Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

‘Terrain: for amplified objects and devices’ and ‘Mechanical Techno’

Lee PattersonTerrain: for amplified objects and devices.

Patterson uses sound making and recording to devise performances with a selection of amplified objects, devices and processes, from rock chalk to springs, from burning nuts to vibrating metal.

His collaborators have included some of todays’ most respected experimental musicians and filmmakers such as Mika Vainio, Jennifer Walshe, Vanessa Rossetto, David Toop, Rhodri Davies and John Butcher, Greg Pope, Benedict Drew, Luke Fowler, Lucio Capece, Rie Nakajima, Angharad Davies, Phil Durrant, Keith Rowe, John Tilbury, Xavier Charles and Tetsuya Umeda. Based in Manchester, UK, he works internationally and has featured on UK TV, BBC Radios 3, 4 and 6, Resonance FM and on radio stations worldwide.

Graham Dunning – Mechanical Techno

Graham Dunning [b. 1981] is self-taught as an artist and musician having studied neither discipline academically. His live work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. He also creates visual work, video and installations drawing on these themes. Originally a studio project for making recordings, Mechanical Techno is now also a live performance. Several looping records spin on the same axle, ensuring they stay approximately in time with each other. A precarious machine made of locked groove records, triggers to analogue synths, mechanically played percussion such as a cowbell or a tambourine, and mechanically triggered drum machines. Dunning takes all these inputs and performs a live dub, building the machine and mixing the sonic output on the fly.

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Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds

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