Music : Mercury Over Maps #18. Saturday 2nd December 19:30

The evening features 3 sets – a solo by Whose Body Is This, duo by Jasmine Morris & Liam Dougherty, and a trio with Lucia H Chung, Ian Stonehouse and Yoni Silver.

Please join us for the last MOM of the year!

Doors 7.30 | music 8pm | entry £8 cash

Jasmine Morris is a British/Japanese musician and composer based in London, studying at the Royal College of Music supported by the Kirby Laing Foundation under the tutelage of Kenneth Hesketh and Catherine Kontz. She has been awarded multiple residencies (JACK studio, Britten-Pears Young Artist, Dartington Music Festival, Luxembourg Composition Fellow) and prizes (BBC Young Composer, EPTA). Her work has premiered at the Barbican, Tate Modern, Aldeburgh Music Festival and King’s Place. Further commissions have come from the Riot Ensemble, Solem Quartet, CoMA and the Viktoria Mullova Ensemble. In 2020, Jasmine collaborated with musician Per Runberg on the album Astrophilia which was released by the label Nonclassical. She also performs frequently as an electronic artist and has played various live sets in the UK including a performance at the State 51 conspiracy and at Village Underground.

Liam Dougherty (b. 1996) is an American composer and media artist. His output includes electroacoustic concert music, multimedia installation, and experimental film. His music is concerned with elements such as drone, noise, and psychoacoustic phenomena, and often incorporates instrumental design and found-sounds/ objects/footage into his composition practice. Recent projects include: a short chamber opera ensemble about the life of the painter Richard Gerstl and his relationship to the Schönberg family, a series of installations for a deconstructed upright piano and feedback, and a short film and live score utilizing archival footage of American nuclear weapons tests. Recent recognition includes the Elgar Memorial Prize in Composition folloing the completion of his Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music, London where he studied with Jonathan Cole and Catherine Kontz, and the RCM’s Accelerate Award which will support the development of a new large-scale performance and installation at the 2024 Rainy Days Festival in Luxembourg. He previously obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Art History at the University of Michigan, and he was born and raised in Denver, Colorado.

whose body is this is the proxy for Ben Mason’s music and other sound-related things. currently, they operate on the border between techno and other dance musics, and ‘experimental’ music in the lineage of computer music, all of which can be found above on the Bandcamp page.

their interest lies in using music programming in a live setting, working in environments such as Pd and SuperCollider, alongside other synthesis platforms.

whose’s last project was “Grub’s Laptop Remix”, a full remix of Spookduke’s “Grub’s Laptop Tracks” album, completed in Max/MSP ppooll, accompanied by an ‘acid soaked’ visualiser, made in Jitter. it approaches the idea of a remix through a lens of thick irony, paired with genuine admiration for the source material and the aim to explore digital sonic textures, formed from existing material rooted in a plethora of popular genres.

shortly before, they released “Future Acid 2000”, an exploration of chaotic and unstable digital systems using Pd, initiating an interest in the intersection between techno, acid, and more contemporary experimental aesthetics. the scripts are available on Github.

Lucia H Chung is a Taiwanese experimental artist based in London. Performs and releases music under the alias ‘en creux’ where the sound creation springs from their fascinations in noise generated via feedback on digital and analogue equipment, and their role as a ‘mediator-performer’ in the multifaceted relationship between the sonic events incurring within the self-regulated system. ‘Fuzz comes alive, moving at odd angles like the sinuous threads are being chased by a series of subatomic bleeps and flashes. Tension rises as the tempo picks up, fueling the disjointed rhythmic quality within each sterile, self-contained unit.’ – Fox Digitalis

Yoni Silver is a bass clarinetist and multi-instrumentalist operating in-between the fields of free-improvisation, noise, composition, and performance. He has performed with artists such as John Edwards, Catherine Lamb,  Angharad Davies, Toshimaru Nakamura, Steve Noble, Birgit Ulher, Stephen O’Malley, Ghédalia Tazartès, and Ashley Paul.

Some of his current projects include Charles Hayward’s band Abstract Concrete, RAY with Ashley Paul and Otto Willberg, and Iancu Dumitrescu’s and (the late) Ana-Maria Avram’s Hyperion Ensemble which he has been a member of since 2011.

Yoni’s solo and collaborative work appears on labels such as Creative Sources, Editions Modern, Aural Terrains, Confront Recordings, Chocolate Monk, Shrike Records, Beartown Records, and Hideous Replica.

Ian Stonehouse is a lecturer in Sonic Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, and was previously Head of the Electronic Music Studios there from 2004-2020. He originally trained as a visual artist at Wolverhampton College of Art with experimental filmmaker Guy Sherwin and visual artist Paresh Chakraborty. In recent years he’s performed as a member of noise-improv-playback group Rutger Hauser, and their splinter group Rutger Hauser Digest (with Lisa Busby). Rutger Hauser’s eponymous debut album was released on the ADAADAT label in 2016. Ian’s solo album, ‘Voyage en Kaléidoscope’ (made in 1995) finally escaped to the surface in 2016 thanks to the folks at Lumen Lake label. He was part of the ensemble who performed Bill Thompson’s ‘Gates 2017’ at Goldsmiths and contributed tape loops to saxophonist Colin Webster’s release ‘vs. Tape Loops’ on the Fractal Meat label in 2017. Ian’s albums ‘Synthesizer Experiments Volumes 1-3’ were self-released on Bandcamp in 2019, alongside several others.”


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