Friday, September 29, 2017

Lawrence Upton and John Levack Drever : from Breaking News

John Levack Drever

sound artist and composer. He and Lawrence Upton have been collaborating on live and recorded text-sound compositions since 2003.

Lawrence Upton

Poet; graphic artist; sound artist: curator.  Memory Fictions (2012) --  Argotist Ebooks;  Unframed Pictures (2011) -- Writers Forum; a song and a film (2009) -- Veer Publications; Wire Sculptures, (2003) – Reality Street Editions; Commentaries on Bob Cobbing (2013) Argotist Ebooks.

Co-edited Word Score Utterance Choreography with Bob Cobbing (1998) – Writers Forum. 

Curated Some variations on a theme of Bob (Space Studios,) and Bob Cobbing and the book (UWE Fine Print) both 2011. Singing Marram (for solo viola, violist Benedict Taylor); CD, 2013 Subverten.; Dark Voices CD, Cram 2013 + Possibles (forthcoming CD), both with Taylor).

Solo exhibitions  2012 “from recent projects” (St James Hatcham)  & 1981 “Deteriorating texts” (LYC) . Many exhibitions of artists books with Guy Begbie.

Directs Writers Forum.

2008-2011 AHRC Creative Research Fellow, Dept of Music, Goldsmiths, University of London

2011-2015 Visiting Research Fellow in Music, Goldsmiths, University of London.

2015 + Academic Member, Athens Institute for Education and Research.

(4 channel); 17.5 minutes approx; live and prerecorded voice + graphic score and projection Lawrence Upton; studio recording,prerecorded sound treatment and composition John Drever; live spatialisation John Drever; presented in full for the first time as the opening item of the Cram / SPR concert Dark Voices at St James Hatcham, New Cross, London on Monday 21 October 2013

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