Lee Patterson – Kaffe Matthews [May. 2015]

Audiopolis #14. Friday 29th of May, 2015.

Lee Patterson [England] + Kaffe Matthews [England]


In May in “CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía. 5Cs” Britons Lee Patterson and Kaffe Matthews. As always in the context of the experimental music cycle Audiopolis. The fourteenth event of the cycle will be held on Friday May 29th in the Auditorium of CentroCentro at 8:00 pm.

Free admission seating.
The same day from 6:00 pm will open the Audiópolis’ listening space on the 5th floor of CentroCentro.
Lee Patterson and Kaffe Matthews, on May 27th of 2015 will be in Murcia, in the exhibition hall of the Cultural Center “Puertas de Castilla”, for the program “Experimentadores en la Fonoteca” of SONM. The activity is also curated by Francisco López. [+ info: Puertas de Castilla // Fonoteca SONM]

Lee Patterson

Lee Patterson, North Pennines, Winter 2014. Credit - Laura Harrington

With both aided and naked ears, Lee Patterson tries to understand elements of his surroundings and culture by engaging with the sounds they produce. The use of sound recording as a method to educate his perception has resulted in a practice that includes environmental sound, improvised music, film soundtrack, radio and installation.

Whether working live with amplification or recording within an environment, he has pioneered a range of devices and methods that produce or uncover complex sound in unexpected places. From rock chalk to burning nuts, from bridges to aquatic plants, he eavesdrops upon the sounds emitted by organisms and objects otherwise considered mute.

Past and present collaborators include Mika Vainio, Jennifer Walshe, Vanessa Rossetto, David Toop, Rhodri Davies and John Butcher, Greg Pope, Benedict Drew, Luke Fowler, Lucio Capece, Rie Nakajima, Angharad Davies, Keith Rowe, John Tilbury, Xavier Charles and Tetsuya Umeda.

His works have featured on UK TV, BBC Radios 3, 4 and 6, Resonance FM and on radio stations worldwide.

He lives and works in Prestwich, Manchester, UK.

Music and links

Kaffe Matthews


Brief Kaffe Matthews was born in Essex, England and lives and works in London. Since 1990 she has been making and performing new electro- acoustic music worldwide with a variety of things and places such as violin, theremin, wild salmon, Scottish weather, desert stretched wires, NASA scientists, hammerhead sharks, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is researching interactive composition for outdoor enjoyment with sonic bicycles and The Bicrophonic Research Institute (BRI). Acknowledged as a pioneer in electronic improvisation and live composition, Kaffe has released 6 solo CD’s on the label Annette Works.

Music and links

http://www.kaffematthews.net/works // http://www.sonicbikes.net // http://www.musicforbodies.net


CentroCentro’ event

Photos: Francisco López

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