HACKER FARM @ FORAGE, SAT 10th SEPT
We will be appearing at Qu Junktions’ Forage event at the Boiling Wells City-Farm, Bristol, on Saturday 10th Sept. We’ll be there all day, generating noises and making mischief. There is no on-site mains power-supply, so part of the fun is to make some electronic music via a bit of lateral thinking…I think we’re scheduled to do two ‘performances’ at points during the day, but I suspect that if you come and visit us, we’ll be making strange bleeping and droning sounds off and on during the day using various self-powered buckets and petrol-cans. We’re really hoping that they will give us an old garden-shed to play in!
Come along – this event is going to be a LOT of fun. We’ll post a schedule of the day’s events later in the week….
Here’s some info:
A Day and Night excursion into the edgelands. Off-the-grid music and being crafty.
Qu Junktions sets up Boiling Wells as a wireless and almost unplugged domain allowing you to discover explorative musicians, instruments and players alongside arts ‘n’ crafts that re-map old terrain. Workshops, talks, and collaborations sought. Find the fruits amongst the thorns but no folk guitars.
You’ll find the following line-up of artists, film makers, hackers, twitchers, foodies, poachers and farmers on this intimate but amazing, verdant and playful urban farm site.
Please forage for more info.
Earth Xylophone and performance by Ichi
Digging for sound plus a kinetic live show from this maverick Japanese musician
On site all day and night to make-do and mend. Broken music for a Broken Britain.
Serving up hot drinks and foods sourced outside commercial systems, Feral Trade has been importing goods over social networks since 2003. The word ‘feral’ describes a process that is wilfully wild, as in pigeon, as opposed to romantically or nature-wild (wolf).
Pia Gambardella & Paddy Collins have unique developed interest in the field of sound art, performance Installation and artist books. They Co-edit of Noisegate sound art journal and run National Express Recordings and International Litter Exchange. For Forage they will be working with self made acoustic sound devices.
Dan Haywood ‘Birds and Song’
Leader of feral folk rock group ‘The New Hawks’, Dan Haywood gives a confused and self-serving account of wildlife imagery and its use in rock and folk music, with reference to old literature and modern bird surveillance techniques.
Cyanotype Photography (Workshop)
Forget your digital camera and the millionth picture you might have taken or been sent only viewed when you stare at your pallid soft screen. Come and progress to real practical magic in the form of Cyanotypes and Van Dyke photo processes. A workshop run by Chris Waller from the Bristol Festival Of Photography will explore these unique techniques. Cyanotypes produce beautiful deep blue images and were originally use for Blueprints. Van Dyke technique makes brown images and was name after the common brown oil colour of Flemish painter Van Dyck. Both processes are low-fi and remarkably simple and cheap.
LTA (Live Timeline Actions)
LTA will be re-purposing social energies and forcefields as a potential energy source for the mid 21st century.
Talk and walk. How to pick and take but put back and scatter new crops.
Hot and delicious meat in the earth oven.
Mobile Phone Field Recordings Onsite.
A magic hour group concert of mobile phone musics and lights constructed and composed on the day.
Mobile Home Brew
Building bridges with alcoholic drinks
Self Made Instruments and Music
The site will feature sexed-up, self-made instruments with green-fingered players.