Saturday - April 30

Old Fruitmarket

Marja Ahti / Russell Haswell


with members of the BBC SSO

Marja Ahti works with field recordings and other acoustic sound material combined with
synthesizers and electronic feedback. Her work-in-progress, Membranes “starts from the idea of a moment of listening as a membrane – a fluid, vibrant position dissolving the divide between inner and outer space. Recordings of resonant spaces, chambers and vibrating structures inhabit or contain an architecture of electronic arcs, shapes, shades and textures, all vibrating together, often on the brink of collapse, collision or feedback.”

Once described by Hans Ulrich Obrist as “a national treasure”, Glasgow-based Russell Haswell is an artist, record producer, free improvisor, computer musician, noise aficionado, and curator. His work resists easy summarisation, focusing on the site-specific, performance and methodology of large-scale sound works, sometimes in surround. He closes Saturday with a performance specially-created for himself and members of the BBC SSO.