Eye And Ear Control Records and Video Pool Media Arts Centre proudly present Ora Clementi (crys cole / James Rushford), with guests Oren Ambarchi and Burden, at Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Ave, Winnipeg MB., Wednesday, November 1st, 2017. Admission is $16, tickets at the door, doors at 8 PM, music at 8:30 PM. Video Pool members, please bring your VP membership cards to get a reduced admission of $13.
Ora Clementi is a collaborative project between sound artist crys cole and Australian composer-performer James Rushford. The audience is presented with an opportunity to experience the duo in the midst of their musique-concrete structural process in a live setting, expanding on themes established on their collaborative album Cover You Will Softer Me (Penultimate Press). Both performers have a rich body of work that defies complete disclosure; cole's recorded works have been published on imprints including Black Truffle (AU), Penultimate Press (UK), Touch (UK), MeGO (AT), caduc (CA), Bocian (PL), Another Timbre (UK) and Infrequency editions (CA/DE), and she has exhibited in Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Moscow, Sweden, the UK and Thailand. Rushford has been commissioned by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Glasgow), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Neon (Oslo), and he has presented work at STEIM Institute (Amsterdam), Logos Foundation (Ghent), Issue Project Room (New York), Super Deluxe (Tokyo), Ausland (Berlin), Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw) and has ongoing collaborations with Graham Lambkin, Kassel Jaeger, Michael Pisaro, Joe Talia, Tashi Wada and Dennis Cooper amongst many more.
Oren Ambarchi is a prolific Australian free jazz/experimental electronic guitarist and percussionist, whose palette of sonic tools has transcended the roots of guitar and percussion based abstractions into an enveloping practice of tonal extrapolation and expansion. Past collaborations have included work with Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, Merzbow, and SunnO))). His solo works "are hesitant and tense extended songforms located in the cracks between several schools: modern electronics and processing; laminal improvisation and minimalism; hushed, pensive songwriting; the deceptive simplicity and temporal suspensions of composers such as Morton Feldman and Alvin Lucier; and the physicality of rock music, slowed down and stripped back to its bare bones, abstracted and replaced with pure signal."
His latest solo release is Hubris and features an astonishing cast of players including crys cole, Mark Fell, Arto Lindsay, Jim O'Rourke, Keith Fullerton Whitman and Ricardo Villalobos amongst others.
Ora Clementi - https://penultimatepress.bandcamp.com/album/cover-you-will-softer-me
crys cole - https://cryscole.com
James Rushford - http://www.james-rushford.com
Oren Ambarchi - http://orenambarchi.com
Burden - https://bbrrddnn.bandcamp.com
Eye And Ear Control Records is a curated vinyl record mailorder and distribution service located in Winnipeg, Canada. We appreciate artists and imprints that expand the boundaries of musicality, from noise and sound art to free jazz, grindcore, death and black metal. Our online portal opens in December 2017 at http://www.eyeandearcontrolrecords.com
Video Pool Media Arts Centre is Manitoba’s only artist-run centre dedicated to the exploration of technology-based art. Incorporated in 1983, VP is a charitable organization providing artists with presentation, development, preservation and education opportunities in creative technologies such as sound, video, electronics, Virtual Reality, and physical computing. Our facilities and programs ensure artists have access to the means of creative expression while developing an appreciation and understanding of new media art forms. Our video archive houses the largest collection of prairie video art in Canada, and our Poolside Gallery is Manitoba’s only presentation venue focused on the intersection of technology and art. http://www.videopool.org