Masterclass with Olivia Louvel: Document and Construct: sound, women and battles.

Monday 3rd December 2018, 4:30-6, Performance Studio, GP

Our current student Olivia Louvel will be leading the next masterclass on a very inspiring range of topics: sound women and battles.

About the session

Document and Construct: sound, women and battles.
I will explore the relationship between documentation and creation throughout my most recent works, Data Regina, inspired by the reign and writings of Mary Queen of Scots as well as the audiovisual piece, Afraid of Women, produced to bring awareness to Rojava, the autonomous region in Northern Syria.

Finally I will share my experience as a member of female:pressure, the international network of female, transgender and non-binary artists in the fields of electronic music and digital arts founded by Electric Indigo.
The session will be punctuated by sound intermission and live performance.

About Olivia

Olivia Louvel is a French-born, British composer, producer and artist whose work draws on voice, computer music and digital narrative. She operates on the frontier of art and electronic music. Her work also ranges from video art to live performance. Over the last decade, she has released six solo albums published on various labels, Angelika Koehlermann (Austria), Optical Sound (France) and on Cat Werk Imprint, her own production tool.
Her largest project to date Data Regina is a multimedia suite in which she explores the reigns of Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, delivering her own singular transposition through an interactive digital platform and a cd publication. She was featured with Data Regina in The Wire magazine.

Her work has been supported by the Arts Council of England. In 2011, she was awarded the Qwartz Album for Doll Divider at the Qwartz Electronic Music Awards.

Olivia Louvel has received extensive airplay on significant radio programs such as BBC Radio 6’s Freak Zone, BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, Resonance (UK), RTE Lyric FM’s Nova (Ireland), Radio Eins’s Elektro Beat (Germany), NRK’s Harald Are Lund (Norway), RTVE Radio 3’s Fluido Rosa, RTVE Radio 3’s Atmosfera (Spain), RAI 3’s Battiti (Italy), and France Musique’s La Matinale.

She has presented her work at venues and festivals such as Spirit of Gravity (Brighton 2017), Nawr (BBC Hall, Swansea 2017), Brighton Digital Festival (2017), Iklectik (London 2016), CTM (Berlin 2016), Dear Serge (De La Warr, Bexhill 2015), Culture Night (Dublin 2015), Earsthetic Festival (Brighton Dome 2013), at Tri XL (Antwerp 2010), Le Cube (Paris 2009), Ososphere Festival (Strasburg 2009), Electron Festival (Geneva 2008). She has opened for artists such as Japanese avant-garde artist Phew at Iklectik London, Planningtorock at the Earsthetic Festival Brighton Dome and Recoil for various concerts on the European ‘Selected’ tour.

LINK http://www.olivialouvel.com

SPECTRES, XENOFUTURISMS & THE ANTIVOID #2

This friday 16th November, Stephen Mallinder will join Creative Sound & Music member and current PhD research Caleb Madden and artist and scholar Luke Pendrell for an event combining talks, perfrormative presentations and improvisation. Titled ‘Spectres, Xenofuturisms & The Antivoid #2’ the event will take place in the Performance Studio, between 3-4pm. It is free and no reservation is needed.

New Opportunity: OUTLANDS – Ambassadors

Friday 26th of October, 5-6pm | Performance Studio (R225), GP

On Friday 26th of October, Caleb Madden, artist and member of the Creative Sound & Music Research Group, will do a presentation about his upcoming OUTLANDS Project to our students and will offer them an opportunity to work with in the festival as ambassadors helping out with curatorial, technical tasks, event and stage management management, publicity etc.

About OUTLANDS:

OUTLANDS is a new national experimental music touring network, which brings together progressive producers, venues, and artist agencies from across the UK. The OUTLANDS programme includes original collaborations and bespoke productions from international musical artists such as Beatrice Dillon (UK), Eartheater (US), Boris (Japan) and UK visual artists Semiconductor and Keith Harrison. Caleb Madden will be coming in to introduce the aims and scope of the project and there will specific details about the forthcoming Raster Noton/Drift multi-projection AV production with artists Kyoka and Grischa Lichtenberger – including how to get involved through the creative producer placement opportunity and the workshops that run alongside each tour. There will also be information about how to access reduced / free tickets for UoB students.

Links:
https://www.outlands.network/

DRIFT FT. KYOKA / GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER / YTAC UK TOUR

Students will have the chance to register for free entry and artists Q&A for the upcoming concert of KYOKA / GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER / YTAC UK TOUR, on Sunday November 11th at De la War Pavillion.

More info about the event: https://www.dlwp.com/event/drift-ft-kyoka-grischa-lichtenberger-ytac/

Contact to register: s.w.mallinder@brighton.ac.uk

Professional Practice Masterclasses

We are happy to launch our series of masterclasses for this semester with talks and hand-on presentations on music production, arts curation, sound design and composition for theater, dance, film and radio. Most importantly, for this first round of sessions we focused on bring back alumni of the DMSA course who have succeeded in the professional world along with current students and members of the newly established Creative Sound & Music Research and Enterprise Group.

Joshua Legallienne On Tour

Joshua Legallienne, DMSA Alumnus and currently member of our team, will be on tour in late October with UK sound artist Timothy Didymus. The two artists will present a series of acoustic sound performances in Vienna and Berlin. As part of the tour, Joshua and Timothy will be doing an hour of live sound on Kunstradio and Austrian Ö1 radio which will be broadcast online and accessible worldwide 28th October 23:00-00:00.

More info on the dates:

24/10 | VIENNA – ALTE SCHMIEDE:
https://www.alte-schmiede.at/programm/2018-10-24-1900/

28/10 | VIENNA – ORF Ö1:
https://oe1.orf.at/programm/20181028/530674

and KUNSTRADIO.AT:
http://www.kunstradio.at/2018B/28_10_18.html

01/11 SPEKTRUM BERLIN:
https://spektrumberlin.de/events/detail/joshua-legallienne-timothy-didymus-500.html

DMSA Feature: PJ Davy

PJ Davy’s ‘Heads In The Cloud 2.0’ opens tomorrow at The Basement in Brighton as part of the Exploring Boundaries exhibition, Brighton Digital Festival. We briefly talk to PJ about his background, his creative vision and projects his is currently working on.

DMSA: Where do we find you now?

PD: I recently moved to London where I’ll be starting a new role as a Production Technician Intern at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. I’ll be helping the production team provide sound and lighting for contemporary dance, orchestras, and operas. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into London, for a while. I miss the sea and fresh air, already, though.

DMSA: Three important words that represent you as a creative person

PD: Always be yourself.

DMSA: When did you start working with sound and music?

PD: I started working with sound and music, electronically, when I was 14 years old. A friend introduced me to Fasttracker 2, and I was hooked. It’s interface looked like the Matrix. You had to program in volume, panning, and other effects by sequencing numbers that scrolled up or down the screen. It forced some pretty nifty creativity within its limitations, but that’s always where the good stuff comes from.

DMSA: In what ways has the DMSA course supported or helped you to develop into who you are today creatively and professionally?

PD: DMSA opened up my eyes and ears to areas of sound and music I’d not yet explored. It broadened my horizons and opportunities to work with amazing artists I never thought I’d be working with, in worlds I’d never associated myself with. It challenged me to focus my time and effort into projects in a professional way, but always with experimentalism at its heart, and never in a direction that felt forced upon me. I feel like the course has developed my creativity to push my own work within the global art and music community.

DMSA: Other plans for the future? projects, events, visions?

PD: I’ll be with Trinity Laban until next September, so I’m currently looking for a masters program to continue studying in 2019. I have some projects I’m currently working on that I’m really proud of, something very personal, and some others I look forward to being able to share, nearer completion. On the 4/5/6th of October, I’ll be exhibiting my multichannel sound and light installation, Heads in The Cloud 2.0, for Exploring Boundaries at The Basement, in Brighton, at part of Brighton Digital Festival 2018. This second iteration of my installation will focus more on the traces of memories left behind once time has passed since originally posted. It’s easy to forget what of ourselves we’ve submitted onto the world wide web, but we leave behind our ghosts in the machine, possibly forever.

I aim to remain focused, be productive, and keep learning.

Heads In The Cloud 2.0 opens tomorrow and will be running till Saturday 6th.

PJ’s website: www.pjedavy.com

DMSA Feature: Guoda Dirzyte

The first feature for the new academic year is with our alumna Guoda Dirzyte. Guoda is currently based in Scotland and about to start her MA at Glasgow School of Art. We talk to her ahead of her workshop on experimental music instrument building (Friday 28th, Performance Studio, GP).

DMSA: Where do we find you now?

GD: After graduating I was all over the place for a little bit doing different projects, but now it looks like I will settle down for at least a year in Glasgow where I will be studying for Masters of Design in Sound for the Moving Image.

DMSA:Three important words that represent you as a creative person


GD: Ambitious. Imperfect. Explorer.


DMSA: When did you start working with sound and music?


GD: I started playing piano when I was 8 years old, but got bored after a few years and decided to switch guitar. However, that wasn’t satisfying enough either, so when I was 13, I started looking more into sound experimentation and instrument making. It got me hooked up then and it still fascinates me today.

DMSA: In what ways has the DMSA course supported or helped you to develop into who you are today creatively and professionally?

GD: DMSA gave me a lot of technical and conceptual knowledge of my own practice. Before starting my bachelor’s, I wasn’t sure what I was doing or why I was doing it. So DMSA gave me a lot of knowledge about different fields of sound studies, from creative programming to audio production, as well as connections for collaborations and different events.

DMSA: Can you tell us a bit more about Más Hangok?

GD: Más Hangok is an experimental ambient music collaboration between me and Maja Mihalik. I play a Japanese heritage inspired handmade instrument which is a crossover between the traditional Japanese lute also called shamisen and the western cello, as well as other experimental instruments (handmade synths, mechanical percussion gadgets). Instrumental experimentations are accompanied by Maja’s eerie vocals that are inspired by Hungarian folk traditions. We started this project at the beginning of our third year at Brighton university, as part of DMSA night event.

DMSA: Other plans for the future? projects, events, visions?

GD: My current plans are to be part of Fort Process festival this weekend were I will be showcasing my new interactive kinetic installaition – Skaņas laukums. Projects and visions wise, I always have some ideas spinning in my head, but it needs time and funds to make it actually happen. For some time now I’ve been looking to put together a solid record of collaborations with different artists, so hopefully this will happen in the future. But for now I mainly plan to concentrate on my Master’s.

Web: https://www.guodadirzyte.com/

Exploring Boundaries at Brighton Digital Festival

1-6 October 2018 | 12-5pm
The Basement
24 Kensington St, Brighton
BN1 4AJ
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Two of this year’s graduates will be presenting work as part of this year’s Brighton Digital Festival in an exhibition titled ‘Exploring Boundaries’ curated by Digital Music and Sound Arts in partnership with Our Future City (Brighton Dome) for Brighton Digital Festival.

Merging the physical experience of sound with the digital realm, Exploring Boundaries brings two works by UK-based artists PJ Davy (UK) and Jeph Vanger (UK/GR) to this year’s Brighton Digital Festival.

Vanger’s s ‘Sφera’ is a multichannel sonic environment where the physical presence of sound and the ongoing engagement become the priority. The piece pays tribute to the mournful sound of the Foghorn, using original recordings from the Foghorn Requiem (2013) field performance in which more than 50 ships gathered on the North Sea (UK) to perform an ambitious musical score.

PJ Davy’s ‘Heads in The Cloud 2.0’ is a multi-channel, sound and light installation concerning the digitisation of our lives through the internet. Heads in The Cloud presents a physical, human experience to reflect on our relationship with technology and each other, in an increasingly digitised world.

Programme

Sφera | 1-2 October 2018, 12-5pm
Artist Talk: 1st October, 2pm

Heads in The Cloud 2.0 | 4-5 Octber, 12-5pm and 6th October 12-3pm
Artist Talk: 4th October, 2pm

Please note that the facilities can be only accessed through stairs

Poster and Banner Design: Jedd Winterburn

DMSA Alumni featured at Fort Process Festival.

DMSA alumni Jeph Vanger, Jack Lister, Jordan Edge and Guoda Dirzyte will present work as part of this year’s Fort Process Festival.

The line-up is exceptional featuring music, talks and installations by Rhys Chatham, Aja, UKAEA, David Thomas Broughton, Kyoka, Grischa Lichtenberger, Max Eastley and more!

You can check out the full line-up here.

A nice feature of the festival can be found over at The Quietus.