Showing 1–10 of 21 notes tagged #london. I moved to London from SF in 2010.

Weekend activities resulted in an explosion of information that I’m still trying to wrap my head around. 💥 Link dump below for reference. Most of these are via Sam B, Gemma C, Hannah B, and agorama.

Going to write up more about serverless and P2P, and how they kind of intersect, once I’ve digested some of this.

Early last year, Sarah Kate Wilson approached Musarc with a concept for a performance involving coloured mirrors. Around the same time, Toby O’Connor and I were mulling over ways of working with Beata Viscera, a conductus by medieval composer Pérotin. These experiments merged to become Rainbows. In April 2017, Musarc opened and closed the third Do Disturb festival at Palais De Tokyo with Rainbows. Watch a video documenting Musarc’s various PDT performances on musarc.org. Rainbows was performed again as part of MK Gallery’s 2017 CityFest and at Rochester Square’s Open Day on 24 June 2017.

Musarc rehearsing Rainbows

The composite photo above is Musarc rehearsing Rainbows at Central House just before the building was sold by London Met Uni.

Moved in to a new studio two weeks ago. We needed some shelves and looked in to all sorts of different options before deciding on Spur uprights + brackets (thx @simonkinneir) and plywood shelves.

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Flood and chaos at work! #makerversity #somersethousestudios #somersethouse

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The heater in the studio failed pretty spectacularly on Friday, damage TBD. Kind of scary that it was so hard to get out…

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GitHub repo for lobste.rs

lobste.rs is a link aggregator by Joshua Stein that runs on Rails. See the About page for a run down of it’s features and the reasons behind them.

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What Do We Lose When It’s Easy to Use? In Defence of Inefficiency

Lecture by Andy Pressman of Rumors and Verso Books for DWP.

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“The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge” by Rainer Maria Rilke

‘There are no beginners’ classes in life. What is required of you is always the hardest thing, right from the start.’

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before sleep at the end of love (description of a lullaby)

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 7–7.30pm
Bold Tendencies, Car park floors 7-10, 95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4TG
Tickets £8 on door

An opera by Sarah Hardie. Music composed collaboratively with Jack Sheen, choreography by Eleesha Drennan. Performance by Sarah Hardie, Angela Hardie, and Musarc. I’ve really enjoyed working on this and am looking forward to the performance.

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Photo of the Constructing Communities wall vinyl

I enjoyed working on a proposal with Mobile Studio recently for Constructing Communities. This evening at the RIBA building on Great Portland Street, Julie Cormie is giving a pecha kucha on ‘Flipping Bricks’, our proposal for an architectural intervention driven by real-time train data.

The photos above and below are from the opening of the exhibition of shortlisted proposals in Peckham Levels, on from 2-30 June 2016. The exhibition graphics are by Matias Clottu.

Panoramic photo of Constructing Communities
Musarc performing at the Old Truman Brewery on the summer solstice in 2016

Recently had the pleasure of participating in “On repetition: Musarc folk meet on a midsummer day until dusk II”. The evening culminated in a performance of Tape Music: Score for Musarc (2015) by Lin Chiwei.

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Up Projects’ upcoming summer programme sounds fantastic. Apparently it draws much inspiration from “Alternative London” by Nicholas Saunders.

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Edit 2 June 2016 – Purchased a second hand copy of the third edition published 19 June 1972. The photo below doesn’t do the neon cover justice.

Photo of the third edition of “Alternative London” by Nicholas Saunders, a paperback with a pink and yellow cover
The Guidonian Hand 

An essay by Karol Berger from The Medieval Craft of Memory: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures. Relevant to an upcoming Musarc performance conceived by Hefin Jones for an Up Projects event.

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Edit 20 May 2016 — Photo from last night ↓

Photo taken by Laura M A Harford of Musarc performing a Hefin Jones piece for Up Projects

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Edit 24 May 2016 — Even more photos on upprojects.com