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This month we have Berlin based Maya Shenfeld whose “artistic practices revolve around composition, performance and sound art, as well as writing about music”. Composer-vocalist Eleanor Cully, based in Huddersfield,...

For the first time in a while, last year’s festival came to a conclusion without the Unlikely Quiz. We felt this absence like an ache, so we are hugely relieved...

Ever since Jewellery Quarter-based design studio The Dual Works started making our oversized allen key trophies they’ve become ever more sought-after. Competition will be fierce this year even with the addition...

Birmingham-based collective Sellotape Cinema came into possession of an audio tape recording labelled ‘Hamburger 1982’. Intrigued, they had a listen and discovered a conversation between Genesis P-Orridge (COUM Transmissions, Throbbing...

ORE is the doom tuba sound of Sam Underwood, and for this live soundtrack piece he’ll be joined by horn player Beck Baker. Producing a new score to artist Ruth Levene’s...

Reminiscent of Charles and Ray Eames’ Powers of Ten (1977), A Creak in Time by Steven McInerney is a meditation on the ever-expanding fractal universe with recurring themes of transformation...

Like a randomly generated YouTube playlist The Eyeslicer takes you on a mild-melting journey meandering from offbeat animation, to vérité documentary, to surreal horror to time travelling cats. What started out...

Revellers at Flatpacks gone by may [or indeed may not] remember our themed parties: the clay phalluses at the plasticine party, walls plastered in cut-up National Geographics at the collage...

LEAFCUTTER JOHN Playing With Light A true innovator, Leafcutter John’s new live show is centred around the use of the Light Interface, a self-built contraption allowing him to perform gesturally using a...

Artists don’t come much more suited to Optical Sound than Mariska de Groot. Exploring the ways in which visual instruments such as projectors create organic sounds, Mariska’s performances feature various...