Performances

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Sonica FM Augmented Gamelan event at New River Studios, London 26/07/15 2-5pm
Augmented Gamelan set.

Live performance with small ensemble involving “soft-style” instruments and electronics including a small set of bonang/kethuk with transducers. The performance will form part of a spiritual exploration event in the afternoon – we’ll be playing a stretched-out version of our set.

Sonic Arts Forum performance at New River Studios, London 25/07/15
Charles Matthews solo set

Live performance modified gamelan instruments and light, diffused over a multichannel system.

Splitting the Atom at the Green Door Store, Brighton, UK 05/04/15
Improvisatory collaboration with Charlotte Pugh, involving recorders, small gongs, electronics, and feedback.
Sonica.fm Broadcast at The Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK 10/02/15
Solo set (Charles Matthews).

Improvised drone piece using small gamelan instruments and transducers.

Sonic Arts Forum meeting at Sonophilia Festival, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK 24/10/14
Solo set (Charles Matthews).

Talk and short improvised piece using gamelan instruments and transducers.

“Noize Party” at Gedung Kesenian Surakarta, Surakarta, Indonesia 16/05/14
Solo set (Charles Matthews).

Improvisation with a small selection of bonang and transducers driven by a synthesiser patch built in Max/MSP.

Gamelanathon at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 06/07/13
Augmented Gamelan set.

Live performance with small ensemble involving “soft-style” instruments and electronics including a small set of bonang/kethuk with transducers. We’ll be playing in the front room after a performance by the Southbank Gamelan Players and guest musicians and dancers from ISI Solo in the main hall.

No Dark Places festival at the Albert, London 01/06/13
Augmented Gamelan set.

Live performance with small ensemble involving “soft-style” instruments and electronics including a small set of bonang/kethuk with transducers. We’ll be playing on the Lagoon stage inside an empty swimming pool.

Algorave on the MS Stubnitz, London 16/05/13
Solo “psuedoalgorithmicgamelanacid” set as Ardisson.

I’ll be using the Mipilan software developed in Max/MSP to control an array of hardware including a TB303 and using resonances of a couple of small gamelan instruments augmented with transducers.

Art and Healing fundraiser at the New Diorama Theatre 28/10/12
This was a pre-recorded electronic piece developed using the Augmented Gamelan instrument setup and Mipilan. On the day it was diffused and triggered live in the space.

Collaboration with movement by Rebecca Woodford-Smith in response to Oi Nuen Sprunt’s ShoutCry Room.

Daylight Music at the Union Chapel 30/06/12
Augmented Gamelan set.

Live performance with small ensemble involving “soft-style” instruments and electronics, tailored to the beautiful acoustics of the Union Chapel.

Gathering of the Gamelan at the University of York 26/04/12
Presentation/demo of the project in the morning, including a performance of ladrang Srikaton for solo gender and electronics. Afternoon performance of a related collaboration with Charlotte Pugh based on improvisation for various gamelan instruments and electronics, focussing on live looping and feedback.
Placard Headphone Festival, Sheffield 16/07/11
Solo performance diffused on headphones involving small gongs, transducers, and environmental sounds from the performance space.

Recording here.