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Crónica 065

Release: 2 March 2012

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  1. Andi Chapple + Dominic Lash: Crossover
  2. Simon Whetham + Colin Potter: Crossover
  3. Simon Whetham + Jonathan Coleclough: Crossover
  4. Felicity Ford + Mark Durgan: Crossover
  5. Martin Franklin + Cheapmachines: Crossover
  6. Rebecca Joy Sharp + Philip Jeck: Crossover
  7. Simon Whetham + Antony Hall: Crossover
  8. Rodrigo Constanzo + Mark Pilkington: Crossover
  9. Anton Hunter + Igor Hax: Crossover
  10. Simon Whetham + Richard Ormrod: Crossover
  11. Simon Whetham + Rhodri Davies: Crossover
  12. Markus Jones + Ollie Dover: Crossover
  13. Ben Gwilliam + Phill Harding: Crossover
  14. Simon Whetham + Iris Garrelfs: Crossover
  15. Lee Gamble + Scanner: Crossover
  16. Simon Whetham + John Grzinich: Crossover
  17. Martin Clarke + Jo Thomas: Crossover
  18. Simon Whetham + Bela Emerson: Crossover
  19. Duncan Harrison + Paul Khimasia Morgan: Crossover
  20. Alexander Wendt + Slow Listener: Crossover
  21. Simon Whetham + Skjølbrot: Crossover
  22. Ekoplekz + Bugbrand: Crossover
  23. Kathy Hinde + SJ Esau: Crossover

“Active Crossover” is a project initiated by Simon Whetham during a residency at the Polymer Factory Culturehouse, Tallinn, Estonia in 2009. During the residency he met and worked with many artists who were all working with sound and music in different and interesting ways, prompting him to exhibit the work he composed alongside work created by those he met and worked with throughout his time in Estonia and Latvia.

Performing at events a number of times during the residency became an integral part of the project, so when Whetham came to exhibit the works in the UK, each exhibition began and ended with a live performance event, drawing on a pool of diverse local artists and musicians. The format for each performance was that artists were organised into pairs, with one artist beginning to play solo, would then be joined by the second for a short collaborative crossover section, and then the first would end their performance, leaving the second to play their own solo piece.

Gathered on this compilation are a number of the crossover sections, where artists who had not met or collaborated before are captured performing together for the first time.

The project was supported financially by the Arts Council England, I Love West Leeds Festival and PRS for Music Foundation. Thanks go to those organisations, plus all at South Hill Park, Bracknell; Wolstenholme Creative Space, Liverpool; Millspace, Armley; Soundfjord, London; Vicki Laurie and family; Nina and Camlo Edge; Hannah Kemp and all of the artists who got involved, both included here and not…

Simon Whetham, Jan 2012

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