Live in Session: John Richards’ Dirty Electronics

Dirty Electronics live in session Friday 21 Aug: tune into NTS from 8-10am.  John Richards will perform a solo set exploring a range of DIY custom sound devices that include devices built in collaboration with Mute Records and Artists & Engineers. Generative patterns and indeterminate noise are to the fore. Richards is often involved in large-group performance and crawling about on the floor making noise. Expect some ‘dragging’ and electronic detritus close to the ground in this live session.

John Richards explores the idea of Dirty Electronics that focuses on shared experiences, ritual, gesture, touch and social interaction. In Dirty Electronics process and performance are inseparably bound. The ‘performance’ begins on the workbench devising instruments and is extended onto the stage through playing and exploring these instruments. He has been commissioned to create performance works and sound objects for various arts organisations and festivals and has produced two hand-held synths for Mute Records.

Wire exclusive
http://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/listen-to-a-track-made-on-the-mute-synth

The Quietus
Dirty Electronics & Nicholas Bullen – Untitled
http://thequietus.com/articles/17966-dirty-electronics-nic-bullen-stream

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