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Antepress presents Digestives, art writing on Resonance FM
[icon] http://www.antepress.co.uk/digestives.php

What is to be made of art writing?

Resonance104.4FM invites antepress to explore the contemporary position of art writing through an ongoing experiment with radio.

Digestives is an assorted collection of new radio works by antepress and their invited collaborators, comprising performance, discussion, storytelling and sound.

Julia Calver describes the event of twilight as a moment of obscurity using speech and sound. Patrick Coyle explores the multiple meanings of words through a collage of memory, music and misunderstandings. Cressida Kocieński explores a language of diagrams of time and space. Claire Nichols hosts a series of discussions with her collaborators about processes of making. Tamarin Norwood traces the desperation of catching time through an interior dialogue. Gemma Sharpe presents a sound work co-produced with international performance artists Lundahl&Seitl.

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Reclaim The Beach 09
[icon] http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=101326940848

As the good weather continues to tease London, you know it's time to hit that disconcertingly-hued stretch of River Thames sand for the first Reclaim The Beach party of 2009.

It's this Saturday, May 16, 10pm - 4am, featuring Speakers Quartet live plus "funk, cuban, brazilian, african and every other kind of breaks they can find aswell as a massive healthy dose of Roots Reggae, Mash Up, Bashment & Dancehall Vibrations to keep the party rocking til' the tide comes in..".

More info on the Facebook event.

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Beyond Signal #4 at Area 10, Peckham
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Bit short notice but tomorrow night is the fourth in the now-almost-veteran series of DIY noise and hacked-up electronics, Beyond Signal. Expect devastating volumes of digital viscera in the makeshift surrounds of Area 10 Project Space.

Lineup:

J MILO TAYLOR (real time A/V 3D)

DAWN SCARFE & MEL GOUGH (live radio tuning and resonant soundscape)

JOHN RICHARDS (Diy electronics & power noise)

MARIE VERRY (A/V punk noise)

SZ,BERLIN (Extreme industrial electronic music)

THENOISER aka JULIEN OTTAVI (audio freak & oscillators battle)

RYAN JORDAN / LUKE JORDAN / PATRICK TRESSET (Diy electronics, home built instruments and python)

ODDSCENE & MAGMA (ICED video noise installation)

Our tip is the Jordan/Jordan/Tresset combo, featuring ritualistic strobe fx, light sensors, and generative visuals driven by live facial recognition software. Bring earplugs.

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Heavy Pencil (ICA), Transformations (National Gallery)
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Two thrilling events featuring WTCD cohorts appearing around central London this week:

Heavy Pencil (ICA)
Thursday 7 May | FREE
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Mimi Leung is taking a break from drawing landscapes and recording dingo songs in the Outback in order to visit the ICA with her cohorts, visual and sound artists Tom Moore and Ad Hoc. They will be drawing in response to music produced by each other, plus better-known songs remixed live by Ad Hoc, and they might even play a live song or two.

Transformations (National Gallery)
Friday 8 May | FREE
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Princes, showgirls, painted ladies and dazzling gentlemen descend on the Gallery in May to take part in a series of live art events and costume parades.

Models wearing costumes designed and interpreted by students from Wimbledon College of Art – and inspired by paintings in the National Gallery Collection – perform outside the Gallery between 5.30pm and 6pm (weather permitting).

After the parade outside, the Gallery’s Sainsbury Wing Theatre stage becomes a catwalk for a special free show. Here, the costume designers and makers will talk about their creations.

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Signals From The Cosmos II
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In T-minus one week, it's the second edition of our new monthly night of cosmic sounds at 93 Feat East, Signals From The Cosmos.

This month we have joined forces with London record label Thisisnotanexit (responsible for records from artists such as Hatchback, Detachments, Brain Machine and Spectral Empire) to celebrate their latest release, the new Ultralight EP from soon to be massive Canadian duo Parallels. Unfortunately we can't afford to get Parallels to London to play for us, but we do have TINAE label boss Simon A. Carr performing a rare DJ set. Expect future music of the highest order.

In addition we will be giving away a copy of this awesome record to one lucky winner. Best of all, entry is free.

Featuring:

Simon A. Carr (Thisisnotanexit)
http://www.thisisnotanexit.net

and your regular hosts:

Urlaubshits
http://www.urlaubshits.co.uk

Ad Hoc
http://www.adhoc.fm

Also find us on Facebook or last.fm.

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The Forest's Golden Hour in Camden tonight
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Our good friends from beyond Hadrian's Wall, Edinburgh's marvellous Forest Publications, are embarking on a Europe-wide tour of their poetry, prose and songsmithing. The Golden Hour passes through London tonight, appearing at The Camden Head for an evening's varied entertainment.

Entry a meagre £3, including a free copy of their Stolen Stories book.

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Swine flu closes down Dulwich school
[icon] http://www.timesonline.co.uk/.../article6221290.ece

The Times reports that a Dulwich independent school has been shut down due to cases of swine flu. SE London, don your surgical masks...

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WTCDTD at the London Zine Symposium
[icon] http://londonzinesymposium.lasthours.org.uk/


Tomorrow, we shall be selling our fabulous produce. Come along, say hi, and maybe buy something. Whoop whoop! The sun will shine and hopefully it shall be a fabulous day.

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