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Octopus Collective


Storey Gallery hosts an evening of live audio and installation.

Sound Art and Music organisation, The Octopus Collective (with special guest Mark Vernon), will perform Poulpe, a live audio performance, drawing on found texts sourced from local charity shops.

In addition Mark Vernon will present the latest version of A Christmas Rewind. Originally commissioned by Octopus for Barrow Park Bandstand, this multi-channel audio installation piece draws on the archives of the Derby Tape Recording club and includes taped letters, party recordings, seasonal music and Mark's own compositions.

The Octopus Collective comprises artists Glenn Boulter, Andrew Deakin. John Hall and Fern Oxley. Based in Barrow-in-Furness, Octopus delivers the acclaimed FON Festival of Sound Arts and Contemporary Music, along with a regular programme of residencies, commissions, performances and education projects involving artists from the UK, Europe and Japan.

Mark Vernon is a sound artist, musician and radio producer based in Glasgow. His radio productions range from documentaries and radio plays to more experimental audio collage and soundscape pieces. As well as works for radio, his practice encompasses performance, publications, soundtracks, web-based works and releases on vinyl and CD.
He is involved in numerous solo and collaborative projects under a variety of names including: "Vernon & Burns" and "Hassle Hound" who have records out on: Gagarin; Pickled EggTextile ; and Staubgold
He has also self-released several small editions of CDR's on his own "meagre resource" label.


Friday 18 November 2011