I was very kindly invited by Roland Halbritter from the Museum Malerwinkelhaus in Germany to submit a mail art piece to an upcoming exhibition at the museum in 2015. The piece had to be an interpretation or based on the wonderful timber frame building. I created a collage using images of existing UK museums and collections to construct a semi-abstract version of the Malerwinkelhaus. You can view my submission and others online prior to the exhibition in 2015:
Micro Card Play a new field recording/sound work will featured in Kinokophonography Night: a curated, communal listening event taking place at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Centre, Bruno Walter Auditorium on Monday, September 8, 2014, 6pm.
“Split tape with one side for each project. Behind ZEBRA MU is UK multimedia artist Michael Ridge, who also appears to run the highly recommended DIY record label Quagga Curious Sounds. Under that moniker, the man records lo-fi noise/experimental sounds of various dynamics. Material on this tape here focus on a tense harsh noise glitch racket ! Two tracks of a loud flux of warring frequencies.
The other side of the cassette sees french duet PRAIRIE-LITIÈRE offering a track driven by an almost restrained/minimal feel, in which distant hi-pitch feedback loops and a calm junk-metal beat make it just more sudden when screeching noise explosions occur.
Cassette for this one is white shell that has been hand-rubbed with colour paint, mainly yellow shading. Comes with a j-card artwork and an additional colour print on tracing paper, placed before front cover and indicating the names of each part of that release. Plus a one-fold black&white insert with art and all infos”.
A new sound-themed postcard/collage and audio track will be featured in the exciting group exhibition ‘Postcards From The Edge’ organised by Rebellious Edge Projects.
It will be held at the Juxtaposed Gallery in London and previews of all submissions are currently online. Look out for our Ridge & Scrase postcard and solo piece from Elizabeth as well!:
Private view: August 8th 18:30 – 20:30
26 Camden High Street
Kai Nobuko from the excellent ‘Yeah I know It Sucks’ music review blog has recently written two great reviews:
Split with Robert Ridley Shackelton (Floppy Kick):
Small Talk (Catch23 Recordings):
Catch23 Recordings is also back from a very long spell of inactivity with a shiny new Bandcamp page (some of my earliest downloadable Zebra Mu releases are available): http://catch23recordings.bandcamp.com/ and WordPress site: http://catch23recordings.wordpress.com/
I’m very excited to announce Ridge & Scrase has a new piece featured in the latest issue of Drawing Paper: not-for-profit newspaper based publication focusing on contemporary drawing practice. Copies will be distributed across the UK and featured at, among other venues, the 2014 Liverpool Biennial, the Drawing Room gallery in London, Tate Liverpool as well as local art venues in Norwich and Norfolk. For more information as well as ordering a copy:
Zebra Mu is now part of the legendary ‘Recycled Music’ cassette tape series on RRRecords!!
10 tracks with a total running time of just 60 minutes demonstrating pretty much the entire sonic palette of this project: from frantic cut-up harsh noise, junk metal clatter, short-circuiting overload through to lo fi crackle and warble.
It’s a bargain at $4.00 so go get a copy…