Third Spirit of Gravity online streaming event: May 2021

Featuring: Ascsoms / child / Not By Radium

Ascsoms: “For this Spirit of Gravity stream I revisited my Isolation Reels project which I started during the first lockdown. I make a tape-loop measuring 2 meters in length, the ‘social distancing’ measurement. This loop forms the bedrock from which all sounds are sourced and manipulated. Then the audio effects and signal processing are introduced into the system, acting like a virus, mutating the sound for nineteen minutes. This performance features three tape-loops, one for each lockdown, played simultaneously on both Akia reel-to-reel tape machines and was recorded in one take.”
Instagram & FaceBook @ascsoms
www.ascsoms.bandcamp.com

A live set by child: Two synths and a voice embark on a journey through the Clouds and Big Sky portals.
soundcloud.com/c_h_i_l_d

A piece by Spirit of Gravity co-founder Tony Rimbaud’s long-form project Not By Radium – featuring flute and saxophone samples provided by Chris “Noteherder” Parfitt, with images inspired by a pessimism concerning the state of the natural world.
soundcloud.com/im-dr-buoyant

 

Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 25th April – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 25th April 2021 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

This month’s show highlights tracks from the 20th Anniversary commemorative compilation Elliptical Orbits:

Nick Rilke’s Real Imagined & Mistaken History of the Spirit of Gravity narrated by Sasha de Goguel / Jo Thomas – Sound Stones (live) / Kina:Suttsu – Resuscitation / Gagarin – One Island Pond / Dolly Rae Starcore – Birth Star Earth / Nuclear Whale – Crushed Under 10000 Metres of Pressure / The Static Memories – The moon / The Organ Grinders Monkey – Feckless / Map 71 – Suburbanites / Monster Bobby – Drink To Me Only With Your Eyes / Nicholas Langley – We are the cosy boys / Scanner – OCHD / Multiplex – Rockrobot rewerkt / midi error – Sinvil eight / Yudd Habb – Butterfly sandwich / Thomas Ragsdale – Samsa / Matawan – We lingered in the chambers of the sea Part III / This Sound Bureaucracy – The real imagined and mistaken history of the Spirit of Gravity

The March edition of the Spirit of Gravity Radio show is available on the ResonanceFM Mixcloud page:
www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/gravity-waves-and-the-spirit-world-march-2021-sunday-28th-march-2021/

This show included a selection of new audio works by students on the Soundworks elective BA module at the University of Brighton, plus tracks from Dan Powell’s upcoming release, Isnaj Dui, King Kong Quixote, Rapt, Kieran Mahon, mærcstapa, and an excerpt from a piece made by Nigel Wrench in South Africa in the 1980s.

 

Second Spirit of Gravity online streaming event: Thursday 1st April 8.00 pm

Our second online event featured in no particular order Ensemble 1, The Zero Map and Cutlasses: home-made kit, drones & interwoven intricacies from the Brighton and Hove area.

Cutlasses is the solo project of maker and musician, Scott Pitkethly. A sound art project which seeks to integrate the process of creating music with the process of making the sound creation tools themselves. The compositions combine field recordings, recorded from various sites around the British Isles, which are heavily manipulated using DIY electronic controllers and effects he has designed and built himself, accompanied by live guitar drones and melodies. Taking cues from the world of sound art and horror film soundtracks but always trying to apply pop sensibilities, the result is lush and cinematic soundscapes topped with delicate melody.
www.cutlasses.co.uk/about :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHBhX_wTx44

The Zero Map is Chloe Wallace and Karl M V Waugh … (blah blah) … Brighton …. Since 2008 … (blah blah) … psychedelic ambient noise … (blah blah) … released albums on Apollolaan, Sonic Oyster, Infinite Exchange, Ikuisuus, Golden Lab, Different Lands, Armed Within Movement, Tor Press, RHP and Sheepscar Light Industrial … (blah blah) … frequently with video installations … (blah blah) … Supernormal / Splitting The Atom (s) / The Spirit Of Gravity / & around the U.K. … (blah blah) … other bands they’re in include: Thee Hairee Kuntz, The Larsens, Eye-eN T T, God’s Teeth and the Interstellar Tropics, Binnsclagg, The Emperors Of Ice Cream, The A Band (wherein they have both played extensively) … (blah blah) … facebook around the internet and thezeromap.bandcamp.com/

Ensemble 1: Solo home performance vid of ‘Submerged Harmonics’ for electric bass and delay, a long-form work utilising high feedback delay loops over three broad sections consisting of variations on tone frequency, technique, process and rhythmic counterpoint, FFO Steve Reich, Eliane Radigue, John Luther Adams, Live Minimal/Electronic/Instrumental.
www.facebook.com/ensemble1music
ensemble1.bandcamp.com

 

Second Spirit of Gravity online streaming event: April 2021

Our second online event, featured in no particular order Ensemble 1, The Zero Map and Cutlasses: home-made kit, drones & interwoven intricacies from the Brighton and Hove area.

Cutlasses is the solo project of maker and musician, Scott Pitkethly. A sound art project which seeks to integrate the process of creating music with the process of making the sound creation tools themselves. The compositions combine field recordings, recorded from various sites around the British Isles, which are heavily manipulated using DIY electronic controllers and effects he has designed and built himself, accompanied by live guitar drones and melodies. Taking cues from the world of sound art and horror film soundtracks but always trying to apply pop sensibilities, the result is lush and cinematic soundscapes topped with delicate melody.
www.cutlasses.co.uk/about :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHBhX_wTx44

The Zero Map is Chloe Wallace and Karl M V Waugh … (blah blah) … Brighton …. Since 2008 … (blah blah) … psychedelic ambient noise … (blah blah) … released albums on Apollolaan, Sonic Oyster, Infinite Exchange, Ikuisuus, Golden Lab, Different Lands, Armed Within Movement, Tor Press, RHP and Sheepscar Light Industrial … (blah blah) … frequently with video installations … (blah blah) … Supernormal / Splitting The Atom (s) / The Spirit Of Gravity / & around the U.K. … (blah blah) … other bands they’re in include: Thee Hairee Kuntz, The Larsens, Eye-eN T T, God’s Teeth and the Interstellar Tropics, Binnsclagg, The Emperors Of Ice Cream, The A Band (wherein they have both played extensively) … (blah blah) … facebook around the internet and thezeromap.bandcamp.com/

Ensemble 1: Solo home performance vid of ‘Submerged Harmonics’ for electric bass and delay, a long-form work utilising high feedback delay loops over three broad sections consisting of variations on tone frequency, technique, process and rhythmic counterpoint, FFO Steve Reich, Eliane Radigue, John Luther Adams, Live Minimal/Electronic/Instrumental.
www.facebook.com/ensemble1music
ensemble1.bandcamp.com

 

Next radio broadcast on ResonanceExtra FM: Sunday 28th March – 8.00 to 10.00pm

Gravity Waves and the Spirit World

Sunday 28th March 2021 from 8.00 to 10.00pm on ResonanceExtra FM, DAB radio or online at extra.resonance.fm/

This month’s show includes a selection of new audio works by students on the Soundworks elective BA module at the University of Brighton, plus tracks from Dan Powell’s upcoming release, Isnaj Dui, King Kong Quixote, Rapt, Kieran Mahon, mærcstapa, and an excerpt from a piece made buy Nigel Wrench in South Africa in the 1980s.

The February edition of the Spirit of Gravity Radio show is available on the ResonanceFM Mixcloud page:
www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/gravity-waves-and-the-spirit-world-february-2021-sunday-28th-february-2021/

This month included a special mix by Dan Powell, featuring Martha Skye Murphy, Haroon Mirza & Jack Jelfs, John Wall & Mark Durgan, plus SoGs own Waxed Apple, Noteherder & McCloud, Henry Collins and Andrew Greaves.

First Spirit of Gravity online streaming event: March 2021

A year on from our last physical event at The Rossi Bar our inaugural online event had a mix of approaches, Dan Powell’s film based on an installation for Fort Process – video & audio based on sounds made by objects in the Newhaven fort archive, Noteherder & McCloud reconstructing a musical Zoom meeting, and finally midi_error’s new foray into AV improvisation.

midierror returns with an improvised electronic set, syncing machines from the last 20 years with a set of MIDI lights in his bedroom.
Shot top-down so you can see the action clearly, strap yourselves in for a high octane experiment!
www.youtube.com/user/midierror
www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6or8QoEfcYFYWqO7dj2ig

Dan Powell:
danpowelldanpowell.wordpress.com

Noteherder & McCloud:

www.facebook.com/NoteherderandMcCloud

 

 

 

First Spirit of Gravity online streaming event: Thursday 4th March 8.00 pm

Live at: 8pm on 4th March
Event location: youtu.be/bQ6QodBVDOQ

So we’re finally getting on the online event train.

A year on from our last physical event at The Rossi Bar our inaugural online event has a mix of approaches, Dan Powell’s film based on an installation for Fort Process – video & audio based on sounds made by objects in the Newhaven fort archive, Noteherder & McCloud reconstructing a musical zoom meeting, and finally midi_error’s new foray into AV improvisation.

We’re keeping it focused and brief, there’ll be no invitations to partake of the electrocreche – although I have an idea for that for next time, so keep ’em peeled.

midi_error:
midierror returns with an improvised electronic set, syncing machines from the last 20 years with a set of MIDI lights in his bedroom.
Shot top-down so you can see the action clearly, strap yourselves in for a high octane experiment!
www.youtube.com/user/midierror
www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6or8QoEfcYFYWqO7dj2ig

Dan Powell:
danpowelldanpowell.wordpress.com

Noteherder & McCloud:

www.facebook.com/NoteherderandMcCloud