Wed 27 Jun 2012, 8 pm
La Fenetre Soleil
From the organizer:
The Onion Cellar proudly presents a special live concert by SIMON WHETHAM in Ho Chi Minh City.
Simon Whetham is a British musician / sound artist who has been experimenting with environmental sounds since a research trip to Iceland in 2005.
His concerts are often based on an extensive use of field recordings captured by himself from various locations worldwide (to name but a few: the Amazon Forest, the Alps, a library in London’s Peckham, a decommissioned power station in Latvia, etcetera), but heavily processed and carefully assembled to create actual musical compositions, forming new sequences and frequencies that may or may not be there in the first place, resulting in what might be termed as soundtracks to imaginary films.
To date, Simon has released at least 20 albums though numerous independent labels, run various sound installations and workshops, performed at a large number of festivals and venues (including the famous Café Oto in London – haven for all things experimental). He has also shared the stage with luminaries of the scene, such as Colin Potter (of Nurse With Wound fame), Philip Jeck, Tim Hecker, Mark Fell, Scanner (who incidentally was the first electronic musician to play at the Hanoi Opera House back in 2003) etc.
In 2012 Simon has been travelling around the world, playing concerts and collaborating with local musicians at places he goes to. After a series of concerts in Australia (including a support set to “Godfather of Japanese Noise” Merzbow) and Hanoi at CAMA ATK, Simon will perform another concert at La Fenetre Soleil coupled with young noise talent Hong Giang (Writher). Minimalist performances like this aren’t for everyone – there definitely won’t be any dancing – but for those with open ears and minds, this isn’t one to miss.
Visit his website.
An excerpt from Simon Whetham’s Lightyears, click here.
|La Fenetre Soleil 44 Ly Tu Trong, Dist. 1, HCMC|