Bad Timing presents a night of sonic physicalities
(Recorded Fields, Tapeworm, LINE, Touch)
Robert Curgenven's work spans immersive resonances via turntables and custom-made vinyl, instrumental harmonics and guitar feedback, through to carefully detailed field recordings from remote areas where he lived for many years. Drawing on the physicality of sound - and not just the physical impact on the body but the way in which the auditory can shape our perception of space and the flow of time. The Wire surmises that “behind the music—to these ears at any rate—lurk such [disparate] presences as Alvin Lucier, King Tubby, Murray Schafer and Eliane Radigue.”
'Curgenven, originally a classically trained organist, has moved from the vast deserts of Australia to the pocket handkerchief landscapes of Cornwall, bringing with him a sense of great space. He combines ambiguous pipe organ drones with the dusty crackle of old acetates to create an epic beauty' The Wire
(Compost and Height)
Lee Patterson is an acclaimed sound artist and improviser based in Manchester, using small objects to create live music and pushing the boundaries of field recording.
Using unconventional approaches, he has invented new methods for producing music from everyday objects and amplified devices, as well as original processes for live sound generation. A regular collaborator with artist and filmmaker Luke Fowler, Patterson is part of a network of artists working between sonic and visual arts. Recently his work has been heard at Tate Modern, the Barbican, AV Festival 10 in Newcastle/Gateshead as well as Cafe Oto and Dorkbot Anglia. He has also collaborated with the likes of Rhodri Davies, Jez Riley French, Adam Bohman and Benedict Drew.
His live shows often include burning peanuts, popping candy, wild american pond weed, ditches, insects, streams and chalk — just some of the spaces, objects and creatures which Lee uses to produce sound. Using contact microphones, hydrophones and amplifiers unexpected noises of lakes sound like tropical rain rainforests and deep sonic echoes from zinc springs and dissolving sedimentary rocks.
Recently relocated to Poland and returning to Bad Timing to complete this bill, K. Novotny is probably best known as part of Hollow Mountain, who recently played at Wysing's Space-Time festival.