Acoustic Pendulum, Virgile Abela, January King, Mellon Charles

 

Physics – and metaphysical poetry – in action with Virgile Abela’s Acoustic Pendulum while past traditions, potential futures and a psychedelic present collide in Mellon Charles’s January King. SUN 13 March at The Pipe Factory from 15:00 TICKETS

Steve Reich’s Pendulum Music (1968) set microphones swinging over speakers, generating rhythmic sonic oscillations. Virgile Abela extends and inverts Reich’s format, placing the speakers in a pendulum over a floor-based microphone. Starting in total stillness, over time the pendulum begins to swing in response to acoustic feedback, at first gently and ultimately in wide arcs or circles, forming an acoustic picture of the venue. Deceptively simple, Acoustic Pendulum is physics – and metaphysical poetry – in motion. 

Listen to Acoustic Pendulum here

January King | Mellon Charles

Credit Mellon Charles

Past traditions, potential futures and a psychedelic present collide in Mellon Charles’s January King, a meditation of Scotland’s history and its possible destiny. The members of Mellon Charles – Matt Zurowski, Elise Haller-Shannon and James Dixon – have travelled the country making field recordings and documenting local customs; here they present their findings in an ark-like space looking out on luridly coloured landscapes, where sheep-like beings make music that fuses the folkloric, the analogue and the futuristic.

TICKETS only £7.00

Supported by Institut Français d’Écosse & Alliance Française Glasgow

SUNDAY 13 MARCH – LIVE PERFORMANCE // ACOUSTIC PENDULUM / JANUARY KING / VIRGILE ABELA & MELLON CHARLES // THE PIPE FACTORY // 15.00 // £7.00 TICKETS // RUNNING TIME approx: 60 MINUTES

Website: virgileabela.com | Instagram @mattzurowski
Images: Acoustic Pendulum credit Etienne Rey | January King credit Mellon Charles