THE BRILLIANT AND THE DARK - B SIDE SAMPLES FOR REMIX
B Side Samples for Remix is the latest iteration of The Brilliant and the Dark culminating in a night of experimental electronics, live remix and mutated vocals.
The 1969 archive operatic work for women's voices – as re-worked via all-female choir Gaggle and released in 2011 – is remixed live by:
OPEN MUSIC ARCHIVE
The Brilliant and the Dark interrogates proprietary rights that reside within archive material - remixing archive source through collective female voice. Using the viral logic of copyleft to negotiate the default conditions of the market, this collaborative project continues to generate unknown, unpredictable outcomes and potentials.
The project takes as a starting point a cantata for women’s voices, of the same name and first performed by 1,000 women volunteers at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969. Through negotiation with copyright owners, music publishers Josef Weinberger, artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White secured permissions for the elements of the original 1969 score to be used as a basis for a new work. An invitation to 22 piece women's choir Gaggle to participate in the new copyleft work that explored remix and reenactment through pre-recorded and live performance, resulted in the composition of a new work for women's voices – taking lyrics, melodic phrases and rhythms from the original and paralleling the operatic format. A live performance at ICA was recorded and pressed as a copyleft licensed vinyl – elements of which are used as source material for tonight's event.
£5 (adv/concessions) / £6 (on door)
Tickets available at cafeoto.co.uk
@ Cafe OTO
OPEN MUSIC ARCHIVE
Eileen Simpson and Ben White work at the intersection of art, music and information networks, and seek to challenge conventional mechanisms for the authorship, ownership and distribution of culture. Their ongoing project Open Music Archive is an initiative to source, digitise and distribute out-of-copyright sound recordings and is a vehicle for collaborative projects exploring the material’s potential for reuse.
Photo by Yev KazannikKAREN GWYER
Originally from the US, London-based experimentalist Karen Gwyer delights in exploring the limits of intricacy and maximalism, layering choirs of wordless vocals upon booming, pulsing synths and undulating, mega-multi-track rhythms. karengwyer.com
Photo by Yev KazannikBEATRICE DILLON
Beatrice Dillon is a musician, composer and producer based in London. She has worked for the BL National Sound Archive, produced documentaries for BBC Radio, presented shows for Resonance FM and curated music seasons for Whitechapel Gallery. She assisted John Coxon in the founding of Treader Records and co-directed a documentary on Paredon Records. She wrote and recorded soundtracks to Nyx and Eris (2010-12) two films by artist Claire Hooper and has compiled a forthcoming cassette for The Trilogy Tapes. dillonwork.com
Beatrice Dillon with Rupert Clervaux, photo by Yev Kazannik
AMIW at Cafe OTO, 16 November 2012 from carla cruz on Vimeo.
video by Patricia Nimo