DMSA: DEBUTANTS

Monday 9th December 2019, 8pm
KOMEDIA, Brighton | MAP
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EXPERIMENTAL | LIVE PERFORMANCES | ELECTRONICA | DJ’S

DMSA:Debutants is a showcase of live music performed by students from the Digital Music and Sound Arts course at the University of Brighton.

An event that will encompass a wide range of different sonic and visual material, with live acoustic and electronic music – DMSA:Debutants is a celebration of sound without the constraints of genre.

8PM-1AM
£3 OTD

INCLUDING:
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Experimental Music
Live Performance
DJ Sets
Acoustic Sets
Noise Music
Ambient Music
Techno Music
Projections

PERFORMANCES:
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Meller & Jared Swift
Ike Goldman
Aidan
Hippo Island
MAL
Cyphon & OBZERV

DJs:
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Patrick Mckeever Crowcroft
Jack James
Finley Mist

Professional Practice Masterclass: Fraser Owen

Monday 18 November, 5.30pm
Performance Studio, GP

We are happy to have Fraser Owen, one of our current students presesenting on our next masterclass. Fraser, under his alias Vince Vanity, has been producing cutting edge electronic music combined with drag performance and visuals.

For this masterclass Fraser will guide us through his experience combining these mediums, performing as a queer artist, and developing artistic identity.

Follow Fraser on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vince.vanity/

OUTLANDS Presentation

Thursday, October 31st
5.30pm, Performance Studio, GP

We are happy to have Caleb Madden of OUTLANDS to do a presentation to our students on the project’s upcoming events with QUJAKU (JP), IMPATV (UK) and GROUP A – DEAD SLOW AHEAD, and inform them on how they can get involved.

More info about the events and the artists

A rock gig with a difference – Japanese four-piece band Qujaku perform with spectacular newly created visuals and light show created by UK visual artists IMPATV.

Ensō Sone is an original audio-visual collaboration between Japanese psych band Qujaku and UK visual artists IMPATV. Audiences can expect an amalgam of projection methods, visual mapping, lighting and set design, co-joined with a heavy apocalyptic sound resulting in a full-blown psychedelic display to rattle the senses… + Special guests group A open the event with a spectacular new AV set.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

QUJAKU

QUJAKU are a Japanese heavy psychedelic rock band based in Hamamatsu. Their dark and heavy psychedelia filled with rich distortion and feedback creates a unique decadent ambience which is beyond comparison. There is not only a brutality but also an ephemeral beauty behind it. Delicate yet strong, destructive guitar with feedback, repetitive rhythms, and deep, bellowing bass.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Qujaku/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/qujaku_info

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/qujaku_jpn/

Website: http://www.qujaku.com/home/

Bandcamp: https://qujaku.bandcamp.com/album/qujaku

IMPATV

IMPATV is a collaborative video and stage production project from UK artists Isadora Darke and Jamie Robinson. Using new digital technologies and live mixing methods combined with costumes and stage design they produce immersive installations, music videos, art and music productions.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/IMPATV/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/impa_tv

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/impatv/

Website: https://impatv.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/impatv

GROUP A – DEAD SLOW AHEAD

group A’s hyper electronic industrial music meets with Berlin based visual artist DEAD SLOW AHEAD for live A/V performances which feature geometry, strobe, and visual explorations.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/groupAband/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/group_a_band/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/group_a
Bandcamp: https://groupa.bandcamp.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/deadslowahead

Tumblr: https://slowmindbending.tumblr.com

Professional Practice Masterclass: AJA

Monday 21st September
5.30-7pm, Performance Studio

We are happy to have AJA with us to deliver a mastericlass-workshop to our students.
AJA has taught across the UK and Europe at such institutions as for Ableton, Huddersfield University, Loughborough University, Confetti Music Institue, Fine Arts Institue (Vienna) and Teatro do Bolhão (Portugal) and have over 10 years experience in performing and writing music. AJA also has experience in teaching LGBTQ+ and female/non-binary focused workshops such as The End of Gender, Sounds Queer? and ITOUS.

About the masterclass/workshop

The workshop will be around how to make field recordings and create a wide range of different sounds and textures by only using simple, built in Ableton Plugins. Participants will learn to build ambient/drone/noise textures, experiment and discovering new sounds as a group through live demonstration. The workshop will also include:

Open discussions about safe spaces
Listening meditation
Ableton Demonstration
Unique Sample Packs created for participants to take away for free
Live soundscape/track created
Archive of costumes from LU LA LOOP and discussions in visuals and illustration and creating your own merch.

Professional Practice Masterclass: Louis Sterling

Monday 7th October, 5.30pm-7pm
Performance Studio

We are happy to have one of our recent alumni back to give a masterclass to our students. Louis Sterling was the founder of the student-led imprint IDS. During his studies with us he won an employability award for his enterprenerial projects, he went on tour with internationally acclaimed music producer David August.

About the masterclass
“Synesthesia to the Sound-system”

In this session, Sterling will be unveiling the process behind his experimental music and curation of his debut record ‘Adisceda’ on Rough Trade, with insight into the music industry from the perspective of business – from signing contracts, to networking with your favourite artists, promoting your work on social media and creating your own unique platforms.

About Louis

Louis Sterling, also known as Auxx, is a British recording artist currently signed to David August’s label 99Chants.

With experimental works making their way onto BBC Music, NTS Radio and URBNET Records, his debut record ‘Adisceda’ would become an ethereal project compared to the likes of Tim Hecker, The Dedekind Cut and Aphex Twin, making it’s way onto 12″ vinyl, courtesy of Rough Trade.

Louis on British Music Collection.

Masterclass on artist branding with Petal Largie

Monday 30th September 2019
5.30-7 | Performance Studio, Grand Parade Campus

The new season of masterclasses starts with a very important consideration for the carreers of all our graduates: BRANDING. We invited Petal Largie, founder of Artist-2Artist coaching and a specialist in the field.

In this Masterclass with Petal Largie we’ll explore and deepen the definition of Who You Are as an Artist by:
• Examining your Identity vs. your Artistic Identity
• Uncovering your Core Values or Pillars
• and defining a Mission or Vision Statement for your Artist Brand

About Petal

Petal Largie developed her unique intuitive coaching style via years of professional work in Fashion Trend Forecasting, Consumer Insights, and Journalism. Additionally she cut-her-teeth first hand in the Music Industry, landing in Europe in her early twenties as one of the few self-managed- female- woman of color- DJ’s, amassing an impressive gig list which includes headlining in 8 countries to date. Current industry workshop clients include: Innervision Records, Ritchie Hawtin’s Social Media Team, and Stil vor Talent (amongst others).

Her official music industry forays include; working with legendary artist manager Danny Goldberg (Nirvana, Stevie Nicks, etc.), interning in the booking division of Blue Note Entertainment Group (NYC), and pioneering an innovative YouTube Channel and video based blog for the musician Peaches (XL Recordings).

No stranger to managing and producing nights in New York City in her early DJ career, once landing in Berlin circa ’99-10′, Largie curated memorable club nights with then, up-and-coming artists; Peaches (XL Recordings), Dixon (Innervisions), Alex Barack (Jazzanova), Boris (Panorama Bar), Jamie Lidell, Mocky (Feist’s Producer), and Gonzales, to name a few.

Largie is also a consummate ‘Creator’, i.e. Vocal Artist, DJ, Music Journalist, and Event Curator: As a DJ, she’s headlined major festivals and venues in: Germany, Switzerland, Israel, the US, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, and Italy, is featured on the W Hotels DJ Mix App, and has held residencies at New York City’s: Ace Hotel, Sleep No More, and the W Hotel Union Square.

Professional Practice Masterclasses 2019/20

As the new academic year kicks in, we have prepared a series of masterclasses for our existing and new students both for our BA and MA courses. As with previous years we will focus to showcase various strands of professional practices and carreer pathways from within our BA, MA and PhD student & staff community and beyond. This year we are happy to have a wide range of topics ranging from Artist Identity Development, Sounds Queer? experimental music production, Heritage Sites and sound art, music and mental health, freelancing work, cross-dressing and sound arts, composing for film and video games as well as, radio plays and music production projects.

Professional Practice Masterclasses are supported by Creative Sound & Music, University of Brighton.

‘Place Language’ International Compilation inspired by Robert Macfarlane’s ‘Landmarks’

Dr Maria Papadomanolaki has contributed a piece to ‘Place Language’ a international non-profit compilation album project inspired by the themes found in Robert Macfarlane’s widely-acclaimed book ‘Landmarks’. In particular it focuses on the book’s extensive topographic glossaries, the “word-hoard” of depictive landscape terms gathered from 30 different languages, dialects and sub-dialects around Britain & Ireland which are divided into sections by type of terrain (Flatlands, Uplands, Waterlands, Coastlands, Underlands, Northlands, Edgelands, Earthlands and Woodlands). Relying on these topograms, or “tiny place poems”, as creative prompts, Place Language seeks to inspire a renewed interest in our natural surroundings and reinvigorate our appreciation for the audible textures & patterns that characterize them in keeping with the book’s stated desire to “re-wild” our vocabulary.

The collection features the work of 28 different sound-artists, field recordists, and musicians from around the globe each of whom chose a topogram and recorded an impression of it thus lending new aspects of dimensionality through sound. These selections cover all nine Landmarks glossaries along with place-words of new coinage as prompted by the blank glossary which Macfarlane leaves at the end of the book for readers to fill in for themselves. The end result is a truly global, collaborative survey of place, language, and sound.

More info on the project can be found here.

“If it sounds good, It is good” : Music Production Workshop with DMSA Alumnus Dominic Rae

27/09/2019 11am-4pm
DMSA Computer Labs
University of Brighton
Grand Parade

We are happy to have 2019 alumni Dominic Rae back to deliver a workshop on music production.
As his degree piece, Dominic has recorded, produced from scratch the fantastic album titled ‘Fits The Frame”. The album builds upon Rae’s learnings on the course on experimental sound design and production and references artists like Surfjan Stevens and Pinegrove. Dominic has also launched his own Audio Sea Studios that covers all levels of audio production to live sound engineering.

The workshop is open to students of all levels and it will take place in the Digital Music and Sound Art computer lab, from 11am to 4pm. Places are limited so please email m.e.papadomanolaki@brighton.ac.uk to reserve a place.

Workshop overview

Brief introductory lecture on the modern state and nature of music production, highlighting the role of the music producer and common issues encountered in the professional field as a ‘producer’ (11:00 – 11:30)

Outlining the process and common methodologies of music production, based around the central maxim of “if it sounds good, it is good” (11:30 – 12:40)

Break for lunch (12:40 – 13:00)

In-depth practical work on the Mac suite computers. I will provide audio stems for the whole class to use, the practical segment will be taught using Logic Pro X (13:00 – 15:40)

Final questions and answers about any music production topics/issues (15:40 – 16:00)

ID Spectral Live (003)

We are proud to announce the third event for ID Spectral – a record label and creative agency that promotes both up and coming and established artists as part of a new creative network.

The imprint, setup in June 2017, has since signed tracks from artists including Aphex-twin approved Ability II, Hyperdub’s Loraine James, Yaporigami, Anji Cheung and more.

At IDS Live, attendees will have the opportunity meet the staff behind the agency, learn more about the project; from its partners, the official distribution contract, IDS radio and future plans, as well as to experience three live performances from the label’s artists, including performances by current students and alumni.

Label presentation : 5:00-5:30pm

Live sets / [all visuals provided by https://www.jeddwinterburn.art/)]

RF WN (5:30 – 6:20pm)
Tarek El Goraicy (6:30 – 7:20pm)
Cyphon (7:20-8:30)

The event is scheduled for Wednesday 25th of September at 5.30pm at the University of Brighton Grand Parade campus (performance studio).

Entry : £3 online (tickets – https://bit.ly/2kq05S3)
£5 on the door
DMSA Students: Free (Proof of Student ID)

Facebook Event:https://www.facebook.com/events/636617820181545/