Automatronic is a group composing and performing music for organ and electronics. This is a small selection of some of the music they performed at Pembroke in Michaelmas 2016. Music by: leóþcwide (2016) Lauren Redhead Image, Music, Text (2011) Adam Fergler Leaves (2014) Huw Morgan
Ijereja is several things at once; it’s a fascinating exploration of the processes of composition, and where these processes begin and end (with the composer, the musicians; even the listener?) and an examination of music as a uniquely boundary-crossing phenomenon, belonging simultaneously to time and space, to the composer, performer and audience. It’s also, somewhat anomalously, an album, a recording consisting of one fifty minute piece, sometimes described as an opera, but comprised as much of speech, ambient noise and found sounds as of (somewhat minimalistic) music.
lauren redhead is an internationally performed composer and an experimental organist whose recent work is published by material press, berlin. she increasinglyproduces works of graphic and open notation, and often works with multimedia. as an organist she has developed a performance practice for organ and electronics and frequently performs in a duet with alistair zaldua and in the collective automatronic. lauren is senior lecturer in music at canterbury christ church university.
her new album draws inspiration from the mycenean greek word for “priestess” in the linear b script. the opera draws on real and fictional maps, sound poetry, linear b, recorded improvisations and strategies for performing and responding as an ensemble. ijereja is interested in the interrogation of the potentially liminal space between performance, voice, speech, language, text, writing and notation.
get the album here!
rosalind hall, alice hui-sheng chang, julia a. miller, ada rave, nicolas chientaroli, jorge espinal, luciano vitale, sarah j. ritch, lauren redhead, renée baker, piss piss piss moan moan moan, canned fit and aaron yabrov are all. all! featured on the newest episode of sopa de truenos!
sopa de truenos is a radio program broadcast in bilbao that focuses on all types of music – experimental, underground, periferal, difficult or however you want to describe it.
‘entoptic landscape’ by lauren redhead and ‘ideas and techniques’ by lucie vítková are both included in vuzh music blog’s end of year recommendations! yes!
lauren redhead, live! with alistair zaldua! 3.30 pm, saturday, november 1, di_stanze at leeds!
“This programme showcases some of the recent developments for the combination of organ+electronics, including networked performance, live electronics, and the combination of organ+voice. It also showcases some collaborations between Lauren Redhead and composers with a link to Leeds, her interest in open notation and her duo with electronics performer Alistair Zaldua.”
lauren redhead, live! october 12! 16.30 at st laurence church, catford, london! free! do it, do it!
organ and electronics action! works by Mic Spencer (Biroc T), Marcello Messina, and R. Armstrong and a performance of Gino Robair’s open notation opera including guest performers Alistair Zaldua (live electronics) and Charles Celeste Hutchins (live analogue synthesis)!
The netlabel Pan y Rosas always puts out quality work, however, the releases of late have been exceptional. Lauren Redhead’s Entopic Landcape is one of these noteworthy releases. Redhead, an experimental organ performer as well as composer and university lecturer, released a work using an organ, a trombone, tubas and recordings that combines experimental music with drones and improvisation. The description I just wrote hints at a piece of discombobulated noise. I assure you that is not the case. There is much calmness to Entopic Landscape and Redhead’s open notation compositions allow the musicians to add a slight ripple that reveals a multitude of sound underneath.
read the whole thing here!