‘BIrmingham Sound Matter’ CD release and concert at Ikon Eastside
Concert presented by Modulate in collaboration with Ikon
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A concert featuring international sound artist
Date: July 8th 2009
Venue: Ikon Eastside 183 Fazeley street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE
Francisco Lopez is internationally recognised as one of the major figures of the sound experimental music scene who has, over the last thirty years, developed an astonishing sonic universe, based on a profound listening of the world.
He was first invited to Birmingham by Modulate in 2007, to give one of his legendary ‘Total Darkness’ performances, and we were delighted when he subsequently suggested returning to direct Birmingham Sound Matter. After a series of workshops led by Lopez earlier this year, the participants created a shared a pool of location recordings made in the city, which subsequently underwent a series of transformations through further collective and creative processes. These recordings and transformations have formed the basis of the final compositions. which will be heard in concert on the night.
Lopez has previously directed two similar projects, Montreal Sound Matter and Brussels Sonic Matter
Supported by PRS Foundation and Arts Council England.
With thanks to Cuttlefish Digital Arts for web server provision,
Fazely Studios for workshops space, and SSE Audio for soundsystem