enthusiasm live

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Image from the collection of the Austrian Film Museum
Frame enlargement Georg Wasner

In November 2016 I was commissioned by artist, Stefhan Caddick and Dr. Victoria Donovan to write and record an original re-scoring of Dzinga Vertov’s 1930 masterpiece film, Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass as part of their event, Enthusiasm.

Enthusiasm is a migration story spanning Merthyr Tydfil and Ukraine; the 1860s to the present day. This innovative, interdisciplinary one-day arts event brings together musicians, members of the community, archivists and historians to take a radical look at a little-known historical episode that links Merthyr and the South Wales Valleys to the Donbas in Ukraine and asks how the legacy of this past continues to resonate in our social, cultural and political landscape today.

I will be performing my re-scoring, live, at the event on Saturday the 1st of July 2017 at the Red House in Merthyr, South Wales. Entry is free. Experience is priceless.

For more details please visit Stefhan’s website: http://www.stefhancaddick.co.uk/enthusiasm/

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JB/SG White film (soundtrack version) now online

In 2016 I did a collaboration with Michigan based film maker Joseph Bernard. I made a soundtrack arrangement of collage sound to his 1978 masterpiece, WHITE FILM. This is soon to be screened in London (scroll down for more details) and can now be viewed online for the first time.  See it on Vimeo by clicking on the box below. Enjoy

Walls opening

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Zoë Gingell, director of Cardiff MADE gallery commissioned me to write and record original sound art for her Creative Wales award piece, “Walls”. We have made a multi-sensory collaborative installation using original material and digitised tapes of personal archive recordings from Zoë’s family. The HD audio features 60-70 minute quadrophonic looped drones and atmospheric recordings alongside sound bites triggered by motion sensors. This is installed alongside Zoë’s original physical/visual work featuring transparent bricks and projected video.

A highly emotional and personal piece that has taken a lot of effort and experimentation to conceive. This was the first commission I have done entirely on a remote basis.

You can sample a clip of the audio here:

The installation opens at Cardiff MADE gallery on Monday 13th of February. For gallery information, check out their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/CardiffMADE/

For more information on this project, please see the Walls page under the Works tab.

 

white film screening

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Brand New Blinkers are hosting an evening at Close-Up Film Centre in Shoreditch, London on the 30th of March screening Prismatic Music: The Films of Joseph Bernard. Amongst this collection of recently digitised, super 8 silent art films from the 70’s and 80’s is a collaboration I did with him on his 1978 master piece, WHITE FILM. It features an original collage soundtrack by myself made in 2016.

Joseph has become a good friend one mine and a great influence on my visual artwork. He is my favourite film maker and he claims that this could be the last ever screening of Prismatic Music. Needless to say, this is a real honour for me.

There is more details of the event at the venue’s event page here:

https://www.closeupfilmcentre.com/film_programmes/2017/prismatic-music-the-films-of-joseph-bernard/

For more of Joseph’s fantastic work, check out his website:

http://www.josephbernard.com/home

 

 

 

 

diger digi distro

Mad props to my amigo, Jørn Haagstad of Diger Distro/Fysisk Format/Tiger Records in Oslo and the band Boomerang Rapido for hooking me up with digital distribution.

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My album, ÉN TI is now available online through Diger and is streaming via Spotify at the following link: https://open.spotify.com/album/42fx5XsKF7DeDK8h1kijeP

Anyone that knows me, will know this is a big deal. I am very grateful. Thank you

Last UK live set – Goodnight Brooklyn

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I will be performing my last UK live set for the forceable future at one of Cardiff MADE gallery’s Subculture Cinema events on the 18th of February 2017. I am opening for the film screening of Matt Conboy’s “Goodnight Brooklyn – The Story of Death by Audio”. It’s a real honour to part of this great event and supporting the Death by Audio story.

Tickets and event details here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/389163

Amazing event poster by the mastermind behind the ÉN TI graphic design – James Watkins of Stoker. http://www.iamstoker.com is soon to be live.

Facebook details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/614997942025888/

2 new live videos

My brother Paul Gore and Rhys Lewis shot these lovely videos from the ÉN TI album release party at Cardiff MADE gallery, South Wales, UK on the 22nd of October 2016. Featuring guest musicians Hervé Giradrin of Nevsky Perspective and Jimmy Otley. Live visuals performed by Form Constants. Special thanks to James Townsend and the crew at Cardiff MADE gallery.

 

The audio from these live tracks is available for free download here:

https://simongore.bandcamp.com/album/n-ti-live

Check out more of my brother’s great work here:

https://vimeo.com/gorefilm

Enjoy

Cardiff made Christmas exhibition

I have 3 framed, original prints from ÉN TI going in the Cardiff MADE Christmas exhibition open from the 1st of December 2016 to the 31st of January 2017.

These are original artist prototypes (predecessors to the 1st edition to be made in 2017) printed on 188gsm Photo Rag archive paper, mounted with acid free backing-board. They are glazed with UV protected, anti-glare glass and framed in bespoke, pine frames, hand-crafted by Alex cook specifically for this collaboration.

The gallery have also used 2 of my ÉN TI images for their Christmas cards this year. These are available for sale at the gallery.

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Full event details here:

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HouseMADE residency promo video

Zoë Gingell and I have made a little promo video for the HouseMADE residency, taking place as part of Cardiff’s Brickstock at Brickworks fringe festival. I am working with Zoë at this residency. I have created an original 30 minute sound art piece for project.

Sign up for free entry and grab details here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/housemade-residency-tickets-29118515263

https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/1791513021132244/

 

An interview with Circuit Sweet

The very lovely people at Circuit Sweet interviewed me regarding my debut solo album and photo book. Caution – it’s on the wordy side:

SIMON GORE “ÉN TI” DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE – INTERVIEW SPECIAL