Mercury Over Maps 17
The 17th installment of Bill Thompson’s extended residency at Hundred Years Gallery – Mercury Over Maps
This edition features 3 solo sets – Roma Agnihotri and their stunning audio/visual work, the excellent Pete Furniss performing a rare solo set with clarinet and electronics and Bill Thompson performing new material for Moog guitar and a gluttony of live electronics. Not to be missed!
Doors 7.30 | music 8pm | £8 cash
ROMA AGNIHOTRI – Live sound and image
Roma Agnihotri is an audio-visual artist whose passion lies in exploring the synergy between sound and visuals. Recently completing their degree in creative music technology, Roma has created an abstract experimental film series that explores the relationship between sound and non-narrative-based films. Driven by a passion for repurposing and reusing materials, Roma combines reworked samples, circuit bent instruments and founds sounds, infusing their films with a distinctive and unconventional sonic landscape. Their work aims to challenge the conventional notions of sound, visuals, and the boundless possibilities they hold.
PETE FURNISS – Clarinet and Live electronics
Pete Furniss is based in London and has performed internationally for 30 years across and between a broad range of genres, including orchestral and chamber music, contemporary, experimental and electronic musics, free improvisation and improvised theatre projects.
His practice is currently focused on electro-instrumental improvisation and collaboration, with an emphasis on liveness(es), embodied and material agencies, and shifting notions of the ‘instrument’.
Recent recordings include Bitter Together and Will of the People (Fabrikant Records) with guitarist Haftor Medbøe, and the triptych Alison – Heated – Forest (sumtone) with Scottish collective Edimpro. Forthcoming releases include solos, a collaboration with Dave Murray-Rust (electronics), and an album celebrating 10 years of working with Martin Parker’s immersive, interactive software environment gruntCount.
BILL THOMPSON – Live sound and visual
Bill Thompson is a sound artist and composer. He performs regularly as a soloist as well as in a number of groups including The Seen, zerøspace, and Airfield (with Ian Spink), and duos with Phil Durrant, Cath Roberts, Richard Sanderson and Yoni Silver. Past collaborations include performances with Keith Rowe, Faust, EXAUDI and others.
Although originally trained as a guitarist, Thompson has worked with live electronics for the better part of 15 years. In recent years he has returned to guitar using one built by Moog combining it with electronics with miscellaneous table top devices, found objects, flashing lights, and the occasional vibrator.
He has earned numerous awards and commissions including the PRS for New Music ATOM award, the GAVAA visual arts award, a PRS for New Music Three Festival commission, the 2010 Aberdeen Visual Arts Award, and was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Award.
Mercury Over Maps is an extended residency by Bill Thompson at Hundred Years Gallery featuring performances, installations and talks with various collaborators and guest artists.
More information: http://billthompson.org/aka_prof_lofi/mercury-over-maps-17