Cave Music (2019)

Cave Music was the 3rd incarnation of this 8 channel sound installation of free standing, simulated “rock-speakers” spreading mixes of Kögelsberger’s recordings captured in the mouth of a disused mine, creating a trancelike, rhythmic and ritualistic soundscape hovering between abstraction and dance track. Cave Music – a playful evocation of man’s often futile attempt to control nature – took its cue from the increase of rainfall in the Lake District due to climate change. It followed on from this video installation  Playing the Cave and Orchestra of Rocks not a Rock Concert. During an evening of live performances, experimental sound artists Atau Tanaka, Shelley Parker, Dane Law, and Chooc Ly created their interpretations of the original sounds. In the Battle of the Rocks, devised by Kögelsberger, the beat boxing champion Marv Radio challenged the Rocks to a battle between voice and environmental sound.

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Cave Music, The Hub, London 2019             Photo credit Eleonora Agostini

Atau Tanaka uses muscle sensing in musical performance where the human body becomes a musical instrument. Atau’s first inspirations came upon meeting John Cage during his Norton Lectures at Harvard and went on to re-create Cage’s Variations VII with Matt Wand and :zoviet*france:. He formed Sensorband with Zbigniew Karkowski and Edwin van der Heide and in the Japanoise scene he has played alongside artists like Merzbow, Otomo, KK Null and others. He has been artistic co-director of STEIM. Atau has received awards from Ars Electronica and has presented his work at WOMAD, Sonar, Transmediale, SFMOMA, ICA, Eyebeam, NTT-ICC, and ZKM.
French-born Afro/Vietnamese/Cambodian artist, DJ, producer, with a penchant for electronic, hybrid and club music Chooc Ly Tan is based in London. Recent performances of her DJ sets inlcude Chale Wote Festival (Accra, Ghana), Tate Modern (London), the Living Art Museum (Reykjavik), Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen, Norway) and Villa Empain (Brussels). Chooc Ly also runs a club night called Décalé. Décalé is a platform that puts on evenings of experimental, collapsing and flawless sounds/visuals.
Shelley Parker is an electronic music producer, DJ and composer. Since 2001 she has performed live and played DJ sets at venues spanning Fabric, Berlin Atonal, Palais de Tokyo, Tresor and Tate Britain. Her music productions have been released by labels such as: Entr’acte, Hessle Audio, Houndstooth, Opal Tapes and her own label Structure. From 2016 she has produced scores for choreographers and the theatre production Remnants, performed at the ICA, KOKO, Arnolfini, Marion Goodman gallery and Oxford Contemporary Music. Her sound installations have been exhibited at the V&A and the De la Warr Pavilion.
Dane Law(Adam Parkinson) is a UK based electronic musician and lecturer in Sound Design at London South Bank University. He has released a series of albums and EPs on Quantum Natives, Opal Tapes, Genot Centre and Conditional Records which use algorithmic process to stitch together granular tapestries from musical detritus he finds on YouTube and elsewhere.
Marv Radio has been hacking his own voice to use as a tool for music for over 15 years.
He is known for combining beatboxing, live looping, singing and rap. He has performed at Glastonbury, Bestival, Shambala, Lovebox, The O2, Sadler’s Wells, Underbelly Southbank, the Barbican and the British Library. He is the co-founder and co-host of Hip-Hop Palace. His one-man theatre show has been booked this Summer at Talawa Firsts, Offbeat Festival, and The RADA for Camden Fringe. Marv has been featured in BBC newsbeat, The Evening Standard, Time Out London, BBC Radio 4, Channel 4, Sky Sports and Spike TV.

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