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6 November 2021

Pre-programmed day with:
Ashely Holmes
Dialect (Andrew Hunt)
Kelly Jayne Jones

Open Decks Session

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Sound, dug through – Day Event

For the final day of AGE 2021: Sound, dug through, we open our doors to the public.

On Saturday, 6th November, there will be a day-long sound and listening event, with performances, workshops & food intermissions - and we'll finish off the proceedings with an open decks session in the basement of the Observatory.

AGE 2021 pays attention to sonic commonalities at scales. Close listening to the tiniest vibrations of our immediate surroundings can reveal the possibility for multi-species, more-than-human communication.

Following a week of research and experimentation at BOARC, four artists four artists working across sound, installation, radio broadcasts and performance will be sharing work:

Ashley Holmes is a multidisciplinary artist based in Sheffield working across sound, installation, radio broadcasts and performance. His practice is informed by ideas of ancestral transmission and collective memory to explore the ways sound recordings, music and oral histories document a relationship between race and the environment. He hosts Tough Matter, a monthly broadcast on NTS Radio and also facilitates Open Deck - a series of gatherings giving space to collectively listen and hold discursive space around relationships to sound.

Kelly Jayne Jones is a Manchester based artist making work that combines performance, installation and sound. She is mostly self taught and began working in DIY experimental noise music and her practice has expanded to include dance, gesture, sonic drawings, stone sculpture and film scores. She is interested in creating a multi-sensory experience that creates possible conditions for communication and exchange. Creating contemporary zones bordering quantum fictions, where communion may have the potential to explore our inner dimensions. She is currently exploring animist ideas around the breath and spirit of mountains and rivers and how we can reconnect with our planet by means of ancient and modern rituals. Her work traverses the emotions of desire and anxiety, the comfortable and uncomfortable edges of our inner spaces and social co-existence. She is interested in presence and performance as a site for potential transformation; interpersonally and communally.

Andrew PM Hunt, aka Dialect, is a composer and musician based in Liverpool whose work encompasses a multiplicity of approaches including field recording, improvisation and computer processing to produce delicate compositions which hint at the interdependent complexity of the natural world. His recent album "Under~Between" (RVNG Intl, 2021) was recorded with new music group Immix Ensemble and fuses electroacoustic techniques with chamber music instrumentation, drawing on his background as a songwriter to produce innovative work with a deeply emotive core. Current preoccupations include faith, religion and their relationship to modern ethics and ecology. As someone born on The Wirral he is also excited to explore the resonant iconography of his childhood, in particular Bidston Hill itself.

Quieting Recently relocated to her birthplace in the Northwest of the UK, Quieting is a multi-instrumentalist, music producer visual artist and DJ whose work leans towards experimental electronic and dance floor orientated sounds.

She finds fascination in movement and texture and has recently begun to work with found sounds, field recordings, oral history interviews and randomly generated sequencers into her practice. With an extensive background as a guitarist, vocalist and drummer in the UK’s punk, hardcore and DIY indie scenes Quieting’s music is infused with an urgency to connect people, places and politics at the intersection of polyrhythm and throbbing psychedelic soundscapes.

Ticket price includes:
£7.50 BOARC day user rate
£3 lunch & £5 dinner
& eventbrite fee

Supported by PRS Foundation