eMEGO 170 / Various Artists
20130511 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea [UK]
Schedule Live Room
14:00-14:30 Billy Roisz
15:10-15:40 Bruce Gilbert
16:15-16:45 Locust feat. Mark Clifford
17:25-17:55 Russell Haswell
18:35-19:05 Mark Fell
19:45-20:15 Kevin Drumm
Schedule GRM Room
14:35-15:05 Bernard Parmegiani: De Natura Sonorum Suite 1
15:50-16:10 Kassel Jaeger
18:00-18:30 Bernard Parmegiani: De Natura Sonorum Suite 2
19:10-19:40 Robert Hampson
20:20-20:50 Luc Ferrari: Presque Rien #3 & 4
21:30-22:15 Luc Ferrari: Presque Rien #1 & 2
14:00-23:00 Mark Fell: factoid#3
DJs Mat Steel & Bill Kouligas
15:00-18:00 in foyer
18:00-23:00 in bar
Last direct London train: 21:51
Last indirect London train: 22:25
CD track listing:
1. Robert Hampson: Quelque chose dans l'air
2. Fennesz: The Liar
3. Locust: Roads
4. Mark Fell: Add To Cart
5. Russell Haswell: Phase Rave/nO!se Tempophon/Ambient Phase
6. Bruce Gilbert: HA8
7. Kevin Drumm: The Dead Came Back Riding Schwinn's
8. Kassel Jaeger: Obstructions
9. Billy Roisz: Hydrox
10. Hecker: Word - Gammatone - Muse - Dual Channel Pulse Source
Compilation CD only available to ticket holders. NOT FOR SALE
Date: May 11th, 2013
Venue: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea [UK]
Programme and concept: Peter Rehberg
Coordination De La Warr : Oliver Catchpole
Artwork: Mark Fell
Text: Mark Harwood
CD Mastereing: Russell Haswell
For almost 20 years the Austrian based Editions Mego label (initially Mego) has been at the forefront of radical electronic music, carving out new forms on an unfathomably regular basis.
A solid historical grounding along with the vision of a new utopia has seen an endless stream of innovation amongst it's countless releases over the past two decades. Incorporating numerous genres and movements that have appeared over the years; electroacoustic, musique concrete, industrial, noise and techno along with the now patented 'extreme computer music', Editions Mego has never been one to rest on it's laurels, continually exploring the multifarious threads of past, present and potential futures of electronic music.
20130511 Editions Mego is the largest live assemblage of the Editions Mego aesthetic to date. Presented at the astonishing De La Warr Pavilion (one of the first major modernist buildings in Britain, located on the East Sussex coast and built in 1935), this is an event that will showcase generations of electronic music practice whilst remaining suitably restless to sit within a quantifiable form.
The day event will consist of 2 rooms of the ultimate exploratory, up to the minute electronic music.
The GRM room
Having taken on the noble task of re-issuing the holy grail of the 20th Century abstract electronic music canon from the archives of the legendary French electronic studios, the INA-GRM, there will be a room dedicated to the GRM with 'surround sound' presentations of works both historical and contemporary. Legendary works by the French scientists/poets/maniacs will be represented by diffusion of works by Luc Ferrari and Bernard Parmegiani. Another diffusion will be the premiere of a new work by Hecker who has in the years since his initial published work on Mego established himself in multiple disciplines including computer music, psychoacoustics, installation art, philosophy and radical mathematics (often within the same work). Kassel Jaeger will represent the GRM in it's latest incarnation being a sound engineer who also makes complex works of unsettling beauty. Robert Hampson (He once of Loop and The Man behind Main) has worked with the GRM having had the piece 'Répercussions' commissioned for playback on the Acousmonium speaker system in 2011. Both Jaeger and Hampson will present their works in person.
The Live Room
The Live Room will play host to all manner of sonic exploration. Ranging from classic Editions Mego brethren such as the ubiquitous hellraiser Russell Haswell who will undertake a fierce sensory shifting set along with the original abstract/melodic master Fennesz who returns to the home that unleashed him upon an unsuspecting world so many moons ago. New additions to the roster will make a showcase of their talents including Austrian audio/visual artist Billy Roisz and legendary ambient producer Mark Van Hoen performing under his Locust guise. The absolute master of exquisite chaos, Kevin Drumm is destined to be a highlight as is an appearance by the dedicated grand master of the UK underground, Mr Bruce Gilbert. Finally, post techno's most lucid practitioner, Mark Fell will assure an evening of unforgettable sonic arsenal with his unique take on theory, chaos and reconstructed rave gestures. Mark will also be setting up a sound and strobe light installation elsewhere in the building. Mat Steel and Rian Treanor will be making a DJ sets in the bar.
All ticket holders get a free CD compilation with exclusive tracks by everyone involved. This will not go into distribution..
Tikcets are £30.50 and are available here