It is cold and sunny in Malmo. This is the front of the Stapelbädden centre on the roof of which we will install Sonic Bench_Malmo in 2011. As ever, good to be in the real site and understand how Bench could function in this newly developing area.
SEE : October1st
Sonic Bed_London is a hit at Le Cube. The French certainly know how to open a show.
We are on the move again. Sonic Bed_London, version originale is off to Le Cube Festival, Issy Les Molineaux, Paris, France. Both London Beds now in shows, Marfa Bed permanent in New York and discussions underway to get Scottish Bed back on the road.
I’m finally able to mix the Oliveros and Radigue works for the Sonic Bed in New York from SB in London and it’s fabulous. Fascinating too how different they are. Pauline’s I of IV creates vertical shafts of light which burst , spiking upwards in different places from under Bed like some 3D topographical meter reader. Eliane’s Kailasha on the other hand is curvaceous and enveloping. Wrapping the body in continuously shifting figures of eight, plaiting and redirecting themselves horizontally. Do I wish I could get to ISSUE to hear them there.
Rob has been on the phone. There’s trouble with the Bed at the Biorhythm Show in Dublin. “It’s screaming at everyone Kaffe !” Phone diagnosis, however, reveals that it’s that infrequent MOTU crash that produces random patterns of squawks and white noise, so easily resolved. Not bad I guess as it’s been running everyday for 2 months now.
NOTE: Only one more month to go (show closes 3rd Oct), so if you haven’t yet managed a visit, there’s time and – believe it or not – it’s only £30 for the train from Euston, all along the stunning northern Welsh coast and the ferry to Ireland. Stunning.