November 2001

November 2001

Strom Thirty.


I write nursing a still painful face – where I had some grim dental surgery recently which I am still recovering from – a mouth full of stitches, one tooth less and recently the winner of Chipmunk of the Year Award with my swollen face.

After a rare few days at home I am off again to jet around and explore some foreign ground so if you are around in one of these places please come along and say hello. Recent shows have varied from abstract experimentation through to manic headbanging cut up beats so be prepared for some surprises. I’m performing live with the amazing Reaktor 3.0 software which is simply inspirational, as well as a bunch of naughty programmes that allow me to manipulate all the sound live, so feel free to come and watch the buttons and screens on stage.

Entertainment wise, London also recently offered the extraordinary surround sound system playback of many early Stockhausen works introduced by the man himself in an unforgettable white safari suit, followed by the padded sounds of an Aphex Twin gig where we all wandered around wearing wireless headphones in silence, and a Rephlex Records night where Pierre Bastien amazed the crowd with his mechano percussive beats and underwater mini-trumpet playing. If anyone is visiting here soon too you should not miss the Doug Aitken: New Ocean show at the Serpentine Gallery, a fantastic show accompanied by the sounds of To Rococo Rot, David Grubbs, Steve Roden and Speedy J.

So, back to eating my nuts like all good animals…

Keep in touch.



::: diary dates :::

7         Architecture Filmfestival Rotterdam:Alphaville
12/13 Jan van Eyck Akademie Maastricht:lectures
24       Theatre Archa: Datatransfer festival Prague
28 Nov-1 Dec Rambert Dance Company : Theatre Royal Plymouth
29       Ashcroft Arts Centre UK

1      Numero Festival Lisbon Portugal
4      Scanner Scans Sciarrino: University of Rome Italy
5      Concrete hum: CCA Glasgow public talk
7      Sonic Acts Festival Amsterdam
11    Bourges Art School France
12    Mains d’Oeuvres Paris
15    Dallas Texas USA
25    Xmas day with my family. Lots of food

Random Dance Company Nemesis Tour Dates 2002
25-26 Jan South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
2 Feb Birmingham Rep Theatre, Birmingham
5 Feb Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
13 Feb Wycombe Swan Theatre
1-2 Mar Sadler’s Wells London
12 Mar Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton
15 Mar Newcastle Playhouse
27 Mar Nottingham Playhouse
4-6 Apr Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
16 Apr The Point, Eastleigh
19 Apr Malvern Theatres
26-27 Apr The Maltings, Snape
17 May Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

::: continuing :::

Scanner + Tonne: Sound Polaroids at:
Cornish College of the Arts, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, Washington 98102 USA
8 October- 9 November

::: listen :::
Stephen Vitiello: Light Readings & Sound Processing (New Albion)
The Disk Orchestra: (k) (Rather Interesting)
Christophe Charles: Narita soundtrack (CDR)
Richard Devine: Native Instruments MP3s

::: read :::
Cabinet Magazine:Autumn 2001 Animals
Guido Schlinkert: Monograph (Leonardo Arte)
Doug Aitken: New Ocean (Serpentine)
Net Congestion Reader: Amsterdam

::: recent releases:::
SULSP001 Scanner: ‘Diary’ CD
MELDCD3: Abir/Wales CD
BOU005 Scannerfunk: ‘Wave of Light by Wave of Light’ CD
SULCD008 Sulphur Records ‘Compound’ compilation CD
SFMOMA: Scanner/Alva Noto: Uniform

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