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Drawing Towards Sound: Visualising the Sonic |Featured in The Wire|

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

 The Wire Article By Robert Barry March 2015

“Today it’s almost impossible to think of music as anything other than immediately audiovisual.” Robert Barry reads between the lines at a new exhibition about graphic scores

Photo: Jill Vaux

Photo: Jill Vaux

With more than 40 composers’ works represented, plus videos, listening posts and other supplementary materials, Drawing Towards Sound investigates the past, present and future of graphic scores. Mounted at London’s Greenwich University, the exhibition is a rich and polyphonic show, deserving of a leisurely amount of time to take it all in. “I wanted,” curator David Ryan told me, “to get across a sense of density.”

In certain scores that density is made particularly manifest. Some of Anton Lukoszevieze’s undated Untitled Photo-Drawings are so dense with lines and markings as to come across like a thicket of barbed wire or the CPU-busting Black Midi scores of teenage YouTube jockeys… Read More 

Iain Sinclair

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

 

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The eighth in the 2016-17 series of Hawksmoor public lectures.

Nicholas Hawksmoor and ‘The Man of the Crowd’: Watchfulness and Agitation Around the Pattern of East London Churches

A consideration of the presence of the Hawksmoor churches, as referenced by Charles Dickens and others, against the figure of the restless urban wanderer located in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Man in the Crowd’.

Iain Sinclair is a British writer, documentarist, film maker, poet, flaneur, metropolitan prophet and urban shaman, keeper of lost cultures and futurologist. His books include Lud Heat (1975), Suicide Bridge (1979), Lights out for the Territory (1997), London Orbital (2002), Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire (2009), and London Overground: A Day’s Walk around the Ginger Line (2015).

Jan Kaplinký Drawings Exhibition – Discussion

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Jan Kaplicky - House for a Helicopter Pilot 1979

Jan Kaplicky – House for a Helicopter Pilot 1979

The seventh in the 2016-17 series of Hawksmoor public lectures.

Panel: Eva Jiricna, Amanda Levete, David Nixon, Andrea Morgante

Jan Kaplický (18 April 1937 – 14 January 2009) was a world-renowned Neofuturistic Czech architecht and the driving force behind a new school of architecture and his buildings continue to stimulate, amaze and inspire.

Arriving in London as a refugee after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Kaplický worked with Denys Lasun, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster.

He established Future Systems with David Nixon in 1979 which worked initially as a kind of think tank. Astonishing drawings and plans for robot built structures spinning in earth’s orbit, weekend houses in the guise of space age survival pods and malleable interiors were just some of Kaplický’s visions.

In 1994 Future Systems designed the Stirling Prize winning media centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground and in 1999 designed the Selfridges department store in Birmingham, a sensuous iceberg like building that would win the 2004 RIBA Award for Architecture.

Jan Kaplický Private View & Book Launch

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

 

Jan-Kaplicky Drawings Book Cover (CIRCA Press)

Jan-Kaplicky Drawings Book Cover (CIRCA Press)

 

The fifth in the 2016-17 series of Hawksmoor public lectures.

Jan Kaplický (18 April 1937 – 14 January 2009) was a world-renowned Neofuturistic Czech architecht and the driving force behind a new school of architecture and his buildings continue to stimulate, amaze and inspire.

Arriving in London as a refugee after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Kaplický worked with Denys Lasun, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster.

He established Future Systems with David Nixon in 1979 which worked initially as a kind of think tank. Astonishing drawings and plans for robot built structures spinning in earth’s orbit, weekend houses in the guise of space age survival pods and malleable interiors were just some of Kaplický’s visions.

In 1994 Future Systems designed the Stirling Prize winning media centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground and in 1999 designed the Selfridges department store in Birmingham, a sensuous iceberg like building that would win the 2004 RIBA Award for Architecture.