Forthcoming performances, events & activities
New track uploaded to my Bandcamp site - Piano Music - First Movement is the first composition from a new body of work focusing on the Piano. It brings together several recordings of improvised piano playing, which are reworked, reshaped electronically and juxtaposed.
All the sounds originate from the piano, which is the only sound source used for this composition.
7th September 8pm John Butcher//Sharon Gal//John Edwards//Ute Kanngiesser @ Cafe OTO London
Tone Bending is a night of experimental, collaborative new music in 3 sets.It brings together four unique performers and master players, exploring order and chaos, free improvisation, deep listening and shamanic incantations.
John Butcher: Saxophones & Ute Kanngiesser: Cello
Sharon Gal: Voice, electronics, bells, objects & John Edwards: Double Bass
+ Quartet - John Butcher / Sharon Gal / John Edwards / Ute Kanngiesser
11th October 8pm@Iklectik London Sharon Gal + John Butcher + Langham Research Centre
An evening of fully immersive live improvisation from three of the UK’s finest performers. Three solo sets precede a new group collaboration, fusing saxophone, experimental vocals and live electronics.
Programme: Langham Research Centre (live duo performance)
Sharon Gal (live performance)
John Butcher (live performance)
Langham Research Centre + Sharon Gal + John Butcher (group performance)
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I made a mix tape for SOUND and MUSIC with music by Iancu Dumitrescu, Tasos Stamou,
Two collages from the Sweet Meat series are published in the AMBIT POP Magazine
with guest editor Savage Pencil https://ambitmagazine.co.uk/
My track The Call is included in the 2022 mix tape by NXR Records
It is mixed in at 1:47:10 more info, links & Listen - https://www.nxrecords.co.uk/2022-mixtape
Etudes by Sharon Gal now reside with the British Music Collection Archive.
I spoke to Sound and Music's Heather Blair about the work Interview
My track, The World Between Us, is included in Vol. 2 of the Navel Gazing compilation which features new and unheard sounds from all the people interviewed on the blog this year. Proceeds from Navel-Gazing go to the Mind charity for mental health.
With - Zhu Wenbo, Li Song, Yan Jun, Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman, Sharon Gal, Bablicon , Breaking Up In The Atmosphere, Fossil Aerosol Mining Project, Beatriz Ferreyra, Cheer, Goh Lee Kwang , Constance/Nyoukis, Kate Carr, The James Worse Public Address Method, Omphalopticon
Please have a listen and support if you can
I’m excited to be one of the composers included in The Golem Rescored. Together with Reboot, we created a new score for the classic 1920 silent horror film. The series of eight episodes is LIVE and each episode features amazing commentary about the film.
Featuring new scores by: Threshing Floor (Alan Licht, Gretchen Gonzales Davidson, Rebecca Odes, John Olson, Nate Young) / Meg Baird, Charlie Saufley and Jeremiah Lockwood / Universal Eyes (members of Slumber Party and Wolf Eyes) / Michael Morley / Sharon Gal / Marika Hughes and Shahzad Ismaily / ∈Y∋ / Scott Amendola,
Steven Drozd and Steve Berlin
Commentary from guests including: Kate Scelsa, Maya Barzilai, Ken Goldberg, Jeremiah Lockwood, Justin Sledge, Mitch Horowitz, Riva Lehrer and Ina Archer.
Hosts: John K Bucher and Torri Yates-Orr
Check it out @ https://rebooting.com/golem/
JOHN BUTCHER / SHARON GAL / DAVID TOOP - Until The Night Melts Away
CD release on Shrike records
Review of the CD:
A publication - ETUDES a collection of scores & propositions presented as a deck of 78 cards
An interview with Andrew Ciccone for N A V E L - G A Z E R S
My collaboration with YOL for the TUSK Festival
ONGOING - ÉtudeS Vowels & Consonants @ Unpredictable Times event http://www.unpredictable.info/
ÉtudeS Vowels & Consonants, is one piece in a growing collection of scores and instructions, ETUDES for any voice. This new film presents two personal interpretations of this Etude, highlighting the mouth’s inner cavity and juxtaposing several vocal renditions.
‘Unpredictable Times’ is an online event of audiovisual art by a unique group of international artists. Most of them have created works specific to this occasion
Steve Beresford / Christian Marclay, Gina Southgate / Alan Wilkinson, Steph Horak, Marta Sainz Serrano / Enrique Zaccagnini, Pierre Bouvier Patron / Blanca Regina, Gino Robair, Sharon Gal, Cataratas del Niagara
(Adriana Camacho & Antonio Gritón), Beibei Wang, Jack Goldstein, Tania Caroline Chen, Paul Khimasia Morgan, Orphy Robinson, Hyelim Kim, Leafcutter John, Anna Homler & Jorge Martin
Despite the pandemic and the world going crazy, creativity and collaboration are still alive. It’s an honour to showcase some of our favourite artists’ works and give the community the opportunity to join this event and explore music and art during these difficult times. Suggested donation of £5 at http://www.unpredictable.info/
EtudeS Vowels & Syllables. Film images by Sharon Gal 2020
New track by MELTAOT (Sharon Gal & Sav X)This with a word Another with a whisper, on Bandcamp
Re-release of my VOICE STUDIES tape
With this review by Joe Posset
From this most delicate throat sprouts beautiful sonic ferns and gaseous air bubbles, both as peaty as twelve year Island malt.
Lou Reed once spoke about wanting to make music for adults. Sharon Gal makes adult music alright; confident and self-assured yet wise enough to be humble.
This music knows its place in a wild, wild world. It asks for no favour, no razzmatazz, and presents itself honestly and with quiet nobility.
Mouth and breath, teeth, lips and tongue combine in complex arrangements. A shiver of electronics adds an otherworldly glimmer. While side one focuses on dolphin communication reversing into a darkly muttered hex side two is (in it’s entirety) the topography of that worried gasp you make as the sea slowly closes over your head. File under adult indeed.
A digital download of my solo performance at Cafe OTO in September 2018
The Garden of Earthly Delights, a limited edition release with Visible near midnight recordings is available here
Listen to the track, Speak and Spells featuring a talkative Starling
Performances from the EnCOUnTErs concert at Cafe OTO, exploring birds and their sound(s), was aired on BBC 3's Hear and Now and is available online - Tom McKinney introduces live performances by three artists working with birdsong: Sharon Gal, Lee Patterson and Kate Carr. Recorded at London's Cafe Oto in July.
New collage for the pamphlet/printed and online edition series 'Spaces of Making' published by The Fringe and Underground Music Group at Goldsmiths. Based broadly on themes of physical, digital, social and conceptual/ideological space, the first run of pamphlets features contributions from artists and musicians Charles Hayward, Marlo Delara, Sharon Gal and Richard Phoenix. https://www.gold.ac.uk/music/research/fringe-underground-music-group/
My solo release, Delicious Fish, released on the Fractal Meat Label Listen here
ATTN Magazine https://www.attnmagazine.co.uk/music/13187
The track Bloo was played on BBC's Late Junction.
It follows a conversation with Robert Wyatt ( Bloo playing at 1.03.00).
Etude for 3 voices (V), from my release, Delicious Fish, is included in The Wire Magazine's Office Ambience.
Solo performance @ Lost Senses 16.08.17 Photo by Linda Rocco
A recording of my piece Etude (for 3 Voices), composed for the Juice Vocal Ensemble and premiered by the trio in October at City University, as part of their concert celebrating the work of Meredith Monk.
MAMI WATA, a duo with Andie Brown released on Wild Silence label.
Links to reviews - https://weneednoswords.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/mami-wata/
Mami Wata is the first release by the London based duo of Andie Brown and Sharon Gal. Working with Glass, Voice, Electronics and field recordings, their music is experimental, mysterious and atmospheric. The duo has been collaborating over the past few years, performing at Café OTO and Colour Out Of Space Festival in Brighton. They were also featured on Peak Signal 2 Noise TV.
My duo with David Toop, Voice Extraordinaire/ Live @ Cafe OTO is included in Various – women flux fort ins nitrof xlu fnem ow.