The next Ology incarnation, this time as Dendrology, took place on 1st November 2014 in the Barn at The Railway, Winchester. We are pleased to announce that the following artists joined us: Robert Curgenven, known for his work with organ, feedback and resonance; Plurals, the Brighton-based drone improv group; the extremely talented improvisational violinist Jennifer Allum; and finally Stereocilia, with a mix of guitar and live looping techniques. All in all another fascinating night of experimental music!
Recorded at an Ologies gig upstairs at the Railway in Winchester on 23rd July 2014, featuring the ethereal majesty of Delphine Dora and Sophie Cooper plus field recording artist Sebastiane Hegarty and our very own Joe Evans.
Live experimental music – 27th April 2013 – The Railway, Winchester. Limited to 50 copies…
1. Grohs – Untitled
2. Seth Cooke & Dominic Lash – Live at Cafe Kino, Bristol, 9th January 2013
3. Pausal – Fruition
4. John Chantler – Tone Works
Seismology is the second music event to be staged by The Ologies. It will include acts ranging from remarkably original analogue synthesis from John Chantler (Café Oto), classically influenced ambient artists Pausal and live improvisations from Seth Cooke (Bang the Bore) & Dominic Lash, among others.
TheOlogies are Joe Evans from Runningonair Music and Matt Poacher from Mountain*7 & The Liminal. As a joint project, The Ologies was started to introduce something different into the geographical area where they both lived. Despite its size and the presence of a university and an art college, Winchester has relatively few music venues and very little in terms of catering for experimental music – The Ologies series was set up to counter this. The Ologies does not favour any particular genre of music but instead aims to host highly contrasting work, both within and between each event.
After the success of last year’s “Music Lab”, Running On Air label decided to expand the number of acts and shift up to a larger venue, The Railway. The aim of the concert was to present a diverse group of artists experimenting in areas ranging from field recording, noise, electro-acoustic and synthesis.
All of the artists have released work on notable labels including Hibernate, Denovali, Somehow Recordings as well as Runningonair.
Joe Evans – Patching
Isnaj Dui – Not everyone Appreciates Literalism Dishwasher
Petrels – Onkalu
Pascal Savy – Out Of The Shadow Places
Grohs – Vere
Joe Evans – Approaching Unison
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This release is available in limited edition 100 x CDr & Data-DVD using high quality Aquaguard (matt) or Watershield (gloss) discs (depending on availability). The covers are made from recycled card. The video is released as a data file to ensure the highest possible quality is available…
I think it’s safe to say that space, and more specifically, the sun and planets, have been the inspiration behind a large number of musical projects over the years. While this work deals with some of this familiar subject, it does so with the emphasis on time and particularly by how it is marked by movement within the solar system.
The piece “Ecliptic Plane” was initially conceived as a gallery exhibit exploring the synchronicity of the planets and their moons. Once it was finished, it became clear that any release would need to be expanded to include a more complete picture of the solar system. Each track then came about through a combination of examining the properties of the subjects and a series of mathematical music experiments conducted in parallel.
The tracks “Ecliptic Plane” and “Resonant TNOs” extensively use the data from the planets, their moons and other objects to create their rhythms and harmonies. In the case of “Resonant TNOs” the musical scale was derived directly from the frequency ratios of the orbits of the titular objects themselves.
Whilst “Approaching/Receding Sun” and “Oort Cloud” are essentially impressionistic in nature, they are the results of mathematical experiments that have links with their subjects through mood and metaphor.