electric re::view #26 - December 2022
[from the STUDIO archive and recommendations]

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'Moth' by Stephanie Rogers (Rogers’ Crackled Leaf :: Phyllofractus imaginarius ssp. rogersii - Lynn Davy)
Live Event:

Loudspeaker Orchestra concert featuring Suk-Jun Kim (2022)
Organised by EMERGE and Creative Technology : : BU Sonic Arts
Venue: Sound Stage, Poole Gateway Building, Talbot Campus,
Bournemouth University, BH12 5BB
Date/Time: Wednesday 7 December @17:30
Admission: free

Suk-Jun Kims' music is published by ICMC, IMEB, SEAMUS, M&R, and Vox Regis, and has received a number of international awards, including Métamorphoses in 2000 and 2008, Concurso International de Música Electroacústica Såo Paulo in 2007, and Bourges International Competition in 2001.
Kim has published two books, "Humming" by Bloomsbury and "Hasla" by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg. His humming project has also produced a solo CD titled "Humming" in 2019.
Kims' research focuses on sound studies, immersive sound, phenomenological approaches to electroacoustic music, space and place among others. Kim is professor and personal chair of Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art at the University of Aberdeen.


A Sense of Place - Survival - featuring works by Lesley and Nigel Slight (2022)
Venue: Bermondsey Project Space, 183-185 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW

Online Exhibition Catalogue:

Date/Times: Tuesday 13 December 2022 until Saturday 7 January 2023
Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am-6pm
(Closed Christmas Friday 23 December 2022 - Monday 2 January 2023)

This is the last of three thematically linked exhibitions curated by Philippa Beale responding to the concept of a ‘Sense of Place'. The challenge to the artists’ imagination in the 2020s is to profoundly question our values by asking how does humankind imagine its place on the planet?  How can the artist evolve ways of living and working with ourselves and with nature?


Blindness by Jelena Glazova (2022)

This album is a study on intellectual blindness - indifference that can lead a person to irresponsibility, which can have tragic consequences.

Moons of the Solar System by David Clarke (2022)

An acoustic journey through our solar system as we visit ‘other moons’. The sounds of distant chains saws, wind turbines, elastic bands and springs are mixed and treated to convey a sense of wonder as we journey to Enceladus and Io.

Amygdala by Nemeton (2022)

….. memories are stored in the amygdala as disconnected fragments, which reach the conscious mind as flashbacks ……

Well-Being Cities by Cities and Memory and C40 (2022)

This album collects together some of the highlights of the Well-Being Cities project, a unique collaboration between Cities and Memory and C40, a global network of mayors of nearly 100 world-leading cities collaborating to deliver the urgent action needed right now to confront the climate crisis.

RiverRun by David Buckland (2022)

For twenty-two hours this soundscape explores the chalk rivers of Dorset – home to salmon runs, eco-diversity, the sound of beauty, creatures, and magic. Through music, the spoken word, learned papers, fables, harvested hydroponic creatures, the dawn chorus, and the work of science, RiverRun brings what we have and what we stand to lose.

David Buckland creator and founder of the Cape Farewell project, an artist, filmmaker, and ecological activist created and directed RiverRun.

Track of the month:

Dark Dawn : : Bright Future by David & Stephanie Rogers (2022)

Environmental sound art marking the 60th anniversary of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Performed live at the 'confluence' wireless headphone concert. Microfestival of experimental sound organised and curated by Adrian Newton and Lynn Davy (Saturday 10th September 11am - 4.30pm, Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset).

Silent Spring :: Rachel Carson .pdf of the full text here.
Published on September 27, 1962, documenting the adverse environmental effects caused by the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting the industry's marketing claims unquestioningly.

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