Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Thursday 23rd February 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

The next edition of the Spirit of Gravity radio show will be broadcast on Thursday 23rd February from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM.
https://extra.resonance.fm/

Gravity Waves

The first hour will be dedicated to the various sonic works made by the enigma that is Mr Chriddof. For years he has been making surreal and fantastic YouTube videos that blend infantile toilet humour, deep knowledge of historical avant-garde film, DIY software processing accidents and extensive use of 80’s and 90’s British television broadcast archives. Here we present a mix of ripped soundtracks and purely musical Chriddof endeavours. It all adds up to a truly strange and captivating body of work. Mr Chriddof, we salute you!

@chriddof
chriddof.nfshost.com/
www.youtube.com/user/fizzymilk1989

The second hour is our usual line up of the very best experimental music and sonic exploration from the exotic, parallel universe, that is the Spirit of Gravity.

The Spirit World
Kris T Reeder – Shattered Truths
Benjamin Finger – Whirlbrainpoolin
Spheress – Mixed at Midnight
Oryk and Mystero – Electricity (Part 2 Drain)
Wagstaff – Track 1 from Funkencomputer
Paul Kendall – It’s OK
Proprio – Columbo
The Music of Benares meet The Spirit of Gravity – Wasp Tabla Sitar take 6
Stereocilia – Still Breeze
The Gross Consumer – Haircut

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2nd March at the Green Door Store: Clive Henry / Gagarin / Feedback Cell

Clive Henry
Body/Noise/Body

Clive Henry has been actively pursuing sound for over twenty years. Whilst he has done this in bands and looser groupings, his solo work has seen him pick an untutored route through “noise” and associated areas. His work has often been autobiographical, with recurring themes and ideas including: dissonance, the process of decay, and the human body as instrument. Recent recorded work has concentrated on noise textures and “harsh noise walls”, as well as pieces more clearly akin to musique concrete; whilst live performances have utilised vocal work and a commitment to physicality and tension. His formative experiences in music occurred within the diy punk/hardcore scene and the values of this community continue to inform his musical activities and beliefs. He was a founder member of the bang the bore collective, who have organised gigs and occurrences around the UK. He has played across Europe and the US, and been heard on radio 1. He lives alone in Southampton, with no friends but hundreds of noise tapes which all sound the same. He dislikes writing short bios.

Gagarin
Sonic Cosmonaut

Gagarin is the solo project of Graham “Dids” Dowdall, current member of Pere Ubu and former collaborator with Nico and a myriad of others legendary and unheard of. As Gagarin he makes an electronica that carries influences ranging from Stockhausen to Chicory Tip and everywhere in between and outside. Performing live with a combination of drumpads, samplers, iPads and other hardware his sound is characterised by liberal use of field recordings, strong melodies, fractured rhythms and improvising from a starting point of composition and structure. His last album – the unpronounceable ‘Aoticp’ received rave reviews and lots of airplay including repeated Radio 3 plays. In the middle of recording the follow up – provisionally titled ‘Corvid’ – Gagarin will bring to Spirit of Gravity a mix of work in progress for this, alongside some from ‘Aoticp’ and some reworks of compositions commissioned for 5 hills in Surrey in Summer 2016 which he shared for the first time at Fort Process.
www.gagarin.org.uk
soundcloud.com/ gagarin-1

Feedback Cell
Alice Eldridge & Chris Kiefer: modified Cello

Alice Eldridge and Chris Kiefer’s ever-evolving modified cello project with fresh Reykjavík upgrade: cellos, code, car amps, pickups and lots of soldering. Emits dulcet tones and brutal yelps.

Thursday 2nd March 2017 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5
@ The Green Door Store
Undercroft, Brighton Train Station, BN1 4FQ Brighton


The latest release on the Spirit of Gravity label documents a beautiful and unique live collaboration
between the traditional Indian instrumentalists of The Music of Benares and the electronic
soundmakers of The Spirit of Gravity.

The album is available for audition and as a pay-what-you want download on the label’s page:
spiritofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/music-of-benares-in-brighton

On 8 November 2015, sitarists Pandit Shivnath Mishra and Deobrat Mishra, together with tabla player Prashant Mishra – three generations of the same family from Benares, northern India – played a sold-out concert at the Dome studio. Two fusion pieces – performed that evening with the Spirit of Gravity collective’s Geoff Reader, Andrew Greaves and Howard Spencer – are presented on this album, along with four improvisations from a session at Bird Studios the previous day.

The Mishras tour Europe every year but had never previously visited the UK. The collaboration was facilitated by Spirit of Gravity Life President Chris Cook, and the resulting intertwining of subtle synth drones and wash was recorded and filmed by collective members Dan Powell and by Sarah Nelson at the Dome.

“It was great opportunity to perform for the first time in the UK in 2015 – we had some great memories of performing with local musicians and having great cultural exchange with the music” says Deobrat Mishra.