Sunday 1st March, 8-10pm | P3, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
VIP OPENING PERFORMANCE EVENT: £15 (Limited tickets available)
FULL TICKET: One day Art Fair entrance plus all events and performances: £12/£10 conc
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Threep & Vent Media
VC Kristi & Oddscene
Steve Nosurname & Barry Gene Murphy
Cybersonica Social creates a little slice of Cybersonica – London’s annual celebration of music, sound, art and technology – for a brief but enjoyable two hours this Sunday evening at the Kinetica Art Fair.
The seventh in a now somewhat irregular night, the evening features a select line-up of new and previously featured talent including the idiosyncratic granular textures and analogue rhythms of Threep accompanied by the minimalist visual waveforms of Vent Media; the edgy electronic grooves and live, gutsy vocal FX of VC Kristi with the evolving and surrealist imagery of Oddscene; and the old-skool electro to 8-bit freakouts to drum n’ bass mentalism of Steve Nosurname with the kinetic and potent visuals of moving image artist Barry Gene Murphy.
Kinetica Art Fair, the UK’s first art fair dedicated to kinetic, robotic, sound, light and time-based art opens in London on Friday 27 February – and carnivorous art, man-animal-machine hybrids, mechanical drawing machines, subliminal installations, pole dancing robots, light sculptures and cybernetics are just some of the exhibits to be found there – providing unparalleled opportunities for the public and collectors alike to view and buy work from this thriving international movement and to participate in the programme of talks, workshops and performances.
Longtime Kinetica Museum collaborators, Cybersonica’s contribution to the Art Fair showcases established names and emerging talent who make their own music or audiovisual work using inventive technologies and then perform it live (as opposed to just pressing play in Ableton Live). We strongly recommend progressive electronic music makers, audiovisualisers, digital artists and fans looking for somewhere to meet like-minded people, share ideas and enjoy fresh, vibrant music and performance to come along and check it all out.
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Threep are Chris Cousin and Stu Smith, co-directors of Bathysphere, an artist led music collective based in Leicester. Armed with a bewildering array of bakelite knobs, patch cables, software and custom made controllers Threep explore parallel worlds within sound and circuitry. Fusing field recordings and granular textures with analogue rhythms and hardware hacked sound Threep ignore the boundaries of conventional musical composition. Whilst carefully crafting compositions in the studio with meticulous attention to detail they take an entirely improvised approach to live performance, effortlessly navigating between the delicate and the brutal, minimalism and complexity, whilst still retaining their unique signature.
Their debut DVD album Serious Play with video works by Barret Hodgson, Barry Hale, Mike Shaw, Matthew Pell, Max Crow and Aaron Bradbury is due for release on Bathysphere Recordings in early 2009. Threep recently performed in surround sound in the National Space Centre’s Planetarium with 180 degree projections by Nottingham based pixel pushers Vent Media.
Vent Media is an artist led digital media production company who specialise in creating and showcasing content for live events including theatre and dance performance, film production, music events, gallery installations, corporate events and other commercial projects. Vent is the forging of the alter egos of artists Barret Hodgson and James Brouwer – artists and performers creating live video and multi-media performances, interactive installations and VJing.
Krystyna Markiewicz aka VC Kristi has been working in Poland since 2002 at Colony Of Artists in Gdansk. As entrepreneur she organized artistic events as exhibitions. She started her music career as a DJ, singer and composer. With those skills in 2004 she arrived to London. In the first years she worked as event organizer, musician, singer, DJ, cooperating with lots of international art groups. A year ago she started to cooperate with cybersonica.org. For the last two years she has been promoting her solo project voice controller Kristi, now in cooperation with Oddscene.
Cutting-edge visual company since 2004 Oddscene, consists of two multimedia artists, Sonia Vera and Helga Signes, with a special focus on visual creations but with an extensive experience in the audio field and visual art performance, filmmaking and animation. Since working together as Oddscene they have created several short films as Seavenseals, performed at the FreeDm studio in The Roundhouse with the score of David Skelcey and a live quartet of strings, keyboard and percussion, whilst also providing visuals for the Bloc Weekend 07 & 08, Glastonbury festival, Lost Vagueness and Noise=Noise at the Foundry October 08 showcase, among others. Oddscene creates an environment where the unexpected plays with you. Being strongly influenced by surrealism, evolution and technology, imagery travels between past, present and future to create a constantly changing form of audio-visual expression.
Actually is working in collaboration with Krystyna Markiewicz, VC Kristi in a Live audio-visual performance (Live cinema), They have performed at The Basement in Brighton as a participants at the Cybersonica AV Lab 08 avlab.cybersonica.org. Last performance was at Club Neurotica showcase, 14th of February 2009 in London.
Born and raised in the hellhole of commercialism that is Bromley, South-East England, Steve is a prodigious electro artist already with gigs at the BFI and all over Europe under his belt. Despite being only 16, his age is something he would rather not be judged by – and considering he’s sorting out several releases for legendary underground labels (and garnering praise from everyone from Jamie Lidell to Ceephax), he likes to consider himself as more than a novelty act.
His music runs the gamut from Aphex-style ambience to 8-bit freakouts, and he throws everything from old-school electro beats to drum and bass mentalism into his tracks. Citing both The Style Council and Super Metroid soundtrack composer Kenji Yamamoto as ”major influences”, Steve is one of the more open minded musicians in an electronica scene bogged down too much by pigeonholing. ”It’s my childhood spent playing the SNES too much that’s done it”, he claims.
His self-titled debut release for Kittenrock gained a cult following in the chipmusic scene, showing him to be a pioneer of a new SNES/Sega Genesis-electro style, while he also runs chipmusic CD label S18 Records (who released his second EP ‘Firing Speed Rainbows’). Upcoming projects include releases with Tiga’s label Turbo Recordings and remixes for artists around the globe.
Barry Gene Murphy
Barry Gene Murphy is a moving image artist based in East London since 2006. He was born in Dublin in 1978 and moved from Ireland to London in 2002. After graduating from the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Animation in 2004 he has worked across all areas of film, video and animation production. In 2005 he was selected for the NESTA creative pioneer academy, his graduate work was featured in the Creative Review graduate showcase and later he won the Warp Records/Creative Review music video competition, with fellow graduate Juan Fontanive. He has won awards for his films and has shown in many major international film festivals since 1999 such as Clermont Ferrand, Annecy, Premiere Plans, Cork Film Festival and ResFest. He has also been active in installation art since 2001 such as his recent collaboration ‘Marbles’ at the De La Warr Pavilion, following on from his participation in the Cybersonica AV Lab. His most recent project is collaborating with composer Mico for Takeover at the Royal Festival Hall.
Barry’s visual work is a dialogue between process and style, preferring the process to subvert stylistic constraints allowing ideas to remain kinetic and potent. Poetic metaphor plays a large role in subject matter and simple seeming imagery belies the complex construction process beneath, which is sometimes revealed. He has an ongoing fascination with portraying the everyday in new and exciting ways such as his work with microscopic landscapes of the human body and other everyday subjects. His work in live action music video direction is tied to the structures of the music and uses humour, imagination and pop culture conventions such as early rap videos and recent pop detritus movements such as American artists paper rad, to anchor the work in the present.