AlgoMech Festival

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Music from mechanical movement
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7pm-9pm, Sun 19 May 2019

32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, S1 4HP

Our concert of music from mechanical movement. Sarah Angliss performs her new album Air Loom live, featuring folk-horror robotics, voice, Theremin, recorders, percussion, electronics and the rare Latvian clavisimbalum. Ryoko Akama will perform a live sound work with small, fragile mechanics. Simon Blackmore will collaborate with two drummers to explore rhythm as a form of code.

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Sarah Angliss
Air Loom

An evening of electrical mysticism, as thereminist and inventor Sarah Angliss brings you dreamlike music, featuring her phantasmagoria of music machines. Angliss and her machines perform live with Stephen Hiscock, extemporising percussionist from EnsembleBash.

Simon Blackmore
Playing code

You can write music with code, but how can you write code with music? Using a mix of guitar, drums and electronics to explore the possibility of coding by making rhythms and sound. Simon will be joined by percussionists Sophie Hastings and Jan Bradley from 4-MALITY.

Ryoko Akama

Ryoko Akama is a sound artist/composer/performer who approaches listening situations that magnify silence, time and space. Her work aims to offer quiet temporal/spatial experiences; employing small and fragile objects such as paper balloons and glass bottles in order to create tiny aural and visual occurrences that embody 'almost nothing' aesthetics.

Rob Gawthrop

A work consisting of two hand-made single-string electric guitars with electric motors that tension and de-tension the strings very slowly. They are played with motorised spinning plectrums, creating slowly shifting drones of harmonics, dissonance and beatings contrasting with the apparent simplicity of the constructions.