As part of Merzman, Cumbria-based sound art collective Octopus will present 'Poulpe' during a week in residence at Islington Mill.
The piece takes charity shop audio books collected in Cumbria and Manchester as source material for a short wave radio installation and series of short performances. Creating a variable audio collage from fragments of throwaway fiction, 'Poulpe' will be presented on the Mill's upper floors during the Merzman cabaret on Sat 26th March from 7pm.
'Poulpe' is Octopus' second foray into Schwitters-inspired audio work following 'Morsonata', a radio piece by Mobile Radio that was commissioned for the inaugural FON Festival in 2009. 'Morsonata' saw Schwitters' 'Ursonate' performed by two Morse code operators from Barrow-in-Furness Submariners' Association as part of an hour long transmission that was broadcast live from the festival's base in Barrow Shipyard.
Octopus members John Hall, Andrew Deakin, Fern Oxley and Glenn Boulter will be developing 'Poulpe' throughout March. To hear work in progress, keep an eye on:
21st to 26th March 2011
Octopus - Barrow-in-Furness
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