under­stood only through humour.
Jun 24, 2012

Trio with PA Tremblay & Sam Andreae

Had a gig the other night with two of my favorite performers (Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (we just finished recording a followup album) and Sam Andreae.

You can see The Party Van in action on my side, with some more Max/MSP goodness coming from PA. Sam? He kicks it oldschool with some ciat-lonbarde digs, some general DIY grunginess, and with a new school twist, an Arduino.

Jun 22, 2012

Trio with PA Tremblay & Sam Andreae – Antwerp Mansion – Manchester – 22/06/12

Who
Trio with PA Tremblay & Sam Andreae
When
Friday, June 22, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Kent Road West
Manchester, England M14 5RF
Jun 19, 2012

A Greater Horror – Sandbar – Manchester – 19/06/12

Who
A Greater Horror
When
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
120 Grosvenor Street
Manchester, England M1 7HL
Jun 6, 2012

Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern – Wharf Chambers – Leeds – 06/06/12

Who
Takahashi's Shellfish Concern
When
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
23-25 Wharf Street
Leeds, England LS2 7EQ
May 30, 2012

Solo Drums+Electronics – Rafa Club – Chatham, Kent – 30/05/12

Who
Solo Drums+Electronics
When
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
8:30pm - All Ages
Where
Rafa Club (map)
Dock ,Road
Chatham, Kent, England ME4 4TX
May 25, 2012

Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern – Kro Bar – Manchester – 25/05/12

Who
Takahashi's Shellfish Concern
When
Friday, May 25, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
325 Oxford Road
Manchester, England M13 9PG
May 25, 2012

A Greater Horror – Bastard Video

So been doing this group with Mauricio Pauly and Alex Tod (A Greater Horror) since last year, but more recently it’s started picking up steam. We’ve got a gig at the Manchester Jazz Festival coming up in July and I’m quite excited about it as I finally incorporated my monome/arc/software setup (The Party Van) into the setup.

Here’s a video we made a few weeks ago filmed by Angela Guyton.

It’s pretty brutal.

May 23, 2012

Chorton Arts Festival – St. Ninian’s Church – Manchester – 23/05/12

Who
Chorton Arts Festival
When
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
TBD - All Ages
Where
Egerton Road South
Manchester, England M21 0XJ
May 22, 2012

The Noise Upstairs Ensemble – The Slug and Lettuce – Manchester – 22/05/12

Who
The Noise Upstairs Ensemble
When
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
8:30pm - All Ages
Where
651 Wilmslow Road

Manchester, England M20 6QZ
May 17, 2012

I Rock the Party that Rocks the Party

So as you may know from some of my previous posts I’ve been doing lots of Max/MSP programming, moving my previously hardware-centric performance setup into the laptop.

I recently put out the v05 version of my Party Van software, and it is looking/sounding great if I don’t say so myself.

Here’s a performance video using solo snare + electronics:

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May 10, 2012

Solo Drums+Electronics – Fuel Cafe – Manchester – 10/05/12

Who
Solo Drums+Electronics
When
Thursday, May 10, 2012
8:30pm - All Ages
Where
448 Wilmslow Road
Manchester, England M20 3BW
May 9, 2012

Solo Drums+Electronics – The Riverside – Sheffield – 09/05/12

Who
Solo Drums+Electronics
When
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
8:30pm - All Ages
Where
1 Mowbray Street
Sheffield, England S3 8EN
May 5, 2012

Solo Drums+Electronics – The Edge – Birmingham – 05/05/12

Who
Solo Drums+Electronics
When
Saturday, May 5, 2012
TBD - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
79-81 Cheapside
Birmingham, England B12 0QH
Apr 24, 2012

Spring Tour + Festivals + Releases

So I’m doing a solo (drums+electronics) tour across the UK hitting up a bunch of classy cities (details below).

In addition to that, my post-jazz trio, A Greater Horror, is playing the Manchester Jazz festival, as well as releasing our debut EP at the festival.

Speaking of festivals, there’s also the Chorlton Art’s festival, and BEAM festival gig dates in the mix.

Speaking of in the mix (erm, kind of stretching it eh?), my string quartet + computer hard drive piece (It’s Made From Pieces Of From Pieces Of My Skin) should hopefully be premiered by the Distractfold ensemble in a couple of months too, with Angela Guyton making a documentary about the piece/performance.

In addition to the AGH EP release, I’m back in the studio with PA Tremblay to record a follow up to our last CD. Also have some studio time booked with Phil Marks, for a smoking drum duo we’ve been working on, and some more studio time with Richard Knight for a peculiar guitar+no-input mixer thing we’ve been kicking around.

All in all, some rather busy next couple of months. Do stop by some of the gigs and see the new setup/instruments in action.

5 May 2012 – Birmingham – Solo Drums+Electronics
9 May 2012 – Sheffield – Solo Drums+Electronics
10 May 2012 – Manchester – Solo Drums+Electronics
22 May 2012 – Manchester – The Noise Upstairs Ensemble
23 May 2012 – Chorlton – Solo Electronics
25 May 2012 – Manchester – Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern
30 May 2012 – Kent – Solo Drums+Electronics
6 June 2012 – Leeds – Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern
19 June 2012 – Manchester – A Greater Horror
22 June 2012 – Manchester – Drums with PA Tremblay
23 June 2012 – Manchester – Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern
24 June 2012 – London – Solo Drums+Electronics
29 June 2012 – Manchester – The Noise Upstairs Ensemble
5 July 2012 – Manchester – Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern
7 July 2012 – Sheffield – Drums with Federico Reuben
12 July 2012 – Manchester – Drums with Federico Reuben
14 July 2012 – Manchester – A Greater Horror
19 July 2012 – Manchester – Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern
26 July 2012 – Huddersfield – Solo Drums+Electronics

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Rodrigo Constanzo
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