'haptic somatic' articles

Yaxu (UK)

Alex McLean aka Yaxu makes live broken techno using his handmade programming language TidalCycles - a technique called ‘live coding’ - has received accolades in the experimental and live club scenes. He co-founded Algorave, bringing live coding to dancefloors, a growing movement that has already spread to over fifty cities around the globe.

Ewa Justka (PL/UK)

Ewa Justka is a polish electronic noise artist, self taught instrument builder and electronics teacher based in London, whose amplified performances mix noise sensibilities with stripped back crunched beats and illuminated stroboscopic light bulbs.

Phantom Chips (AU/UK)

Tara Pattenden aka Phantom Chips is an Australian born noise-performer who makes wearable synthesizers that can be stretched and squeezed to create sound.

Spatial (UK)

Spatial is an electronic musician and multimedia artist from London whose work pushes the dynamics of sound system culture incorporating low frequency vibration, hacked code, and optisonic experiments.

Laurie Tompkins (UK)

Laurie Tompkins writes and performs playful, erratic music for instruments and electronics, creating improvised noise situation for laptop, smashed objects, Ikea shopping bags, and altered personalities.

Marta Forsberg (SE)

Marta Forsberg is a Swedish composer, sound artist and violinist working in the field of installation art, drone music and free improvisation. Dedicated to creating an all embracing environment, Forsberg’s work extends the sensory realm through multichannel expansion and via light sculptures into a sonic visualisation.

Billy Roisz & dieb13 - RISC (AT)

RISC is a collaboration between video and sound artist Billy Roisz and turntablist, composer and video artist dieb13 aka Dieter Kovačič - both active in Vienna’s electronic, improvised, noise music and experimental film scene since the 1990s.

Chloe Frieda (Alien Jams) - DJ

Chloe Frieda runs the Alien Jams record label and an NTS radio show of the same name. Operating since 2014 the label has released artists including Karen Gwyer, Beatrice Dillon, rkss and Design a Wave. Chloe’s DJ sets typically encompass bizarre electronics, industrial-tinged techno and minimal synth oddities.

Ziúr (DE)

Ziúr is a Berlin-based DJ/producer dedicated to combining different sonic textures and brainy beats into a functional dancefloor framework clearly intended for loud soundsystems.

Tristan Bath (Spool's Out) - DJ

Tristan Bath established himself as a music journalist in London, writing for the likes of The Wire and The Quietus, also hosting his weekly Resonance FM show dedicated to cassette music, Spool’s Out. Currently based in Vienna, Tristan’s increasingly busy as a DJ and musician in his own right, hosting gigs in the Austrian capital.

Haptic Somatic

Thursday 28 September, 8:30pm-2am | Corsica Studios

ZIÚR (DE) / EWA JUSTKA (PL/UK) / SPATIAL (UK) / YAXU (UK) / PHANTOM CHIPS (AU/UK) / LAURIE TOMPKINS (UK) / MARTA FORSBERG (SE) / BILLY ROISZ & DIEB13 (AT) / & DJS CHLOE FRIEDA (UK) & TRISTAN BATH (UK/AT)

An enlivened club night featuring artists working with electronic music as medium across an atypical trajectory mixing live performance, noise, sound and light compositions, and club music.

Joel Stern (AU)

Joel Stern is a curator and artist based in Melbourne, Australia, who has been an active organiser, instigator and agitator responsible for festivals, publications, exhibitions, screenings and concerts within the Australian sound art and experimental film communities for thirteen years.