|Resonance104.4FM and ORF
Kunstradio present an on-air celebration of Alfred Graham's 1894
landmark patent "A New or Improved Method and Means of Producing Sound"
which details the use of feedback to produce sound. Sarah Washington,
Daniel Wilson, Hans W. Koch, Chris Weaver, Fari Bradley, Jonny Farrow,
Xentos 'Fray' Bentos and Knut Aufermann create audible feedback between
microphones, loudspeakers, mixing desks, radio transmitters, internet
streams and telephone lines.
Monday, 8th December 2014 live at Café Oto in London:
FEEDBACK – 120TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
A wall-to-wall all feedback music celebration of Alfred Graham's 1894 landmark patent "A New or Improved Method and Means of Producing Sound" – and the launch party of the 2CD + DVD release of epochal recordings from the 2004 LMC/CMN tour “Feedback: Order from Noise” on Mikroton, featuring Knut Aufermann, Xentos 'Fray' Bentos, Nicolas Collins, Alvin Lucier, Toshimaru Nakamura, Billy Roisz, Sarah Washington, Otomo Yoshihide.
Alfred Graham's patent describes the most rudimentary form of feedback: howlround. The ingredients are a speaker, a microphone and a battery, connected in a circuit that allows for mic and speaker to feed back. In a visionary twist Graham considered the sounds emitted by his device not only fit for signalling purposes but also to produce music. All performances of the evening are contemporary variations of Graham's original concept using homemade electronics, guitars, no input mixers, computers, radios and of course microphones and loudspeakers. The set list includes solo, duo and trio performances as well as an ensemble piece by the Feedback Philharmonia.
[http://cafeoto.co.uk|Cafe Oto London]