PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED – KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE FOR RESCHEDULED DATES
An afternoon of experimental sound and music from Brighton in the idyllic Grapes Hill Community Garden.
In partnership with Brighton-based promoters of experimental music, Lost Property, and with funding from Outlands Network, we are delighted to host three guest artists alongside a participatory sound bath and performances from local sound artists.
The Grapes Hill Listening Party will be an informal and relaxing social gathering for purveyors of sound art and newcomers alike. The afternoon will consist of:
A sound bath from:
Melissa Whelan is the founder of RobynWren Sacred Sounds & Holistic Treatments. She has been a holistic therapist for over 18 years and is an Integral Sound Healing Practitioner. For this event Melissa will provide an accessible and relaxing sound bath to open the event.
We recommend bringing something to lay on (a blanket or yoga mat) and something to keep you warm (a decent coat!).
R.Dyer uses saxophone, saw, harp, found sounds, tape samples, looped vocals and synth to create mesmerising baroque pop laced with chaotic improvisation. Their debut album Little Victories was met with much acclaim on its release last year. They bring a deeply personal and original touch to all their live performances.
Blanc Sceol are a London-based duo that are interested in site-specific artistic explorations, reviving ancient sound technologies and creating new instruments. For this event they will be bring an exciting new instrument called Orbit.
Having relocated to the Norfolk Broads in 2016, David Ross is one of the UK’s finest electronics improvisers. Having developed systems that include the only synthesiser built within a kettle, and the ‘Droscillator’, David’s delicate and arresting sounds can be heard in many recordings, perhaps most notably with his trio Twinkle3 and their release with David Sylvian, Upon This Fleeting Dream.
Jason Hotchkiss is a maker of new electronic instruments, with a particular interest in tactile response and instruments that engage with the natural environment. For this event Jason will install the Midi-Sprout, a solar-powered installation debuted at Sound Plotting 2022.