Miles of Smiles presents...
CORSICA STUDIOS, LONDON
New York film-maker, composer and violinist TONY CONRAD plays his only solo UK show in advance of his ATP performance the following weekend. Conrad developed the distinctive third eye-opening howl of his violin alongside LaMonte Young, John Cale, Angus Maclise and Marian Zazeela in the Theatre of Eternal Music; he has remained a central figure in the contemporary avant-garde ever since, and his prolific output has included numerous astonishing collaborations with performers such as Keiji Haino, Gastr Del Sol and The Dead C.
Chicago-based musician Rob Lowe (90 Day Men, Om, Singer, Matteah Baim) demonstrates the startling, spectral grip of his mesmerising solo vehicle, LICHENS. Across two acclaimed LPs for Kranky, equally stunning collaborations with the likes of Cloudland Canyon and White/Light and a plethora of other entaglements and limited releases, Rob's combination of intricate, insistent finger-picking and intense, otherwordly keening has seen him elevated to a position alongside both titans of minimalist, metal-inflected drone and the rich tradition of shamanistic, singular American experimental primitivists.
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ST PANCRAS PARISH CHURCH, LONDON
Legendary Austrian electronic musician FENNESZ returns for his second Miles of Smiles appearance, where he will fill the splendid surroundings of St Pancras Parish Church with his immense, detailed and supremely moving compositions for guitar and laptop. Expect the stones of the building to sing in communion with his naturalistic drone symphonies.
Also retuning is fellow Touch artist PHILIP JECK pores over salvaged 78s,discarded LPs and broken record players, teasing dusty machine ghosts out into ecstatic, microtonally dense, dancing vapours and luminescent thrum. A monolith for all to heed at the crossroads of hauntology and deconstructed turntablism, beautiful, unique and overwhelming.
Commencing this special bill will be one of the first ever live appearances by OLD APPARATUS, pioneering hybridisers of deep-cortex dubstep, shimmering Kranky-style drone and mesmerizing, dislocating visuals. The quartet are currently preparing their debut album for Mala’s Deep Medi imprint, following a critically acclaimed EP earlier in the year.
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SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE
SONGS OF GREEN PHEASANT
CECIL SHARP HOUSE, LONDON