We Can Elude Control @ De La War Pavillion / Tom Richards ‘Broken Patchbay’

Well worth the trip to the coast, at the start of next month for this, still can’t believe it’s free. Paul Purgas (one half of Emptyset – and on a side note if you’ve not checked Medium EP yet it’s a strongly recommended purchase) is curating a day of electronic, and most importantly, interesting music.

They’re calling it We Can Elude Control, the name of the label overseen by Purgas who last month released one of my favorite records of the year so far in the form of Tom Richards’Broken Patchbay‘ EP. Three tracks of electronic bliss, keeping the sounds moving and evolving in to something almost danceable, a hard-line to walk with most sound artists. The release comes with a live CD as well, three of the four tracks on it coming in over 14 minutes in length giving a really nice insight in to how he can build a set. Makes me want to see him doing it in person to be honest, but Richards seems a hard artist to keep tabs on, having not updated his online presence since early 2011.


While he’s not playing at this event the lineup’s still crazy good, headlined by Chris & Cosey (or is that Carter Tutti nowadays?) offering up live remixing of their final Throbbing Gristle album, and Ekoplekz, who – if you’ve not seen him before – will probably be doing the most interesting shit in electronic music you’ve ever come across. There’s not a boring artist on the lineup though, and definitely looking forward to seeing EVOL do their thing live as well.

It’s happening during the day Sautrday, 9th of June. Full details below, via De La War Pavillion

On Saturday June 9th 2012 the De La Warr Pavilion hosts We Can Elude Control a free day of sound and experimental electronic music as the closing weekend event for the Cerith Wyn Evans exhibition. The event features a headline performance by Chris & Cosey presenting a live remix of Throbbing Gristle’s final album Desertshore, as well as sets by cult British artist Russell Haswell and analogue tape experiments by Napalm Death vocalist Nicholas Bullen.

Across the afternoon in the first floor gallery there will be a series of performances within Wyn Evans’ S=U=P=E=R=S=T=R=U=C=T=U=R=E light and heat installation. Performers include Ekoplekz, the Bristol-based electronic improviser Nick Edwards currently signed to Peter Rehberg’s Editions Mego label. Alongside him will be Helm who contributed to the Wire magazine’s 30th birthday celebrations and who has recently released an album on the Berlin label PAN. There will also be a rare set by the Barcelona- based sound art collective EVOL who produce what they describe as “computer music for hooligans”.

On the top level of the Pavilion there will be performances by artist Shelley Parker incorporating a live audio feed from nearby Beachy Head and contributions by Australian electronic musician Robert Curgenven and Lorrie Jayne Evans.

The event has been curated by Paul Purgas, the London based curator and electronic musician who is one half of the experimental electronics project Emptyset. He has curated sound and performance projects for Tate Britain, Arnolfini, Spike Island and the Bold Tendencies sculpture park in Peckham.