Saturday, 18 June 2011

Summer School Presentation

Immediacy, intimacy, interiority & idiosyncrasy:
a radio collage by Vernon & Burns

For Summer School at the Transmission Gallery Vernon & Burns present an illustrated talk/listening exercise about some aspects of the creative use of radio.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

New LP 'Lost Lake' on Shadazz Records

Lost Lake sees the return of the collaborative project between radio art duo Vernon & Burns (Mark Vernon and Barry Burns) and Lied Music (Luke Fowler and John W Fail). It is a sequel to the long-sold out LP Lied Music vs.Boy-Band Tax Returns (released on Ultra Eczema, 2006). This LP merges musique concrète compositional approaches with absurdist improvisational strategies. The album showcases their tendencies towards primitive melodies with dissonant underbellies, carefully sculpted into liminal narratives. A series of sporadic improvised sessions using a diverse array of sound-making instruments (amplified toys and objects, guitar, analogue synths, percussion, squeeze box, field recordings and found tapes) were subsequently manipulated, tortured and caressed, both individually and collectively, into a series of highly idiosyncratic song-forms and sound collages.

Perpendicular to love by Mark Vernon