Le Graciés – Live10th August, 2016

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Le Graciés is a collaboration in the truest sense between Paris-based sound artist Gaël Segalen and Deepblak co-founder Afrikan Sciences.

Segalen’s experiments in electroacoustic sound met the wider world this year via a debut LP for Erratum, an arresting work that showcases her ability to merge hypnotic murk ala Angus MacLise with the hard concréte of Parmegiani & Reibel. Segalen’s IHearU imprint / organisation is a platform for her various doings, including psychogeographical audio works and multi-media collaborations, as well as servicing as a reference point for other contemporary female artists working across various mediums. Eric Douglas Porter aka African Sciences has been deconstructing and re-building forms of contemporary Black music since the mid-2000’s, through releases on Deepblak (the label he co-runs with Aybee) and PAN. His musical universe is one of warping cadences and celestial melody, referencing the bold work of percussionists like Milford Graves & Art Jenkins, the dissonant chords of Motor City Techno and stripped back essence of early Chicago House matched with broken Hard Bop sentiments: all tied together with an aesthetic that sits somewhere between Sun Ra’s omniverse, Jean Giraud Mœbius and Dogon cosmology. Together as Le Graciés, Segalen and Porter make a wholly unclassifiable strain of music that, while containing recognisable elements of each individual’s work, also creates a third entity in the process, which can be heard to stunning effect on their forthcoming debut LP for Firecracker Recordings.

Live support on the night will come from the Yorkshiremen Pitt & Pitt, literal brothers-in-arms and mainstays of the Glasgow underground whose multiple talents can be heard on their involvement with groups such as Golden Teacher and Ultimate Thrush, not to mention countless other collabs with a diverse range of artists.

DJ duties will be supplied by Mother & DJ Crud, who are known together for their Concrete Cabin night – a soundclash of various forms of post-jungle musics and forward-thinking electronics. Apart they have loaned their talents to acclaimed underground institutions of late: Crud dropping recent mixes for Going Good and Slabs of the Tabernacle, and Mother for The Trilogy Tapes and Long Island Electrical Systems.

Event / Tickets

Escapement – Enya Zia Fortuna & Blair Coron | Curated by Skaiste Klaniute5th August, 2016

Escapement

This newly commissioned live performance portrays a phantasmagorical depiction of labour. The title refers to the 13th century invention of the escapement, an early form of minimal clockwork consisting of a coiled spring and pendulum that allowed it to oscillate at a steady pace. The spread of portable watches played a key part in shaping modern society during the industrial revolution. The clock was used to synchronise labour and quantify productivity. Trapped in a tightly orchestrated cycle of production, Fortuna and Coron invoke and subvert ideas about the repercussions of time, work and discipline in contemporary society.

Enya Zia Fortuna (b. 1992, Kranj, Slovenia) is a visual artist based in Glasgow. Enya works primarily with performance, yet integrating elements from theatre, film and installation.

Blair Coron (b.1991, Fife, Scotland) is a musician/composer based in Glasgow. His musical inspiration comes from a multitude of avenues, ranging from folk, post rock, classical, minimalism, hints of electronic and ambience.

Tickets are free and can be booked here via Eventbrite.

Escapement is presented as part of the 2016 Graduate Degree Show at the Glasgow School of Art

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Rattakhate Puksuk – Planet Earth is Blue29th June, 2016

In 2013, I heard the news about send people to Mars and live on Mars but never come back. This project call Mars-One project and run by a company in Netherland. The reason why is this a one-way trip because of technology.

Bas Lansdorp, head of the Mars-One project: On this world we have all the technology we need to get humans to Mars and keep them alive there. What we don’t have is the technology to get people from Mars back to Earth. The people who will be going to Mars in our missions will be settling on Mars permanently. They’ll be doing it for the rest of their lives (BBC World Service). For this project, the company wants to send only human who have specific skills as well as healthy both of mentally and physically.

I try to following about this project and news but not much that I found with many reasons. For me,It is seem to exiting and concerning at the same time when I heard the news like this. It is quite delightful that mankind can explore realm of technology, space, planet beyond the earth but at the same time I a bit worrying about the future of this blue planet that what it going to be next.

OK, find the new home, Just that.

– Rattakhate Puksuk