A Q&A session with Annea Lockwood and Nate Wooley (free entry, Oto Project Space)
20.30 Programme begins
EVOL’s Three Hundred Grams of Latex and Steel In One Day, 2011
CRiSAP sound art students
Annea Lockwood, solo trumpet improvisation aka “Trumpet A”
Nate Wooley, trumpet
Annea Lockwood, Becoming Air
Annea Lockwood & Nate Wooley, trumpet
Annea Lockwood, Red Mesa, 1993
Serge Vuille, prepared piano
photograph by Ruth Anderson
Annea Lockwood’s compositions range from sound art and environmental sound installations to concert music. Recent works include bayou-borne, for Pauline, for 6 improvising musicians based on a map of the bayous in Houston, TX; Streaming, Swirling, Converging, an electroacoustic collaboration with Christina Kubisch for the 2018 Kubisch/Lockwood release on the Gruenrekorder label (The secret life of the inaudible), and Wild Energy, with Bob Bielecki – a multi-channel outdoor installation focused on geophysical, atmospheric and mammalian infra and ultra sound sources, commissioned by the Caramoor Festival of the Arts.
Her music has been presented in many venues and festivals including the Tectonics/BBC Festival Glasgow, the Henry Moore Institute Leeds, the Lab, San Francisco, the Israeli Center for Digital Arts, Holon Israel, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn and the London Contemporary Music Festival 2018. Her works have been issued on CD, vinyl and online by Gruenrekorder, Black Truffle, Superior Viaduct, Lovely Music, New World, 3Leaves, XI, EM and other labels.
photograph by Ziga Koritnik
Nate Wooley (b. 1974) grew up in Clatskanie, Oregon. He began his professional music career at age 13, performing in big bands with his father, before studying jazz and classical trumpet at the University of Oregon and University of Denver. He settled in New York in 2001, and maintains an active schedule in jazz and experimental music in the US and abroad.
His work as an interpreter, improviser, and composer exists within the contemporary conjuncture of contemporary classical, jazz, noise, and electronic music. While a large part of his work has consisted of solo improvisation and composition, he has collaborated with Anthony Braxton, Éliane Radigue, Annea Lockwood, Yoshi Wada, Christian Wolff, Wadada Leo Smith, and others.
Wooley has performed as a soloist or commissioned composer at SWR Donaueschingen, Musica Polonica Nova, Wroclaw Jazztopad, Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, A’larme Berlin, Music Unlimited, and numerous international jazz festivals. He has been an artist in residence at London’s Café Oto and Brooklyn’s Issue Project Room. He was a 2016 recipient of the Foundation of Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award in Music/Sound.
Wooley is the founder of the For/With Festival which commissions and premieres works created through collaboration between composer and perfomer, all with an emphasis on radical timbral techniques and improvisation within composition.
Wooley is also the editor of Sound American, an online journal intended to provide demystified information on contemporary experimental music to its readership with the intention of expanding and perpetuating a base audience for the radical and avant-garde. He is currently the curator of the Database of Recorded American Music and teaches at the New School for Social Research.
Roc Jiménez de Cisneros – on his own and working alongside Stephen Sharp as EVOL – makes computer music for hooligans and deconstructed rave objects. Evol’s music has been released by Entr’acte, Editions Mego, Presto!?, fals.ch and their own label ALKU, and showcased at festivals, clubs, galleries and museums around the world. Evol recordings, installations and performances have a unique approach to sound matter, full of upward spirals, trance-inducing patterns and challenging temporal structures.
Jennifer Lucy Allan is a writer and researcher. She is currently working on a PhD at CRiSAP (UAL) on the social and cultural history of the foghorn, and is also a freelance music journalist specialising in underground and experimental music. Previously she was online editor for The Wire, and now freelances for The Wire, The Quietus, The Guardian and others. She runs the reissues label Arc Light Editions with James Ginzburg, and is a core member of Laura Cannell’s Modern Ritual Collective. She has recently guested on BBC3’s Late Junction, and written a series on life living in a lighthouse for Caught By The River.