One half of London outfit Hungry Ghost, Sam Weaver is a composer and sound artist with a longstanding interest in the studio as a sort of laboratory for sonic investigation, often re-routing instruments into abstraction and deliberately misusing his equipment. Since 2012 his main tool both live and in the studio, has been the Hordjik analogue modular synthesizer. He has recently recorded and performed with Charles Hayward, Danny Saul, Tombed Visions, Gnod and Kevin Drumm as well as launching Cusp Editions, a new vinyl label and series of sound art events championing experimental music and the unclassifiable. His music lies in the grey areas between acousmatic music, free improvisation and experimental electronics, often exploring ways to bring moments of calm and harmony out of passages of chaos. Sam also co-runs Open Circuit with Chris Haslam. A Manchester-based project exploring the field of circuit bending and musical electronics bringing together an ever growing community of makers, hackers, artists and engineers who have a DIY mindset towards technology, Open Circuit creates an open network and body of knowledge through education, workshops and public events, such as last year’s Sines & Squares, a three day festival in association with NOVARS Research Centre, the University of Manchester.
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CHOSEN BY : THE BASILICA HUDSEN & LE GUESS WHO?
PERFORMANCE DATE : SATURDAY 15TH APRIL
STAGE : METAMORPHIC
PERFORMANCE TIME : 15.00