|AURAL ECTOPLASM - A candlelit concert with tape loop quartet Howlround
Sunday 9th October at 7:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE AS THE CEMETERY WILL BE CLOSED FROM 5 PM THE ONLY ENTRANCE THAT WILL BE OPEN FOR THE PERFORMANCE IS THE ONE ON OLD BROMPTON ROAD. THE GATE WILL BE OPEN FROM 6:45 PM. THE PERFORMANCE STARTS AT 7:15 - NO LATECOMERS WILL BE ADMITTED.
Howlround is a project that creates musique concréte compositions and performances purely by manipulating natural acoustic sounds on a quartet of vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders, with all additional electronic effects or artificial reverb strictly forbidden – a process that has seen their work compared to William Basinski, Philip Jeck, Morton Feldman and even the sculptures of Rachel Whiteread.
Now the quartet are very proud to bring one of their spectacular live performances to London Month of the Dead, in which the secret sounds of Brompton chapel will be dubbed onto loops of tape and stretched precariously around the venue - creating an experience that is part sonic séance, part chaotic performance art.
In an age where one can create all manner of electronic music with a simple swipe of a mouse, Howlround prove not only how much fun is to be had in making things complicated again, but conversely just how little effort is sometimes needed to create a genuinely uncanny and beguiling sound-world: the rough underbelly of our pristine, Pro-Tools universe. Their fifth LP A Creak In Time will be released this autumn on the Pysché Tropes label.