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Cryptic Nights | Flight

Flight

Thursday 4th May 2017, 8pm. £9|£6
Main Gatehouse, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

A site-specific soundscape influenced and inspired by the migration of barnacle geese from Norway’s Svalbard Islands to Caerlaverock in southern Scotland. Composed by Stuart Macpherson, Flight invites you to explore the impressive, historic surroundings of the University of Glasgow.

Using multiple live and recorded sound sources featuring musicians Greg Lawson and Su-a Lee, Macpherson has created a promenade performance that mimics the movement of birds soaring through a series of iconic spaces across the campus.

Edinburgh Art Festival | Thought Collider

Rhythm of Life. Image © Chris Scott

27th July to 27th August 2017, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. FREE
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

Susana Cámara Leret and Mike Thompson's art, design and research practice explores metabolic processes, bodies and spaces. They experiment with the meanings and values that can be derived from alternative ways of experiencing built and mediated environments.

As Thought Collider they are motivated by emergent nature cultures. Their artworks span various media, generating experiential insights that confront the norm. This exhibition, in the new Alt-w LAB for creative technology, is the first solo presentation of their work in the UK.

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Dialogues | Quasar Sax Quartet

St Gilles Cathedral

Friday 31st March 2017, 8pm. FREE
St Giles' Cathedral, 194 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE

A performance of work by Michael Edwards and Martin Parker. 'hyperboles 3' by Edwards demands great stillness on the part of the players and the audience. Consisting almost exclusively of delicate multiphonics, upon which electronics are superimposed to surround the audience.

Parker's 'scripts' are inserted into 'hyperboles 3' as a type of punctuation. A seamless intervention, but distinctively different, offering players (and listeners) an opportunity to move and breathe in a different way before Michael's piece resumes. Changes in lighting distinguish different sections.

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Encounters | The Art of Neuroscience

The Art of Neuroscience

Sunday 2nd April 2017, 12:30pm. £6|£5
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh

NHS Lothian’s Art and Therapeutic Design programme awarded three Creative Research Artist Fellowships to explore the activity and research interests of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in Edinburgh.

Language and Cognition Fellow Gavin Inglis, Music Fellows Alex Menzies and Florence To and Design Fellow Susana Cámara Leret talk publicly about these dynamic arts/science collaborations for the very first time.

FULLY BOOKED

GFF 2017 | Life of a Foley Artist

Life of a Foley Artist

Thursday 16th February 2017, 6.30pm. FREE
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

If you've enjoyed our take on Berberian Sound Studio, you'll know that creating sound for film and TV is a mysterious world, evoking images of massive studios filled with gravel pits, hammers and a large variety of fruit and vegetables.

Glasgow School of Art sound designers Paul Wilson and Ronan Breslin will be joined by Mark Daniels and Matt Collings for a discussion on the creative process behind determining the perfect object for that defined sound.

FULLY BOOKED

PechaKucha Edinburgh

PechaKucha

Thursday 23th March 2017, 6pm. RSVP
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.

It is curated in Edinburgh by Gordon Duffy, Principal of architecture practice Studio DuB. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.

FULLY BOOKED

NEoN | All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Tom Sherman, Learning to see the Laboratory where the machine is programmed.

10th Nov 2016 to 24th Feb 2017. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.
Hannah Maclure Centre, 1-3 Bell Street, Dundee DD1 1HP

This exhibition asks if machines are now recognising and understanding the spaces they inhabit. NEoN’s festival theme, ‘The Spaces We’re In’, questions the differences between virtual and physical space, but are machines and digital technologies programmed to also understand those differences? The works in this group exhibition show us these spaces from the machine's point of view.

Miyu Hayashi, Ruth Kerr, Willy Lemaitre, Tom Sherman.

Cryptic Nights | The Same Hillside

Chip Stack, John Wallace.

2nd to 4th March 2017. FREE
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

In this immersive audiovisual exploration of human links to upland ecosystems, viewers are transported to Scotland’s remote resource heartland where three of Scotland’s mightiest rivers, the Annan, Clyde and Tweed, begin.

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John Wallace has captured the experiences and memories of those living and working in the area using documentary video, field recordings and interviews. Live environmental sensors will trigger the different audiovisual sequences.

Atmosphere | Broadway Melody of 1936

Image of 'Broadway Melody of 1936' used with the kind permission of Doctor Macro.

Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 8:30pm. FREE
Mecca Dundee Playhouse, 104-110 Nethergate DD1 4EH

2017 has been designated Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and as part of Dundee's Community Hogmanay Celebrations we're turning the clock back to 1936 when Art Deco cinema Green's Playhouse first opened to the public on the site of the Mecca bingo hall.

Step inside the iconic tower to watch Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 'Broadway Melody of 1936' as the silver screen returns to the site of the original Playhouse for one night only. Dress like your favourite vintage Hollywood star, and join us for bingo before the main feature from 6:30pm.

FULLY BOOKED

Alt-w | Paperholm

Paperholm Group

15th & 16th December 2017,10am-5pm. RSVP
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

Cycle 11 Alt-w Production Award -
Charles Young
www.paperholm.com

An exploration of architecture through the daily production of tiny models from 200gsm watercolour paper. A new building or structure designed, made, recorded and published online each day, often as an animated gif.

The models are combined into an installation that presents a city located on an imaginary archipelago. Visitors to the exhibition can also stand behind the wheel on the bridge of a ship sailing towards these islands.