Join us on 5 Dec, 7pm for “sound machines”, part of super/collider’s “science of sound” series at Ace Hotel. There will be live performances of DIY sound machines from Graham Dunning and the opportunity to handle creations by Look Mum No Computer.
Graham Dunning will perform “Mechanical Techno” which comprises of several looping records which spin on the same axle, ensuring they stay in time. Dunning then layers up groove records, audio triggers, analogue synths and mechanical percussion such as cowbells or cymbals. The result is a fascinating live performance which can never be exactly replicated. Look Mum No Computer will perform, demonstrating how the machines work. He will then set up a range of DIY sound machines, including modular synths, the a hundred oscillator megadrone, a lightsaber theremin and circuit bent furbies, so that you have the opportunity to try the machines out for yourself.
Graham Dunning is a self-taught artist and musician, His live work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He also creates visual work, video and installations drawing on these themes. Graham has performed solo and in ensembles across the UK, Europe and Canada, and exhibited in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and USA. He teaches Experimental Sound Art at the Mary Ward Centre in London and also gives various independent workshops. He has released through Entr’acte, Seagrave, Tombed Visions and more.
Look Mum No Computer is a London based live electronic artist who takes his home made machines on the road to play music. He’s a multi disciplinary artist with exhibitions of his work under his belt as well as many live shows; from squat raves in Berlin to Warehouse setups in London. You might have seen some of his inventions floating around the internet, from bikes that have synthesisers, to 5000 Volt Jacobs ladders and Tesla coil drum machines.