:: Tarab :: Arek Gulbenkoglu :: Michael GF Prior + Ai Yamamoto :: Longplay Aug 23 ::

An evening of curious listening with:

Arek Gulbenkoglu (b.1976) is a sound maker who works with various instrumentation and playback devices. In recent years, Arek has been primarily focussed on producing recorded works, working out of his bungalow in Blackburn South. Arek will present his latest work, Three Days Afterwards, which was published by Penultimate Press (UK) in May this year.

Michael GF Prior and Ai Yamamoto will perform with metal objects, using their conductivity to shape pure electronic sounds via the mixing board.

Tarab explores re-contextualised collected sounds and tactile gestures formed into dynamic, psycho-geographical compositions inspired by discarded things, found things, crawling around in the dirt, junk, the ground, rocks, dust, wind, walking aimlessly, scratchy things, decay and most if not all the things he hears and sees. More than simply documenting a given site, tarab is interested in a direct engagement with our surrounds, teasing out half narratives, visceral sensation, false leads and heightened awareness.