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Photos from ‘Tintintin’ by Robbie Judkins and Tasos Stamou.

Thursday 27th February 2014. Tin Tabernacle, Kilburn, London.

Thanks to Javier and Lara.

Photos by Iris Garrelfs.

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Left Hand Cuts off the Right - Cresap’s Landing

New album. 

Recorded December 2012, edited and mixed February 2014. 

Sound sources - electric guitar, zither, oscillator, radio, delay pedal, tape loops, acoustic guitar, hand percussion.

Composed, arranged and recorded by Robbie Judkins

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Upcoming concert

Tintintin 

by Robbie Judkins & Tasos Stamou

Tintintin is a site-specific improvised performance for tin instruments in a tin building. The instruments are made up of tin debris – cans, scrap, wires, corrugated sheets, as well as rusty tin bells and traditional tin whistles.  The performance explores the relationship between tin materials and acoustics through improvisation.  

Thursday 27th February

6pm

Tin Tabernacle, Kilburn, London.

Facebook event 

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Next concert. I’ll be performing a one off set with bass rumbler, Tanya Byrne. Tanya is one half of lead-heavy noise doom group, Bismuth. (Bandcamp) Previously collaborated with drone maker, raxil4 (Andrew Page). (Link)
Also on the night will be power electronics acts knifedoutofexistence and Cremation Lily.
21/02/2014
Stuck on a Name Studio, Nottingham.
£5

Next concert. I’ll be performing a one off set with bass rumbler, Tanya Byrne. Tanya is one half of lead-heavy noise doom group, Bismuth. (Bandcamp) Previously collaborated with drone maker, raxil4 (Andrew Page). (Link)

Also on the night will be power electronics acts knifedoutofexistence and Cremation Lily.

21/02/2014

Stuck on a Name Studio, Nottingham.

£5

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Moon-Ra photos

by Brian Whar

Masks by Conny Prantera.

Here’s a selection of photos from the photoshoot after the Moon-Ra peformance 01/01/2014.

(There’s me at the top)

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A Night of Improvisation recordings

You can now listen to recordings taken from last week’s ‘A Night of Improvisation’ at MKII with collaborations between myself, Tim Holehouse,Andrew PageTasos Tafarel Stamou & Mark Wagner. Thanks to drone king Andy for putting these together.

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A Night of Improvisation
12/01/2014
I’ll performing alongside TCH, raxil4, Tasos Stamou and Mark Wagner at MKII, Clapton, London. The ordering and performance partnerships will be decided on the night through chance operations. 
Facebook event

A Night of Improvisation

12/01/2014

I’ll performing alongside TCH, raxil4, Tasos Stamou and Mark Wagner at MKII, Clapton, London. The ordering and performance partnerships will be decided on the night through chance operations. 

Facebook event

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Moon-Ra

I recently took part in a performance by Moon-Ra, a large ensemble of varying instrumentation that perform on significant calendar dates, such as new year’s day. The performance was a durational 3-hour piece, taking place at the Round Chapel, Hackney, London. In Ra’s words,

We utilize Sonics and Rhythm, embracing symbolism through visuals and costumes, smoke and mirror, surpassing tricks of mind and identity in an effort to transcend the limitations of self, creating instead for the Infinite Creation.

There will be further documentation to follow.

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Mechanical Animals (2013)

I put together video from the live footage of Mechanical Animals, 30th November 2013 as part of the Breaking the Mirror of Silence performance night.

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Review of Mechanical Animals from ATTN:Magazine. 

"…skipping gracefully up and down with each onward heave, rattling like screws coming loose under an escalating hydraulic pressure. There’s something secretive or primitive about its capture – the sense of microphones stuffed into jackets and capturing natural occurrences from behind the cotton, forgoing clarity for the sake of organic, untampered sound events”

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Mechanical Animals
30/11/2013
photo by Qi Gao
Further documentation to follow.

Mechanical Animals

30/11/2013

photo by Qi Gao

Further documentation to follow.

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Mechanical Animals preview

A short video clip of Mechanical Animals. 

Performance Saturday 30th November at the Angus-Hughes Gallery, Hackney, London. 6pm. Free entry. As part of the Breaking the Mirror of Silence MA Sounds Arts show 2013. 

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Feedback Work #1

This is a video piece I made earlier this year in response to the Her Noise archive and the work of Eliane Radigue, Robert Ashley and Tony Conrad. Made using audio and video feedback techniques.

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Mechanical Animals

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On Saturday November 30th I will be performing a new work, Mechanical Animals. The work is part of practice-based research into animal rights and sound art practices. It will be the major project of my MA in Sound Arts at the LCC. More info below.

Mechanical Animals
by Robbie Judkins
2013


Everyday experience is important in understanding political issues and theories. The commodification of animals and their subsequent use in food, science, art and sport is ubiquitous; it creates part of the rhythm of our everyday experience. Rhythms and repetitions reinforce exploitation and oppression by masking and normalising them, integrating them seamlessly in to our everyday. 

Mechanical Animals aims to explore the commodification of animals through a sonic understanding and reflection of the everyday, repetition and rhythm. Composed for solo performer, the work uses live improvisation, field recordings and looping techniques.

Approx 20 mins.

The work is part of Breaking the Mirror of Silence which presents thirteen new artists working with sound. Monday 25th November - Sunday 1st December. Performances (including Mechanical Animals) will take place on Saturday 30th November from 18:00 - 21:00.

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A sample of Cycle by Robbie Judkins and Sophie Mallett.