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Reactor Halls E18: Under the Radar

Jul 27, 2017

Reactor Halls E18: Under the Radar
Friday 11 August, 18:00-22:00

Join us for an evening of pirated films and hillbilly moonshine

You know what this is ;-)

If you don’t know what this is, have a chat with a Rector member.

This event is free - open to Reactor members only, click here to obtain a one day membership.

Emily Beber writes about Reactor Halls E15

Aug 29, 2015

Reactor Halls E15: You can't win them all, ladies & gentlemen
Emily Beber

The first time I met artist Jenny Moore, we were stomach-down, on the floor of Tate Britain, silently dragging ourselves in choreographed movement toward the flight of stairs she had planned for us to ‘fall’ down, our descent overseen by an entire gallery-full of ‘Late At Tate’ visitors. This was just part one of her residency, ‘Disrupt’, at Tate Britain. I’d experienced some of her work before, as the stage-presence ‘Charismatic Megafauna’, a sort of hybrid cheerleader-come-all-girls-drum-band with impressive down beats and sinister costumes. But this performance trafficked something other. Designed to interrupt a conventional gallery experience, it realised itself as a contemporary institutional critique gone ‘cultural’ and there was a reckless loudness to it. The public space had been, for a while, Moore’s studio. And in just a few unprescribed movements, she had articulated and undone the tensions its austere façade had accrued over centuries.

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Reactor Halls E16: Ghost in the Machine Music

Mar 13, 2015

Reactor Halls E16: Ghost in the Machine Music
Graham Dunning
Saturday 6 June

Doors: 19:00
Performance: 19:30-22:30
£7 advance tickets (includes limited edition mixtape)
£3 on the door

Electronic music as machine music - the ghost in the machine - rhythm and drone - the traces left behind - Stone Tapes - planned obsolescence

Electronic music as shamanic music - subsonic frequencies - peripheral hearing as hallucination - polydrone and polyrhythm - stacks of white labels dumped in a skip

"There are musical ideas built in to all sounding technologies on some level - whether intentionally or not. That seems to relate to the 'ghost in the machine' - the creative input from the tool itself."

Five experimental artists explore the ingrained social, physical and sonic resonances of Primary and Nottingham through the prism of DIY electronic music. With installations and performances from Leslie Deere, Graham Dunning, Tom Mudd, Shelley Parker and Tom Richards.

Get a limited edition mixtape produced by the artists with an advance ticket here

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Reactor Halls E15: You can’t win them all, ladies & gentlemen

Mar 13, 2015

Reactor Halls E15: You can't win them all, ladies & gentlemen
A live radio show by Jenny Moore & guests
Saturday 30 May

Doors: 19:00
Performance: 19:30-21:30 (with interval)
£3 in advance - book here

You can’t win them all, ladies & gentlemen takes 'Misunderstandings' as its method. Speaking to and from the working lives of artists and the insane neo-liberal demands that they be everything to everyone. With: Larry Achiampong & David Blandy (Biter's Crew), Chloe Cooper, Patrick Coyle, Simon Clark, Sian Robinson Davies, James Ferris, Steven Ounanian, Morgan Parker, Holly Pester, Megan Pickering & Bedfellows, and Reactor. Set design by Jenny Moore with Alexis Dirks and Rosalie Schweiker. Written words by Emily Beber before and after the fact, and an in-house band including all of the above.

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