Mercy's long-awaited Manchester premiere! Cornerhouse are hosting a brand new live-language-cascade mixing lecture, performance and archive-feedback with video-smith Sam Meech, and poets Steven Fowler, Nathan Jones and Hannah Silva.
Composite: Feedback is a multimedia showcase and live archiving event curated by Mercy, mixing together spoken-word performance with live sampling, notation, analogue processing, and projection - all in one self generating feedback loop. A beautiful and absurd experiment, where the performers and array of interfaces are thrown into a productive conflict.
The event is split into three sections, beginning with short talks and performances on noise, speech violence and glitch, followed by a feedback work-out, pushing the performers into a state of continual improvisation. Finally the Annexe will be left to perpetuate itself as a throbbing artifact of degenerating feedback material.
Composite: Feedback is a multimedia showcase, mixing spoken word with live sampling, notation, analogue processing, and projection - all in one self generating feedback loop.
a beautiful and absurd experiment, throwing the performers and array of interfaces into productive conflict.
The event is split into three sections
Section #1: CONTEXT
[three performative lectures on language,
notated and live-sampled]
3.00pm - Nathan Jones on Noise
4.00pm - Hannah Silva on Composition
4.30pm - Steven Fowler on Violence
BREAK - [the interface eats the discourse]
Section #2: PERFORMANCE
[vocal flows and glitches
in live conflict with the streamed archive]
4.45pm - Steven Fowler - altered texts
5.00pm - Hannah Silva - loops and improvisations
5.15pm - Nathan Jones - a flow of cuts
BREAK - [the interface eats the archive]
Section #3: DECONSTRUCTION
5.45pm - 7:00pm
FREE but places are limited so please book to avoid disappointment: http://www.cornerhouse.org/art/art-events/composite-feedback
This is a Cornerhouse MicroCommission, supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and part of Mercy literature/arts programme funded by Arts Council England, through Grants for the Arts.
The Manchester Weekender, 11-14 October 2012. A city's worth of art and culture in one weekend.