On Friday 11th September from 2-4pm, Tom Richards will be guest for the discussion group. The group is informal and all participants will be welcome to share their thoughts and ideas. We’ll be discussing recurring themes in Tom’s practice Shamanism – repetition – ritual – the perpetual present – rave culture – connections to Rhythm & Drone, new ideas from the residency and various tangential and semi-related thoughts.
Tom Richards uses re-purposed and outmoded electronic technologies to create abstract sound works, referencing shamanic music, rave culture, and minimalist composition. Richards has developed his own idiosyncratic modular electronic music system, with which he creates slowly evolving and heavily textured polyrhythmic improvisations. His individual approach and reductive palette lead to a taut rhythmically focused sonic experience.
Tom has been walking the line between Sonic Art, Sculpture and Music since graduating with an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2004. He has exhibited and performed widely in the UK, as well as internationally in the US, Germany and Sweden. Selected works and live performances have taken place at Tate Britain, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Science Museum, Spike Island, Cafe Oto, MK Gallery, Bold Tendencies, Soundfjord, and Resonance FM.
Rhythm & Drone Discussion group with Tom Richards
Machines Room: Meeting Room
Friday 11th September, 2pm to 4pm.
45 Vyner Street (Ground Floor), London E2 9DQ
Machines Room is located towards the end of Vyner Street in a warehouse building on the left hand side coming from Cambridge Heath.