Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver
Fari Bradley is an Iranian-born broadcaster and electronic sound artist based in London. She is an active member of London's independent art-music station Resonance 104.4 FM, where she promotes arts and culture to Iran through her radio show, Six Pillars to Persia. Performing live in museums and galleries such as British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Fari also DJs experimental dance music at festivals such as Glastonbury and Exit Festival, Serbia and on Free Lab Radio at Resonance104.4FM. An artist-in-residence at no.w.here, an artist run project space in London, Fari's previous commissions include works for Barbican and Gasworks, London, The Venice Biennale in Venice, The British Council and Frieze Projects, London.
Chris Weaver is a sound artist and audio hardware hacker, whose live performances and works range from Glastonbury to The Wellcome Trust. A founder member of the electro-acoustic ensemble Oscillatorial Binnage. he has performed with musicians as diverse as Knut Aufermann, Luke Fowler, Lepke B and John Paul Jones. He worked as Production Manager on the UK's first independent art-music radio station Resonance104.4FM as well being the musical director of the station's Radio Orchestra for ten years. He lectures at the London College of Communication on the Sound Art BA course and has held numerous workshops internationally on arts-radio, hacking and electronics. Recent broadcasts include the 5-hour live radio artwork Suspension of Belief a piece involving rock climbers, musicians and narrative text, and the piece Overhead (both in collaboration with Ed Baxter) commissioned by Arika for the 'Kill Your Timid Notion' Festival 2010. Weaver was named 'Sonic Artist of the Year' by the British Academy of Songwriters in 2013 and his work was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 for the awards.
Selected Joint Work:
Falgoosh Radio, pop-up art radio commission at Art Dubai. A five day radio broadcast of arts discussion, interview and performance live inside the fair. Installation, curation and programming of the 24 hour schedule. During the fair conducting live interviews with artists, curators and patrons, which were also later broadcast and podcast on UK's art-music station Resonance104.4FM
Improvisation on found objects and single string bow. Cafe Oto (London's leading sound art venue) for AMM with Resonance104.4FM, London
Wire Magazine release, the first ever recorded piece of electronic music Clickety-Cick by Juleene, performed on piano for sonic artist Dan Wilson
Group improvisation on found objects, electronics and single string bow, Cafe Oto – Resonance104.4FM Benefit Gig, London
Live performance on hand-made electronics with quartet Oscillatorial Binnage at Prehen House, for the UK ‘Capital of Culture’ celebrations, Void Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland.
Abscission #1 with Oscillatorial Binnage quartet, Below the Radar 15, November 2013, The Wire Magazine CD and online release featuring Bradley and Weaver, oscillating domestic equipment to create overlayered tones and movement
Music at Breaking Point, Kirkaldy Testing Museum – conceptual piece with testing machinery, breaking amplified concrete for Merge Festival, London
Yes And...?, 2013, CD Release Maeshmusik, Eynham Records
Cut Up...Melt Down...Respray!!, CD release – compilation on the works of avant garde film maker Jeff Keen, performed with Oscillatorial Binnage, 2013
Variations for Rooms and a Tone #3, performance by Oscillatorial Binnage, Heath Street Church, Hampstead, London
Live improvisation, British Pavilion, Venice Biennale Opening
Eavesdropper/ Falgoosh Radio, pop-up art radio commission at Art Dubai.
Cage Rattling #1: Kill Switch, Kings Place, London - Using MaxMSP a long form graphic score based on numerical information derived from the letters of Cage’s name.
Group Improvisation #86, Club Integral - Café Oto, Dalston, London
Group improvisation with Oscillatorial Binnage to launch the biography of free improviser Derek Bailey for AMM, at Cafe Oto, London
Live orchestral performance for Worsley's silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), with the Resonance Radio Orchestra, Frank's open car park roof in Peckham
Variations for Rooms and a Tone #2, The Woodmill, Neckinger Depot, London - Harmonic feedback
system employing architectural acoustics.
Variations for Rooms and a Tone #1, Kensal Rise Cemetery, London - Intervention at a Gallery Launch using one room and an antechamber
Improvised performance on hand-made electronic circuits and found objects with pioneer Nicolas Collins and Paul B. Davis, with the Resonance Radio Orchestra, Cafe Oto, London
Live Grille Study, Voltage Control. Viktor Wynde Art Gallery, Hackney, London - Performance for independent resonant grilles, part of our ‘Corrosion Suite Series’
Rainforest IV, Area10 Gallery, Peckham, London - group realisation of a seminal work by David Tudor, produced by Chris Weaver.
Live performance, Gasworks Gallery, London with electronics pioneer Nicolas Collins and the Resonance Radio Orchestra
Live Performance, ‘Pestival, a festival of insects in art’, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London
Kitchen Performance, Show Flat, Dalston, London - a Southbank Centre project involving kitchen equipment, streamed live on Resonance104.4FM
First Last Festival – LMC (London Musician's Collective), Cafe Oto, London - improvised piece using circuits, hand made instruments and found objects.
Group Improvisation #64, ‘Shifts in Perception’, The Wellcome Collection, London
Pop-up art-radio station, ‘Overture’ opening weekend, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
Corrosion Suite – Live Realisation, ‘The Long Weekend’, Tate Modern, London. Performance with magnetically resonant metal objects.
Rainforest IV, Pestival, Barnes Wetland Centre, London - group realisation of a seminal work by David Tudor, produced by Chris Weaver.
We Are All Going to Die, Arts Catalyst and Resonance104.4FM. Live performance at Camden Roundhouse, London
For more information, please visit http://www.faribradley.co.uk/