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Lucky Dragons, Photo: Steve Schroeder

Calling Out Of Context

14 Nov 200922 Nov 2009

Calling Out Of Context is a new festival of experimental music and sound. For nine days our main gallery becomes a performance space; the upper gallery a working recording studio; and the theatre hosts gigs, workshops and discussions. The festival features more than 40 performers and groups, revealing the vitality and relevance of the sonic avant-garde with new work and performances from participants including Lucky Dragons, Rhys Chatham, Gravetemple, Aaron Dilloway, Alexander Tucker, Seb Rochford, Micachu, Kammer Klang, The Red Krayola, AGF and Mira Calix

The festival concludes with a weekend symposium dedicated to the British avant-garde musician and activist Cornelius Cardew . All of the participants in Calling Out Of Context push at the boundaries of sound, but importantly they also use it to inspire ideas and actions.

For more information download the Calling Out Of Context Guide (PDF, 1.5MB).

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  • Recording Studio

    14 Nov 200922 Nov 2009

    Throughout Calling Out Of Context the ICA’s upper gallery operates as a fully equipped recording studio, with artists and musicians producing work which will be posted online as the season progresses.

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  • Lantern ↔ Quasar, 2009

    Teppich

    14 Nov 2009

    Teppich – the collaborative name of artist Ei Arakawa and composer Sergei Tcherepnin – present Sky, Horse & Death, an 8-channel soundwork and performance.

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  • Robin Watkins

    14 Nov 2009

    Watkins presents The Luminiferous Aether, a new soundwork created through a series of field recordings made in the Arctic Circle.

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  • Lucky Dragons, Photo: Steve Schroeder

    Lucky Dragons

    14 Nov 2009

    Lucky Dragons mix electroacoustic ambient tones with simple folk instrumentation and psychedelic layering, and play amongst their audience rather than on a stage.

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  • Mark Fisher

    15 Nov 2009

    Mark Fisher (aka influential music blogger k-punk), considers the passivity of listening and discusses the possibilities for collective, intimate and fresh ways of hearing.

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  • Rhys Chatham and David Toop

    15 Nov 2009

    Composer Rhys Chatham in conversation with musician and author David Toop.

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  • Rhys at 8 B.C., 1987, photo: Corey Pearson

    Rhys Chatham

    15 Nov 2009

    Rhys Chatham performs his 1977 piece Guitar Trio, a highly influential work that combines the textural intricacies and repetitions of minimalism with the elemental energy of punk.

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  • Rhys at 8 B.C., 1987, photo: Corey Pearson

    Rhys Chatham

    15 Nov 2009

    Rhys Chatham performs his 1977 piece Guitar Trio, a highly influential work that combines the textural intricacies and repetitions of minimalism with the elemental energy of punk.

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  • Neil Campbell, Dylan Nyoukis, Karen Constance

    Gravetemple / Aaron Dilloway / Chocolate Monk

    16 Nov 2009

    A night of experimental music from Gravetemple and Chocolate Monk.

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  • Steve Noble and Alex Ward

    Steve Noble & Alex Ward/Seb Rochford & Pamelia Kurstin/9!

    17 Nov 2009

    9! Drummer Eddie Prévost, Seb Rochford and theremin player Pamelia Kurstin, and Steve Noble and Alex Ward all play tonight.

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  • Vicky Wright and Mark Knoop of Plus Minus Ensemble. Photo: Benedict Johnson

    Plus Minus Ensemble & Kammer Klang / James Beckett

    18 Nov 2009

    Experimental music group Plus Minus Ensemble joins forces with other musicians under the umbrella of Kämmer Klang.

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  • Red Krayola

    The Red Krayola / Rude Pravo / Petit Mal

    19 Nov 2009

    The Red Krayola perform Five American Portraits, a new album of songs made with Art & Language.

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  • AGF. Photo: Vladislav Delay

    Mira Calix/AGF

    20 Nov 2009

    AGF and Mira Calix both work with the fluid states of production encouraged by new digital technologies.

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  • Play for Today: Cornelius Cardew Conference

    21 Nov 200922 Nov 2009

    This two-day symposium on Cardew, involving participants from the worlds of art and music, is co-organised with The Drawing Room , and coincides with an exhibition at their east London gallery. Through talks, performances and panel discussions, thesymposium aims to remake – rather than repeat – the legacy of Cardew, examining the questions and contradictions of his practice for their contemporary relevance.

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  • Ultra-red: The Cardew Object

    21 Nov 200922 Nov 2009

    On both days of the Cornelius Cardew conference, artists and activists Ultra-red will be in the lower gallery with the School of Echoes.

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  • Jan Werner

    Jan St Werner: A Series of Actions

    22 Nov 2009

    Jan St Werner, one half of German electronic duo Mouse on Mars, creates a new composition for the ICA that uses the structure and daily sounds of the building.

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  • Jan St Werner and Stefan Streich

    22 Nov 2009

    As a culmination of A Series of Actions, Jan St Werner and Stefan Streich direct the performance of two individual works.

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