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Music Performance: Constructions #4

15th March 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A dark room with a speaker and other handing objects

Music Performance: Constructions #4

15 March 2020
4pm onwards
TACO, 30 Poplar Place, Thamesmead SE28 8BA ︎
Constructions is an ongoing series of experimental music performance events that includes a range of musical styles and genres. The show is curated by Kate Carr and Mat Jenner, with events taking place at TACO! or in locations around Thamesmead.

For Constructions #4, Rhodri Davies, Iain Chambers and Yifeat Ziv have been invited to perform within the gallery space of TACO!, set amongst the current exhibition by Alex Crocker.

Yifeat Ziv is a vocalist, composer, free improviser and sound artist. She combines voice, electronics, field recordings and text to create interdisciplinary sound works that derive from her research of the human voice, language, acoustic ecology and listening practices. Her recent works were performed and exhibited in places such as Wellcome Collection , Café OTO , South London Gallery, PQ: Prague Quadrennial, Design Museum Holon, Eretz Israel Museum and the Israeli Centre for Digital Art.

Iain Chambers is a composer and producer whose music often deploys field recordings and location sounds as musical material. Iain's work is heard live in concerts, radio, sound installations and multimedia. His feature-length symphonies of industrial sounds have been commissioned by BBC Radio 3, WDR Cologne and ABC Australia. In 2019 Iain launched the independent record label Persistence of Sound, presenting new musique concrète and field recordings.

Iain is a founder member of Langham Research Centre, an electronic music ensemble using obsolete Cold War era technology to create new music. The group also create new realisations of 20th century electronic works by composers John Cage, Alvin Lucier and Christian Wolff using an unusual instrumentarium: analogue tape, sine-wave oscillators, analogue radios and phonograph cartridges. LRC perform internationally, and released Tape Works (Vol. 1) on the Nonclassical label in 2017.

Rhodri Davies is a musician, artist and composer. He plays harp, electric harp, live-electronics and has built installations using natural elements and the Harp. Rhodri has released four solo albums and his regular groups include HEN OGLEDD, Cranc, a duo with John Butcher The Sealed Knot, Common Objects and a trio with John Tilbury and Michael Duch. He has worked with numerous musicians including David Sylvian, Jenny Hval, Derek Bailey, Mark Fell, Kahimi Karie, Laura Cannell, Lina Lapelyte, Sachiko M, Bill Orcutt, Jim O’Rourke, Christian Marclay and David Toop.

In 2008 he collaborated with the visual artist Gustav Metzger on ‘Self-cancellation’, a large-scale audio-visual collaboration in London and Glasgow. New pieces for solo harp have been composed for him by: Eliane Radigue, Philip Corner, Phill Niblock, Ben Patterson, Christian Wolff, Alison Knowles, Mieko Shiomi and Yasunao Tone.

Find out more on the TACO website.


Image: Dominika Kieruzel and Matt Berka, Constructions #1


15th March 2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


30 Poplar Place, Thamesmead
London, United Kingdom
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SE28 8BA ︎


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