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CHEDUEL

SCHEDULE

Fri 17th August

12:00 - 17:00

Works for Barrow Park, Jubilee Gardens:

The Hive, Thing Thong & 13 Cuttings In the Greenhouse: Not in the Shipyard Now by Jenn Mattinson 14:00 - 18:00

100 Keyboards by ASUNA, the Nan Tait Centre

13:00 - 18:00

Pacific Pacific by Tomoko Sauvage, Cookes Studios

The Art of Magic exhibition by Folklore Tapes, Cookes Studios 19:00 - 21:00

Evening concert at the Nan Tait Centre with:

Forewarning by Rebecca Chesney, Tomoko Sauvage performance, Space & Freedom a film by Helen Petts 21:30 - 22:30

The Art of Magic performance, Cookes Studios

Sat 18th August 12:00 - 17:00

Works for Barrow Park, Jubilee Gardens:

The Hive, Thing Thong & 13 Cuttings In the Greenhouse: Not in the Shipyard Now by Jenn Mattinson 14:00 - 18:00

100 Keyboards by ASUNA & Forewarning

by Rebecca Chesney, the Nan Tait Centre 13:00 - 18:00

Pacific Pacific by Tomoko Sauvage, Cookes Studios

The Art of Magic exhibition by Folklore Tapes, Cookes Studios 19:00 - 22:30

Evening concert at the Nan Tait Centre with:

Maja Bugge & Bev Paddon: Walney Island for two cellos,

Northern by Maja Bugge with Adam York Gregory & HervĂŠ Perez 100 Keyboards (performance) by ASUNA

12:00 - 17:00

Sun 19th August Works for Barrow Park, Jubilee Gardens:

The Hive, Thing Thong & 13 Cuttings In the Greenhouse: Not in the Shipyard Now by Jenn Mattinson 13:00 - 17:00

Pacific Pacific by Tomoko Sauvage, Cookes Studios

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The 2018 edition of Full of Noises brings regional, national and international artists to Barrow in Furness to share newly-commissioned pieces and work rarely shown in the UK over three days in August. We mark the start of an ambitious four-year programme of new commissions for Barrow Park with three exciting, interactive ‘instruments’ built from recycled materials by Sarah Kenchington, Sam Underwood and Ryoko Akama. Expect to swing and pedal yourself and your friends into unexpected soundscapes and rhythms where you are the composer, performer and audience - look out for the greenhouse full of ping-pong balls! Alongside these pieces we are delighted to be hosting ‘the Hive’ by Indonesian artists, Ikbal Lubys and Tony Maryana in collaboration with Laurie Crombie and Charlie Pethica-Electronics - a 3m high structure, with vibrating chimes made from bronze Gamelan bars for you to interact with. Whilst visiting the park, pop into the hothouse where you can hear Jenn Mattinson’s evocative radio piece using interviews with people for whom the park holds special memories. Japanese artists Tomoko Sauvage and ASUNA present new installation work and performances at Barrow’s Cookes Studios and Art Gene. Working with water-filled ceramic bowls (Tomoko) and 100 toy keyboards (ASUNA) this will be a delight for the eyes as well as the ears. New commissions from Rebecca Chesney and Maja Bugge feature in concerts on Friday and Saturday evening respectively - growing out of time spent on South Walney Nature Reserve earlier in the year, each artist uses material collected during the residencies to produce radically different work. On Friday evening artist/filmmaker Helen Petts presents her new film Space & Freedom looking at the work of Taiwanese artist Li Yuan-chia who spent time living and working in Cumbria. As dusk falls, Folklore Tapes will lead us across the road to Cookes Studios for a live performance in their Art of Magic installation. On Saturday ASUNA will bring the festival to a close with an epic toy keyboard performance on the landing of Art Gene (site of a memorable performance by Charles Hayward in 2015). The FON team hope you have a surprising, playful and enjoyable time with us do let us know what you think!


Works for Barrow Park Fri 17th / Sat 18th / Sun 19th August, 12:00 - 17:00 daily Full of Noises present three new comissions launching an ongoing project to build a collection of sound works for Barrow Park, alongside The Hive, a touring work from Abandon Normal Devices. Collect a map from the park gates and follow the chalk trails to discover the artworks!

Thing Thong by Sam Underwood and Sarah Kenchington Barrow Park, Jubilee Gardens Sarah Kenchington lives on a farm in the Campsies and for the past 10 years has been developing an elaborate and constantly evolving semi-mechanical orchestra. Made from strictly human-powered, mechanically assisted, acoustic instruments, this orchestra is designed to be played by one person and creates music that is dictated, in part, by the uncontrollable nature of the instruments in this set up. These include a pedal powered double ended hurdy gurdy/banjo, a pyramid structure that plays crystal glasses, a mechanical sequencer, and a brass band section which uses balloon membranes. Sam Underwood is a musician and musical instrument designer. His work in musical instrument design focusses on the development of new musical instruments, creating fresh interfaces with

sound for both performer and audience. His installation work has appeared as part of major exhibitions throughout the UK and his instruments are played across the world by musicians and composers who have commissioned designs. He also performs live electronic music – mainly on custom-built acoustic instruments – and drone, doom music on tuba.


Not in the Shipyard Now by Jenn Mattinson Barrow Park Greenhouse Nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of Barrow-in-Furness is a place of peace and loveliness. Right in the heart of the town, just minutes from the shops and busy streets, is Barrow Park, a 45 acre green space. It was designed for the Victorians by Thomas Mawson. Over a hundred years on, it is still thriving and has become a special place for so many people. Senior Park Ranger Ken Higginson loves the greenhouse. Mary and Irene, living in sheltered housing across the road from the park, have many tales to tell. The ladies may not be able to access the park in the same way they once did, but their memories are strong. So too are those from former Park Superintendent John Crossfield, who started as an apprentice and worked his way up to becoming the boss. Barrow-in-Furness is a town whose identity is often overshadowed by the presence of industrial giants, most notably BAE systems, or ‘the shipyard’. Not in the shipyard now is a dual celebration; of the history and heritage of Barrow Park, but also of the people who know it best and have generously shared their stories. Jenn Mattinson is a freelance creative facilitator and sound artist based in Keswick, Cumbria. She has produced a number of radio and sound art pieces and is passionate about exploring multidisciplinary approaches to storytelling, and this is often reflected in her range of work. She delivers a variety of community initiatives, including oral history projects, community exhibitions and creative workshops for people living with dementia, as well as radio/sound art projects. ‘Not in the Shipyard Now’ is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


13 Cuttings by Ryoko Akama Barrow Park, Piel View House Garden Ryoko Akama is a sound artist/composer/performer

who approaches listening situations that magnify silence, time and space. Her work aims to offer quiet temporal/spatial experiences, and is connected to literature, fine art and mixed media (technology). Akama employs small and fragile objects such as paper, balloons and glass bottles in order to create tiny aural and visual occurrences that embody an aesthetic of ‘almost nothing’. Ryoko also composes text scores and performs a diversity of alternative scores in collaboration with international artists. Ryoko runs the melange edition label, co-curates the ame concert and residency series as well as acting as co-editor of independent publisher mumei. 13 Cuttings residency and commission supported by ame and Arts Council England.

The Hive by Ikbal Lubys and Tony Maryana in collaboration with Laurie Crombie and Charlie Pethica-Electronics Barrow Park, Jubilee Gardens The Hive is a larger-than-life resonator, with vibrating chimes for visitors to interact with, creating new compositions. This bespoke, sculptural musical instrument is made from parts of Gamelan bars, a form of percussive Indonesian music using gongs and xylophone-type instruments. The Hive was originally created in response the natural sounds found in Peak Cavern, Castleton – as part of Abandon Normal Devices Festival 2017. Commissioned and produced by Abandon Normal Devices.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and British Council, Indonesia.


Overview / timetable

100 Keyboards by ASUNA, The Nan Tait Centre Gallery, Abbey Road Fri 17th & Sat 18th August (installation), 14:00 - 18:00 Sat 18th August (performance), 21:00 - 22:30 ASUNA is a sound artist from Japan who has been active since the early 2000’s. He produces installation work and live performances including ‘Each Organ’, a sound installation that explores the etymology of the portable electronic organ. His performances make use of many tiny cheap toys to create a multilayered and fascinating plastic universe of drones, loops and occasional pop implosions. After debuting on the Spanish label Lucky Kitchen in 2003, ASUNA has gone on to release over 60 works on various labels around the world. In 2018 he will be touring his work around Europe, with new work 100 KEYBOARDS premiering at Full of Noises UK. 100 KEYBOARDS features multiple sound waves of the same frequency disseminated in multiple directions, creating a complex distribution of acoustic pressure. This causes what is known as a ‘moiré pattern’ of sound interference. In this site-specific listening experience, you will hear subtle variations of sound interference and resonance that vary based on your location in the performance space.

ASUNA at Full of Noises is supported by ame, Arts Council England, The Japan Foundation & The Japan Society


Overview / timetable

Installation Works Cookes Studios / 102 Abbey Road Fri 17th & Sat 18th August, 13:00 - 18:00 Sun 19th August, 13:00 - 17:00 Pacific Pacific by Tomoko Sauvage Tomoko Sauvage is a musician and artist whose work investigates the sculpturality of sound and improvisation in relation to the environment. Sauvage is known for her musical/visual research into ‘natural synthesizers’ of her own invention, composed of diverse fluid, bowls, ceramic, light and underwater amplification. Sauvage’s approach is attached to questions of alchemy, meditation and the balance between hazard and mastery. Taking the form of performances, installations and musical compositions, her work is regularly presented in Europe, Asia and America. For Full of Noises, Tomoko will present the UK premiere of Pacific Pacific an aural and visual voyage through the Pacific Ocean from Okinawa to Guam passing by Fukushima and Moruroa. Tomoko Sauvage at Full of Noises is supported by ame, Arts Council England, the Japan Foundation and the Japan Society


Day 1- timetable

The Art of Magic by Folklore Tapes See opposite for exhibition opening times Fri 17th August - evening performance: 21:00-22:00 The Art of Magic is a new collaborative project devised by Folklore Tapes and The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, encompassing a series of projects exploring the nature and lore of magic through responding to the museum’s collection. This new Arts Council England funded project was born out of two residencies and is based around a series of objectless index cards found within the archive. In early 2018, thirty-five contemporary artists across the UK were sent an objectless card and invited to interpret the text however they wished. This collection of new artefacts spans the medium of film, performance, photography, painting, sculpture, writing and music. This new exhibition will travel and form part of an immersive installation-performance weaving all the artefacts into a unique live experience,conducted by four principle performers working with music, projections and spoken word Folklore Tapes are a broad collective of artists dedicated to exploring the hidden vernacular of the

nations folklore and heritage. For six years FT has explored over forty projects, seamlessly weaving experimental sound work, film, installation and writing. The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is located in Boscastle, Cornwall and houses the most extensive public collection of artefacts relating to magic, witchcraft and the occult in the world.


Evening Concert 1 Fri 17th August, the Nan Tait Centre 19:00 (for 19:30 start)-22:30 The Art of Magic by Folklore Tapes Folklore Tapes are a broad collective of artists dedicated to exploring the hidden vernacular of the nation’s folklore and heritage. Over the years they have gained an international reputation through limited edition releases across the mediums of vinyl, tape and book, which are distributed worldwide and are housed within several collections and archives. FT has undertaken sell out shows at libraries, museums and festivals and been covered in magazines such as The Wire and Record Collector and had extensive radio play on BBC 3’s Late Junction. Join us at 102 Abbey Road at the end of the evening for a special performance by Folklore Tapes and invited artists.

Forewarning Installation by Rebecca Chesney Rebecca Chesney is a visual artist whose work is concerned with the relationship between humans and nature and how we perceive, romanticise and translate the landscape. Her projects take the form of installations, interventions, drawings, maps and walks. She has been commissioned by Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Peak, Compton Verney, Grizedale Arts, Bluecoat Gallery and Landlife. Awards include a Gasworks International Fellowship with CONA in Mumbai India and a Lucas Artist Fellowship at Montalvo California USA. She has been invited to attended residencies at the Nirox Foundation in South Africa, Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts and the Lowry. Rebecca Chesney is a FoN 2018 artist in residence with South Walney Nature Reserve. Residency produced in collaboration with Soundcamp and Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Plus - interludes from the South Walney Nature Reserve open microphone, streaming live from Walney’s seal colony


Tomoko Sauvage Live performance Tomoko Sauvage is a Japanese musician and artist active since the mid-2000’s. Her work investigates the sculpturality of sound and improvisation in relation to the environment. Tomoko is known for her musical / visual research into a ‘natural synthesizer’ of her own invention, composed with diverse fluid, bowls, ceramics, light and underwater amplification. Sauvage’s approach is informed by questions of alchemy, meditation and the balance between hazard and mastery. Taking the form of performances, installations and musical compositions, her work is regularly presented in Europe, Asia and America.

Space & Freedom A film by Helen Petts 2018. Archive 8mm film and HD, 22’ When Taiwanese artist Li Yuan-chia left London for Banks in Cumbria in 1967 he said he was going in search of ‘Space and Freedom’. Finding personal identification with his work and his life history, Helen Petts set out to explore his memory at the site where he lived and worked, but also his relationship with the landscape - interacting herself with the places he loved. The film mixes Petts’ own footage and field recordings with two previously undiscovered sound recordings and archive film shot by Li Yuan-chia himself. With additional interventions on prepared piano by Steve Beresford. Helen Petts is an artist film-maker who explores rhythm, texture, sound and chance events in the landscape and also in her long standing relationship with experimental musicians. In 2013 she was commissioned by FON to make Solo Soprano - a portrait of Lol Coxhill. Space & Freedom was originally commissioned by Manchester Art Gallery and curator Hammad Nasar for the exhibition Speech Acts (Continues until April 2019). Financially assisted by the Arts Council of England National Lottery Fund and the Li Yuan-chia Foundation. Archive footage by Li Yuan-chia courtesy of Manchester University.


Evening Concert 2 Sat 18th August, the Nan Tait Centre 19:00 (for 19:30 start)-22:00 Walney Island for Two Cellos Maja Bugge & Bev Paddon Maja Bugge has been one of the artists in residence at Walney Island this year and as part of her residency she has been working on a piece for her cello student Bev Paddon who is based in Barrow and has been playing with Maja for the last 3 years. Teaching is an important part of Maja’s practise and in this new piece written for Bev, Maja has been using the natural sounds of Walney Island as an inspiration for musical material.

100 Keyboards Performance by ASUNA ASUNA’s current touring work100 KEYBOARDS creates. multiple sound waves of the same frequency that are disseminated in multiple directions, creating a complex distribution of acoustic pressure. This causes what is known as a ‘moiré’ pattern of sound interference. In this site-specific listening experience, you will hear subtle variations of sound interference and resonance that vary based on your location in the performance space.

NORTHERN by Maja Bugge, Hervé Perez & Adam York Gregory Maja Bugge is a Norwegian cellist and composer based in Lancaster. She has more than 20 years of professional experience working both as a solo artist and in collaboration with organisations such as Jazz North, Manchester Jazz festival, Lancaster Arts and the National Theatre Oslo. In 2012 she released her first solo CD Shelter. She has won several prizes and scholarships for her work including a Norwegian Arts council prize for best childrens performance and artist in residence at the Arctic Festival Norway.

Maja Bugge is a FoN 2018 artist in residence with South Walney Nature Reserve.


Overview / timetable

About Full of Noises Full of Noises is a sound art and new music organisation based in a public park on Cumbria’s Furness Peninsula. We produce and commission new work from contemporary composers and sound artists through a programme of residencies, performances and public realm installations. Since 2009, we have produced over one hundred events, including five biennial festivals, showcasing new work by over two hundred artists. Starting life in the former canteen building of a Trident submarine plant, Full of Noises has hosted artists ranging from Faust, AGF, Hildur Gudnadottir and Tetsuo Kogawa to Laura Cannell, Minoru Sato, Lee Gamble and Ryoko Akama. Touring events have taken us to venues including London’s Cafe OTO, the Liverpool Biennial, the Sao Paulo Biennial, Beacons Festival and National Trust Castles in the Lake District. Visit our website to see upcoming events, publications and films from the festival archive: fonfestival.org

Full of Noises is: Glenn Boulter – Artistic Director Andrew Deakin – Programme Director Nina Valvi – Marketing Assistant Natalie Bowers – Producer

Shaun Blezard – Producer Board of Directors: Linda O’ Keeffe, Ailie Robertson, Taylor Nuttall Image - Lauren Redhead at Full of Noises 2013 by Benedict Phillips


1. Barrow rail station, Holker St, LA14 5QZ 2. The Nan Tait Centre, Abbey Rd, LA14 1LG

3. Cookes Studios, 102 Abbey Rd, LA14 5QR 4. Barrow Park, Abbey Rd, LA13 9BD

How to find us All venues are within 10 minutes walk of Barrow railway station. All indoor venues are fully accessible. Please contact us with any specific access requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your needs: info@fonfestival.org / 07907 850432 Train services run from Barrow to Ulverston, Lancaster, Preston, Manchester, and local stations with connections to London and Glasgow. The last train from Barrow on Fri 17th / Sat18th departs at 21:45. Regular bus services run from Kendal, Ulverston and Dalton-in-Furness. Visit the Stagecoach website for journey details. Car: From the M6 Northbound, exit at junction 36. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A590. Take the A590 following signs for Barrow-in-Furness. Parking is available at the Nan Tait centre, and on-street for all other venues. Taxis: Avon Cars 01229 471471 / Barrow Cars 01229 432432

Credits South Walney residencies produced in partnership with Soundcamp and Cumbria Wildflife Trust Programme layout - Glenn Boulter, based on a design by Tom James Scott With thanks to our events staff, volunteers and supporters: Sarah Dalrymple and Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Philip Northcott, Benedict Phillips, Laurence Campbell, Sue Deakin, Stephen Harvey, Signal Film and Media, Barrow park management, Art Gene. Full of Noises 2018 is supported by:


Full of Noises 2018 Programme  

Full of Noises 2018 - three days of sound art and new music in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Artists include: ASUNA, Maja Bugge, Rebecca Chesn...

Full of Noises 2018 Programme  

Full of Noises 2018 - three days of sound art and new music in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Artists include: ASUNA, Maja Bugge, Rebecca Chesn...

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