Gusset VJ set for Alt.Vault room 3 @ the Black Swan, 23.01.10
Edit: Despite the Swan being temporarily closed down over Christmas and New Year it has won the second licensing appeal and this gig IS ON! Opening hours will be reduced to 3am as of 21 days from now (14.01.10) but that will not affect this gig.
"The Bristol Group of Amnesty International is proud to be hosting an art auction to to raise funds and awareness for Amnesty International, notably human rights day coming up on 10th December, and also local projects right here in Bristol. The projects involved in the auction are The Studio Upstairs, The Rainbow Centre and Bristol Refugee Rights (see below for more details). Human rights day celebrates the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, and this year is focusing on ‘embracing diversity and ending discrimination’.
"The auction is to take place at the WATERSHED Media Centre, right in the centre of Bristol, on Saturday 5th December. The conference rooms will be open from 2pm, where people can view all of the artwork up for auction, and the event itself will start at 5pm. All of the artwork is being donated for free so all profits will go into the fundraising pot!
"The auctioneer for the night is Ed Rising from Sotheby’s! With such an accomplished professional at the reigns the auction is bound to be well run and raise as much as possible for charity."
A specially printed 8 by 20 inch canvas of my “Don’t Jump” shot is in the auction, along with works from other locals like Derren Brown...
...Banksy (obviously), Portishead, Bill Bailey etc. etc.
Video release. This is a quick 10 min version of the 45min Databent UrbEx live set I played at Bash Out at the Black Swan, Bristol on 20th June 2009.
All photographs and image & audio manipulation by Dan Gusset. Cover image courtesy of Lisa Furness
Source audio: Field recording of metal roof in the sun by Nick Adamson, MC Prof C and MC Doc G from Radio 4, Floreo De Lamas by Guamary, The Collier's Rant by Bob Davenport, Rubik's Cube: 10.56 seconds, Grow Grow Grow by PJ Harvey @ 33RPM, The Training of O, Mothers Talk by Tears For Fears @ 17RPM, White Chalk by PJ Harvey @ 33RPM.
the outside agency [aka dj hidden and eye-d - live bristol debut]
twinhooker & paulie walnuts [mad dem sound usa: soldiers in the streets tour]
duranduranduran [cock rock disco, planet mu - live birthday set!]
ely muff [headfuk/deathchant - live]
boep [aka schemeboy vs randomoidz - adverse camber]
bashout allstars [resident badmen]
upstairs: staggering bass abuse
rogue state ft. mc deadman [r8 recordings - bristol debut]
lief ryan [growth recordings - bristol debut]
big d’s dancehall clearout
diode [aka el kano vs magimix - adverse camber]
davey t [dissident]
back room: the bashout lectures
dan gusset and friends
dubboy vs beavis inna rootstyle
& more tbc...
sat 20 june 2009 black swan, bristol 10 til 5, £8 b4 11, £9 after... tickets: £6 [plus booking fee]
The Bash Out Lectures with Dan Gusset and Friends
Dan Pope (aka Gusset) will be presenting an A/V performance of data bent versions of his urban exploring photos alongside a live drone/glitch soundtrack in room three of Bash Out at the Black Swan, Bristol on Sat 20th June (10pm – 6am).
Data bent images are intentionally corrupted digital images where the files have bits altered, cut around, have channels moved or filtered, and are otherwise bastardised to cause all forms of distortions and bizarre effects. Often the results are disappointing fields of black or images that refuse to open at all but persistence and luck can lead to intriguing results.
Like it's close relative circuit bending, where any electronic sound making device, usually a cheap children's toy, is dismantled and its circuitry randomly rewired, it's something that anyone can try. It may just be noise with occasional recognisable hints of what it once was, but there is a beauty to be found in there either by close study or by allowing it to wash over you.
Among the friends Dan has filled the rest of the line-up with will be a Dub Boy & Beavis - Inna Rootstyle, films from public space hijacker and Occasional Cinema organiser Badoni, and beatless soundscapes from Freq.
Visions Video Bar 588 Kingsland Rd, London, E8 4AH
£3 before 11pm. £5 after. No admission after 3am.
Randomoidz – DJ/Live Winner of both the Bristol and London 2008 Laptop Battles. His sets merge many different styles and are likely to raise a smile or two, but there are no gimmicks. Randomoidz is on fire! Wicked music to move your feet to. (Adverse Camber / Ninja Columbo)
El Kano – DJ Another AdCam boy, El Kano promises bass ragga and noise. He has devastated many soundsystems throughout the country for several years now with a blinding selection of heavy tracks from death metal to jungle via bhangra and dark techno. (Adverse Camber)
Gusset – Live The one man Gusset live experience courtesy of Dan P. He's a fundamental part of the Bristol breakcore collective, co-presenting the Goatlab Radio podcast, promoting shows, producing, playing live and has just started a netlabel. Expect oddness! (Death$ucker)
Wombcorps – DJ Sarah has been DJing all over the shop lately. Expect only the finest cuts of Jungle-shank and Hardcore-rump. (Bad Sekta)
Alan Titmash – DJ/Live The puerile breakcore influence refuses to fade, but Titmash's DJ sets inject a lot more funk and groove into the proceedings. (Blunt Force Trauma / Structural Damage)
Shredexx – DJ Fresh dubstep from the past, present and future (white labels!). (DehdBeatz)
"Two sets of thread or yarn make up a piece of woven fabric. During the weaving process the warp threads are stretched from the back to the front of the loom. The weft threads are inserted across the loom at right angles to the warp; the weft threads going under and over the warp threads."
Already available for download are two old Gusset EPs, Silencio and Skidmark, and the great new Housewarming EP by Jilk. And lovely it is too. Just the thing when you are kicking through the 5mm of snow.
More releases are planned. Demos are welcome, please email odd tracks or, if you have a whole EP, a link to gusset at gmail.
In particular I'm looking for tracks for a compilation of world music influenced electronic music. If you have anything that fits that please let me know.
This will be my first proper photo exhibition (ie more than one shot! I've got 56 in there I think) so I'm really excited about this. I'll also be DJing my favourite ominous film scores as well as some of Gusset's lesser heard soundtrack work after Manufactured Landscapes to close the night. Can't wait!