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Altered images is a spontaneous space for experimental film production, videoart, installations and live music. The festival aims to showcase silent or sound movies that are open to a sound reinterpretation.
Our showcase is open to artists all around the world whose works have an experimental and innovative character.
Its goal is to create forthcoming events of live music, projections and art installations where people can enjoy the show in a relaxed and friendly environment. We’re looking for brave and risky filmmakers, who enjoy exploring the sounds and the different touch other artists can provide to their images.
One of our key priorities is to look after the chosen videos that will be showcased as well as after the artists behind them. Not only by inviting them to attend the event, whenever possible, but also by providing them with a complete feedback.

Deadline: 
05/31/2021

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Fee Detail: 
3 GBP Early Bird; 5 GBP Standard fee
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Rock Band with Deerhoof

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CAMP is a residential arts facility in the French Pyrenees. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular - we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village - there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.
    
Workshop dates: 06/10/2021 - 2021-10-11
    
Labelled by Pitchfork as "the best band in the world" and the New York Times as "one of the most original rock bands to have come along in the last decade", Deerhoof is Greg Saunier, Satomi Matsuzaki, John Dieterich and Ed Rodriguez. Kicking off in San Francisco in the mid-90s, the band have evolved through lineups and styles, tirelessly probing the outer limits of rock, pop and noise. They've toured with Radiohead, Flaming Lips, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beck, curated Sonic City festival in Belgium, headlined Big Ears Festival, and released over 20 albums. Like Pitchfork said, best band in the world. Meanwhile, the institutions of modern music academia have slowly but surely focused their gaze on the band - Deerhoof's genre irreverance, unbridled invention and unique approach to ensemble playing cannot be ignored as a valuable asset of the avant-garde.

This workshop is an opportunity to spend five days in the epic Pyrenean mountains with Deerhoof, learning, discussing, developing your playing, building new musical connections and opening your rock band mind. It's about playing technique, improvisation, collaboration, composition, space, interaction and listening - all the things that make an ensemble work. Over five days, a small group of adventurous players will split down into ensembles, develop playing techniques and musical interaction skills, building new work every day under the guidance of the four members of Deerhoof, ending each day with a performance and feedback session. In the downtime we'll hang out, listen to music, watch films, drink wine, swim in the river and hike in the forests and peaks of the Pyrenees.

The workshop is open to people of all musical abilities, and players of all instruments (including traditional rock band stuff but also computers, field recordings or anything else). Throughout the workshop our extensive recording facilities will be available for use, and we'll work towards gathering recordings for a final release on CAMP Editions.

Deadline: 
06/01/2021
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Altered Images

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Altered images is a spontaneous space for experimental film production, videoart, installations and live music. The festival aims to showcase silent or sound movies that are open to a sound reinterpretation.
Our showcase is open to artists all around the world whose works have an experimental and innovative character.
Its goal is to create forthcoming events of live music, projections and art installations where people can enjoy the show in a relaxed and friendly environment within the London warehouse scene (UK). We’re looking for brave and risky filmmakers, who enjoy exploring the sounds and the different touch other artists can provide to their images.
One of our key priorities is to look after the chosen videos that will be showcased as well as after the artists behind them. Not only by inviting them to attend the event, whenever possible, but also by providing them with a complete feedback.

Prizes Details: 

Get your movie or video showcased at Altered Images and benefit from the diffusion of the event in different social media.
We will promote all the works exhibited to engage with the largest possible audience and to create a network between different artists and audiences. This will be made through our platform.

Deadline: 
03/05/2021

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Fee Detail: 
3 GBP Early Bird; 5 GBP Standard fee
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Call for Performers of all kinds / Performance@Live Music Venue in London

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Coocoolili are looking for collaborators for their upcoming live music/performance evening on the 5th of December at Jamboree Live Music Venue in Limehouse! Coocoolili is a group of musicians and performers presenting an evening of a variety of acts brought together under a common theme; an evening of music, songs, spoken word, performance, dance, quirky tomfooleries, profound ideas and profanities. We are explorers of uncharted silliness and seas of trouble, intoxicated with fumes of general infatuation, on an artistic quest in search of the holy whale. Through music, text and a variety of integrated media, we interpret realities, we tell stories, we create a space where informal sharing can happen, and we want to offer a relaxed, warm evening among stranger friends and acquaintances. We are open to ideas and invitations but small talk is prohibited.

The theme for our December event is "Unlove Affairs" and we are looking for any kind of performance on this theme that is 10-20 minutes long. We are open to all sorts of creative interpretations of the theme, no matter how absurd most people would think they are. Just send us an email with a bit about yourself and a sample of your work and we will be in touch with you. Our events are free with optional donation, so unfortunately we are unable to pay a proper artist fee. You will get half price drinks at the bar and of course the donations will be shared equally by all participants.
 

Deadline: 
11/17/2017

Artistic Directors Series #008: ESKA

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Brighter Sound is delighted to announce an artistic residency with Mercury Prize-nominated singer and multi-instrumentalist ESKA.

Brighter Sound is looking for 15 talented emerging musicians, dancers, filmmakers, photographers, actors, performers and visual artists who embrace creativity and invention to take part in a four-day residency with ESKA from Thursday 25 May to Sunday 28 May inclusive.

The residency will be entitled, “Are You Here?”, and participants will collaborate with ESKA to create and record new music, performance and visuals that will be showcased at Manchester’s iconic music venue Band on the Wall on 28 May.

Zimbabwe-born, London-raised singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ESKA will lead a four-day residency for 15 emerging musicians, performers and visual artists from across the UK.

ESKA defies categorisation, blending soul, folk-pop, jazz, electronica and blues. Her twenty-year career has taken her around the world, collaborating with artists including Grace Jones, UNKLE and Tony Allen. In 2015, ESKA released her self-titled debut album to rave reviews, earning a Mercury Prize nomination

We asked ESKA to describe what excited her about this opportunity:

“For us, art is not an end in itself … but it is an opportunity for the true perception and criticism of the times we live in.” – Hugo Ball, founder of DADA, 1916.

This is art’s ‘call to arms’! The barometer of success of this process will be how we are able to challenge ourselves and our audience to think…and think again about the current times we are living in. Working across various art forms, I hope this will also be an opportunity for collaboration, to get a different perspective on the role and function of our art, to challenge notions of performance and the role of the audience in response to our creations. If you, like me, are struggling to grasp what’s going on in the world, here is a chance to make a response to that. Excited? So am I.” – ESKA

“It’s the sort of opportunity that money can’t buy… that can give someone the boost they need for stepping on into the next generation of British music” – Bethan Morgan-Williams, previous residency participant.

Application Information

Dates: Thurs 25 – Sun 28 May

Showcase: Sun 28 May, 8pm

Applicants must be:

  • aged over 18
  • from or based in the UK
  • available to attend all session dates in person

This opportunity is open to any emerging musician, dancer, photographer, filmmaker, graffiti artist, fine artist, visual artist who embraces creativity and invention. You do not need to hold a qualification or a degree as selection will be based on your experience, quality of musicianship / work and the potential for this opportunity to impact on your career.

We anticipate a group of up to 10 musicians and 5 artists from other disciplines.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sun 9 Apr, 11pm

Successful applicants will be notified no later than Fri 28 Apr. 

Apply for Artistic Directors Series #008 with ESKA

You can download the application questions so that you can prepare your answers, but applications must be submitted online.*

Book tickets for the showcase

*We are committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the application in a different format or have difficulty completing your application online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.

Expenses

Each participant will receive:

  • 1 x return rail fare to (or fuel expenses) to Manchester from your home location (if necessary), arriving on Thurs 25 May, departing on Mon 29 May, or after final performance on Sun 28 May if preferred.
  • Accommodation in Manchester (if required) for four nights. Arrive Thurs 25 May – depart Mon 29 May.
  • £20 per diems each day 
Deadline: 
04/09/2017
Fee Detail: 
Free

Noizemaschin!! London #10

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Noizemaschin!! London #10

 

See out the year with a Quality Street-style selection of our finest noise-makers from all across the land!

£5

7:15pm

Monday 9th December

Amersham Arms

New Cross

 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1130337703749284/

Twitter: @Noizemaschin

Line-up:

Francesca Ter-Berg - Experimental cello meets folk improvisation
https://soundcloud.com/francescaterberg

Portia Winters - Performs material from her new project 'Starflesh', gathering songs and improvisations with blurred edges
http://portiawinters.weebly.com/

James Malone & Joe Wright - Free improvisation for guitar and saxophones
http://jmslmalone94.wixsite.com/jamesmalone
http://joewrightmusic.co.uk/

IlSantoBevitore - Hypnotic texture of low bass frequencies, harsh and bright distortions, supported by layers of acoustic percussions and minimal technoide-beat
https://soundcloud.com/user-268158975

Thomas Stone - Performs a new contrabasson and electronics work, fusing dark ambient soundscapes with contemporary new music, drone, noise and minimal tech
http://www.thomasstonemusic.com/

Stephen James - Busted up guitar noise and found percussion
http://folknwords.tumblr.com/

Yoni Silver - Spectrally manipulated, amplified bass clarinet improvisation
https://yonisilver.wordpress.com/

Dee Byrne - Freewheeling jazz-fused experimentation!
https://deebyrnemusic.com/

Also, check out the Noizemaschin!! website: www.noizemaschin.com for more information on our international network of experimental music making!

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