27 January 8pm @ Cafe OTO -  Performing as part of PAINT YOUR LIPS WHILE SINGING YOUR FAVOURITE POP SONG - SALOMÉ VOEGELIN RECORD LAUNCH  https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/paint-your-lips-while-singing/

Sunday 30 January 7:30pm @ Iklectik  Performing as part of Sue Lynch's Paradise Yard Ensemble

Paradise Yard was formed in 2016 by Sue Lynch. It is an electro acoustic ensemble, featuring mainly women improvisers, performing at IKLECTIK, Cafe Oto and The ICA. Past concerts have included dedications to women electronic pioneers including Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram, as well as themed original compositions.

This performance will be using texts, scores and improvisations created in 2020/21.

https://iklectikartlab.com/paradise-yard-ensemble-3/

I'm delighted that The Etudes now reside with the British Music Collection Archive.

I spoke to Sound and Music's Heather Blair about the work     Interview

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A new track 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

https://navelgazers.bandcamp.com/album/navel-gazing-ii

There is a new online shop for my small collages. The works presented will rotate, with a small number of works on display. Come and have a look  https://collagegal.bigcartel.com/

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My audio-visual performance for Australian Make It Up Club from 30.11.21 it is now available to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxG3wB5CyOo

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I’m excited to share my latest project - 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

New CD release on Shrike records

https://shrikerecords.bandcamp.com/album/until-the-night-melts-away

 

Review of the CD:

https://www.freejazzblog.org/2021/05/john-butcher-sharon-gal-david-toop.html

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New publication -  ETUDES a collection of scores & propositions presented as a deck of 78 cards

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The Wire Magazine  March 21

Other Highlights

An interview with Andrew Ciccone for  N A V E L - G A Z E R S

https://blog.navelgazers.co.uk/2021/01/sharon-gal-garden-of-earthly-delights.html

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/

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EtudeS Vowels & Syllables. Film images by Sharon Gal 2020

Work online - Home Brew was created for the Noise Quest 5 event (17th June 20).

I'm playing a piano board with electronic system by Moshi Honen
 

 

New track by MELTAOT (Sharon Gal & Sav X)This with a word Another with a whisper, on Bandcamp

LUMINOUSBIRDSONGS were premiered as part of recent live streams. Now on YouTube. See below

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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.

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A digital download of my solo performance at Cafe OTO in September 2018

https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/shop/sharon-gal-23918/

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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
https://soundcloud.com/user-153775310/1-speak-and-spells

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.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000tct

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/

The track Bloo was played on BBC's Late Junction.

It follows a conversation with Robert Wyatt ( Bloo playing at 1.03.00).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ngqg1

Etude for 3 voices (V), from my release, Delicious Fish, is included in The Wire Magazine's Office Ambience. 

Listen here -  https://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/office-ambience-408

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.

https://soundcloud.com/user-153775310/sharon-gal-etude-for-3-voices-juice-vocal-ensemble

 

 

 

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.

https://www.discogs.com/Various-women-flux-fort-ins-nitrof-xlu-fnem-ow/master/1154643