Bohman Brothers and Richard Crow
Saturday 2 July, 2pm
The Bohman Brothers engage in an absurd form of free improvisation using found texts and bric-a-brac. A burnt tape machine found during the recent restoration of Raven Row has been made into a sculpture by artist Richard Crow for the 'Resonance Open'. Crow and the Bohman Brothers will resurrect the destroyed machine as an instrument for this performance.
Sunday 3 July, 2pm
Over the past five years, Kolkowski has been making individual recordings of contemporary musicians, artists and writers using only the medium of the wax cylinder. Kolkowski will reproduce a selection of these cylinders on machines from the early 1900s, complete with giant brass concert horns. Artists appearing on wax include Aaron Williamson, Lore Lixemberg, Jennifer Walshe, Jaap Blonk, Akio Suzuki, Peter Evans, Jacob Kirkegaard, Keith Rowe, Ikue Mori, Nicolas Collins and Phil Niblock.
Steve Beresford, Max Eastley and Richard Thomas
Wednesday 6 July, 1pm
Richard Thomas in conversation with Max Eastley and pianist, composer, improviser, Steve Beresford. During the course of the interview they will reflect on free improvisation, telepathy, and consensus. Beresford and Eastley will also perform live at Raven Row and on air.
Bob & Roberta Smith and Leonardo Ulian
Wednesday 6 July, 3pm
Bob & Roberta Smith and Leonardo Ulian, the two founding members of the Apathy Band, present Read on the Humanophone. Leonardo will wire Bob up with microphones and poke him, meanwhile Bob and Roberta Smith will attempt to read from his new book I Should be in Charge.
The Resonance Radio Orchestra
Thursday 7 July, 7pm
The Resonance Radio Orchestra will perform the newly composed Lascia o raddoppia? [Double or quits?], a radiophonic reconstruction of the 1950s Italian television quiz show of the same name. One of the winners of this hugely popular show was Walter Marchetti, an artist in the exhibition, who as a teenager answered questions on the programme about contemporary music. Another contestant was John Cage, answering questions about his specialist subject of mushrooms.
Saturday 9 July, 2pm
Vocalist and experimental musician Sharon Gal will perform The Long Drone, a collaborative composition with an ensemble of 20 musicians. Acoustic instruments and multiple voices will perform for two hours, working somewhere between La Monte Young's The Theatre of Eternal Music and The Scratch Orchestra.
Lucia Farinati and Brandon LaBelle
Sunday 10 July, 2pm
Sound artists and theorists Lucia Farinati and Brandon LaBelle will discuss the newly published Site of Sound, a book that considers radio as a sonic architecture. Sound researcher Ian Rawes will join them to chair a discussion about field recording and phonography.
Friday 15 July, 4.30pm
Saturday 16 July, 3pm
British artist Christopher Weaver will perform Variations for a Room and a Tone, an installation that will make audible the resonant frequencies of Raven Row to produce music. Weaver will be joined by other members of the electro-acoustic quartet Oscillatorial Binnage.
Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann
Sunday 17 July, 2pm
Radio artists Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann form the duo Tonic Train who will give a performance combining radio feedback and wine. Having moved to the Mosel region of Germany, Tonic Train will combine their new found passion for vinification with avant-garde sonic arts.