Spike Island

Unsound : Undead: Readings and PerformancesWith Steve Goodman (Kode9), Eleni Ikoniadou & Demelza Toy Toy, Toby Heys, Ayesha Hameed, Lee Gamble

Date

Saturday 21 April 2018, 2–5pm

Admission

Free, booking advised

Event type

Performances

A programme of short readings and audiovisual presentations from AUDINT members and special guests takes place within the installation at Spike Island, expanding on themes of their forthcoming book Unsound : Undead.

Guests include Steve Goodman (Kode9), Eleni Ikoniadou & Demelza Toy Toy, Toby Heys, Ayesha Hameed, Lee Gamble, Olga Goriunova, Matthew Fuller.

Free, booking advised

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Contributing performers include Eleni Ikoniadou, founder and director of the Audio Culture Research Unit (ACRU), crew member of AUDINT and author of The Rhythmic Event (2014); Steve Goodman, known as the musician Kode9, founder of Hyperdub records, AUDINT member, and author of Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect and the Ecology of Fear (2009); Toby Heys, AUDINT member and Head of Research at The International Screen School Manchester, Manchester School of Art; Ayesha Hameed, an artist and writer whose forthcoming book Black Atlantis re-reads the jettison of slaves overboard the slave ship Zong in 1781 through the speculations of Detroit electronic band Drexciya; and Lee Gamble, an electronic musician who has released records on Hyperdub and PAN, runs his own imprint UIQ and hosts a regular show on NTS radio.

Related Events:

This event is part of AUDINT: Unsound: Undead, a weekend of installations, talks and performances at Spike Island as part of Bristol New Music 2018. Supported by Arts Council England.

Live Performances: Elysia Crampton: Red Clouds, Coby Sey, Laurie & Olly and AUDINT members

Friday 20 April, 8pm–1am, £12.50 tickets

 

AUDINT

AUDINT is a sonic research cell that first came into being just after WW2. Formed by three ex-members of the Ghost Army, it later resurfaced during the Vietnam War, staffed by the filmmaker Magdalena Parker, Marshall Spector and Vietnamese bio-acoustics expert Nguyễn Văn Phong. The current iteration of AUDINT consists of Patrick Defasten, Steve Goodman, Eleni Ikoniadou, Toby Heys and Souzanna Zamfe.

The group’s output to date has taken multiple forms, including tape and LP editions, computer software, art installations, performances, books, and films. AUDINT’s research and practice considers the weaponisation of sound, peripheral sonic perception and more widely the otherworldly and obscure dimensions of the audible (which they call “unsound”), engineering a nonlinear timeline of sonic events stretching from the eighth century BC song of the Sirens to the “holosonic” technologies of 2057; nodding to the sonic (science) fiction legacies of musicians like Drexciya, Sun Ra and Underground Resistance.

AUDINT have previously produced audiovisual installations at Tate Britain, The Academy of Art Berlin, Art in General New York, Unsound Festival Krakow, and performances at Transmediale Berlin, Mutek Montreal, Sònar Istanbul, The White Building London, and the New Forms Festival Vancouver. Their first book Dead Record Office and vinyl record Delusions of the Living Dead/DRNE Cartography were released together on AUDINT Records in the limited edition package Martial Hauntology, and they have issued a series of limited edition cassettes on the Reel Torque label. Their upcoming anthology, Unsound : Undead, will be published by Urbanomic in summer 2018.

http://www.audint.net/


Supported by
  • Arts Council England