Ana Ott and SHINY TOYS present:
Release Show: Sculpture / Form Foam EP
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In cooperation with the label Ana Ott we are releasing an EP by Sculpture an opto-musical agglomerate made up of Dan Hayhurst (music), and Reuben Sutherland (animation) for this year's festival. Their first test hit upon a psychedelic palette, the sensorial intricacies of which they continue to explore. Performance is central to their work, and feeds back into all aspects of the process. Sculpture’s output includes music, film and video work, and multi-sensory live shows.Their performances are an amalgam of electronic music, kinetic art, comic strips, abstract animation, audiovisual cut-ups – a mix of analog and digital practices – tape manipulation, samples, found sounds, aleatoric and algorithmic programming and live improvisation. Dan plays media devices and electronic instruments. Reuben plays video zoetrope turntable.
Release Show: November 19, 2016
to see the video content, direct a bright lamp at the record as it plays and then film the surface of the record as it spins. The camera will need to shoot progressively at a very high shutter speed with a frame rate of 25fps. Alternatively, view the disc under a strobe flashing 25 times per second.
Form Foam EP by Sculpture
Formats: 12“ EP (Picture, 45 rpm, 25 fps), DigitalLabel: Ana OttDistribution: Cargo Records
Release Date: 18. November 2016
File under: Electronica, Experimental, Audiovisual
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The artists that coincide here, share a rapture for an experimental approach to sound, therefore we try to encourage these musical encounters with our concert series. Genre boundaries are irrelevant (the catalog includes Free Improvisation, Ambient, Electronica and Krautrock).
Artist: Sculpture Album: Form Foam EP
The opto-musical agglomerate is the pairing of British musician Dan Hayhurst (media devices, electronic instruments) and New Zealand animator Reuben Sutherland (video zoetrope turntable, animation, optix). In Fact, Form Foam isn't only a record with music on it, it's also a movie on your turntable. It's simple: To see the video content, direct a bright lamp at the record as it plays and then film the surface of the record as it spins. The camera will need to shoot progressively at a very high shutter speed with a frame rate of 25fps. Alternatively, view the disc under a strobe flashing 25 times per second.
This makes listening to Form Foam on headphones something like watching a 3D movie without the glasses on. But even without Sutherland's visual input, the record has an immersive feel. Sculpture's music is fantastical and absurd, like being plonked down on the set of a particularly wonky Jeunet film. It's gooey and dense, overflowing with seemingly random sequences of musical code, dislocated samples and woolly drums.
FORM FOAM from Sculpture on Vimeo.