REProduce Listening Room at Usurp Art

New Electronic Music from India, Pakistan & UK
A one-off rare night in London to hear live

Weds 25 May 7-10pm

Tickets £5 in advance or on the door

Usurp Art Gallery & Studios
140 Vaughan Road, London HA1 4EB

 

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Jamblu (Pozhikkara)Rudoh (Karachi)
Dushume (UK)
+ Special Secret Guests (Bangalore / Delhi)

Live broadcast with Sonica FM

On Wednesday, May 25th, Delhi based music collective REProduce Artists will debut the first UK edition of Listening Room. Fostered by a successful collaboration with Conspirators Of Pleasure at REProduce Khoj in March, this tenth edition of the Listening Room is presented in partnership with the Usurp collective.

This is a great chance to experience some of India’s foremost exponents of glitch, electronica and mashed up beats. Some here in the UK for the first time.

 

Waywords & Meansigns at Usurp

Wednesday 15 June 2016

7-10.30pm

On Wednesday 15 June, the eve of Bloomsday, Usurp Art hosts an intimate evening of Waywords and Meansigns performances, featuring live music and readings based on Joyce’s bizarre novel.

Waywords and Meansigns is an internationally acclaimed project, setting James Joyce’s seminal and experimental novel “Finnegans Wake” to music.

This event is free, although we will be encouraging donations on the night to help cover the artists’ costs.

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Neil Campbell will headline the evening. Neil Campbell has been active on the lunatic fringe of the UK’s underground music scene since at least 1979. A noted solo performer and a core member of groups such as Vibracathedral Orchestra, A Band and Astral Social Club, The Wire credits Neil Campbell,  along with Richard Youngs and Matthew Bower, with “provid[ing] the map co-ordinates for much of what passed for a post-punk UK underground during most of the 80s and 90s”.

The evening will also include performances from Conspirators of Pleasure (Poulomi Desai and Simon Underwood), Waywords and Meansigns project director Derek Pyle, and many special guests.

Come find out why Finn Fordham, a noted University of London Joyce scholar, calls Waywords and Meansigns a “wonderfully innovative project… rich and various, surprising, amusing, weird”.

This event coincides with the XXV International James Joyce Symposium, hosted at Univeristy of London Senate House, 13-18 June 2016.
To get to Usurp Art from Senate House take the Metropolitan Line westwards on the Uxbridge Branch from Euston Square or Kings Cross. Alight at West Harrow and turn right onto Vaughan Road. 2 mins walk from West Harrow station.

 

Usurp Art – Circuit Bending Delhi Parliament

Friday 25 March 2016

Two buildings – the Delhi Parliament and Secretariat. Two instruments – an handmade “senso-stamen” flower noise machine and a circuit bent toy.

Usurp Art at Khoj Delhi at the Reproduce Listening Room

Sunday 13 March 2016

Usurp Art at Khoj Artists Workshop

On Sun 13 March 2016, Usurp Art’s Conspirators of Pleasure performed at the Khoj Artists Workshop in Delhi as part of the eclectic series of sound nights called the Listening Room organised by the music collective, Reproduce. The series aims to fill a gap in the ever iterating and increasingly varied community of live music in India by showcasing talent that might not get heard in the more mainstream oriented venues. The night was packed out with an enthusiastic audience. Big thanks to Rana at Reproduce and all the crew at Khoj.

Usurp Art at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi India

Saturday 19 March 2016

2 - 6pm Free All Welcome

Usurp Zone5 Film screenings in New Delhi India

Usurp was proud to present, in collaboration with the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi India, a selection of screenings from our acclaimed, experimental film festival, Usurp Zone5, featuring more than 50 works from over 15 countries. Many of the award winning films were screened for the first time in India.  Our free event was very well attended and the response was amazing –  visitors were so excited and appreciative to experience such a diverse and engaging selection of experimental films they all left wanting more!

Usurp Art at Disquiet Makers Asylum, Delhi

Sunday 20 March 2016

Disquiet are a series of random live events in New Delhi featuring experimental acoustics

Usurp Art at the Carnival of E-Creativity, Shillong, India

22 - 29 February 2016

Usurp Art's Conspirators of Pleasure at the Carnival of E-Creativity India

In 2016, Poulomi Desai and Simon Underwood of Usurp Art were invited to be participants at the 10th edition of The Carnival of E-Creativity (CeC) as part of their six week project based trip to India.

Usurp Art & Banana House Delhi present Ohmsonic

Friday 18 March 2016

Ohmsonic a night of noise & sound art in India

Conspirators of Pleasure, Da Saz & Hemant Sreekumar.

Usurp Art at Reproduce Delhi

Sunday 6 March 2016

Excerpt from performance by Usurp Art's Conspirators of Pleasure who were surprise guests at the eclectic Reproduce Listening Room

Usurp Zone5 celebrates International Women’s Month in Delhi

Thursday 10 March 2016

Usurp celebrates International Women’s Month with the wonderful Kriti Film Club in Delhi and the "Projekt film and Photography Society" at Shri Ram College of Women.

Usurp celebrates International Women’s Month with the wonderful Kriti Film Club in Delhi and the “Projekt film and Photography Society” at Shri Ram College of Women.

Usurp celebrates Dada, Shakespeare, and Black Punk 2016

8 March - 31 December 2016

We are hosting a six month to mark the legacies of Shakespeare, Dada and Punk.

Starting on International Women’s Day on 8th March for the rest of 2016.  Usurp is organising an international programme of events to celebrate the legacies of Dada (in particular the women artists of Dada) , Shakespeare, and Punk. There will be abstract film screenings, chemical and static poetry, communal Dada paper and rag costume making and performance parties, strange dancing soirees, readings of soliloquies, graphics, puppet plays and an exhibition with the sounds of Black Punk. More information about participation soon.

 

SONIC ART INDIA NOISE

Friday 18 March 2016

Poulomi Desai at Banana House Delhi - "Vermillion Sands"

This performance by Poulomi Desai was part of the sound art / sonic noise event “Ohmsonic” organised by Usurp Art and Banana House in Delhi and is an extract from a series of performances inspired by “Vermillion Sands” by J.G. Ballard, originally premiered at the London Contemporary Music Festival (LCMF).

Selections from our archive

Usurp Meets James Joyce

Tuesday 2 February 2016

This project was Commissioned by ‘Waywords and Meansigns’ an ambitious and forward looking idea to set Joyce’s seminal and experimental novel to music. We are delighted that the project has been featured in The Guardian newspaper: http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/feb/02/finnegans-wake-music-james-joyce-birthday

International Women’s Day British Music Collection

Sunday 8 March 2015

Happy International Women’s Day with the British Music Collection!

Commissioned by Sound and Music | Google Cultural Institute.

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/exhibit

Usurp Zone5 Film Festival

14 - 17 August 2015

Usurp Art Gallery organised an extraordinary, four day film festival with 84 experimental short films by 63 artists and filmmakers from over 15 countries, including Argentina, Germany, India, Jordan, Peru, Spain and South Africa. This is the first time an experimental film festival has taken place in the London Borough of Harrow.

Festival website www.usurpzone5.org.uk

Usurp Chance Tour 2014 – Cage and Beyond

15 March - 8 May 2014

Usurp Art Gallery presents two dynamic, ensemble performances, exploring perceptual concepts of chance, time, listening and humour, and the breadth and parameters of improvisational approaches in new music.

Conspirators of Pleasure performing live on NTS Radio

Friday 3 April 2015

The Conspirators of  Pleasure Live on Graham Dunning’s ‘Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone’ radio show 3rd April 2015. Featuring Poulomi Desai – Modified Sitar and Electronics and Simon Underwood – Modified Toys and Electronics.

Listings Listings Archive

Usurp Film Oven (UFO)

Saturday 4 June 2016

6.30 - 9.30

For those who love film and have experience as filmmakers - both creatives and technicians. The Usurp Film Oven will aim to generate dynamic engagement in today’s film industry.Read More

British Council / Arts Council England Funded Project

Sunday 14 February 2016

“Vermillion Sands” – supported by the British Council and Arts Council England. Thanks to supportive funding, Poulomi Desai of Usurp will be travelling to India.Read More