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Sounds Heard: Avant-garde, experimental, electronic and improvised musics and workshops celebrating the work of Hugh Davies.

The weekend will include performances by celebrated free improviser Steve Beresford, vocalist Phil Minton, sound artist Aleks Kolkowski, members of the Edinburgh-based ensemble Grey Area, and live coding of dot-matrix printers by Alex McLean, as well as an analog disc-cutting and vocal workshop and a film-screening of a 1966 performance of Stockhausen’s Mikrophonie I (and possibly a live demo if we can fit it in). Among Davies’s pieces to be performed will be his experimental music-theatre works ‘The Birth of Live Electronic Music’ and ‘Mobile with Differences’, his late-sixties live electronic and vocal pieces ‘Voice’ and ‘Not to be Loaded with Fish’, his 1980s dot-matrix printer piece ‘Printmusic’, and other tape-music and/or self-built instrument treats.

Many of these pieces haven’t been performed publicly in decades; come and hear/see them performed by some of the world’s leading performers of experimental and improvised musics, many of whom have worked with Davies during their distinguished careers.

Other activities and full programme details will be confirmed nearer the time on the concerts series website and at

These events are part of an AHRC-funded project—‘Hugh Davies: Electronic Music Innovator’—led by Dr James Mooney, in partnership with Dr Tim Boon of the Science Museum, London. They are also supported by the Stockhausen Foundation, Kürten.

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Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

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