Reactor blog

Reactor Halls E21: Monstrous Assemblage

Sep 17, 2021

Reactor Halls E21: Monstrous Assemblage
Dirty Electronics + Special Guests
Saturday 6 November, 19:00-21:30

Book here

A performance-installation and celebration of collective making, group work, physicalised algorithms, emergent-instruments-created-on-the-spot, messy materials and dirty sound. The group will build a performance environment using sound objects, found materials, electricity, DIY synthesisers, magnetism, flickering light and uncertain action.

The idea of ‘rawness’ is suggestive. We use raw materials but also raw data, raw energy, raw meat and raw electricity to encourage us to think of aesthetically brutal approaches to sensor data or sonification techniques, to implicate the body in performance environments, and to explore deliberately low component-count methods for sound synthesis. We creatively elaborate the idea of ‘rawness’ and use this as a key to making and to aesthetic reflection.

Our collaborative work thinks expansively and critically about the notion of assemblage. Things, often made of very different materials and with very varied sonic characters, are put together in and through performance. Our collaborative work thinks expansively about assemblage and how materially heterogeneous artefacts can be made to inter-work. We explore different topologies (networks, fields of influence, layers, overlaps) and different performance practices (varied patterns of coordination, scored and improvised) through collective collaborative work.

Sol Andersson
John Bowers
Michele Danjoux
Dirty Electronics
Robin Foster
Akihiro Kubota
Tim Shaw
DJ Sniff
Zera Tønin