Makino Takashi, Sally Golding, Nick Hennies, Spatial, Cafe OTO, London, Sunday 15th February 2015

Cafe OTO
18–22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
Sunday 15th February 2015

Tickets & Info £10 Door / £8 Advance / £6 Members

Great triple-bill featuring compelling and immersive approaches to film projection from Japanese artist Makino Takashi and Unconscious Archives’ Sally Golding – both solo and in a special collaboration – and solo percussion from American composer Nick Hennies, who’ll be performing peices by Peter Ablinger, John Cage and his own work. For the Takashi/Golding collaboration they will be joined by Spatial on sonic devices and mixer.

Line Up
Doors: 8pm
Nick Hennies: 8.30–9.10pm
Sally Golding: 9.25–9.55pm
Makino Takashi: 10.10–10.50pm
Sally Golding / Makino Takashi / Spatial collaboration: 10.50–end

“Words feel woefully inadequate to describe Makino’s practice, where the abstract is drawn out of the real through the layering of images, flickers of light and the perpetual movement of dots and grains. Screen space is redefined with a flattened image surface that engulfs our peripheral vision and feels deeper the closer we focus our eyes. Makino’s own sound collages, not only accompany his visual cacophony but interweave to concoct a breathtaking audiovisual experience of transcendent measures.” – ICA

“My approach to sound similarly rejects synchronisation in favour of inserting audio and music seemingly unrelated to the images. My collaborations with musicians from overseas have been, in one sense, a way to stage such unforeseeable encounters.” – Makino Takashi

Golding’s performances utilise contact-printed waveforms on torchlight-exposed, hand-processed 16mm film, with multiple projectors, an antique laboratory strobe light, effects units, handmade synths and light sensitive devices, a rotating colour-wheel filter and overdriven voice.

“Sally Golding deftly exploits precisely that flapping and buzzing embedded in the media that mutates, as it transmits from format to format, into recognisable sounds such at the swelling of a thunderstorm, layering in an impasto of noise.” – Stuart Heaney (Psyche Tropes, 2014).

Nick Hennies is a percussionist and composer from Louisville, KY currently residing in Ithaca, NY. His work is primarily concerned with an immersive, psychoacoustic presentation of sound brought about by an often grueling, endurance-based performance practice that Nathan Thomas of Fluid Radio described as, “a highly sophisticated and refined performance technique…that starts and ends with listening and encourages a different way of listening from its audience.” In 2013 Hennies also founded the record label Weighter Recordings for releasing his own work and other new and unusual music by living composers.

In late 2008 spatial subverted the UK bass scene by releasing a limited 10” on his newly christened infrasonics imprint. The expansion of dubstep’s horizon with a technoid garage hybrid combined with the minimal aesthetic of the design and information reticence proved compelling in an age of categorisation and communication overload. The release scored an instant Boomkat single of the week and all but sold out inside two weeks.

Spatial’s latest release is a special DVD and vinyl combination of his audiovisual project Primitives out now on Broken20.

Image: Makino Takashi