Tag: contemporary

Call For Artists: UNHINGED

All artists involved will be featured on our website and be promoted as part of the Unhinged Collective (if they would like to)....

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ADMX-71: Second System

'increasingly powerful percussion that should wreak devastation played on a big system' ADMX-71's Second System ticks all the right boxes for Trebuchet's reviewer....

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Hanging Offence: Charlotte Jansen [Art]

Trebuchet: What do you dislike most about art? Charlotte Jansen: Pretentiousness....

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Landing on Earth 2012: The Wapping Project

The post-industrial Boiler Room of the Wapping Project offers the perfect platform for Ruhs’ gigantic installations made of found material like metal, rubber, ceramics and aluminium scrap, all...

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[Listen] The Zolas

It's feeling like Canada week at Trebuchet, what with Stuart Gadd's missive from the great wild north at Festival de Musiques Emergentes in Quebec, and Mode Moderne announcing their UK dates...

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DJ Stingray: Psyops for Dummies EP

'The Sadist' is edgy from the outset and a great scene-setter. Constantly intensifying cold textures coil around an atmospheric voice sample, discreetly hinting at various dark scenarios. As it...

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Sarah Lucas: Ordinary Things

These forms act like vague memories of Lucasʼs former glories.The subject of art history and the idea of art as an object is referenced in them, Lucasʼs stance on the subject seemingly quite glib. ...

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Emma Sywyj: China [Photography]

Sywyj's China series is as colourful and eclectic as one would expect of the location, but dispenses with the more obvious depictions of new-urban environments, ancient aesthetics and displaced...

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[Listen] The New Union

Brighton's The New Union combine the better bits of The Macabees and Coldplay in a joyous single 'Without You', out on October 8th (Two Sisters Records). Details of where to catch them live are at...

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2:54 Cover Adamski/Seal

When ZTT bit the dust, Seal went from being an edgy urban electronica act to something more akin to a one-man Lighthouse Family. That said, 2:54 have channeled the bleak and sterile undertones of...

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Redrails [Album]

Challenging, Redrails most certainly is. Rewarding, in equal measure. Intriguing, and destined to be the source of many hours spent, headphones on, grasping to find the mental setting in which it all...

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Listener [Live]

Performing a set covering both old and newer material, Listener create an electric, vacuous atmosphere of mystification and strike the crowd near-dumb. The usual glazed, blank looks at the back of...

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Loitered Lens: Taragano Theatre

Carl Byron Batson captures the passion of Taragano Theatre's ​Chrysalis. They played together with the combination of the deep, soulful tones of the cello and the higher pitched breathy sound of...

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[Listen] Matmos release Schwarz Remix

Matmos' forthcoming 'Very Large Green Triangles' has been remixed by Baltimore producer Schwarz in aid of the Maryland Food Bank The track can be purchased from Matmos' Bandcamp for a voluntary...

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King Krule/Rinse

King Krule -the primary creative vessel for 17-year-old south east London-based singer/producer/songwriter Archy Marshall- is readying its latest release, a double A-side single featuring two...

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A Progress [Theatre]

Carl Heap's style has always invited some form of audience involvement, In the past, this has extended to the gentle conscription of audience members for selected moments and scenes – helping to...

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Chrysalis: Taragano Theatre

Although I may not accept the central premise of Chrysalis, there is no denying that Mariana Taragano’s ability to harness the talents of others and use a collaborative approach in choreography and...

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Swans: The Seer

The Seer may well be a grower and may accumulate more power with time, but I find it striking that after listening to it the Swans songs I hear in my head are mostly those from much earlier. Time...

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Matmos: Meltdown 2012

Rather than understanding Matmos as a quirky part of the nineties electronica wave, maybe we should actually be interpreting them as a continuation of a much older tradition of musical comedy, albeit...

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30 shades of WOMAD

Despite the 'small is beautiful' ethical basis of the festival where buying a branded plastic bottle contributes to a distant solution, offering an option to feel good without getting personally...

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The Overcoat : Pleasance Theatre

The Overcoat is a Finnish Play, at the Pleasance Theatre in London, produced by the Scottish theatre company ACE. It was performed at Edinburgh Festival last year and is part of a project to bring...

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Ian Francis: 10,000 Years from Now

The degraded space shown in Francis' work appears aged, as the layered scenes hang on the canvas, caught in motion, peeling with time and abrasive in action. ...

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Astral Projection and Ableton: Mono/Poly Interview

Paramatma is about the supersoul.., I got it from a Vedic scripture and it talks (about) having the omnipresent god-spirit inside of you, that it’s (Paramatma) the observer and you’re the doer. -...

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Watch the Pretty Birdy: Sage Vaughn

Sage Vaughn’s press bio is a juxtaposition of culture and wildness, of knowing clichés and their subversion, bold phrases that beg repetition, and suggestions of a contemplative day trip...

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Computers sing to a better tune

Now, Akio Watanabe and Hitoshi Iba have turned to evolution to help them devise a novel algorithm that compares the frequency curves from real human performances and uses them to home in on a more...

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Trappings, Friezes and Being Female.

Kleio Gizeli, Lisa Holden, Martha Parsey, Carol Robertson, Susan Gunn, Rana Begum. Crossroads, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, March 2011 – June 2011. UK Female Artists...

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Miranda Donovan – The Home Unleashed

Miranda Donovan - The Home Unleashed - Lazarides Gallery, 24th Feb – 23rd March 2011...

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999 Emergency

999 Emergency...

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