Tim Shaw & Dirty Electronics // SecludedBronte
Tim Shaw and Dirty Electronics
Working with DIY electronics, found objects, light and sound making circuits, Tim Shaw and Dirty Electronics explore the musical potential of everyday materials and surroundings. In this series of performance-installations they will explore the making and unmaking of objects, mechanisms and materials, light and sound. Using bells, air horns, sound synths, water, self made stringed instruments, light bulbs, loudspeakers, bass shakers and other miscellaneous devices, the duo will navigate a shared sound environment through performance, process and action. Tim Shaw and Dirty Electronics have recently presented collaborative work at Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), IKLECTIK (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), Centrala (Birmingham) and Northern Charter (Newcastle).
John Richards explores the idea of Dirty Electronics that focuses on shared experiences, ritual, gesture, touch and social interaction. He is primarily concerned with the performance of large-group electronic music and DIY electronics, and the idea of creating music inside
electronics. His work also pushes the boundaries between performance art, electronics, and graphic design. Dirty Electronics has been commissioned to create sound devices for various arts organisations and festivals and has released a series of hand-held synths on Mute Records.
Tim Shaw is an artist working with sound, light and communication media. Presenting work through musical performances, installations and sound walks Tim is interested in how listening environments can be constructed or explored using a diverse range of techniques and technologies. He works with field recordings, electronics, film, modular synthesis, sound objects, self-made hardware and DIY software.
Tim Shaw has been lucky enough to work with Chris Watson, Phill Niblock, John Bowers, Tetsuya Umeda, Tess Denman-Cleaver, Jacek Smolicki and Sébastien Piquemal.
Video of a tour with Tetsuya Umeda, 2018. https://vimeo.com/359482714
Secluded Bronte are Richard Thomas, Jonathan Bohman and Adam Bohman. Their music is easy to describe. It is heterogenous and inclusive, but pinning it down to a genre is a waste of time. Why would anyone bother to do that? Nonetheless, this elusive quality is why artists as diverse as Jack Woolgar, David Hemmings, Loki, Roger Delgado, The Founding Fathers, Primo Levi, Domenico Dragonetti, DJ Travelodge, Sasha Kropotkin, The Maltese Falcons and Barabbas regard them so highly. Fresh from concerts in Germany and Ireland, Secluded Bronte perform material from a new single on Felix Kubin's Apolkalypso label and their new album Magnetic Crochet, released by Beartown Records and the Welsh private press Ffordd Allan. Forthcoming is an album on Café Oto’s Otoroku label. Writing for The Wire Magazine, Robert Barry had a go at describing the experience of listening to their music. "Everything is at once familiar and strange. A delirious, weird and unique world which is always fascinating, occasionally hilarious and frequently spellbinding."