Opening Friday, October 1, 7pm
Installations run Saturdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2pm-8pm
882 Third Avenue (between 32nd and 33rd Street)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Info: 718.499.5070 | www.diapasongallery.org
Subway: D, N, R to 36th Street/4th Avenue
Friday 13 August, 7pm-late SYSTEMATIC STUDIO PERFORMANCE
For the duration of Systematic, a group of artists who work with systems has been using the building at 176 Prince of Wales Road as a studio to develop a live performance event including Paul B. Davis, Benedict Drew, Tom Richards and Richard Sides.
176 Prince of Wales Road
London NW5 3PT
T: +44(0)20 7428 8940
F: +44(0)20 7428 8949
Tom Chant / Angharad Davies / Benedict Drew / John Edwards quartet will launch their disc ‘Decentred’, which combines improvisations with realisations of scores by John Cage and Michael Pisaro.
THURSDAY 11th June 2009. : 8pm Tickets £10 per night, 3-day festival pass £18.
19-20 June 2009, Wilton's Music Hall, London
exploring the domestic soundscape
mapping the ultra-ordinary
the life of a room revealed
Cut & Splice: Living Rooms brings together some of the world’s leading sound artists and composers for a two day festival of performance, installation, video, broadcast, podcast and discussion that explores the beauty, memory and personal identity of sound in domestic environments. The event is set in one of London’s most atmospheric spaces, Wilton’s Music Hall, the last surviving and oldest grand music hall in the world.
Through a wide ranging programme using a range of unexpected spaces in Wilton’s Music Hall Cut & Splice: Living Rooms reveals the often over looked depth and meaning in the ordinary and individual sonic experience and dramatises the physical acoustic phenomena of architectural space.
The Domestic Appliance Audio Research Society (UK)
A group made up of some of the leading figures in British sonic improvisation (including Lee Patterson, Benedict Drew, Helena Gough, Simon Swatman and Karen Gwyer) investigate, amplify and manipulate the sounds generated by consumer electronics and domestic machinery
This page will document the meetings of musicians Paul Abbot, Benedict Drew & Seymour Wright. We will upload recordings, texts and image. this will hopefully be an accumulative trail or our activities .
Emily Richardson, Chris Watson & Benedict Drew
EMILY RICHARDSON : 6 FILMS
The Lux has published a DVD
of 6 of her films , 5 of which i created the soundtrack for.A special luanch party for this will take place on December
9th at Cafe
Oto where Chris
Watsonand I will perform together for the first time. TUESDAY 9th
December 2008. 7pm. Tickets : £5
Otomo Yoshihide, Kimura Yuki, Benedict Drew, Hirakawa Norimichi,
Ishikawa Ko Ichiraku, Yoshimitsu, Jim O'Rourke, Kahimi Karie, Sachiko
M, Axel Dörner, Martin Brandlmayr
Nearly life-sized silhouettes of musicians are projected on each
side of a white cube placed in the center of the hall. On the screen
on each wall facing the cube are projected details of objects made
of wood, iron, liquid, etc. and those materials vibrate to the sound
produced by the musicians who are projected. Either of two quartets
starts performing, and as time passes, players in change places
or interfere with each other. Consequently, the performances are
blended or combined at random, and each time a totally new quartet
comes to exist. Since visitors can look at only one side of the
cube at a time, they can listen to the sounds played by all the
players but can't see their figures all together simultaneously.
online review of "untitled 5"by Emma hart and
Benedict Drew performed at the ICA as part of Nought to Sixty
Published on 20/07/08
by Jonathan Griffin
"On Monday night shows opened by Mike Cooter
and Alexander Heim, accompanied by a performance by Emma Hart and
Benedict Drew. Hart and Drew used projectors of all kinds to throw
light out from the central stage over and between the heads of the
audience. Each machine was ingeniously adapted to become a semi-automatic
musical instrument – producing sounds through the whipping
of a loose end of film against a drum skin, for example, or the
amplified clicking of a slide changer. The result was a gleeful
cacophony of noise coupled with extremely delicate light effects,
at the centre of which Hart and Drew pounded a bass drum and a hi-hat
to which were fixed tiny closed-circuit video cameras. What was
so refreshing about the event was the artists’ clear delight
in experimentation: the work’s playful intelligence was quite
unlike the humourless self-seriousness of much work in this vein
that has preceded it. "
I am working on the soundtrack for a new film by
Emily Richardson. I am making a composition from recordings
made by Chris Watson. "Cobra Mist is a four minute
animated film inspired by the landscape of Orford Ness on
the Suffolk coast"
There is a nice review by Ian White in the april
edition of Art Review of me Emma Hart's performance at the Rotterdam
film festival you can read it :::::::here:::::::
track added in the audio section " red plastic 1"