Faster Than Sound



David Toop

David Toop

David Toop has published five books, including Ocean of Sound, Haunted Weather, and Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener. He has released eight solo albums, including Screen Ceremonies, Black Chamber and Sound Body. Exhibitions he has curated include Sonic Boom at the Hayward Gallery, London, PlayingJohn Cage at Arnolfini, Bristol, and Blow Up at…

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Clive Bell

Clive Bell

Clive Bell studied the shakuhachi (Japanese flute) in Tokyo, and the khene (Lao mouthorgan) in Laos and Thailand. In 2005 he took part in the British Council Beijing project ‘Sound & the City’ alongside Brian Eno, David Toop and Peter Cusack. Recently he has worked with Okeanos (contemporary music group), Jah Wobble, Karl Jenkins, Complicite…

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Cathal Roche

Cathal Roche

Cathal Roche lives in Co. Sligo, Ireland and works as a composer-performer specialising in solo saxophone improvisation. As collaborator and improviser, Cathal has performed and recorded with many leading Irish ensembles such as the Fuzzy Logic and ICC Ensembles, Kai Big Band, Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, Awkward Silence, the Rise Saxophone Quartet and Common Tongue….

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Symmetry with Marcus du Sautoy

Symmetry with Marcus du Sautoy

Symmetry with Marcus du Sautoy Saturday 21 January 2012 Presenter/Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy Pattern maker Richard Rhys Electronics and Visuals Farmersmanual with Russell Haswell In this performance a mathematician, a pattern maker and an artists collective seek to create a virtual Alhambra in sound and projection. 17 movements, 17 rooms, 17 patterns. Taking their inspiration…

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Fall Back

Fall Back

Fall Back Saturday 29 October 2011 Faster Than Sound connects the legacy of Dubstep with some of the earliest experiments in electronic music and projection. Roly Porter (former Vex’d) presents Fall Back, specially commissioned by Aldeburgh Music. Porter fuses his background in British sound system music with experimental composition incorporating the unique, strikingly similar aesthetics…

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Christian Marclay – Everyday

Christian Marclay - Everyday

Christian Marclay – Everyday Saturday 1 October 2011 Christian Marclay, the Swiss-American visual artist and composer has won worldwide acclaim for his explorations of visual media and sound. Hot on the heels of winning the prestigious Golden Lion for best artist at the 2011 Venice Biennale, he comes to Aldeburgh Music for a specially commissioned…

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Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay

Over the past 30 years, Christian Marclay has explored the fusion of fine art and audio cultures, transforming sounds and music into a visible, physical form through performance, collage, sculpture, installation, photography and video. Marclay began his exploration into sound and art through performances with turntables in 1979. In addition to recording his own compositions,…

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