part wild horses mane on both sides
conduit of the bottomless submundane
Saturday 2 August 2014 — Doors 7.30pm, Start 8pm, Finish 12midnight
Toast Gallery, Federation House, Manchester | See below for location
plus Gesamtkunstwerk DJs Hess & Vulj
Advance tickets for £5 are available from Piccadilly Records, Wegottickets and See Tickets.
An absorbing and tactile installation-performance work from local ritualistic improvisors/sound artists Kelly Jayne Jones and Pascal Nichols, aka part wild horses mane on both sides, searching for new ways of experiencing sound while camouflaging the processes.
Tailoring each show to the location, the piece involves bespoke speaker placement, live instrumentation, acousmatic interventions and the subtle deployment of multi-sensory elements, drawing the audience into a bewitching sonic maze. Building upon a core of three looping, simultaneously played tape compositions and a conscious bridling of audio/visual perception, the show's territory will be mapped in response to each venue’s architecture and acoustics, encouraging participants to explore the space and move through the stageless production generating their own sui generis experience.
part wild horses mane on both sides are a consistently idiosyncratic and adventurous free music group. Hailing from the north of England via France, they have the ability to induce hermetic sonic states through a process of ritualistic improvisation.
Employing flute, percussion and electronics alongside a vast cache of sonic artifacts that they have collected over the years (field recordings, found objects, old media), they conjure up a bold and evocative ancient/modern sound spectrum. Their compositions/performances traverse epic contours, veering from moments of spare, poetic beauty to unhinged rural psychedelia, unified by an acute awareness of time, space and silence.
They have worked extensively with the artist Haris Epaminonda on a number of film-sound installations, exhibiting at Tate Modern London, Modern Art New York, Kunsthaus Zurich and Modern Art Oxford among others.
pwhmobs have released countless limited run editions on cassette, vinyl and CD via their own Rayon Recs imprint, Singing Knives, Chocolate Monk, Carnivals, Golden Lab, Chironex and MIE, with a new LP, Aulos’ Second Reed, just released on Beniffer Editions.
Among many projects they have collaborated with Pelt and Michael Morley of the Dead C as Pelt Part Wild Gate and with Ashtray Navigations as Human Horses.
part wild horses mane on both sides website
conduit of the bottomless submundane is supported by Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces, and Sound & Music as part of their 2014/15 touring programme. Produced by Qu Junktions.
Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces (NAS) is an initiative to create dynamic project spaces for artists, artist collectives and artists development agencies. Making use of temporary vacant retail, office and light industrial units, NAS provides opportunities for emerging creatives to incubate their practices, produce work and showcase new art to local communities. Currently CG runs New Art Spaces in Leigh, Widnes, Salford and city centre Manchester.