Octopus Residencies: Work in Progress
Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Signal Films Studio Space
Cookes Building, Abbey Road
Barrow In Furness, Cumbria LA14 5QR GB
Join us for an evening with artists from the Octopus 2012/13 residency programme as they present works in progress as part of a series of commissions for the 2013 FON Festival.
Featuring talks, performances and documentation from:
This is a free event, but booking is advised – click here to book a place.
*Please note that this is a work in progress event and will include a mixture of live and pre-recorded material from the artists.
Meet the Residents…
This month we have two new additions to our residency programme for 2012/13.
Liverpool based composer and producer Jon Hering (of a.P.A.t.T / a.P.A.t.T Orchestra and Ex-Easter Island Head fame) was selected from our first open call for North West based composers and will be developing a new acoustic work for FON 2013. Look out for more news on this over the next few months.
We are also delighted to announce that Lauren Redhead has accepted our offer of a short residency in early 2013 to develop a new work for us. Early discussions suggest that this will involve a local Brass Band and a church organ which was originally built for the Chapel Royal of St. James Palace and was played at the wedding of Queen Victoria before eventually being moved to a church in Barrow in 1868.
Lauren is a composer, academic and organist who has a particular interest in New Experimental Music for organ with (and without) electronics. This confluence of the old and the new is an emerging trend in a our work and relationships this year and it is one we are happy to embrace. Needless to say we are very excited to be working with Lauren and look forward to welcoming her to Barrow in the New Year. If you cannot wait until next year we notice that she is appearing in a Festival of Radical Organ Music in Edinburgh in December – wonder what Klaus Wunderlich would make of that?
Octopus encourages artists to come and spend time with us to research and make new work at our Piel View House studio space in Barrow-in-Furness Park. Previous resident artists have included: AGF, Mobile Radio, Haco, Tetsuo Kogawa, Philip Jeck, Paul Rooney, Susan Matthews and Hildur Gudnadottir.
We also offer free use of our studio spaces for short projects and subsidised rent for longer term occupancy. Please contact us for details.