Will Guthrie

Listening to:

Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat – Genetic

Illinois Jacquet – Flies Again

Arek Gulbenkoglu – cDDe

Michael Barthel – Stapel. Efeu-Fahrten

Michael Ranta – Yuen Shan 

Reading:

Robin Kelley- Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

Virginie Despentes – King Kong théorie

Olga Tokarczuk- Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead

Watching:

The Last Dance – On Michael Jordan

Working on:

Home schooling, gardening, the house, teaching the neighbourhood kids music.

Press rolls !

People Pleaser Volume 2

Albums with Mark Fell, Rudolf Eb.Er, Sarah Hennies, James Rushford


Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer / percussionist living in France. He plays solo using different combinations of drums, percussion, amplification and electronics, and leads the contemporary percussion / gamelan group ENSEMBLE NIST-NAH. His music has been released on labels such as Black Truffle, Editions Mego, Ipecac, Erstwhile, Clean Feed, Gaffer Records, Hasana Editions, 23five, iDEAL and his own label Antboy Music.

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Thomas Martin Nutt – Trichromatic Moiré

Saru are very pleased to announce that Trichromatic Moiré, a new double CD featuring realisations of a graphic composition by Thomas Martin Nutt, is now available.

Martin’s work with the physicality of interference takes place within the beating patterns of a multi-sensory field, a Moiré, and to celebrate his wonderful compositions, SARU invited a number of artists from around the world to realise his work.

The release features interpretations by Tetuzi Akiyama, Harriet Butler, Sarah Hennies, Ryu Hankil, Ko Ishikawa, David Lacey, Sally Ann McIntyre, Will Montgomery, Joseph Clayton Mills, Shirley Pegna, Rie Nakajima & Marie Roux, Samuel Rodgers, Lo Wie, and Keiko Yamamoto.

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You can listen to excerpts from the release here – Moiré

You can also read a wonderful piece by Sally Ann McIntyre about spending time with the score
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Trichromatic Moiré – £10, with free postage

Please visit the distro – Winds Measure – to purchase if you are in North America, and – Ftarri – in Japan

Paul Whitty – Get Some Chalk On Your Boots!

We’re very pleased to announce the release of Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! The sounding cultures of football. 

 Get Some Chalk on Your Boots!, edited by Paul Whitty and designed by Patrick Farmer, is a collection of writing exploring the everyday sounds of football culture. It includes contributions from writer and artist Juliet Jacques, composer Laurence Crane, poet and academic Steven Matthews, composer and writer Lauren Redhead, phonographer Patrick Tubin McGinley; artists Davide Tidoni and Duncan Whitley; photographer Darren Luke; writer Ruth Potts; and sound artist Paul Whitty.

You can purchase Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! (Book) for £7.50 including postage HERE

Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! is one of a number of publications released during the Sound Diaries/SARU exhibition, Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! 

Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! is a project developed by Paul Whitty in the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University. As well as the many publications, the project, the purpose of which is to investigate the everyday sounding cultures of football, also includes a symposium, with speakers such as Lauren Redhead and Patrick Tubin Mcginley, and an exhibition, with works from Paul Whitty, Davide Tidoni, Bethan Elford, and many more. The exhibition is on Monday to Friday, 10-5pm, at the Glass Tank Gallery in Oxford Brookes, until July 13th 2018. 

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Paul Whitty – Get Rid!

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We’re very pleased to announce the release of Get Rid!, by Paul Whitty.

Get Rid! is a publication that investigates the sounding culture of grassroots league football in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and farther afield in the Ligue de Football Nouvelle Aquitaine. The book documents the sounds of football happening – including transcriptions of on-pitch communication between players; and the sounds of football not happening – the everyday soundings of parish recreation grounds, village greens and recreation grounds. The book is accompanied by a cassette with field recordings.

You can purchase Get Rid! (Book, Tape, links to audio files) for £7.50 including postage HERE

Please specify if you’d like a yellow, green, or orange cover.

Get Rid! is one of a number of publications released during the Sound Diaries/SARU exhibition, Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! 

Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! is a project developed by Paul Whitty in the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University. As well as the many publications, the project, the purpose of which is to investigate the everyday sounding cultures of football, also includes a symposium, with speakers such as Lauren Redhead and Patrick Tubin Mcginley, and an exhibition, with works from Paul Whitty, Davide Tidoni, Bethan Elford, and many more. The exhibition is on Monday to Friday, 10-5pm, at the Glass Tank Gallery in Oxford Brookes, until July 13th 2018. 

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Patrick Farmer – Yew Grotesque

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Please visit Compost and Height to purchase.

SARU and Compost and Height are pleased to announce the publication of Patrick Farmer’s new book, Yew Grotesque.

Farmer has been working on this book for the last year as part of a joint commission from Sound and Music and Forestry Commission England. It was developed during a series of week-long residential trips to Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, where Farmer resided in a log cabin and spent time walking the forested area between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere. This direct relationship between the forest and the book is veiled, though the underlying presence is integral to its makeup.

Yew Grotesque completes a series of works,comprising Farmer’s previous books try i     bark and wild horses think of nothing else the seaTogether the three books offer both a direct and indirect textual engagement with listening. The relationship between these publications is typified by the words of Jack Spicer, a poet who felt that his own works “echo and re-echo against each other”, “create resonances” and can’t “live alone anymore than we can”.

Patrick Farmer – Listening and its not (ed)

Listening and its not brings together nineteen text realisations of a score by Patrick Farmer. The score invites performers to travel exactly 10 miles north of their home and write about the experience of listening”without pointing directly to it, or at it”.

With contributions from some of the most original voices to emerge in the field of writing in sound art practice over the last 10 years, including Daniela Cascella, Lawrence English, Sarah Hughes, Amelia Ishmael, Richard Pinnell, Salomé Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright. Listening and its not invites readers to rethink the act of listening as an internal, imaginative, discursive, dialogic and political terrain. The resultant texts range from the personal, scientific, informative and polemical. They provoke questions around the nature of location and our experience of place and, by refusing description, the act of listening is presented as a form of correspondence that reaches far further than the nineteen encounters that form the basis of this book.

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Listening and its not (62 pages, digital print, paperback) Numbered edition of 500. Published by Compost and Height and the Sonic Art Research Unit.

NOW AVAILABLE £10 + postage:  UK / INTERNATIONAL 

Please contact us for more information.

Listening and its not is made up of texts by John Boursnell, Daniela Cascella, Lawrence English, Nomi Epstein, Felicity Ford, Sarah Hughes, Amelia Ishmael, Jeph Jerman, Rob St. John, Caleb Kelly, Catherine Lamb, Richard Pinnell, Dawn Scarfe, David Stent, Nathan Thomas, Stefan Thut, Esther Venrooy, Salomé Voegelin, Mark Peter Wright, Paul Whitty, and Patrick Farmer.

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Patrick Farmer – Azimuth, The Ecology Of An Ear

Released May 27th 2019
Limited numbered edition
A5 paperback (291 pages + a4 foldout image)
ISBN: 978-1-9996176-3-9
Published by the Sonic Art Research Unit

£10 (UK) Add to cart 
£13 (rest of world) Add to cart

“I don’t see this as a matter of archaeological passion, nor romantic sentiment, but a desire to live within the body like an environment, to move in and out of it–oneself or another–not to break into it.” 

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‘Azimuth, the Ecology of an Ear’, is a new book by Patrick Farmer in collaboration with twenty three other artists. It revolves around fifteen attempts to locate and rend the human/non-human ear into holes, isolating and being with its forms and natures outside of their conventional relations–inhabiting a distinct violence of separation–in order to see what, if any, degree of wholeness may arise in the distinct noise of the particulars.

It asks, what is the ear; where is the ear; who is the ear; what are we to our ears; are we listeners or listening; does the ear hear? It considers the ear as interlocutor, as equivalence, as syncope, as eros (hear us).

Azimuth’ features work by Thomas Martin Nutt, Susana Gómez Larrañga , Lotti V Closs, Richard Skelton, Carrie Olivia Adams, Patrick Farmer, Helen Frosi, April Van Winden, Florence Sunnen, Lance Austin Olsen, Tomoé Hill, Chloë Proctor, Nisha Ramayya, J.R. Carpenter, Julia Bloch, Michael Pisaro, Clara de Asís, Fay Zmija Nicolson, Tess Denman-Cleaver, Joseph Clayton Mills, Amelia Ishmael, Emily Leon, Hannah Dargavel-Leafe and Mirella Salame.

Helen Frosi – aspects of the morning

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aspects of the morning is a pillow book to the river lea; a spatial poem beginning at dawn and following the river’s course until noon, portraying as a splay of seemingly disassociated words on the page, helen’s deep acoustic and ecological sensibility. ecological in its writing – multilayered and many-voiced – the open lattice of the text acts as a perfume, encouraging the reader to linger and drift through an alternative time; sound and light.

commissioned by patrick farmer

published by sonic art research unit, oxford brookes university

risoprinted by footprint workers co-op, leeds.

limited to 100 copies.

the first 25 sold come with one of two linoprints inspired by the ha bun shu.

azure ink on context in birch.

£10, purchase HERE

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Davide Tidoni – ULTRAS MASH UP

We’re very pleased to announce the release of ULTRAS MASH UP, by Davide Tidoni.

ULTRAS MASH UP is a series of audio tracks in which recordings of football chants are mixed with the original songs they are based on. The work reflects on the musical aspects of football supporters’ culture and supporters’ practice of creation through appropriation.

The work ines football supporters’ repurposed versions of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera theme Aida, Jewish traditional song from Psalm 23 Gam Gam, Marcella Bella’s 1972 Sanremo Festival success Montagne Verdi, Walt Disney’s whistling theme from Robin Hood, northern Italian folk song La Mula de Prensio, Coca-Cola jingle Buy the World a Coke, Dean Martin’s signature song That’s Amore, and Righeira’s 80’s summer hit L’Estate Sta Finendo.

The football chants used in the tracks have been recorded at the stadium and on trips to away matches as part of Tidoni’s involvement with the ultras group Brescia 1911.

 You can purchase ULTRAS MASH UP (white vinyl) for £15 including postage HERE

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 ULTRAS MASH UP is one of a number of publications released during the Sound Diaries/SARU exhibition, Get Some Chalk On Your Boots!  

Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! is a project developed by Paul Whitty in the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University. As well as the many publications, the project, the purpose of which is to investigate the everyday sounding cultures of football, also includes a symposium, with speakers such as Lauren Redhead and Patrick Tubin Mcginley, and an exhibition, with works from Paul Whitty, Davide Tidoni, Bethan Elford, and many more. The exhibition is on Monday to Friday, 10-5pm, at the Glass Tank Gallery in Oxford Brookes, until July 13th 2018. 

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Davide Tidoni – The Sound of Normalisation

We’re very pleased to announce the release of The Sound Of Normalisation, by Davide Tidoni.

The Sound of Normalisation is a collection of audio recordings and a book of transcriptions documenting the sounding culture of the ultras group Brescai 1911 in relation to modern football and the wave of repressive measures targeted at organised supporters groups. The recordings were made over a period of fifteen years and cover:

The creation uses and meanings of the chants used by the ultras. Group principles and collective identity. Audience participation and the process of social exclusion from the stadium. Police repression and the political implication of the chants. The evolution of drumming in the stadium in relation to the drums ban-order of 2007.

You can purchase The Sound of Normalisation (Book and DVD) for £10 including postage HERE

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The Sound of Normalisation is one of a number of publications released during the Sound Diaries/SARU exhibition, Get Some Chalk On Your Boots!

Get Some Chalk On Your Boots! is a project developed by Paul Whitty in the School of Arts at Oxford Brookes University. As well as the many publications, the project, the purpose of which is to investigate the everyday sounding cultures of football, also includes a symposium, with speakers such as Lauren Redhead and Patrick Tubin Mcginley, and an exhibition, with works from Paul Whitty, Davide Tidoni, Bethan Elford, and many more. The exhibition is on Monday to Friday, 10-5pm, at the Glass Tank Gallery in Oxford Brookes, until July 13th 2018.

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