Olivia Louvel: Voice and Electronic Sound Art
[something else]: Sound and Text duo
Automouse: Cyclopean Noisy Rave-ups
Olivia Louvel is an Ivor Novello-award winner composer and artist whose work draws on voice, computer music and digital narrative. Her work is presented in the form of sound recordings, sound art installations, video art and live performances. Her practice is built upon a long-standing exploration of the voice, sung, or spoken, and its manipulation through digital technology as a compositional method.
Louvel often operates at the intersection of creation and documentation. Throughout her extensive research on Barbara Hepworth [also called Hepworth Resounds], she produced ‘The Sculptor Speaks’ (2020) a resounding of a Barbara Hepworth archival tape, which was premiered on Resonance Extra and followed by an audio-visual version presented at The Hepworth Wakefield in 2021, and at Towner in 2023. ‘SculptOr’ is a suite of nine pieces based on Hepworth’s writings released as a digipak CD.
For this show, her first in four years, she will be performing a hybrid set.
[something’s happening] is the sound and text duo of poet and performer Iris Colomb and composer Daryl Worthington (Beachers). The project explores textual and sonic permutation through improvisation. Their first release, an album of single-take live improvisations recorded with a single mic in a practice room, ‘Something Like That’, was released in May 2022 by Sensory Leakage. Their second release, a recording of a live performance from October 2022 at Cafe Oto was recently released on the venue’s digital label Otoroku.
Otoroku release: www.cafeoto.co.uk/shop/somethings-happening-121022/
Something Like That: somethingshappening.bandcamp.com/album/something-like-that
Automouse – improvised lo-fi hardware, with swamps of distortion and really filthy beats. Future refuse reused.
Hosted by our very own DJ Cheesemaster
Chris [Symmetrical Forces] creates live visuals for each performance using his own lo-fi footage, dusty VHS tapes and obscure videos from the internet to create futuristic images from the past overlayed with out-of-reach memories and vague fragments of lost visions.
The Rossi Bar is a small grade II building, and they are restricted with how they can improve access for anyone with mobility issues. The live music venue is located in the basement, which can only be accessed by a short spiral staircase. More accessibility information and images of the venue are in this document:
If you can’t make it to the Rossi Bar, you can now live stream all of our gigs on our new Owncast platform at stream.gravitons.org/.
“The Spirit of Gravity: making experimental music a threat again – since 2001”
Thursday 7th March 2024 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5 (cash only)
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA