“National Grid” in “Spring Roll Call”, Chelsea Morgue, 16 March 2017
Disinformation will be exhibiting the “National Grid” sound installation in the “Spring Roll Call” event, in the (former) morgue, under the (former) Royal Army Medical College, ie – Chelsea College of Arts, on Thursday 16 March 2017, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Although the Chelsea College of Arts’ address is given as John Islip Street, instead it’s best to enter from Atterbury Street, opposite the side entrance to Tate Britain… enter to the left of the Georgian building (with the horizontal red brick and white stone stripes and 2 arched windows), then go towards and under the sign that says “UAL”, through the glass door, then follow the signs…
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
London SW1P 4JU
17.30 onwards, featuring – Adam Saunders, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Daniel Bandfield, Disinformation, Edwina Zhao, Hart & Huang, Huijun Lu & Nidelina Zheleva, Tom Milnes, Rika Nakashima, Yasmin Metcalfe, Yonghwan Lee, and Martin Kellet.
19.30 onwards, featuring – Thomas Tyler, Marianne Murray, Bertie Enright-Wells, Uzma Chowdhury, Philip Mill, Lucia Coppola, James A Holland, Nick Perry, Yuri Miyauchi & D. Broughton Waddy.
“Pulsing sub-bass audio suggests associations with the most primal anthropomorphic element in music – the rhythms of the human heart, with foetal and infant hypnagogic sense memories, with seismic activity, the rumble of thunder (Jimi Hendrix claimed that his earliest childhood memory was of a thunderstorm) and even with war. Disinformation’s National Grid is a sub-bass installation sourced either from the ambient VLF field radiated by electricity pylons and mains circuits, or directly from the output cables of mains transformers. National Grid offers live physical evidence of environmental electromagnetic pollution, a demonstration of the intrinsic musical properties of alternating current, beat-frequency effects, the architectural acoustics of its own exhibition space, a formula for the realisation and suppression of Futurist sound art, a cathartic response to the pressures of urban life, a monolithic soundtrack for the genius of electrification and for the bitter conflicts between government and organised labour for control over the nation’s electrical infrastructure.”
– Disinformation “National Grid”, Ash International Ash 3.2 LP, 1996