Sampler CultureClash is an international collective of dj’s, embroiderers, sound artists, textile designers, dancers, spoken word artists, curators and graffiti artists. Together we are exploring the connections between textiles and sound and the cultures of embroidery and dj-ing using the common word “sampler” as the starting point for investigation. Our philosophy is to explore sampling as a creative process and to create social spaces where a diverse range of people can come together to meet, to share, to play, to learn, to generate new ideas, to perform, to make collectively and to have fun.
David Littler is a sonic visual artist, curator, educator and DJ currently based in Yorkshire. He has had a life-long passion for print, textiles and music as vital forms of human expression and communication: examining how they connect us to each other and the wider natural world. http://davidlittler.tumblr.com/
Nathaniel Mann is an artist, performer, composer and sound designer. Performing solo and as one third of Dead Rat Orchestra, he draws strongly on folk idioms whilst using unusual objects (including 2x4, ukulele, guitar, phonofiddle and meat cleaver!) and conventional instruments to create unique and playfully experimental music. http://nathanielmann.co.uk/
Jason Singh is musician, composer, sound artist, creative facilitator, producer and performer. He works across all art forms and his work is an ongoing exploration and collaboration between the voice, body and music technology. http://jasonsinghthing.com/
Alex McLean is a software artist, live coder and generalist. He performs solo as Yaxu and as one third of Slub, and one half of Canute, Aalleexx, and xynaaxmue. http://yaxu.org/
The video shows a previous collaboration between David (using a music box) and Alex (generating music with the code you see projected).
Lace Tells brings together work songs, machines, the rhythms of making, field recordings, music boxes, counting, lace patterns and codes, protests, and the sounds and processes of making Lace. Through this performance Nathaniel Mann, David Littler, Alex McLean and guests will explore these lace patterns, the pattern and repetition of the counting, the words of the songs.. All while performing using things as they are being made. Lace Tells were songs sung to accompany and direct the making of Hand Bobbin Lace.Appearing at: Millennium Gallery
A concert of the diverse artforms of clog dancing, music boxes, embroidery and live coding, each giving a different perspective on the human side of mechanisms and algorithms. The concert will take place 12th November 2016. We are also programming a second concert on the following day (13th Nov), which will be free of charge to Crafting Sound ticket holders.