Aug
14
to Oct 5

BONE MUSIC at GARAGE Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

The X-Ray Audio Exhibtion will be at GARAGE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART in Moscow in  a site specific, expanded and locally researched instance of the show that has been touring internationally since January 2015, gaining media attention in the UK (with major features in The Guardian, on the BBC Today program, BBC Russia, BBC Ukraine BBC World amongst many others)

The exhibition draws out the hidden accidental aesthetic of disposable street culture objects and raises them to the level of high-cultural artefacts. It evokes the era and circumstances in which they were created and tells a unique story in which music, forbidden culture, recycling, cold war politics and human endeavour intersect through original artefacts, projections, film and sound.

The exhibition will be accompanied by live events including round-table discussions on forbidden culture, a film program and a live event where X-Ray Audio demonstrate the process of cutting music to x-ray from live musical performances (as recently performed with musicians Marcella Puppini, Russian theremin player Lydia Kavina and Marc Almond.

DETAILS HERE

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Jul
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

X-RAY AUDIO LIVE at Pushkin House London

Join musician Stephen Coates and photographer Paul Heartfield of the X-Ray Audio Project at London's PUSHKIN HOUSE in a special evening ahead of the opening of their exhibition Bone Music at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow.

They will be joined by a very special music guest.

TICKETS HERE

Stephen will tell the astonishing and haunting story of the Soviet bootleggers with words, images and film followed by a demonstration  of the incredible art of cutting music to an x-ray from a special live performance using a 1950s recording lathe.

Read Stephen's Blog on the event HERE

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Jun
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

X-RAY AUDIO IN LONDON

We will be holding a special event on July 27th at PUSHKIN HOUSE the Russian Cultural centre in London. Stephen Coates will tell the amazing and haunted story of the Soviet x-ray bootleggers followed by a demonstration of how to cut music onto an x-ray from a live musical performance with a vintage 1950s recording lathe

Very special music guest to be announced.

Details HERE

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Apr
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

X-RAY AUDIO Live in Berlin

We wil be live at the HOUSE OF CULTURE in Berlin as part for the FREE! Music festival on Sunday April 9th:

"Stephen Coates tells the incredible story of soviet bootleggers who cut forbidden music onto used X-ray plates during the Cold War. Sound artist Aleks Kolkowski cuts a fresh X-ray bootleg live."

We are very pleased to be working with the Berlin electronic musical artist GUIDO MOBIUS  to make a recording onto X-Ray

DETAILS HERE

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Dec
27
8:30pm 8:30pm

TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL 2017

ROENTGENIZDAT the X-Ray Audio documentary will be screened during the 28th Trieste Film Festival to be held from 20 to 29 January 2017. It will be accompanied by an X-Ray Audio exhibition of original bone disc, films, sounds, ephemera and images

The screening on 21st January will be accompanied by a live event with Q+A and live x-ray cutting from a very special musical performance by a guest star performer.

For more details go HERE

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Nov
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

X-RAY AUDIO at ICA LONDON

Stephen Coates wil be discussing the cold war Soviet X-Ray bootleggers at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London on November 12th as part of an event of forbidden culture.

The event is "VHS in Off-World / Film Dubbing as Subversion" with Irina Margareta Nistor

"Between 1984-89 in the apartments of tower blocks in Bucharest, capital of a sequestered communist Romania, thousands of pirated videocassettes of forbidden films from the West were screened illegally. The disorientating foreignness of these technicoloured, ideology-busting films were tempered by the voice of Irina Margareta Nistor, who frequently skirted exposure and arrest by Nicolae Ceausescu's dreaded Securitate whilst defiantly translating and dubbing the films into Romanian. In this unique event, Nistor joins curator/serial digressionist David Ellis for audio-visual essays and a discussion of forbidden culture, incorporating the screening of original VHS material, illustrative slides, plus 'live' dubbing and a Q&A in a homage to this lesser-known heroine of cinema."

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Mar
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

ROUGH TRADE EAST - LONDON with MARC ALMOND

Our next live event will be London's biggest and best independent record store Rough Trade East in Brick Lane on March 9th. And we are even more pleased that we will be joined by legendary torch singer Marc Almond.

In the first half Stephen Coates will tell the story of the Soviet bone bootleggers and their x-ray recordings and in the second, Marc will perform two songs which will be recorded direct to x-ray by Aleks Kolowski.

The event is free on a first come first served basis but you can guarantee entry by reserving a copy of our book 'X-Ray Audio: The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone'.

Details HERE

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Dec
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

X-RAY AUDIO live with thereminist LYDIA KAVINA

THE HORSE HOSPITAL LONDON

In a special live event, the X-Ray Audio film will be premiered. The documentary features interviews with Russian bone bootleggers and buyers, archive footage and various commentators.

Following the screening, we will be joined  LYDIA KAVINA, thereminist extraordinaire, to provide a live demonstration of recording onto X-Ray plates using vintage analogue record-cutting lathes and a commentary on groove-based recording techniques on plastic.

Lydia is the grand niece of Lev Theremin and generally regarded as one of the best therminists in the world.  She will be accompanied by pianist Edmund Davie.

For tickets and more information go HERE

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Dec
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

A NIGHT AT THE FLEXIBITION - The Horse Hospital London

As part of the X-Ray Audio exhibition at London's The Horse Hospital, DJ Food presents highlights from his collection of flexi discs in conversation with Stephen Coates, playing selections and telling the stories behind them. 

For the past year Strictly Kev has been posting weekly entries on his website - djfood.org - from his flexi disc collection. Dubbed the ‘Flexibition’ it is a growing archive of the weird and wonderful music and speech that was committed to perhaps the most disposable physical format ever to carry sound. 

For details go HERE

X-Ray Audio's Stephen Coates will be quizzing Kev about his collection and taking questions from the audience.

Film about DJ Food’s flexi collection

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Nov
28
to Dec 19

X-RAY AUDIO Exhibition - The Horse Hospital London

EXHIBITION: SATURDAY 28TH NOV – SATURDAY 19TH DEC. WEDS – SAT, 12 – 6PM

X-Ray Audio return to The Horse Hospital to present a selection of incredible beautiful and strange X-Ray bootlegs with an expanded exhibition of images, films and stories of those who made them. Details HERE

BBC Today program about the X-ray Audio Project

PRIVATE VIEW: SATURDAY 28TH NOV 7PM

The exhibition will preview with the premier of the X-Ray Audio documentary made with Vinyl Factory featuring interviews with Russian bone bootleggers and buyers, archive footage and various commentators.

 

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Apr
3
to May 17

BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS - Gateshead

EXHIBTION

Stephen Coates and Paul Heartfield will be showing a election of Soviet Bootlegs and associated images front the X-Ray Audio Project as part of a group show The Curve of the Needle.

'The Curves of the Needle' considers a recurring interest in the vinyl record by artists. This group exhibition explores album artwork, the cultural significance of the record collection and brings together contemporary artists who have experimented with the format

For details go HERE

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