The Incidental in London
7:30pm Wednesday, Java Café & Gallery
Featuring rhymes by Kosal Khiev
Open Cities is a live, site-specific performance based upon the live,
real-time manipulation of sounds and images from the streets
surrounding the performance venue. FIRST (AND MAYBE ONLY) PERFORMANCE
IN PHNOM PENH.
Recent article by Blueprint:
For each concert, a microphone and video is placed directly outside of
the venue, gathering ambient noise and passing visuals. The show is
then created entirely from these live feeds without the use of
prerecorded material, remixing and distorting them into experimental
beats and rhythms that respond to specific sonic and visual qualities
of each site.
This process is made possible by software programs designed and built
by David over the past year as part a research project supported by
Sound&Music, one of the UK's leading contemporary music institutions.
Previous performances of Open Cities include appearances at Future
Places (Porto), Novara Jazz Festival (Milan) and Corsica Studios
David Gunn is the founding Director of Incidental is a creative
organisation specialising in cross-disciplinary creative work that
explores notions of identity, sound and site. In the past 6 years,
Incidental has completed a variety of projects in the UK, Europe, Asia
and the US, with a diverse output including live performances,
largescale installations, software design and site-specific
interventions commissioned by a variety of organisations including
Opera North, Futuresonic Festival, Asian Development Bank, Arnolfini
Gallery, Manchester International Festival, Arts Network Asia,
Fundacao Serralves and The New York Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
Current projects include creation of multi-touch music software app
(FEED) and collaborations with Cambodians artists / musicians to
explore experimental approaches to Khmer culture (Krom Monster, The
Find out more at http://www.theincidental.com