About

Spirit of Gravity was launched in January 2001 by local live art liberationists Nick Rilke and Tony Rimbaud of Maphead Productions. It was a night intended to present Maphead’s latest music project Malevich, which needed a stage for the unique electronic collision of spoken word and unspeakable sounds. Never intending to be a purely solo showcase, Rimbaud and Rilke set about pulling, kicking, screaming and sampling other like minded artists into the fray. Thus, enlisting to the cause were Spirit of Gravity co-namer and wired-up glass guru Dan Powell and no-noise free-formers Clarence Palmer. The first event was born.

Those early days at the Lift were a crucial part of establishing the Spirit of Gravity ethos. In front of small but dedicated audiences, the attempt to present an artform more used to recording in bedrooms than performing on stage gradually developed. Artists that had never performed before were encouraged to take that step. Electronica finally had a place to call its own. And often present in the audience were the musicians that were later to join the Gravity as founding members of the collective. They included Waxed Apple, Remote (Hot Roddy) and Multiplex. Another tradition was also established that continues to this day, whatever the venue: the chaos of several musicians setting up and performing with what seems like thousands of wires and plugs as multiple pieces of equipment balance precariously on wobbly tables.

Click here to see who is currently in the Spirit of Gravity Collective


The following people have played at SoG:

Far Rainbow
Feed Back Cell
Feline Dream
Fernando Perales
Fighting Seizure Robots
Fluxus Guitar Orchestra
The Four Heads
Fractal
Freedom Frampton
Franck Barriac
Freudstein
Frontier Telegraph
Fupper
Futuro De Hierro
Gagarin
Gillian
Gilli Bloodaxe
Glyphs
Grasscut
Thee Gross Consumer
Gus Garside
Gus Garside & Clive Craske
Gus, Monty and Annie
Gus Plus Dan Powell and
     Thor Magnusson
Gus Plus Minimal Impact
H. L. Collins
Ha Ha Ha
Hakarl
Halal Kebab Hut
HardWorking Families
Harmonium A Hash Table
Hassni Malik
Haz ‘n’ Daz
Hellboy
Henry Collins
Henry Collins vs. minimal impact
HereHareHere
Hobo Sonn
Hoofus
Hope to Coax
Hot Roddy
HRT
Hugs Bison
HUM
Hz
Idiot Drone Farm
I’m Dr Buoyant
I’m Dr Buoyant and Ron Caines
I’m Dr Buoyant vs Hope to Coax
I’m Dr Buoyant vs
     Official Licensed Product
IAm Not Ltd
Ian Murphy and Nicholas Langley
Ill/Fitting Suits
Incite
Ingrid Plum
In Sand
Inwards
Iris Garrelfs
Isnaj Dui
Isn’tses
Ital Tek
Jeff Stonehouse
Jez North
J’m Black
Jobina Tinnemans
Joe Gilmore
Johannah Bramli
John Wall
June Deer
Kaleidephon
Kaoslock
Karen Constance
Karl M. Waugh
Kay Grant, Geoff Leigh, Nick Weekes
Kay Grant, Lepke B and David May
Kayaka
Keykeeper+Tempos
Komon
Komuso
Konstruct
Kuroneko
Kutchi
Kyler
Laboratoro
Ladyscraper
Left Hand Cuts Off The Right
Lend Me Your Underbelly
Leo Abrahams
Leo Chadburn
Les Dins
Lifting Gear Engineer
Little Boat
Lorenzo Abbatoir
Lorah Pierre and Andrew Jarvis
Low Bias
LRS
Luca Nasciuti
Lucy Day
Made Out Of Wool
Mai Mai Mai
Malevich
map71
Mask (well, they soundchecked)
Mata Unit
Matawan
Max Tundra
McCloud Featuring the Endless
     Guitars of Hagbard Strom
Meatbreak
The Meat Sweats
Mechanical Elephant
Medicine and Duty
Memorial Bench
Meshmass
Metronomy
Miasmos
minimal effort
minimal impact
Minimal Impact & I’m Dr Buoyant
Minimal Impact vs. Terror Wogan
     vs. Sirloin Dion
Misha Begley
Monkey Knife Fight
Monster Bobby
Mothers of the Third Reich
MSG
MSV FCK
Mully
Multiplex
Mytrip
Nad Spiro
Nathaniel Virgo
Needle Exchange
Neo-miyako
Nicholas Langley and Hassni Malik
Nicholas Langley and Ian Murphy
Nigel Samways
Nil
N.ln
Noony Banoony
Noisferatu
Not by Radium
Noteherder & McCloud
Nuclear Whale
nwodtleM
Nyogtha
o.m.s.-n.m.a.
Olaf Van Coq
Olivia Louvel
The Oneirologist
Onemancrimewave
The Organ Grinders Monkey
OST
Pale Graphs
Panda Bear (with Melting Vinyl)
Passiondale
Paul Khimasia Morgan, Simon Whetton
     and Dan Jones
Pawnsphinx
Permanent Bag System
Philippe Petit
Pilote
Pimmel
Plurals
Product 01
Power Up
Priests of Nothingness
PSK
Quinta
Ragamatic
Rashamon
The Reasonable Men
Register
Remote
Renfield
Req
Resonant Blue
Ripshaw Catfish
Romanoid
Ron Caines
Roshi featuring Pars Radio
Ryan Jordan
Ry-om
Safehouse Wildcard Ensemble
Same Actor
Sarah Angliss
Scanner
Science Never Sleeps
Scottish James Brown
Scrase
Semephore
Sexton Ming and Jason Williams
Shabash
Shiez2000
Shige Ishihara vs. Slash’s Wormhole
Shinamo Moki
Shirty
Shitmat
Si-{cut}.db
Sideband (Kay Grant)
Signer (With Melting Vinyl)
Simon Katan
Simon Whetton
Skunks
Slash’s Wormhole
Slow Listener
Slow Slow Loris
Sold
Some Some Unicorn
Sonic Roundabout
So Whitehawk Crew
Spheress
Spirit of Gravity Guitar Orchestra
Spirit of Gravity Orchestra
Spirit of Gravity Quartet
Spirit of Gravity Quartet featuring
     Geoff Hearn
Stasis73
SQ (Sound Quartet)
Stendec
Stereocilia
Steve Gisby
Strangers from Birth
Sunday Mourning
Sunset Graves
Supercell
Super Mega Ultra Crew
Swarbrooke
TCH
TCH / Ashtoreth
Terror Wogan
Terror Wogan vs. Sirloin Dion
Tetras
Thanos Chrysakis, James O’Sullivan
     and Oli Mayne
The Static Memories
Thee Moths
This Fake Bureaucracy
This Sound Bureaucracy
Thomas Hiltz
Thomas Ragsdale
Thomas Stone
Thor Magnusson
Tiger Walking Downhill
Tim Blechmann
Tim Exile
Tim Sagar Drone Syndicate
Tim Shaw and Sébastien Piquemal
Timeron
Timothy C Holehouse
Timothy C Holehouse vs Left Hand
     Cuts Off The Right
Timothy Didymus
Tom Hall
Tom Mudd
Tonne
Tourian
TR Agency
Transept
Tripolarity
T-Toe
TwentyTwenty
Twocsinak
Ultrafoetus
Ultrahumanitarian
Urban Delights
Urban Myth
Vader Sound System
The Vainglories
Viv
VLK
Vole
Voltek
Warrior Squares
Waxed Apple
White Tiger
Wild Anima
Wrong Samoans
Wrong Signals
Xylitol
Yellow Not Yellow
¥eti
Ypsmael
Zero Map
You&th
ZPG