I’m heading back to Manchester in just over a week and feeling pretty excited to visit Kinokophone’s latest piece of work, the Kinokologue ‘a cabinet of sonic curiosities explored through the ears, eyes and the imagination’.
I was lucky enough to contribute a little to the original Kinokologue last year, but the waves I’m feeling through the mycelium this time round suggest huge movements in the sonic archive and for all Kinokophone activities including their collective listening event, Kinokophonography.
Blackhand Productions bring this ground breaking play by John Osborne to The Martin Harris Centre in Manchester.
England, late 1950’s. Jimmy Porter, working class and university educated, lives in a one-room attic flat with Alison, his upper-middle class wife, and their gentle-tempered friend Cliff. Their already claustrophobic relationship is further unravelled by the arrival of Alison’s childhood friend Helena…
‘Look Back in Anger’ encapsulates the disaffection of post-war British youth, a revolt against political and intellectual inertia, a questioning of middle-class values and the frustration of having a university education and nowhere to go.
Please note there is smoking on stage throughout the production
I am currently working with Blackhand Productions for their September run of ‘Look Back in Anger’ by John Osborne and although I don’t think of myself as an angry man, I am a man of the Midlands and of Manchester so know their sound well…
During a recent ‘attack them there brambles with this ‘ere machete’ session, this little fella piped up. I found his burrow and managed to place two small microphoes on either side of his stage. I had to wait a while for him to restart his performance but he eventually resurfaced to continue his wooing…
I’m no expert in Orthoptera, but from what I managed to see through the grass and using my google skills I’m pretty sure it’s a Field Cricket or Southern Field Cricket. Please feel free to correct if you know more…
An evening of sharing sound recordings from around the world!
Submitted by KinokoAmanda.
Kinokophone is a sound and storytelling collective, producing works for installations, ethnographic research, oral history projects, sound for documentary films and anything that we think is exciting and fun! We also organise Kinokophonography, an evening of listening and sharing field recordings from around the world.
We started Kinokophonography in order to help cultivate a forum through which recordists can share their work and to create a community space for listening. The event has drawn attention from far reaches of the mycelium and has incited the creation of further artistic and exploratory ethnographic works. The evenings bring together amateur and professional recordists from a variety of fields, researchers from a number disciplines, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers and people just curious to have a listen. It provides a unique and supportive environment for recordists to share and respond to sound recordings and for listeners to explore places and cultures both near and far through sounds, highlighting the importance of the role sound in everyday life.
We are very pleased that so many people have shared their recordings and voiced their support for the event. We feel this funding opportunity would enable us to continue and further develop what has become an expanding network of people interested in taking time to listen to the world. We would like to use the funds in order to invest more time in organising, curating, and promoting the event, to purchase equipment that would support the infrastructure of the event, to enable contributing artists from other towns to attend, to develop a webspace dedicated to publishing and archiving the recordings shared on the evenings and to also allocate expenses for local organisations and artists who have supported the event thus far by providing their services for free. The funding would cover the costs of three events over three months, giving Kinokphone the ability to build upon the event’s potential and to keep the mycelium of sound spores healthy and growing.
Please help Manchester’s sound recordists by voting for Kinokophonography at Umbro Industries. With your help we stand a chance of gaining extra support to continue this exciting event and keep the mycelium growing across the globe.