Wednesday, 13 January 2016

2015 all a blur...

2015 was a blur, a lot happened. Noise was made in places, quite a few places both virtual and live. I have not posted any updates for a while. So to end the year I had a split with 'Robert Ridley-Shackleton' with our friends at Structured Disasters, I did a mystery collaboration with 'Peterson Ruiz' for Classwar Karaoke on there regular Survey Compilations. I was also featured on a new compilation 'The First Annual Review' from the Unexplained Sounds Group - compiled by 'Raffaele Pezzella' Sonologyst Listen or Download below, my track is number 61 an exclusive for the group entitled 'Nightcrawler' enjoy!

I played a couple of shows towards the end of the year, I supported 'Teeth of the Sea' at Modern Art Oxford for 'Burn the Jukebox' and played with 'Crush' at the Bucks County Museum, in Alyesbury for 'Structured Disasters'. To finish the year at the Library in Oxford with good friends 'After The Thought' and 'Kid Kin' for Tigmus. Great shows and really enjoyed playing.

So 2016... I hope to do more of the same with a few things already in the pipeline. More collaborations and shows. With a spot of traveling in America for a couple of months in March. Also a new project called 'UNMAN' with Mike Bannard and Chris Pethers (more info very soon) and to finish this post I was recently interviewed at 'Prepared Guitar' for there '13 Questions' feature. Thank you Miguel Copon. Also, thank you to all involved making 2015 a good year. Here's to another in 2016!

Photos 'Live at The Cellar, Oxford by Ian Bruce' and 'UNMAN' Selfie

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Twice dragged & smashed ( on my bedroom wall)

Twice dragged & smashed ( on my bedroom wall) by Lee Riley

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Time Slips

New sounds for you with new minimal 4 pedal set up. Here are 2 short sections from a session at home. Headphones or Big Speakers for full results.

Photos by Lee Riley

Monday, 20 July 2015

The Shadow is What You Hear

The Shadow is What you Hear from Colin Lawson on Vimeo.

Painting: Colin Lawson
Sound: Lee Riley
Animation: Chanté St Clair Inglis

The Shadow is What You Hear - Animation is now online. My recent collaboration with Colin Lawson and Chante Inglis. The animation has been installed and screened at FaB2015 (Fringe Arts Bath) and recently at the CARU (Contemporary Arts Research Unit) 'Nothing Matters' event. Enjoy the full version now via Colin's vimeo, play loud through big speakers or through headphones for the full experience.

The soundtrack is available here to download

Here are some acoustic recordings that feature in the soundtrack also available to download

Photo installed at FaB2015

Monday, 8 June 2015

Seeing Sound from Inside-Out (FaB 2015)

After being involved in Fringe Arts Bath (FaB) last year, I was back this year curating the 'Seeing Sound from Inside-Out' exhibition. This was held in the basement of FaB2 on New Bond Street Place. Artists I choose to exhibit included Alun Ward, Eftymios Chatzigiannis, John Grieve, Laura Aish, Portia Graves, Robert Percy, Stuart Fowkes and I collaborated with Colin Lawson and Chante Inglis on a new piece. The collection of work included continuous drone installations, recorded and processed sounds, interactive objects, distorted visual projections and improvised responses to abstracted paintings. It was a pleasure to bring these works together in a fantastic space. It was also great to be involved at FaB again. The great people who organize the festival, thanks Arran, Scarlett and everyone else who helped out, the other curators and many artists who made it a special couple of weeks. This is a small selection of photos from our basement of works installed.
(See Below for Links and More Info)

‘Sea Hear’ Alun Ward - HERE

‘Observing Density through Standing Waves’ Eftymios Chatzigiannis - HERE

‘Pianophone’ John Grieve - HERE

‘Optical Illusion’ Laura Aish - HERE

‘Sonar Reflections’ Portia Graves - HERE

‘Renovate’ Robert Percy - HERE

‘Cities and Memory: Quiet Street’ Stuart Fowkes - HERE

‘The Shadow is What You Hear’ Colin Lawson, Lee Riley & Chante Inglis - HERE

Seeing Sound from Inside-Out & FaB - HERE / TWITTER / FACEBOOK

Friday, 8 May 2015

Monday, 23 March 2015

March 2015 - FaB2015 & New Sounds

March, this month I am busy working on the 'Seeing Sound from Inside-Out' exhibition I am curating as Part of (FaB2015) Fringe Arts Bath festival. The festival will be running from May 22nd till 7th June. I will be posting more about this and updating on Twitter and Facebook you can also find out more about FaB Here It is shaping up to be an interesting festival.

In the meantime, I have some new sounds on my soundcloud and bandcamp - I made 2 tracks available for FREE or if you can spare some change do. I hope to do a release later in the year to celebrate 8 years of making noise.

I recently did a remix for some friends in Oxford 'Flights Of Helios' the single 'Factory' came out last year, my remix is the (Broken No Fix Remix) check out the other reworkings of the song.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Kymmata: The gods for playmates

Last week I was part of the 5 day installation and performance exhibition 'Kymmata: The gods for playmates' curated by Lex Blintzios at the O3 Gallery, in Oxford. Over the 5 days I had my photographic score 'un' installed. During the last 2 days a series of performances took place in the space. I had members of the 'Oxford Improvisers' Paul Medley and Martin Hackett on Saturday respond the score with an hour long improvisation. Then on the Sunday dancer Flavia Coube did a silent dance response.

'un' is a photographic installation and an open graphic score. It focuses on the un-noticed shadows of our everyday life and un-heard sounds through improvisation and movement.

I also worked with Macarena Ortuzar on a new piece called 'Aliunde' a collaboration of improvised sound and dance.

Lee Churchill - took the photo from above the performance space of myself and Macarena. Other photos taken by myself of 'un' Installed and Flavia

More info about Kymmata HERE

Saturday, 24 January 2015

January & onwards...

First post of 2015 and the is shaping up. Over the next few months I have a few things happening.

Currently at Salisbury Arts Centre I am one of 7 artists showing work at 'The Space Between' exhibition curated by Fay Stevens "...a thought that encourages an inquisitive approach to how we look at and engage with objects, space, text and the world around us. The space between words/language on the page or screen or surface, the space between our bodies and the materiality of life, spaces between, over or under other spaces and sound spaces, for example" I have an audio recording of my "Piece for bowed metal container and 16 pints of water" installed and I will be performing it on the 21st Feb at the Performance and Symposium day. The exhibition runs from 15th Jan to 22nd Feb. Visit here for More Info

Then from the 28th Jan - 1st Feb, I will be installing my 'un' photographic score at the 'Kymmata - The gods for playmates' exhibition curated by Lex Blintzios "KYMMATA: The gods for playmates formulates an opening for contemporary artists of sound, dance, musical/spoken word and activistic persuasions to collectively channel the processes and relationships they have with their muses. O3 Gallery will function as a hub and platform for this excursion into the oeuvre of creative dialoguing that will be showcased in a five day performance and installation based exhibition" As well as installing 'un' I will be doing a new collaboration with dancer Macarena Ortuzar called 'Aliunde' on the closing day and weekend of performances. Visit here for More Info

I am also doing some curating myself for an exhibition called 'Seeing Sound from Inside-Out' the exhibition is part FaB2015 (Fringe Arts Bath) A festival that runs from 22nd May - 7th June. The call out deadline is 14th Feb.

You are invited to delve deeper into why Sound is the driving force of your work. Within the creative fields we practice, Sound can create auditory experiences with a strong visual presence altering our perception of seeing and hearing. This exhibition asks one question: ‘Can we see beyond Sound?’

I will be posting more about this over coming months, but you can find out more Here and follow on twitter Here

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Hamburg Sounds - Cities and Memory

I have been contributing to 'Cities and Memory' for a while now and last month they had a project called 'Hamburg sounds: a summary' being one of 32 artists involved the project was an exploration of Hamburg using field recordings and over 24 hours on the 3rd November you could hear the original sounds also remixed or re-interpreted by the 32 artists, re-telling the story of the City. Below is a screen shot of the map of City and its sounds.

Visit HERE For more info about 'Hamburg sounds: a summary' and 'Cities and Memory' - How to get involved too!

You can hear my remix of 'Miniatur Wunderland - police chase and classical music performance' Also a couple of previous remixs of St Giles Fair here in Oxford and the Giotto’s Campanile in Florence.