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Open Cities

Open Cities – live performance by David Gunn, Founder/Director of
The Incidental in London

7:30pm Wednesday, Java Café & Gallery

Featuring rhymes by Kosal Khiev

Open Cities is a live, site-specific performance based upon the live, real-time manipulation of sounds and images from the streets surrounding the performance venue. FIRST (AND MAYBE ONLY) PERFORMANCE IN PHNOM PENH.

Recent article by Blueprint:

For each concert, a microphone and video is placed directly outside of the venue, gathering ambient noise and passing visuals. The show is then created entirely from these live feeds without the use of prerecorded material, remixing and distorting them into experimental beats and rhythms that respond to specific sonic and visual qualities
of each site.

This process is made possible by software programs designed and built by David over the past year as part a research project supported by Sound&Music, one of the UK’s leading contemporary music institutions. Previous performances of Open Cities include appearances at Future Places (Porto), Novara Jazz Festival (Milan) and Corsica Studios

David Gunn is the founding Director of Incidental is a creative organisation specialising in cross-disciplinary creative work that explores notions of identity, sound and site. In the past 6 years, Incidental has completed a variety of projects in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US, with a diverse output including live performances,
largescale installations, software design and site-specific interventions commissioned by a variety of organisations including Opera North, Futuresonic Festival, Asian Development Bank, Arnolfini Gallery, Manchester International Festival, Arts Network Asia, Fundacao Serralves and The New York Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

Current projects include creation of multi-touch music software app (FEED) and collaborations with Cambodians artists / musicians to explore experimental approaches to Khmer culture (Krom Monster, TheSounding Room).

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