Where does the apostrophe go in "fathers' day"? This, and many other questions, answered this Fathering Sunday at the Dream Machine record fair, a newly beloved regular event at the Half Moon. Dad-centric events include 10% fathers' discounts and an open-mic for musically doting paternal types to perform odes to their offspring.
However, they do advise: Please do not kidnap any children to try and claim your discount.
More info on The Dream Machine website.
Tomorrow night is the second edition of OOXXOO's fine nights at the Albany, Deptford. We'll be there manning a stall with current and past editions of They Did magazine and other publications, plus all manner of other WTCD trinkets.
David Tudor's environmental sound piece Rainforest IV is to be performed at Area 10 Project Space, Peckham, from July 3-4. It's a monumental piece, in size, scope and time, making use of the resonant properties of physically installed objects to create a strongly immersive and collaborative work.
Tudor himself describes it thus:
"In 1973 I made 'Rainforest IV' where the objects that the sounds are
sent through are very large so that they have their own presence in
space. I mean, they actually sound locally in the space where they are
hanging as well as being supplemented by a loudspeaker system. The
idea is that if you send sound through materials, the resonant nodes
of the materials are released and those can be picked up by contact
microphones or phono cartridges and those have a different kind of
sound than the object does when you listen to it very close where it's
hanging. It becomes like a reflection and it makes, I thought, quite a
harmonious and beautiful atmosphere, because wherever you move in the
room, you have reminiscences of something you have heard at some other
point in the space. It's (can be) a large group piece actually, any
number of people can participate in it. It's important that each
person makes their own sculpture, decides how to program it, and
performs it themselves. Very little instruction is necessary for the
piece. I've found it to be almost self-teaching because you discover
how to program the devices by seeing what they like to accept. Its
been a very rewarding type of activity for me. It's been done by as
large a group as 14 people. So that was how our Rainforest was done."
-- David Tudor
The performance features several luminaries of the London DIY/noise scene.
Read more on the Area 10 website.
This Saturday evening WTCDTD take over Herne Hill's formerly abandoned Apollo Video for a night of space exploration.
Musical programme featuring:
The Capsized Smiles
B-Movie tales of horror and woe
One man's battle against the machines. The light of victory, shine on.
"every day a day dream", the holy beast (distorto-destructo)
AND, for the first time in the celluloid temple of Apollo:
Short films from The Pictures
& treats & that
Apollo Video is at 29 Norwood Road, SE24 9AA
for more info on the Apollo project, a month long programme featuring photography, film, music and performance see:
From 6pm tonight the long-deserted Apollo Video in Herne Hill rises from the ashes, reborn as a space for art, music and much more during the month of June, and possibly beyond.
We'll be heading down to contribute to the fanfare.
Also just confirmed we'll be hosting a night at Apollo on 13th June, featuring a mixture of music, performance and a film programme curated by Garry Sykes of The Pictures, the underground film night airing monthly at Barden's Boudoir in Dalston.
Tonight's party is from 6pm-10pm, featuring a DJ set from Fab Fatale.
More info at the Apollo Video website. See you there!
Our friends at Crunch are putting on their first party in South London, this Saturday 6th June at the Dogstar in Brixton. Expect a mixture of afrobeat, funk, dubstep, dnb, electro and techno to name a few. Entry is free, email siri (at) crunchlive.co (dot) uk for more details.
Head to the Crunch site for archival mixes from their previous events.
Hope to see you there!