I Don't See Any God up Here - Sat 26th April 2011
"I don't see any God up here" - A Celebration of the half-centenary of Yuri Gagarin, cosmonaut's first journey into outer space in April 1961 .
Featuring music from:
Sound of the Sun Vs Oscillatorial Binnage
Plus a presentation by journalist, broadcaster and author Ken Hollings, live video mixing from Rucksack Cinema, and images from space from photographer Owen Llewellyn. DJ Karina Townend and DJ Webbcore will be playing spaced out music on the decks.
Spaceheads are a duo of trumpet and drums. Andy Diagram plays trumpet through various bits of electronics creating brass loops. Richard Harrison plays drums and percussion. They have been playing together since 1989, touring the world and releasing many CDs.
Gagarin - Warm electronica and soundscaping from London-based Graham Dowdall, who's worked with Nico, Sons of Arqua, John Cale and Cabaret Voltaire, among others. The Gagarin sound is produced pretty much live, with drum patterns tapped out and samples triggered on the spot.
Sound of the Sun is an improvising rock band comprising Simon King - guitar, Paul May - drums and Chris Cornetto- Korg, trumpet, tape recorder and noise. The band are in the Kosmische tradition, creating post-psychedelic free-form rock that owes more to Ornette Coleman than motorik 4/4 rhythm-driven rock.
Oscillatorial Binnage is the ground-breaking experimental combo of
Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver. They make an awesome racket of profound philosophical and technical complexity based on the analysis and amplification of the resonant frequencies of everyday objects. “If Doctor John Dee had made musique concrete,” the late John Michell wrote, “it would probably have sounded like the Binnage.”
Ken Hollings is a writer based in London. His work appears in a wide range of journals and publications, including The Wire, Sight and Sound, Strange Attractor. He has written and presented critically acclaimed programmes for BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, Resonance FM, NPS in Holland and ABC Australia. His new book, Welcome to Mars: Science and the American Century 1947-1959, is out now from Strange Attractor Press."
Rucksack Cinema (aka Jaime Rory Lucy) has a long history as a tour manager for many well-known rock groups. He now creates stunning esoteric video mixes for live music, bringing a rare visual sensibility to any event he is involved in.
Owen Llewellyn is a folk musician, maths teacher and photographer specialising in astronomical and macro photography, producing ravishing images of the night sky.