A Music Residency program.
Samarbeta are pleased to announce the successful applicant from their Open Call residency opportunity to be Wilf Petherbridge & Ben Hauke.
During their 10 day residency in the Islington Mill event space, the London based duo will produce a new recording and performance ‘PLAY’ that celebrates public collaboration and inclusion.
As part of the residency they will conduct two drop in workshops at Islington Mill introducing people to the treated record method, helping beginners and experienced music makers alike to learn about the hands on music making method. These workshops are free to attend and you can come for 10 minutes or 3 hours to learn more about how to manipulate records and ways to make different sounds with them.
The workshops will take place on: Thursday 10th August & Friday 11th August from 3-7pm each day
There is no need to register just drop in - the door will be open. The recordings of sound and film from the workshops will help build a library of treated records for the pair to use in live performance at Islington Mill on Friday 18th August.
Following the workshops the pair will spend two days out on the streets of Manchester & Salford recording public performances. They will up a pitch, taking with them a number of instruments and electronic effects pedals and invite members of the public to have fun and explore the sonic possibilities of the instruments. Information on where these pop up explorations will take place will be announced nearer the time.
The duo will work with minimalish artish Max Pevsner to provide visuals for the residency and end performance which will immerse the audience in the process of the making.
A live show will culminate the residency on Friday 18th August which will combine all the recordings, the visuals and some of the duos pre recorded sounds into an hour long immersive performance. Support comes from Noami Kashiwagi; an award-winning sound & visual artist and turntablist. She has exhibited and performed across the UK and internationally. Naomi’s multi-disciplinary art practice playfully provokes the intersections and impacts of visual art, music and technology upon one another. As an artist and turntablist, she explores the cyclical nature of obsolescence and technological innovation. In 2014 Naomi was featured in the article Women & Machines (M Magazine- PRS for music online magazine) that profiled ‘electronic music’s great female pioneers.. Tickets for this show are available from Skidde.com priced at just £6.
About the Artists:
Wilf Petherbridge work explores the use of public performance and spontaneity in composition. By composing for the general public or utilising samples and recordings of everyday people playing, he hopes to offer an opportunity for the public to experience the benefits of making music together.
Ben Hauke treats records by scratching them, snapping them, sticking them back together and putting them under the stylus. Ben’s approach to music production has always incorporated record sampling and when he discovered ways of scoring on to the records, much like one would score drum patterns into a drum machine, he chose to research the approach further.