Usurp Art in Cornwall at the Resound Sound Art Festival

7 - 8 June 2013

Usurp Art’s project, “The Conspirators of Pleasure” are performing on Fri 7 June at the Resound Sound Art Festival. http://www.cazart.org

The Conspirators of Pleasure (Poulomi Desai and Simon Underwood) are a freely improvising duo that seek to bend all the rules, question the sacred and create extraordinary soundscape performances using modified and prepared instruments. Part of their unusual musical armoury includes a prepared sitar, sonically twisted stylophones, resurrected radios and visually scarred slide projectors. Their compositions explore experimental terrains, twisting technology to transform organic sounds into eerie calls that flow from intense waves of abrasive, noisy chaos, invoking industrial nostalgia, to structured pulsating rhythms, to melancholic, metaphysical drones. For the Resound festival, The Conspirators of Pleasure will be exploring the possibilities of creating a self-regulating sonic system. The duo have worked with a range of musicians and artists including, Noise=Noise, Steve Beresford, Satoko Fukada, Aisha Orazbayeva, Kammer Klang, Roger Turner, John Edwards. Individual commissions include The Serpentine Gallery, Futuresonic UK, INIVA, Home Live Art, The Science Museum.

Fri 7th June 6:30pm -11:30pm Acorn Theatre Penzance, Bar & Free Entry
Sat 8th June 11:30am – 2pm Exchange Gallery Penzance, Buffet & Free Entry
Sat 8th June 2:30pm – 11:30pm Acorn Theatre Penzance, Evening bar & Free Entry

THE SOUND & PERFORMANCE ART EDITION

Resound is an annual exploration of the sonic arts initiated and managed by SVA (sva.org.uk) and this 2013 edition is brought to you by CAZ. The festival will showcase a diverse range of exciting and innovative regional/national/international sound and performance art from established and emergent artists and will be hosted by the Acorn theatre in Penzance. The two day festival will also feature an ALIAS seminar offering artists talks and networking opportunities hosted by the Exchange Gallery in Penzance. All events are free & open to the public.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: NIGEL AYERS/ ANAT BEN-DAVID/ ROBERT CURGENVEN & KATHLEEN MCDOWALL/ TIM CROWLEY/ SIMON COATES & ZAHRA JEWANJEE/ MATT DAVIS/ LUCY DAFWYN/ POULOMI DESAI & SIMON UNDERWOOD/ DOM & PASSMAN/ ANTHONY HOWELL/ NIGEL BISPHAM, DELPHA HUDSON & ROBIN SIMPSON/ MIKHAIL KARIKIS/ ALICE KEMP/ JAMES KING/ MARTIN PEASE/ TIF ROBINETTE/ NEIL ROSE/ KEN TURNER & THE LEVENSHULME BICYCLE ORCHESTRA/ FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS/ WARDENCLYFFE/ HEATHER WARREN-CROW/ CAROLINE WILKINS/

Resound is an eclectic mix of all things auditory including Installations, live performance, music, DJs, workshops, digital, analogue & acoustic. Resound aims to profile a range of sound works, , sound interventions, installations, live performances, works for broadcast.