Interdisciplinary Artist Vocal Experimentalist Performer Composer
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Voice // Electronics // Free Improvisation // Participatory Performances // Field Recordings // Radio // Video
My work relates to sound, architecture, performance & participatory art. It explores Embodiment, Presence, Listening, the psychology of sound and the relationship between people, sound and space.
I perform solo, and in collaborations with David Toop, Steve Beresford, Phil Minton & Feral Singers, Andie Brown, Yoni Silver, Steve Noble, Alex Ward, Charles Hayward, Lina Lapelyte, Anat Ben David and Blanca Regina.
For the past 12 years I have been directing a series of spatial compositions & performances; exploring the inter-relations between people and place. The pieces are site specific; evolving collaboratively and inviting participation from the public. They offer artistic engagement, play, and creative exchange, as a means to learning and bringing together, presenting a democratic space and collective ownership; L'esprit d'escalier – for voices in a staircase, Sound Out - for a large group of voices in a public space. Toy Orchestra – for children and adults, Long Drone – for a large ensemble of various instruments, Gals with Guitars – for female guitar players, Feel the Noise for a large ensemble of electric guitars & micro amps.
I am a co-founder of arts radio, Resonance 104.4 FM, and have been presenting and producing various programmes, including; Diggers, with Edwin “Savage Pencil” Pouncey, Venus Rising, In Search of Inspiration , and Stereo Cilia,
a weekly sound-diary, documenting my journeys in Babylondon; exploring its multi-lingual sonic world and urban sounds .
My music was released by by various labels: The Tapeworm, American Tapes, Ash International, A Silent Place Records, Chocolate Monk, Emanem Records, Ecstatic Yod , Paradigm Records , My Dance the Skull, Wild Silence, Fractal Meat Cuts with with two solo releases in 2018 Delicious Fish (the Fractal Meat Cuts Label & The Garden of Earthly Delights. (Visible Near Midnight Recordings).
I perform in the UK & internationally. Past performances include; The V&A, Science Museum, ICA, The Whitechapel Gallery, Arnolfini Gallery, Tate Modern & Tate Britain, MACBA, and Colour Out of Space, Borealis and Supernormal festivals.
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September Curator and performer- Sound Matter @ Cafe OTO. With Andie Brown, Mark Wastell & Luigi Marino
October Curator / performer Sound Matter @ Cafe OTO. With David Toop & Áine O’Dwyer
September Curator/ performer SHAPE SHIFTING@ Cafe OTO + Charles Hayward , Yoni Silver, Adaya Godlevsky
July Co- curator / performer : EnCOUnTErs: BIRDSONG @ Cafe OTO. With Lee Patterson & Kate Carr.
Recorded by BBC RADIO 3 Hear and Now.
April FEEL the NOISE - Collaborative performance for a large ensemble of electric guitars & micro amps. Goldsmiths large Hall London
January ELEKTRICK LYCANTHROPE - Curator (with Edwin Pouncey) Performing MELTAOT (with Sav X). Café OTO. London
DELISIOUC FISH - A concert to launch a new release, with Steve Beresford, Tasos Stamou & Thodoris Ziarkas. Café OTO. London
October A premiere of my composition Étude (for 3 voices) performed by the Juice Ensemble. City University London
August Solo Performance. Lost Senses at Guest Projects
July Solo performance. Sonic Waterloo Festival. London
June FORM to FREEDOM – Curator and performer. Iklectik Art Lab. London
Solo + a duo with Andie Brown + leading a vocal workshop. The ART of IMPROVISERS Festival. Café OTO. London
April - Mami Wata with Andie Brown.
February - Solo performance - Bastard assignments/ New Teeth series. London
Solo. Clapton Sessions. The Depo. London
December- SOUND OUT participatory group composition for voice(s) and movement. What Happens To Us Wimbledon Space.London
August - Gals with Guitars - Performance to Camera. V22/Louise House. London
May - The Ecology of The Voice –This is a voice exhibition. The Wellcome Collection. London
Solo – Fringe, Outsides & Underground conference. Goldsmiths University
December- Sound Matter II - Curator + performing a duo with David Toop. Cafe OTO. London
October - Premiere of Hearing Colour , a new composition for orchestra without a conductor. Filthy Lucre. London
September - Addendum. Audio- visual performance relating to the life and work of R. D. Laing. Freud Museum. London
August - Solo performance + directing a participatory vocal performance. Supernormal Festival. UK
June - Sound Out - a participatory performance for a large group of voices. V&A Museum. London
Dec- Curating a concert of experimental music by women with Jennifer Walshe, Vicki Bennett & my duo with Andie Brown. Café OTO. London
November For Anton Webern – Solo. Audio-visual performance . Kakania. Rich Mix. London
July - Sound Matter - Curator and performing a duo with David Toop. Cafe OTO. London
Performing solo and running a vocal workshop at the Optophonic festival in Sheffield.
May - Crossing Map, a duo with artist Liliane Lijn. The Exponential Horn: In Search of a Perfect Sound. The Science Museum.London
March - Voice & Guitar - BEYOND TRADITION. Curator & Performer. Cafe OTO. London
November - Duo with Andie Brown. Colour Out of Space Festival
April - Gals with Guitars - The Vortex. London
March - Voice Extraordinaire. Curator & performer.Cafe OTO. London
April - Gals with Guitars (acoustic) - Deptford Town Hall. London
October- Gals with Guitars (acoustic) - This Is Not a School. 5 Years Gallery. London
July- Long Drone - Composition/Performance. Raven Row Gallery. London
May - L'esprit d'escalier - Goldsmith's Deptford Town Hall. London
April - Gals with Guitars - Collaborative composition for electric guitars. Elevator Gallery. London
July - Long Drone performed at Venus Rising event. The magnificent basement. London
February - L'esprit d'escalier Composition/performance for a group of voices in a staircase. Old Town Hall, Tel Aviv. Israel
November - Toy Orchestra and two vocal performances. Calling Out Of Context festival. ICA. London
April & September - Toy Orchestra - collective music making & performance. London and Colour Out Of Space festival
June - Solo performance - Breaking Voices: Thinking through Practice - University of the Arts. London
September - The Happening - Curator and performer in a 4 days,site specific, performance/sound event which included more than
50 participants. V22 Gallery. London
February - 2 Solo performances - Christie's Auction House and Thin Cities Festival: Platform for Art. Heathrow Terminal 4. London
November - Voice & Electronics - Colour Out Of Space Festival. Brighton
October - Duo performance - Abaton Gallery. New Jersey. USA
1996-2006 - VOLTAGE - Improvising trio. Various performances. London & festivals
1992-1995 - MOUTHCRAZY
1988-1990 - Vocalist & Songwriter, Where's Adam
1998/2002- current Resonance104.4FM Arts radio for London - Co - Founder.
Producing and presenting weekly shows; Diggers, Venus Rising, In search of Inspiration and the sound diary, Stereo Cilia
In 2013 I was commissiond together with artist Liliane Lijn to recreate her book, Crossing Map, as a radiophonic sound piece.
Exhibitions / ART
SWEET MEAT - New Collage work. Coffee is my cup of Tea. London
DRAWINGS - Sweet Pricillia NJ USA
We Can Remember it For You - Abaton Gallery NJ USA
The Group -Transition Gallery. London
Pathologic- OLS&CO Gallery. London
The Things I do - Installation & Performance - The Foundry. London
SPACES of MAKING – Collage & text piece for new pamphlet series. The Fringe and Underground Music Group. Goldsmiths University of London
Art of Improvisers exhibition. OTO Project space. London.
Colour Out Of Space . Brighton
Summer Show - NOVAS Gallery. Camden.London
August - Total ASBO - Pogo Cafe. London
May - Circle of Sound - Sound Art at The Foundry. London
February - Soul Mining - Three artists show, Transition Gallery. London
May - Performance to camera - Under My Skin, 60 Seconds,Dark Light film festival Dublin. Ireland+ 291 Gallery + Space Twotentwo London
February - Love N Bullets -Transition Gallery. London
January - Neurovision - A&D Gallery. London
NTH art collective - OLS&CO Gallery. London
Three artists show -The Islington Arts Factory. London
Demons& Icons series at the Kaleidoscope Gallery. London
2010 - 2012 - community Music - Certificate in Workshop Skills (Music). Goldsmiths University.
2018-2021 Associate Research Fellow (Music) Goldsmiths University London
2017 - Dance on The Radio award for the piece Dancing Body Dancing Mind
2013 - Francis Chagrin award for composition. Supporting Gals with Guitars at the Vortex
2012 - Goldsmith's Annual Fund for Gals with Guitars
2015 The Philadelphia Association 50th anniversary commission - ADDENDUM / R. D. Laing
2014 Austrian Cultural Forum/ Kakania Commission- FOR ANTON WEBERN
2013 The Jerwood Charitable Foundation commission for the radiophonic adaptation of CROSSING MAP with Liliane Lijn
2019-2021 New Voices programme. SOUND and MUSIC
2017 - ART of IMPROVISERS Catalogue. Text and images.
2016 - SGFA Zine. CRiSAP / Her Noise Archive.
2012 - This is Not a School Book - Gals with Guitars text and images. 5 Years Gallery. ISBN 9781- 903724- 071
Periodic performances - Boat Ting London
Duo with Steve Beresford @ Iklectik, London
Duo with John Russell. Part of Art Night, London
CANDY SHOP @ Living Kunsthalle. National Theatre, Prague
Trio with David Toop and John Butcher. Café OTO London
CANDY SHOP - Performing Lina Lapelyte’ opera. Fondation Cartier, Paris
Paradise Yard - Performing in Sue Lynch' new composition. Iklectik, London
Duo with Charles Hayward @ OTO Project Space
Solo @ Café OTO Supporting Wolf Eyes/Universal Eyes
ELECTRIC LYCANTHROPE – Curating a night of Black Metal with my duo MELTAOT and EARTH’ Guitarist Dylan Carlson. Café OTO London
Paradise Yard - Performing in Sue Lynch' new composition inspired by the work of Delia Derbyshire. Iklectik. London
Paradise Yard - Performing live music accompanying the premier of a new film by Kim Noce. LSFF @ ICA London
SOLO. Clapton Sessions. The Depo. London
CANDYSHOP– performing Lina Lapelyte’ opera. Museu d'Art Contemporani Barcelona
Trio with Shmil Frankel & Uri Frost. Chanoot Tel Aviv
KAIROS - Anat Ben-David' OpeRaArt. The V&A London + Jerusalem Israel
Trio with Shmil Frankel & Yael Barolsky. Zimmer Tel Aviv. Israel
Performing in KAIROS, Anat Ben-David new OpeRaArt. Stanley Picker Gallery. Kingston University
Solo performance - Linear Obsessional Live in the Park. London
Presence & Resonance - Running a 2 day workshop with performance. Iklectik London
Music for Falling Leaves - Curator and one of the performers. Iklectik London
Solo performance - No news from Nowhere.London
Solo performance – Praxis. London
Solo performance - Poesia Carnosa festival. Rome. Italy.
Solo performance - Embedded Sound Symposium. UEL, London
Feral Singers at The Barbican London.
Candy Shop at Borealis Contemporary Music Festival. Bergen Norway + CA2M Madrid & The Other The Self Festival, Brussels, Belgium.
2 performances - Duo Voice & Harp , with Adaya Godlevsky @ Teiva + Trio @ Chanut. Tel Aviv. Israel
Hunky Bluff - Performing Lina Lapelyte's new commission at The Serpentine Pavilion. London
The Scratch Orchestra - Nature Studies - Chisenhale Dance Space. London
The Voice and The Lens - Performing with Lina Lapelyte at the Whitechapel Gallery. London
Performing in Lina Lapelyte's Candy Shop & FM at David Roberts Arts Foundation & Queen Elisabeth Hall. London
The Music Hackspace Performances @ HacktheBarbican - Solo performance at the Barbican centre. London.
Thurston Moore's night of Heliocentric Duo Exchange - Performing with Andie Brown , with Thurston Moore & Dylan Nyoukis,
Byron Coley & Savage Pencil. Cafe OTO. London
Candy Shop - Lina Lapelyte's new opera at COUNTERFLOWS Festival. Glasgow.
The Wire magazine's Cage Rattling. Kings Place. London
John Cage's Song Book at Toynbee Studios. London
Feral Singers at Hard Rock Calling Festival. Hyde Park. London
SOUND::GENDER::FEMINISM::ACTIVISM seminar- presenting Gals with Guitars. London College of communication.
Tate Modern Turbine Hall - Performing Paulin Oliveros' 'To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation'
Spectrum XII Festival - Composition for voice and strings. Conway Hall. London
Solo performance - Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam. Holland
Feral Choir at the British Museum
Toy Orchestra and two vocal performances. Tel Aviv. Israel
Feral Choir at Tate Britain
Periodic performances. Boat Ting. London
The Equinox Festival - Playing bass with Pestrepeller. London
SUBERBIA performance night curated by Lee Campbell. The Foreign Press Association. London
OMSK performance night. Cable Street Studios. London
Curator and performer - Piano night at Cafe OTO. London
The Curse of Me - performance night curated by Lee Campbell. The Boiler House, The Old Truman Brewery. London
Periodic performances at Hagada Hasmalit and The Zimmer. Israel
THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS – Solo. Visible Near Midnight recordings 2018
DELICIOUS FISH - Solo. Fractal Meat Cuts 2018
ART of IMPROVISERS - 2 new tracks with David Toop. Unpredictable Series 2017
MAMI WATA - A duo with Andie Brown. Wild Silence Label 2017
VARIOUS: WOMEN FLUX - A duo with David Toop. Psych.KG Label 2017
VOICE STUDIES - Solo. My Dance the Skull 2015
BIRDSONGS - Solo. The Tapeworm 2014
MELANCOHOLIC - solo 7". American Tapes 2012
MELTAOT A duo with Sav X /Bruce.Gilbert. Ash International 2010
THE TAPEWORM COMES ALIVE. The Tapeworm 2009
MELTAOT - First and Second Rites. The Tapeworm 2009
PESTREPELLER - As Wolf. A Silent Place Records 2009
Broken Brain - Women Compilation. Chocolate Monk 2006
The Gathering - For John Stevens. Emanem Records 2003
VOLTAGE 2000. Hand to Mouth 2000
VARIATIONS 3. London Compilation. Paradigm Records 1999
VOLTAGE - Hand to Mouth 1997
MOUTHCRAZY - Open/Openwide. Ecstatic Yod 1996
2012 - current - Teaching voice, improvisation and extended technique.
1991- current Tai Chi (Taijiquan) and Qigong (Chi Kung) - Practice and Teaching
1990-1996 Alexander Technique and Body Awareness with Michal Segal and Jean Gibson
1988- 1995 Freelance Journalist - UK column for HADASHOT newspaper & Israeli Radio
1987 Moving to London from Israel
1985-1987 Music journalist for HAARETZ newspaper
1984-1986 Producer and Music editor. The arts & Culture department. IDF Radio
1983- 1986 Performing with STANZ, a post punk band
1982 Bass playing with MEGAHERTZ
1981-1982 Bass studies with Arnon Palti
1977-1982 Dancing with pioneer dancer, choreograph and teacher; Yardena Cohen
1977-1982 Rubin Music Conservatoire - Music theory, Piano, Composition, Improvisation
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