SIMPLE THINGS EXT. IS AN EXTENDED PROGRAMME OF UNIQUE PERFORMANCES, TALKS AND ART INSTALLATIONS.

Massive Attack auteur Robert Del Naja in discussion with frequent collaborator and creative technologist Andrew Melchior.

Discussion

Robert Del Naja in conversation with Andrew Melchior

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.

For the opening concert of Simple Things Festival 2019 we are very proud to present the world premiere of 10,000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid - a new audio-visual work from William Basinski, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand.

Performance

Simple Things Opening Concert with William Basinski AV World Premiere

18th October
19:30 - 23:00
Bristol iMax

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For the opening concert of Simple Things Festival 2019 we are very proud to present the world premiere of 10,000 Peacock Feathers in Foaming Acid - a new audio-visual work from William Basinski, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand.

A newly-commissioned immersive real-time spatialised sonic ecosystem by recent Four Tet collaborators Squid Soup. Music from Hyperdub-affiliated artist Lee Gamble.

Installation

CURVE by Squidsoup World Premiere

17th - 19th October
12:00 - 20:00
Studio 5, Watershed

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A newly commissioned immersive real-time spatialised sonic ecosystem by recent Four Tet collaborators Squid Soup. Music from Hyperdub-affiliated artist Lee Gamble.

Aïsha Devi presents the world premiere of I Am Not Always Where My Body Is- an unprecedented multi-user Augmented Reality experience, commissioned by Simple Things and produced in collaboration with Pussykrew and Zubr with support from Watershed, SWCTN, Brigstow, Smart Internet Lab and We The Curious.

Experience

Aïsha Devi: I Am Not Always Where My Body Is - multi-user mixed reality experience World Premiere

19th October
12:00 - 18:00
Millenium Square, We The Curious

Free for Simple Things Saturday Day ticket holders
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Aïsha Devi presents the world premiere of I Am Not Always Where My Body Is- an unprecedented multi-user Augmented Reality experience, commissioned by Simple Things and produced in collaboration with Pussykrew and Zubr with support from Watershed, SWCTN, Brigstow, Smart Internet Lab and We The Curious.

Festival headliners Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst discuss their practice and the creative process behind PROTO with journalist Chal Ravens.

Discussion

Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst in conversation with Chal Ravens

19th October
16:00
Bristol IMAX

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Festival headliners Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst discuss their practice and the creative process behind PROTO with journalist Chal Ravens.

Few imprints can claim to have been as influential on the past two decades of electronic music as Hyperdub. As the label turns 15 this year, we invite founder Kode9, label manager Marcus Scott and frequent contributor Cooly G to discuss the label’s past, present and future.

Discussion

15 Years of Hyperdub with Kode9, Cooly G & Marcus Scott

19th October
13:30
Bristol IMAX

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Few imprints can claim to have been as influential on the past two decades of electronic music as Hyperdub. As the label turns 15 this year, we invite founder Kode9, label manager Marcus Scott and frequent contributor Cooly G to discuss the label’s past, present and future.

Hyperdub label boss Kode9 presents a unique live performance inspired by video game music accompanied by original visuals from legendary animator Kōji Morimoto and VJ by Konx-om-Pax.

Performance

Kode9 x Kōji Morimoto AV UK Premiere

19th October
22:30
Bristol IMAX

Free for Simple Things Saturday Day ticket holders
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Hyperdub label boss Kode9 presents a unique live performance inspired by video game music accompanied by original visuals from legendary animator Kōji Morimoto and VJ by Konx-om-Pax.

An audio essay screened in pitch darkness. Created by Justin Barton and the late Mark Fisher, On Vanishing Land is a charged, atmospheric sound-journey. Voice and music fused together, it describes a walk from Felixstowe container port (“a nerve-ganglion of capitalism”) to the site of the Sutton Hoo ship-burials, and simultaneously consists of a series of views toward the outside of ordinary, deadened reality – views with a horizon which is both bright and perturbingly eerie.

Experience

Mark Fisher and Justin Barton: On Vanishing Land

19th October
14:45
Bristol IMAX

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An audio essay screened in pitch darkness. Created by Justin Barton and the late Mark Fisher, On Vanishing Land is a charged, atmospheric sound-journey. Voice and music fused together, it describes a walk from Felixstowe container port (“a nerve-ganglion of capitalism”) to the site of the Sutton Hoo ship-burials, and simultaneously consists of a series of views toward the outside of ordinary, deadened reality – views with a horizon which is both bright and perturbingly eerie.

Orbiting is a DJ workshop for women and non-binary participants that will mentor attendees on using CDJs and turntables beyond the narrow parameters of dancefloor DJing. The aim is to create a space for a collaborative, non-linear ambient and experimental sound collage in a safe environment.

Workshop

SIREN presents Orbiting: A DJ workshop in collaborative soundscaping

19th October
12:00 - 17:00
We The Curious

free to attend
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Orbiting is a DJ workshop for women and non-binary participants that will mentor attendees on using CDJs and turntables beyond the narrow parameters of dancefloor DJing. The aim is to create a space for a collaborative, non-linear ambient and experimental sound collage in a safe environment.

An opportunity for upcoming electronic artists to get in-person feedback on their music production from a selection of professional artists playing at Simple Things.

Workshop

Colston Hall presents: Sound Advice

19th October
12:00 - 17:00
We The Curious

free to attend
Registration open

An opportunity for upcoming electronic artists to get in-person feedback on their music production from a selection of professional artists playing at Simple Things.

Rowan James outlines a vision of how technology and robust equality politics can come together to create inclusive performance spaces that are welcoming to as many people as possible. Underpinned by an overview of disability justice politics, this talk will address common pitfalls and future possibilities.

Discussion

Access and Inclusion in Performance with Rowan James

19th October
16:00
We The Curious

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Rowan James outlines a vision of how technology and robust equality politics can come together to create inclusive performance spaces that are welcoming to as many people as possible. Underpinned by an overview of disability justice politics, this talk will address common pitfalls and future possibilities.

Ai-Da- the world’s first ultrarealistic humanoid robot artist- creates a new work live.

Demonstration

Ai-Da

19th October
12:00 - 17:00
We The Curious

Free for Simple Things Saturday Day ticket holders
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Ai-Da- the world’s first ultrarealistic humanoid robot artist- creates a new work live.

Substrike is a cutting edge ‘haptic seat’ which gives people a concert-like performance using pioneering technology.

Demonstration

Substrike

19th October
12:00 - 17:00
We The Curious

Free for Simple Things Saturday Day ticket holders

Substrike is a cutting edge ‘haptic seat’ which gives people a concert-like performance using pioneering technology.

EarthSongs is a beguiling, playful and creative interactive audio-visual mixed reality app that explores natural soundscapes through play, experimentation and creation while highlighting the beauty and importance of sounds in nature to our wellbeing and cultural heritage. EarthSongs utilises Magic Leap, a wearable computer that seamlessly blends the digital and physical worlds.

Demonstration

EarthSongs by Mitch Turnbull

19th October
12:00 - 17:00
We The Curious

Free for Simple Things Saturday Day ticket holders
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EarthSongs is a beguiling, playful and creative interactive audio-visual mixed reality app that explores natural soundscapes through play, experimentation and creation while highlighting the beauty and importance of sounds in nature to our wellbeing and cultural heritage. EarthSongs utilises Magic Leap, a wearable computer that seamlessly blends the digital and physical worlds.

Live coding light and sound woven together with engineering and poetry by programmer and artist Joseph Wilk.

Demonstration

Joseph Wilk presents Repl Electric

19th October
12:00 - 17:00
We The Curious

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Live coding light and sound woven together with engineering and poetry by programmer and artist Joseph Wilk.

Aurora Imaginaris is, or represents, a fictional material emergent from digital media and nanotech physical processes. It is fake, imagined, not what it seems, yet beguiling and beautiful. It embodies both media and physical material, but as a hybrid substance does it even exist at all?

Demonstration

Squid Soup Presents: Aurora Imaginaris

19th October
12:00 - 17:00
We The Curious

Free for Simple Things Saturday Day ticket holders
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Aurora Imaginaris is, or represents, a fictional material emergent from digital media and nanotech physical processes. It is fake, imagined, not what it seems, yet beguiling and beautiful. It embodies both media and physical material, but as a hybrid substance does it even exist at all?

Performance and short film screenings in the Bristol Planetarium. Full programme to be announced.

Experience

Simple Things 360°

19th October
19:00 til late
Planetarium, We The Curious

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Performance and short film screenings in the Bristol Planetarium. Full programme to be announced.

Nodes is a devised multi-media artwork that will be generated in the form of a workshop, employing notions of the possibility of an imperfect human algorithm by using collaborative, participatory and improvisatory techniques.

Demonstration

Artificial Hells presents Nodes

19th October
12:00 - 17:00
We The Curious

free to attend

Nodes is a devised multi-media artwork that will be generated in the form of a workshop, employing notions of the possibility of an imperfect human algorithm by using collaborative, participatory and improvisatory techniques.

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