Colliding Lines present live sessions, cross-genre collaborations and left-field recordings drawn from the London, UK and international experimental scenes; a long-form love letter to recorded audio as soundtrack, as sound art and as storyteller.
Colliding Lines #6 – Rita Says, Reuben Kyriakides
This month we spend two hours with two artists – Rita Says, who with her Orchestra revives and reclaims 20th century experimental classics in the spirit of their modern punk equivalents; and Reuben Kyriakides, elusive composer-producer whose diverse portfolio includes dance scores, hip-hop, alternatively tuned piano, and at least one sound installation about Billy Elliot.
Colliding Lines #5 – Origin Stories
This month takes the theme of beginnings or origins – artists and works that begin at home, in the family, or in birth. Through field recordings and acoustic drones Broads & Milly Hirst score the landscapes and history of their native Norfolk; Gaze is Ghost and poet Nikki Marrone debut new collaborations and discuss motherhood and creativity; and we welcome Alexander Carson performing in session live from his living room. Finally, longtime CL collaborator Derek Yau debuts his first solo record, ‘May’, out June 25th.
Colliding Lines #4 – (dis)Embodied
In this episode, non-physical spaces, dreams as performance, and the body as instrument, object and obstacle. Featuring new music and interviews from Lou Barnell, sound & poetry collective Catching Shadows, and art-pop band MAW. Writer Abi Palmer reads from her recent book ‘Sanatorium’, released through Penned in the Margins. Wes Freeman-Smith and Martin Clarke host.
Colliding Lines #3 – Apocalypse
This month, we visit live literature experiment ‘Shadowplay’ – the story of a fictional global pandemic cancelled by a real global pandemic. Looking at the many projects frustrated, complicated and transformed by lockdown, we’ll be taking damage reports from artists across Europe and exploring hopes for a better future. Debuting new music from Amore Meow, Lost Harbours and KON, and Jacob and Reuben Kyriakides.
Colliding Lines #2 – Reanimation: Visible Music
This episode features performances from our live score series, re-imagining the visual music of 1920s Dada, where abstract painters explored the new medium of cinema through rhythm, geometry and colour. Interviews and new music from Bell Lungs, Merlin Nova and Pascal Coleman, and Lola de la Mata.
Colliding Lines #1 – Reanimation: Labyrinth
The first episode in a series of recorded performances from our live score series, re-imagining scores for obscure and iconic animations. Featuring interviews with saxophonist and sound recordist Martin Clarke, acclaimed vocal artist Ingrid Plum, and violist / game designer Mother Ivy (Nick Murray).