[De][Re] Constructing Pop Territories is a seminar and concert that examines blurring lines between experimental and popular musics
[De][Re] Constructing Pop Territories will run from 5-9pm in RHB 167 on 9 November 2016.
This event combines live musical performance, discussion and academic papers in an examination of the cross-fertilizing lines of influence between various experimental and popular musics, which muddy boundaries in fruitful and often perplexing ways.
We'll kick things off with an hour long discussion featuring scholars Rachel McCarthy and Adam Harper, and then move on to performances and artist talks from Olan Monk, Jacob Samuel and Lisa Busby & Gabriel Bohm Calles (see below for artist bios).
[De][Re] Constructing Pop Territories is the inaugural event of the Fringe and Underground Musics Group. This Group is based in the Music Department at Goldsmiths and will run a series of events throughout 2016-17 bringing together creative practice and academic research in relaxed and inclusive settings.
Fringe and Underground Musics Group is supported by a Goldsmiths Public Engagement Grant and by the Popular Music Research Unit.
Lisa Busby and Gabriel Bohm Calles are currently developing collaborative sound and movement work that explores unprofessional frameworks, unheard sounds, untrained bodies; uncovering value in prosaic and overlooked gesture. Informed by their shared research interests in empowerment through the everyday and ‘availablism’, traditional club or gig experiences are deconstructed, and personal and sociocultural conventions and tropes interrogated and exploded. The 'floor scores' they will present are part of a larger project in partnership with IAC, Malmö Sweden.
Lisa Busby is a London-based composer, vocalist, and bricoleur. She performs and composes with bands The Nomadic Female DJ Troupe, Rutger Hauser and Sleeps in Oysters, as well as working independently as a solo artist.
Gabriel Bohm Calles works mainly with bodies in relation to specific environments – social, virtual and geographical – such as the work place or a social class.
Jacob Samuel is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work ranges from sculpture (Lords of Shit Mountain: a work of terracotta sculptures of the service industry) to comics (The Black Book of Capitalism: a comic only readable in direct light). The music of Jacob Samuel matches every element of pop structure while obfuscating its dynamic.
Olan Monk is an Irish audiovisual artist & performer. His debut cassette MONK, released on Ashley Paul's Wagtail imprint, impishly pushes pop songs through fogs of haze. http://olan.xyz/
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