CRUX is an evening of audio and visual performances and workshops
This is a meeting space to learn, experiment, collaborate and be entertained...
Our next event coming up is...
CRUX 2.4 – Sat 12 November 2016
@ the Random Artists events at ExFed
2PM - 12AM
Donation entry (to main event)
CRUX 2.4 running order
2-5pm Link Jam (open jam session)
5pm Workshop: Oddscene – creating content for VJs
5.45pm Workshops: Martin Klang – modular performance setup
6.30pm V-Stok (+ Oddscene)
7.15pm Tolga Toll Tres (+ Oddscene)
8pm Chromatouch - AV
8.45pm Nick Ronin (+ HyperVJ)
9.15pm Ryan Jordan (+ Mowgli)
9.45pm Tehkla (+ Mowgli)
10.30pm UKAEA (+ Stormfield)
11.15pm Nacasat (+ Mar Tu)
L I N K J A M
The fifth London Link Jam will be taking place between 4-6pm.
This is open to everyone – just turn up, sync up and plug in!
(it's basically a cool, easy and reliable way to sync copies of Ableton Live with a bunch of iOS apps!)
- Please bring your own audio cable to get from your device into the mixer.
- You will need to join the wi-fi network we will create on the day or bring an ethernet cable to plug directly into the router if you prefer.
- Depending on the number of participants we might have to limit the time each person is playing for. Nick and Marcello will be on hand to get you setup and to conduct the proceedings.
W O R K S H O P S
A workshop on creating VJ content from a resident VJ at Crux.
More info to follow...
Apophenia: a modular performance by Leafcutter John, Steph Horak, Martin Klang and Adam Parkinson. We will use sonification of environmental data to control an 8-channel modular synthesizer processing and sampling live vocals. The piece uses custom digital synthesis and sampling in a hybrid modular system. The performers include internationally renowned artists Leafcutter John, Steph Horak, Adam Parkinson and Martin Klang. The piece is driven by Steph’s voice which is manipulated and sampled by the modular system. ... The piece charts a sonic journey from ethereal textures to a fractured polyrhythmic landscape, as over time the voice is sampled and sliced by the modular.
One more workshop TBA...
P E R F O R M A N C E S
A tripped-out mind travel based on abstract sound design and flexible electronic waves.
Polyrhythmic, polymetric, polyphonic techno-derived music with a right fucking donk on it; improvised live on synths and drum machines, with the occasional bit of something resembling screamo vocals.
One of the Crux organisers plays a short set of new material which is way outside of his normal comfort zones* of big-bass-bangers or frothy-rave-maximalism. Instead you can hear downtempo tunes with cinematic flourishes that will form the foundation for a mini opera that he is working on.
(* there is still lots bass involved)
Live set with analogue synthesizers, drum machines, and sampler, brings down some techno vibes. Because of it's analogue core, every set is pretty unique, and unpredictable. Small sonic adventure.
PS. Acieeeeed ;)
The superimposed fluorescent grid clamps the mind like thousands of fingers sinking deep inside the brain and pulling out neural pathways in all directions. The pathways split into two rotating cylinders folding in opposite directions revealing a doorway into some kind of psychedelic reality matrix. Far more potent than those Burroughsian opiate dreaming machines. These are the dank back alleys of the core clans; turbo charged amphet-psycho-triptamine splittercore; highly potent chemical potions releasing anxiety ridden, fraudulent time-travel. We live on the peripheries of our own being. The holoflux is engaged.
Classed amongst the top 10 European VJ's in 2008 at the London International Music Show, Mowgli is a multimedia artist and performer who's work has been everywhere from Burning Man to the BFI in Southbank.
Oddscene is team of two female multimedia visual artists, working with video production, animation, VJing, photography and sculpture. Their work combines a variety of media, and is strongly influenced by surrealism. Their produce a collage of imagery inspired by science, horror, technology, natural history, sci-fi, and dolls. Since 2004, Oddscene have been active working with live video for different musicians and events in London, Berlin, Poland, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, and Morocco.
Watch Galaktica Battlesounds (Gruff002/Gruff records):
Mar Tu creates video projections, mappings and LED installations for audiovisual performances, theatre spectacles, concerts or live DJ sets. Uses her own drawings, graphics and animations to design unique loops. Experienced with both, planned shows and free improvisations. VJ at cyclical gigs in London (We'll Share, Be Kind Rewind Project) and Krakow (Wyroby Technopodobne, Thursdays Tak Było, Scratch The Bass).
TOLGA TOLL TRES
Tolga Toll Tres is an electronic music producer & visual artist. Drawing influence from variety of genres mainly such as ambient, techno, electronic and ethnic music, he often combines dreamy soundscapes with synthesizers, electronics and pulsating beats. Originally from Turkey, he has been performing with his band Pitohui, and techno duo Neonderthal, in Istanbul’s underground music scene since 10 years on numerous concerts and festivals . Tolga has released two EPs respectively called Circling the Square and Nephelite,and is currently working on his LP, alongside with his new techno project "RVCH".
More info to follow...
Ex Fed, Unit 4, 199 Eade Road, London N4 1DN
Directions to the venue
Photos from previous events:
The above three photos are care of Martin Delaney photography
We want this event to be open to all and a welcoming space for existing performers and people new to electronic music performance. We will be curating each segment, so for future events if you want to jam, perform or provide live visuals please email us: email@example.com
is the inner-workings of the step-sequencer from Ronin's
presentation in April.
You can just drop the .als file into an existing project and load some new drum samples.