round buttons square tones- Min Kim Min and Barry Cullen

'round buttons square tones'- from musical composition to conceptual noise. 5 days of performances and talks, curated by Min Kim and Barry Cullen. 17 - 21 June 2014.

Performances: Tuesday - Friday, 5.30-7pm, Saturday 1-4pm.
All performances are free and everyone is welcome to stay or sneak in for a while.
This festival over 5 days of contemporary sound practices, covers a range of positions, from musical composition to conceptual noise, featuring Belfast based sound artists, composers and improvisors.
Each day is curated under different themes, presenting multiple artists and works.

This project is inspired by the recent electronic music sessions by Barry Cullen in PS². As such it is spontaneous, with little preparation time for the two curators Barry Cullen and Min Kim and consequently for the involved musicians, composers, sound designers....

The curators
Barry Cullen is a sound artist with a broad experience in teaching. He recently completed his 'Noise Box V1' project in PS² - see.
Min Kim is a sound artist and improvisor who mostly works publicly under the name 'Una Lee'.
For more info see
.

Throughout the festival, the audience of each day will be asked to write down their feedback
between a word and a sentence in length on a post-it. The notes will be displayed in the
gallery and used as the score for the solo improvisation by Una Lee.


round buttons square tones- Min Kim Min and Barry Cullen

PS² would like to thank Sonic Arts Research Centre, SARC, Queen's University, Belfast, for the support of this festival.
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Tuesday
, 17 June, 5.30pm
Re-imagining Traditional Voices
Presenting works of sound artists re-defining the usage of vocal and traditional music.

Performances

Lisa Conway + Marty Byrne + Meabh Meir:
Compositions, improvisations, and experiments for voices and electronics. Singing as magic,
shape-shifters, and time frames beyond the everyday. cargocollective.com/lisaconway
Jan Jeffer:
Violin + Live electronics. soundcloud.com/jan-jeffer
Aonghus Mcevoy + Stuart Geelon:
Hairy primal barbers and junk collectors bend steel and warble vocal chords, no art only
confusion.
desertedvillage.bandcamp.com/album/barberbarberbarbr

 Lisa Conway
Lisa Conway + Marty Byrne + Meabh Meir

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Wednesday, 18 June, 5.30pm
Unusual Inspirations
Introducing sound artists that take their inspirations from non-musical and historical aspects.

Performance
Helena Hamilton:
Sound generating through gesture tracking and overhead projector. www.helenahamilton.com

Presentation
Ciarán Ó Meachair:
Making James Tenney's Spectral Variations. rhizomecowboy.com

Screening
Short experimental films
Chris Lynn:
"Black Canary" "Rolling Mind". framingsounds.com
Ian Kubra
"Elegy"
BEW


round buttons square tones- Ciarán Ó Meachair Ciarán Ó Meachair


round buttons square tones- Helena HamiltonHelena Hamilton

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Thursday, 19 June, 5.30pm
Customized Tools
Presenting sound artists and their works engaging with both digital and analog tools that are
self-made or adjusted to suit the artists' needs.
There will be an open jack session with DIY devices provided by Barry Cullen.

Performances
Barry Cullen:
Performance with DIY electronics. barryjosephcullen.wordpress.com
Enda J O'Reilly:
Engine beat generator. enda89.wix.com/engine
Jose Manuel Paez:
Hura^Kan for Charango and circuitry
.

round buttons square tones- Barry Cullen
Barry Cullen


round buttons square tones- Jose Manuel PaezJose Manuel Paez


round buttons square tones- Enda J O'ReillyEnda J O'Reilly

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Friday, 20 June, 5.30pm
Acousmatic - Music for Speakers
A concert introducing contemporary electroacoustic compositions and a live performance of
emerging artists.

Performances
Daimhin Kavanagh
"Tell Him Something Pretty"
Pablo Sanz
"Limnee". www.pablosanz.info
Rob Bentall
"A Berry Bursts". soundcloud.com/rob-bentall
Michael Dzjaparidze
A live performance set
. www.michaeldzjaparidze.com

round buttons square notes- Michael Dzjaparidze
Michael Dzjaparidze

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Saturday, 21 June, 1pm
Improvisation and Audience Interaction
Improvisation sessions with artists from the previous 4 days and many more, including a
little game based improvisation set with audience participation.

Performance lecture
Caroline Pugh:
A reflection on the traditional music and its purpose in our time. carolinepugh.co.uk

Performance
Una Lee:
"Googling". unaleesound.wordpress.com

Throughout the festival, the audience of each day will be asked to write down their feedback
between a word and a sentence in length on a post-it. The notes will be displayed in the
gallery as they come in and used as the score for the solo improvisation by Una Lee.


round buttons square notes- Una LeeUna Lee

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round buttons square tones
View from outside.




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