A Midsummer Night’s Drone project – 21st June 2011

This is a really great project taking place on the 21st – 22nd June 2011 organised by John Bowers and Ryan Jordan.

Here’s a description from the artists of what will be taking place.

John Bowers and Ryan Jordan will be practising a midsummer night’s ritual.

Our intention is to drone from sunset to sunrise somewhere on the coast of Suffolk, the county which contains the easternmost areas of England. This way we can help usher in midsummer’s day a little ahead, and so helping out, the Druids at Stonehenge a couple of degrees to the West. We will take several of our own noisemakers and quietly drone on the beach….

You are invited to take part. You can join us by the sea. You can set a drone going in your own home to synchronise with us or following your local sunset and sunrise. You can submit materials to us (loops, whole tracks) which we will play on your behalf. You can submit some code (although we are only running on batteries so keep this in mind). You can think of us warmly. Whatever you like.

We aim for drones quietly moving in amongst the wind, the waves, the ghostly shuffling of soldiers, the subtle occult dissipations of radar still trapped in psychogeographical vortices, the fevered midsummer dreaming, as we anticipate the rosy fire of dawn……

Certain artists have been asked to contribute drones which will be featured during the performance including :

JOHN BOWERS
TERRY BURROWS
BUTTERCUP INSURGENT
MIKE CHALLIS
BARRY CULLEN
HOT HAIL
RYAN JORDAN
PHIL JULIAN
EWA JUSTKA
SIMON KUNATH
ROGER MILLS
NOISE RESEARCH
BIONI SAMP

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