14 July 2024

Psyché Tropes will be fronting a merch stall selling records and other media artefacts for the 10 Years of IKLECTIK event in London at the Colour Factory, all day on the 14th July.

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Psyché Tropes (DJ set) 17:30pm – 18:30pm

Colour Factory
8 Queen's Yard
London E9 5EN

More details to follow.

Poster by Egle Saka


2 April 2024

Tuesdays Post present Live Progressive Ambient.

A fully immersive event with 3 composers writing integrated spatial audio pieces for a unique and state-of-the-art space hosted by Southby Productions. The technology for dissemination around the venue is designed and built by D&B Audiotechnik.

Tickets £20 via Resident Advisor

Address: All Is Joy. 75 Dean Street. Soho. London.Doors: 7:30pm



12 January 2024

London-based trio Howlround, Merkaba Macabre and Pascal Savy take over IKLECTIK as part of the 2024 Closing Events on Friday 12th January. The group will present an ongoing audiovisual work originally commissioned for the BONE x IKLECTIK Festival in July 2023 at Fabra I Coats, Barcelona.

This collaboration incorporates fragments of scanned 16mm and sound intricately woven together and manipulated live by Merkaba Macabre. These pulses of colour and sound are the natural dialectic in a parsed generative response, transmuted thru Pascal Savy’s ritual noise and processed by Howlround’s analogue tape loops to form a haunting and hallucinatory narrative that is both delicate and extreme.

Tickets £13 via DICE

IKLECTIK. Old Paradise Yard. Doors: 8pm



17 December 2023

Merkaba Macabre [live AV] at IKLECTIK for NOISEMAS III. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Medical Aid for Palestinians. Over 30 artists will each perform short back-to-back live sets throughout the day from 12pm until midnight.


Tickets £20 via DICE

IKLECTIK
Old Paradise Yard
London
Doors: 8pm



9 December 2023

Apparent Motion

Merkaba Macabre [Live AV] for Hardcore Chillout’s Apparent Motion at a secret venue in Tottenham, London alongside Erik Winterstam (Live), Sayaka Botanic (DJ), Fhionbarra (DJ)

Venue to be announced on the day.

Tickets via Eventbrite



12 November 2023

Bodies of Light ensue from Darkness

Howlround and Merkaba Macabre will perform a live soundtrack to Steven McInerney’s Bodies of Light ensue from Darkness at IKLECTIK for the Rebellious Bodies International Butoh Festival Bodies of Light ensue from Darkness is an expanded 16mm film inspired by the profound insights of Yoshito Ohno.

The film is an interpretation of the morphic states of Butoh, born out of the chaotic post-war climate of Japan, radiating from monochromatic intensity to multihued abstraction with a soundtrack that resonates with the haunting soundscapes of early 1960s Butoh.

Supported by Dance Archival Network

Tickets via DICE IKLECTIK, London. Doors 7pm

14 July 2023

London-based trio Howlround, Merkaba Macabre and Pascal Savy present a brand new audiovisual work at the BONE x IKLECTIK Festival on 14 July at Fabra I Coats, Barcelona.

This collaboration incorporates fragments of scanned 16mm and sound intricately woven together and manipulated live by Merkaba Macabre. These pulses of colour and sound are the natural dialectic in a parsed generative response, transmuted thru Pascal Savy’s ritual noise and processed by Howlround’s analogue tape loops to form a haunting and hallucinatory narrative that is both delicate and extreme.

Address: Fabra I Coats, Barcelona. Doors: Noon


8 July 2023

Psyché Tropes DJ Set 3pm on Saturday 8 July at IKLECTIKA, Experimental Music and Book Fair. Psyché Tropes will also have a stall selling merch all weekend.

8-9 July, IKLECTIKA 2023 welcomes publishers, writers, musicians, record labels, magazines and artists to hold stalls alongside a curated programme of live music, panel discussions, DJs and workshops

IKLECTIK
Old Paradise Yard
London


12 – 14 May 2023

Simulated Diegesis
is a site-specific installation created for the Rising to Float exhibition at Greatorex Street gallery in London. The installation consists of seven independent audio channels and light projection spanning a 40-meter-long corridor. Synthetic and pre-recorded sounds from the site were concealed with hidden speakers to challenge the public’s perception, creating a simulated diegetic experience for each visitor, blending seamlessly with the natural sounds of the space to create a disorienting, immersive experience.

Installation by Steven McInerney

Greatorex Street Gallery, 12-14 May, 2023. London (UK) 2023

24 – 26 March 2023

Chromophobia a new audiovisual project that explores colour-to-sound synthesis for a three-day residency at Project DIVFUSE. Building upon the artist’s previous research in analogue light-based composition, Merkaba Macabre investigates this field in a purely digital process resulting in a triptych audiovisual expanse.

24 March 2023 Friday 6-8:30pm: Merkaba Macabre [live] + xname [DJ]
25 March Saturday 6-8:30pm: Merkaba Macabre [live] + Faery [DJ]
26 March Sunday 3-7pm: Merkaba Macabre w/ Billy Pleasant [live] + Eight Fold Way [DJ]

Unit 14 Tilia Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 8JB
Free entry. [[Photosensitive Warning]]


12 March 2023

The Listening Body

We are excited to announce another addition of The Listening Body, a collaborative event at IKLECTIK exploring the physicality of sound in a one-hour experience designed by Pascal Savy (live electronics) and Flying Disks, a new project involving gongs and other idiophones performed by Merkaba Macabre & Hems, processed and spatialised live by Christian Duka

Each performance will make full use of the 16.4 speakers system spread across the walls and ceiling at IKLECTIK.

The performance will be repeated three times across the day, each for a group of 20 participants.

Times and tickets via Amoenus


20 January 2023

Psyché Tropes x IKLECTIK – Concert for Crisis Fundraising in aid of CRISIS UK

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £12.50 Advance / £15 OTD
tickets via DICE

Programme:

CLON x Ana Quiroga (live AV)
Pascal Savy & Hanzo Schwarz (Live AV)
Post Coma (Live)
Sybil (DJ)


15 – 18th December 2022

Ancient Vessels

A group exhibition of twelve artists working in sculpture, sound, moving image and performance. Folklore merges with futuristic worlds, and the past merges with the future, as the show juxtaposes artists who have a shared interest in researching historical material, and a yearning to locate meaning by recovering a lost knowledge from history. Burrow into the muddy earth; hidden codes, symbols, annexes and doors of meaning reveal themselves; they invite the artist to act as a vessel to excavate, tune and communicate its knowledge, helping us to better understand the self, others and the earth.

More infomation via APT Gallery


11 December 2022

The Listening Body

We are excited to announce The Listening Body, a collaborative event at IKLECTIK exploring the physicality of sound in a one-hour experience designed by Pascal Savy (live electronics) and Flying Disks, a new project involving gongs and other idiophones performed by Merkaba Macabre & Hems, processed and spatialised live by Christian Duka

Each performance will make full use of the 16.4 speakers system spread across the walls and ceiling at IKLECTIK.

The performance will be repeated three times across the day, each for a group of 20 participants.

Times and tickets via Amoenus


11 June 2022

Trilateral Descent

On Saturday 11th Merkaba Macabre will premiere Trilateral Descent, a new expanded film for 16mm, digital projection and live electronics at IKLECTIK for the Titrate Label Launch.

Trilateral Descent is an expanded 20-minute film combining the illusory motion of a 16mm triptych with digital projection and live sound. The film explores what is often described to as ‘religious conditioning’, breaking these illusions down into a hypnotic physiological experience as the brain is forced to reconcile sight and sound. It intends to provoke contradictory states of euphoria and horror to reveal the depths of the unconscious.The screen is prepared with three photodiode sensors, that respond to the phasing of light. This feedback system triggers custom analogue hardware in real-time and is performed as a live soundtrack.

Visit the film  page here


25 February 2022

Merkaba Macabre presents Decomposition #6

Decomposition is an ever-evolving, camera-less audiovisual performance designed for a single 16mm projector featuring optical sound and a live modular soundtrack. This is a research project into degradation in which 16mm color negative film undergoes a series of organic and chemical decomposition techniques. A color print is then created from the resulting material. During projection, the disrupted film emulsion's sound output is routed through the a input of a modular synthesizer, effectively converting the film print into controlled voltage.

The contours, shapes, and colors of the decomposed celluloid are dynamically translated into live sound synthesis and manipulated in real-time. Each live performance represents a recycled, re-decomposed iteration of itself, as the film print and subsequent internegatives undergo the same decomposition process and are reprinted — resulting in the complete destruction of the past.

Visit the film page here



21 January 2022

Tape Letters from the Waiting Room Album Launch

An evening of audiovisual performances at IKLECTIK, premiering new collaborations and sonic experiments in moving image and storytelling with all ticket sales donated to national homeless charity, Crisis.

We are pleased to welcome Glasow-based artist Mark Vernon for the official launch of his new LP for the award-winning film ‘Tape Letters from the Waiting Room’ directed by Steven McInerney, along with live performances by Howlround, IOME, Pascal Savy and Hems (DJ set).

Visit the film page here
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27 November 2021

In Our Mind’s Eye by Ben Kreukniet and Steven McInerney will screen at the 7th Edition of Punto y Raya as part of their 2021 official Selection programme

In Our Mind’s Eye is a visual music project utilising 16mm, digital projection, and live electronics to explore the emergent phenomenon of trichromatic perception. Originally concieved as an installation by Ben Kreukniet with sound design by Kreukniet and McInerney, the project has evolved into various incantations from experimenal film, to expanded cinema.

Festival Programme here
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25 September 2021

In Our Mind’s Eye, a film by & Ben Kreukniet & Steven McInerney will screen at BFI Southbank on Saturday 25 September as part of the Motion Suspended programme for  London Short Film Festival

In Our Mind’s Eye is a visual music project utilising 16mm, digital projection, and live electronics to explore the emergent phenomenon of trichromatic perception. Originally concieved as an installation by Ben Kreukniet with sound design by Kreukniet and McInerney, the project has evolved into various incantations from experimenal film, to expanded cinema.

Saturday 25 September 19:30-22:00
Outdoor screening. Theatre Avenue, Southbank

Visit the film page here


11 September 2021

In Our Mind’s Eye, a film by & Ben Kreukniet & Steven McInerney will screen at at B-Movie Cinema for Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg on 11 September.

In Our Mind’s Eye is a visual music project utilising 16mm, digital projection, and live electronics to explore the emergent phenomenon of trichromatic perception. Originally concieved as an installation by Ben Kreukniet with sound design by Kreukniet and McInerney, the project has evolved into various incantations from experimenal film, to expanded cinema.

Visit the film page here


1 December 2020

Tape Letters from the Waiting Room directed by Steven McInerney, will screen at PROCESO DE ERROR 7th Festival Internacional De Video Experimental, Chile as part of their official selection.

An existential drama exploring the universal themes of death and rebirth. Tape Letters from the Waiting Room is an experiment in film archaeology and magnetic memory as it navigates past life experiences. Shifting in succession from the mundane to the metaphysical, the film is composed of extant 16mm found footage from the past century. An original soundtrack by Mark Vernon encompasses a rich collection of domestic tape recordings; audio letters, dictated notes, found sounds and other lost voices.

Visit the film page here
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18 April 2020

Psyché Tropes Broadcast #2
9pm, 18 April 2020 , IKLECTIK [off-site]

Psyché Tropes Broadcast #2 is an exclusive live stream for IKLECTIK [off-site] with a 1hr film programme of unreleased 16mm experiments, nature films, video synthesis and cosmological cinema followed by a virtual after-party feat. Psyché Tropes DJs from 9pm (GMT+1) until late

Visit the radio page here