15th - Sunday 28th April (various open times)
Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton
sound collages created by Brighton schoolchildren aged 7 - 14.
Now available to stream below - listen in to works from:
Betty Cowan, Dorothy Hepburne Scott, Bjorn Nielsen, Pearl Thomas,
Eda Gardner, Elkka Nyoukis, Fin Brook, Issy Hartley, Milly Trotter
Roberts, Dexter Nimmo, Thomas Vintcent and Ursula Major.
were created using the free app Audacity in workshops led by Ian
Murphy (artist and teacher) whose Rottenslushy radio
show is broadcast monthly on Resonance Extra FM, and Duncan
Harrison (Brighton based artist/musician).
worked with soundsamples sent by COOS artists past and present:
Liz Albee, Beyt Al Tapes, Richard Youngs, Stuart Greenwood,
Glands Of External Secretion, Plastic Containers Of Nothing, Natalia
Beylis, Ezio Piermattei, Stuart Chalmers, Rebecca Mahay, Ali Robertson,
Sami Pekkola, Karen Constance, Dylan Nyoukis, Marta Zapparoli,
Duncan Harrison, Ian Murphy, Alice Kemp, Red Brut, Ugly Roy, Posset.
Anderzén: Unia Loimussa (Dreams Inside a Glow)
26th - Sunday 28th April
ONCA Gallery, 14 St George's Place, BN1 4GB
For COOS (8),
ONCA hosted Jan Anderzén’s first UK solo exhibition
which focused on his vibrant work with textiles.
is a Tampere based artist producing experimental music and creating
images using a multitude of techniques. He layers plotted and
formulated elements with splashes of accident and contingency,
focusing on themes that roam the foggy borderlands of the wild
For the past
20 years Anderzén has been at the core of the ever evolving
experimental band Kemialliset Ystävät
Event | Thursday 25th April, 6 – 8pm ALL WELCOME
Mukai - Improvisation Workshop
27th April 1.30 - 4.30pm
Friends Meeting House, Ship St, BN1 1AF
'We need no
genre! No technique! No borders!’ We're excited to bring
Chie Mukai's world renowned improvisation workshop to the UK.
Sharing experiences from thirty years of site-specific performance
and improvisation, the workshop continues a teaching practice
begun in 2001. It is open to all practitioners of sound and movement
regardless of level - 'Beginners, therefore, can be fine artist
here as far as they have will and inventive sensitivity to feel
the energy on the spot. Everybody who shares this direct art and
time andspace, plays the important role in this activity.'
is a composer, musician and master improviser from Osaka, Japan.
She's the founder of the underground improv-folk group Ché-SHIZU,
one of the most original and mystifying groups to ever emerge
from Japan's musical underground. Mukai became involved in improvisation
and free music in 1975, when she joined the East Bionic Symphonia
group under the leadership of Fluxus violinist-composer Takehisa
Kosug. Her primary instruments are the bowed Chinese er-hu, piano
Chie says 'Bring instruments,
ideas, books to read, sounds, toys - anything you’d like'.
Sorry - Sold
Youngs - Music Out of Emptiness
28th April 11am - 1pm
Brighton, Waterloo Place, BN2 9NB
How do you
make music when you have no inspiration, little time and few resources?
This workshop will lead you through writing a choral work to be
performed later in the day. Music making will be seen as a productive
mindfuck whereby with minimal input a state of extreme confusion
can be created thus inducing the necessary illusion of inspiration
very quickly with nothing more than a few simple ideas.
Bring a book or two. Limited space! Book Now!
has been involved with music for most of his life. He discovered
the power of the art form by thumping the family piano as an angry
5 year old. In the intervening 45 years he has attempted to harness
the same experimental, naive, playful power in his live performances
and in all of his 140 releases. This creative openness has led
him to explore different musical genres.
He is classically
trained in piano and guitar, but musically he grew up in the shadow
cast by punk rock. Adopting guerrilla recording techniques, the
independent D.I.Y. ethic is at his core.
Richard Youngs as the junior member of a cabal of prolific and
puritanical English musician--mystics, including The Fall’s
Mark E Smith, Van der Graaf Generator’s Peter Hammill, Martin
Carthy and The Clangers’ composer Vernon Elliot, and still
his nature will elude you” - Stewart Lee, Sunday Times.
- Sold Out.
The Future You’ll Be Able To Get All The Expensive Designer
Wallpaper That Your Heart Desires For Free: Live from Lubberland
26th - Sunday 28th
Phoenix Brighton, Waterloo Place
COOS Residency + Workshop with Ali
Robertson and Ash Reid
radio play for and from the future in three parts. A different
time running on different time, broadcasting live from the job
centre, where we want you to tell us how you will be well enough.
Ash Reid & Ali Robertson would like some volunteers to chat
with them, play with them and perform with them on the afternoons
of 26th, 27th & 28th April.
Interested parties, who are happy to be broadcast on Resonance
Extra, should contact: email@example.com
for further details.
Ash Reid is a former retail assistant. Her recent projects have
looked at cognitive behaviour
therapy techniques and role-playing game structures, performed
through ongoing communication with others, publicly and in private.
She is a member of the Cinenova working group - a feminist film
distributor in London, and is currently undertaking PhD research
into its collection.
Robertson is an improviser and organiser who has often,
but not exclusively, worked under the Giant Tank banner or in
the duo Usurper to make hundreds of events and experimental recordings
that exist on the periphery of music incorporating elements of
composition, chance, performance, comedy, visual art and storytelling.
Recently Usurper were the featured artists at Counterflows 2018.
/ TIMETABLE / EXHIBITIONS
+ WORKSHOPS / LIVE
AT COOS / INFORMATION