The Graham Coxon Power Acoustic Ensemble

Featuring special guests Robyn Hitchcock, Martin Carthy, Natasha Marsh, Max Eastley + more to come

28 November 2009 / 20:00

12.50 / 15 / 20

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Felix's Machines

Special installation by Felix Thorn in the Foyers on Level G.

There will be five performances, about 15 minutes long, throughout the day - at 12:30, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 and 20:45.

The artist
Felix Thorn was born on 23rd December 1985 in Brighton, UK. At college, he started developing a new media of music creation when he discovered a keen interest in electronic music production via computer software. He had a love for making music with computer synthesisers and an ability to create in a range of styles, something that often derived from his organic means of creation that lacked preconception. All the while his continued passion for art saw him continuing sculptural and painting work during his art foundation course at Brighton City College in 2003.

In this time of music-making and painting Felix was primarily concerned with finding ways in which the two media could be united. Whilst a focus upon the theme of synaesthesia dominated the theoretical side of his work, he continued to exercise the more traditional types of art such as life drawing. The visual side was seemingly interrupted when he chose to study Sound Art at The London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, however this did not stop the artist from finding ways to incorporate drawing and sculpture into his sound projects. In order to achieve the effect, Felix began to teach himself electronics.

After graduating with First Class Honours, Felix's Machines caught the attention of the London Sinfionetta which led to his first installation in Autumn 2007 at the British Library. Since then, interest sparked and Felix's Machines have subsequently performed at venues ranging from the Great Hall at the Battersea Arts Centre to a soundproofed control room inside a turbine bunker at the Faster Than Sound festival. Although they are mainly intended as a performance device, they have proved successful as an installation piece for parties such as in the final year show at the Royal College of Art (2008) and in a solo public exhibition at the Gasworks gallery (2008-09).


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