DIRTY ELECTRONICS & MAX WAINWRIGHT – RADICAL CHIP PARTY
Dirty Electronics & Max Wainwright launch their Radical Chip for the Mute Synth 4.0 and stand-alone DIY circuit that explores a music made from mini microprocessors and raw electronics that is always in-flux, noisy and may be overwritten. Expect full-blown overflow aesthetics with minimal resources and maximum amplitude. A UK tour feat. special guests Unrivalled Jetsam (Edinburgh); Tim Shaw & John Bowers – Mythogeosonics (Newcastle); Tarantula (Bradford); Dushume (Nottingham); Tereza Stehlikova and Jennifer Allan (London).
John Richards explores the idea of Dirty Electronics that focuses on shared experiences, ritual, gesture, touch and social interaction. He is primarily concerned with the performance of large-group electronic music and DIY electronics, and the idea of creating music inside electronics. His work also pushes the boundaries between performance art, electronics, and graphic design and is transdisciplinary as well as having a socio-political dimension. Dirty Electronics has been commissioned to create sound devices for various arts organisations and festivals and has released a series of hand-held synths on Mute Records.
Max Wainwright makes experimental electronic and acoustic music, involving free improvisation, adapting to complex systems, and making & using terrible instruments. He does solo and collaborative performances, installations, sculpture, radio pieces, chamber composition, video work and more. As an artist, he is concerned with states of flux and how useless or broken objects can be sounded.