audet010 Tim Hodgkinson / Ken Hyder / Jason Kahn / Paul Khimasia Morgan Butchers Wood compact disc/ download
audet007 Blanca Regina/Steve Beresford/Richard Sanderson/Paul Khimasia Morgan The Phantom Sunrise cd
audet006 Daniel Spicer & Paul Khimasia Morgan SU:V22 cd-r / download

Sunday 1 December 2013

In The City Of Violent Giants - coming soon

In The City Of Violent Giants by Mystery Dick

a live performance by Ed Pinsent and Harley Richardson
recorded at aural detritus concert series on 25th May 2012

cd-r and inserts in 7" sleeve illustrated by Ed Pinsent
edition of 50.

Thursday 25 July 2013

The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing

Aural Detritus presents a co-production by The Neo-Futurist Collective and Fruit for the Apocalypse of The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing by Joseph Young.

Saturday 7th September 2013 at Phoenix Brighton  8pm - 10:30pm  .

Wednesday 3 July 2013

MenschMenschMensch Friday 2nd August 2013

Friday 2nd August 2013
The Upper Salon, Caroline of Brunswick, Ditchling Road, Brighton [opp The Level]
doors 8:30pm for prompt 9:00pm start
entry £5/4 concs

Mensch Mensch Mensch

liz allbee – live-electronics
burkhard beins – live-electronics

imaginarchic music
Multi-instrumentalist Liz Allbee and echtzeit percussionist Burkhard Beins team up for some live-electro-acoustic explorations.  Informed by their connatural musical backgrounds ranging from industrial/noise via musique concrète to free improvisation the two players create interactive fields of an imaginarchic nature.

"Many lesser oddball talents make the proud boast that they will invite you into their strange mental world and amaze you thereby.  Allbee not only makes good on the promise, but she refuses to let you out again afterwards. I hereby dub her the Circe of the avant-garde music world, and I have now been turned into a pig." -Sound Projector

"Burkhard Beins is best known as one of the most distinctive percussionists in European free music, performing in groups both in Berlin (Phosphor, Perlonex, Activity Center) and beyond (The Sealed Knot, Trio Sowari), though on the strength of his two solo albums, 2007's Disco Prova and now Structural Drift, he's no slouch as a composer either, bringing the same acute ear for timbre and immaculate sense of timing to more fixed structures..." - The Wire


[If you saw The Sealed Knot perform for us in 2010, you'll know Burkhard Beins is not to be missed!]

adcs 2013 in pictures!

all photographs by Geoff Reader

Dirar Kalash

David Birchall

Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga & Grundik Kasyansky

Embla Quickbeam


Lama Dalai

Neil Luck

Dan Palmer & Jason Williams

Richard Scott's Lightning Ensemble


Tony Bevan

Tuesday 21 May 2013

adcs advance tickets now on sale!


Friday 21st June (7:30pm - 10:30pm)  opening night
The premiere of Patrick Farmer’s score, A tree / is as complicated as is / A word performed by Angharad Davies, Sarah Hughes, Kostis Kilymis, Daniel Jones, Paul Khimasia Morgan and Patrick Farmer,
Sarah Hughes & Kostis Kilymis
and multimedia improvisation from Nil [Dan Powell & Chris Parfitt]
Saturday 22nd June  (3:00pm - 10:30pm)
Grundik Kasyansky & Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga,
Richard Scott’s Lightning Ensemble [Richard Scott/Adam Linson/Phil Marks/David Birchall]
Dirar Kalash,
Szilárd [Jeremy Young] performs with the films of Tomonari Nishikawa,
Neil Luck,
David Birchall & Paul Khimasia Morgan,
Noteherder & McCloud/_minimalVector,
Embla Quickbeam,
Jason Williams & Dan Palmer,
EMB Ortolan,
Daniel Spicer,
Sunday 23rd June  (7:30pm - 10:30pm)  closing night
Iris Garrelfs’ audio-visual project;  traces /inofwith / sound,
Tony Bevan,
Lama Dalai [Duncan Harrison & Jo Henderson]

Friday 17 May 2013

Highly Recommended!

Holly Jarvis' blog presents a well overdue look at the scope and influence of women pioneers in electronic music.

“In Denmark, I often felt a bit ridiculed as a female composer. Even my own husband was bothered by my creating music. One might say that I was doubly isolated in Danish composer circles, partly as a composer of electronic music, partly as a woman.” – Else Marie Pade

Monday 29 April 2013

Confirmed Line-up for June!

After the success of last year’s sound-art and improvisation jamboree; aural detritus concert series, this June sees its return, this time as a 3-day sound-art exhibition:

Friday 21st June (evening only), Saturday 22nd, (all day) and Sunday 23rd (evening).

Participants include some musicians making a welcome return and some new faces; both nationally and internationally known and drawn from the local area.  These include:

Sarah Hughes & Kostis Kilymis
Dirar Kalash
Angharad Davies/Patrick Farmer/Sarah Hughes/Kostis Kilymis/Daniel Jones/Paul Khimasia Morgan
Tony Bevan
Iris Garrelfs
Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga & Grundik Kasyansky
Richard Scott’s Lightning Ensemble
Jeremy Young aka szilard
Gus Garside
Neil Luck
Lama Dalai
David Birchall & Paul Khimasia Morgan
Noteherder & McCloud/_minimalVector
Jason Williams & Dan Palmer
EMB Ortolan
Daniel Spicer and more…

Tickets are £6/5 concs each day or again, a most appealing 3-day ticket can be obtained on the door at the Friday event for only £14.
Also, the first ten attendees on the opening night will receive a free limited-edition 3” cd-r.

The premiere of Patrick Farmer’s score, A tree / is as complicated as is / A word
performed by Angharad Davies, Sarah Hughes, Kostis Kilymis, Daniel Jones, Paul Khimasia Morgan and Patrick Farmer;
Iris Garrelfs’ audio/visual work traces / inofwith / sound;
Noteherder & McCloud’s collaboration with video artist Bartosz Dylewski aka _minimalVector;
Nil [Dan Powell & Chris Parfitt] perform acoustically with objects and site specific video accompaniment.

There will also be the ever-popular and ever-present Slightly Off Kilter Label stall.

Friday 21st June 7:30pm – 10:30pm,  Saturday 22nd June 3pm – 10.30pm,  Sunday 23rd June 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Main Gallery, White Room & Green Room (bar).

Full programme will be posted here soon.

Friday 22 February 2013

Immersive Sounds from Colombian and Greek minds

Simon Drinkwater & Paul Khimasia Morgan

Its that time of year when I'm either already ill, about to get ill or recovering from just being ill and last night I was in some kind of all three combined netherworld whereby I was forgetting what I was doing, losing things, putting things down and forgetting where I'd put them and even inexplicably leaving my zither at home after I thought I'd finished packing the car with all the equipment we need to put on an aural detritus concert.
Luckily, when I arrived at Simon Drinkwater's flat to pick up him and his harp, he casually mentioned he had an auto harp suitable for use - many thanks Simon!  I could sit here and type a list of all the other crucially important things I forgot to bring with me last night here, but I don't think you'd thank me for wasting yours and my time.  Instead, on to the music:

Simon Drinkwater and I started proceedings by quietly manipulating harp and auto harp with Cage-ian preparations and electronics in Simon's case and small objects and e-bow in mine.

Then, the first of the evening's international sound artists, Athens-born, London dwelling Yiorgis Sakellariou aka Mecha/Orga, performed an amazingly immersive set of live mixing desk-manipulated field recordings in the darkened room.  Unable to attain complete darkness due to the outside street lighting seeping into the space, Yiorgis suggested that we close our eyes for the duration of his set. Without any specific visual artifacts to latch on to then, (not even the sight of Yiorgis himself who performed from behind the mixing board at the back of the room), we were able to really concentrate on what we were hearing.  I think due to Yiorgis' deft use of live EQ and volume control dynamics, I found his composition of natural and/or (seemingly) unprocessed sounds extremely powerful and effective/ing.

Joshua Legallienne

After the customary half time drinks intermission, Brighton resident Joshua Legallienne treated us to a stunning set of (mildly amplified) solo acoustic guitar improvisation.  Joshua has fantastic technique but I would say that he utilises it in ways leaning more towards Derek Bailey than say, John McLaughlin.  He does employ as much melodic information as dissonance within his extended methods, but in very short bursts which tumble and collide together in a very pleasing way.  He plays hunched right over his instrument, clearly oblivious to his surroundings, looking up to face the audience only once his task of interfacing micro-second musical decisions with the guitar was over.  Keep an eye on this young man....

Finally, Columbian sound artist and field recordist David Velez treated us to another immersive set of field recordings with the lights out, but this time produced in a very different way.  Where Mecha/Orga's set utilized many recognisable sounds in unfamiliar juxtapositions, David Velez's work, composed in real-time from sound files on his laptop, set my brain to work trying to decode their origins.  David used many techniques from (what sounded to me could have been) doubling, mild processing, to looping and hard editing to produce a maelstrom of domestic sounds crashing into rural sounds, city noises bereft of any human voices... in fact for me, it was this lack of basic human vocalising in his work which we're all so used to hearing around us every day (unless you're a hermit - like me) lent a surreal edge; more so even than the disorienting way his source material had been arranged.

David Velez

Many thanks to our favourite globe-trotting field recordist Simon Whetham for introducing us to David and Yiorgis, Kev Zygotic who provided projections, Simon Drinkwater for sound engineering, Holly Jarvis for helping get the word out, Graham and Kev for allowing me to go on their new Brighton Community Radio show, "Zygotic Episodes" this week (link below) to talk about adcs and Belinda at The Phoenix.


Our next 3-day concert series will take place at Phoenix Brighton this June, with a special presentation to follow in september - more info on those shows here, soon.

Friday 18 January 2013

Thursday 21st February Phoenix Brighton

David Velez (Impulsive Habitat/The Field Reporter)
David Vélez was born in Bogotá. He moved to New York City in 2002 and returned to Colombia in 2010.
He started to publish his work on 2005 under the name of Lezrod with the album 'Retorno a la nada' which was nominated for the Qwartz awards.
Since 2006 David has participated in a series of exhibitions and art festivals such as ‘Frequencias’ (2012 Plazarte Gallery, Medellín), ‘Cacería de Brujas’ (2011, Bogotá), ’Densidades’ (2011 Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá), Intermedios (2011 Universidad Nacional, Bogotá), Internacional Ruidística (2010 Valenzuela Klenner Gallery, Bogotá), Fine Diving (2008, NYC), Red Room (2008, Baltimore, Maryland), Rake Festival (2007, NYC) and Photophono (NYC, 2006).
David Vélez works as content manager, curator and publisher for Impulsive Habitat a label he co-founded in 2009 that focuses on the publication of phonographic and musique concrete works.
In 2011, David Vélez founded the journal The Field Reporter which is focused on the critic and review of phonographic and musique concrete based works. The Field Reporter gathers an editorial team composed of a series of artists, publishers and curators with high expertise in the line of work, like Cheryl Tipp (Wildlife Sounds Curator at the British Library), Daniel Crokaert (label manager and curator at Mystery Sea and Unfathomless), Ennio Mazzon (sound artist and manager - curator at Ripples) and Jay-Dea Lopez (sound artist and journalist at Sounds Like Noise).

Yiorgis Sakellariou (Mecha/Orga)
Mecha/Orga is the project and recording name of Greek sound artist Yiorgis Sakellariou. Since 2003, he has been active internationally being responsible for solo albums, having composed music for short films and theatrical performances, leading workshops and ceaselessly performing his music around the globe.
His practice is founded on the digital manipulation of environmental recordings. His palette of sounds is all encompassing; from vibrating rail-tracks to refrigerators’ static, and from noisy waterfalls to the humming of insects.  He only performs in absolute darkness, fostering an all-inclusive and profoundly submerging sonic experience.
Yiorgis Sakellariou is a member of the Athenian Contemporary Music Research Centre and the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association. Since 2004 he has curated the label Echomusic

Paul Khimasia Morgan & Simon Drinkwater
Paul Khimasia Morgan has been developing his approach to improvised music for over ten years and has worked on projects with Simon Whetham, Daniel Jones, Adam Lygo, Dan Powell and Simon Drinkwater.  He has releases on Con-V, Engraved Glass, Cronica and The Sound Projector. Paul also runs the imprint The Slightly Off Kilter Label, which publishes artist-led short-run vinyl and cd-r editions.  He has performed live in collaboration with Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Robert Curgenven, Simon Whetham, Daniel Jones, Duncan Harrison, Seijiro Murayama, Daichi Yoshikawa, Ryu Hankil, Patrick Farmer and Jez riley French.  Paul Khimasia Morgan is the curator of aural detritus concert series.

Simon Drinkwater's work explores polyphony. He uses voice as the sole sound source and relays it through both tape and digital delay; using the digital on a long slow decaying loop which picks up microtonal mumblings and forms them into undulating swathes of choral drone, reminiscent of Ligeti's Lux Aeterna.  His improvisations incorporate shifting chord changes, feedback and rhythmic fragments of psycho-babble sound poetry. Simon also plays improvised music on the harp.

Joshua Clarke Legallienne
Composer/improviser/guitarist based in Brighton, U.K.  Joshua studied Sound Art at Brighton University and performs solo guitar improvisations.
Joshua is involved with bands and artists such as S'ba, Nick Hudson, Swim Club, Sargasso Sea, WAVES and Tysarc.
Track “Rose Quartz” here: