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John Akomfrah

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Electric Fields 2012

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

This year’s Surrounding Sound Symposium brings together artists, muscians, academics, and critics from across North America.  Panelists include: Matthew Edwards, Barry Blesser, Gordon Monahan, Jesse Stewart, Dipna Horra, David Lieberman, Brendan Fernandes, Linda-Ruth Salter, Paul Jasen, Jennifer Heuson, Donna Legault, John Shiga, Greg J. Smith, Geeta Dayal, Darsha Hewitt,and Mitchell Akiyama. Saturday and Sunday, October […]

Bass talk @ Electric Fields

Friday, November 5th, 2010

I’ll be giving a talk called “Bass: a myth-science of the sonic body” this Saturday at the Electric Fields festival here in Ottawa.  Come down if you’re in the area.  It’s free.  I’ll be walking the walk with the help of the festival’s 4000-watt sound system – audio examples from the dancefloor, the studio, the […]

(sub)Mix: Vibration Sympathique

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Reposted from Not sympathy in the sentimental sense.  Sympathetic vibration has nothing to do with the personal or emotional. For Helmholtz, it meant transduction of energy and resonance induced in a body – a room, a building, a glass, an eyeball – by an external force.  At its natural, or resonant frequency, a body […]

Mix: Mr. Bump live @ Komodo Dubs (MTL)

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Mr.Bump live at Komodo Dubs, Montreal (Feb 2010) 1 hour session from February, opening for Shackleton and Reza Rekta (Anti Social) alongside the Montreal gang: Komodo, Hosta and Bus.  Straightforward Ableton set here: Spooky garridge, bassline pressure, 8-bar and early, instrumental grime.  Some minor edits. Channeling Slimzee in the last half – lots of favourites […]

Shackleton meets Mr. Bump inna Red Light District

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

You might remember Mr. Bump from early on in the Blogariddims series – bottom-heavy, a bit rowdy.  He dredged up those old swung beats with the rude basslines and sugary vocals – dance tunes – back when everyone was half steppin. Next came a very brief but thrilling career as a pioneer of the UK […]

Mix: Mr. Bump live @ MTL Funky

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Here’s an 80-minute live set from Bump’s triumphant appearance at MTL Funky back in April (later featured on Kuma’s Art of Beatz radio show out of Vancouver).  Some rare bits, dubs and custom edits in the mix. The recording’s a bit crunchy in spots and some good bits got lopped off either end (Heatwave ‘Do […]


Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Above: J. Mourinho, kode9 and Burial in a press briefing. Not pictured: Burial. Just a few short notes because I’m too deep in comp studying to do any more for the next while: John says the long-awaited second issue of Woofah is currently at the printers and should be hitting shops shortly. More of the […]

Mighty Rob Smith in T.O.

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

TONIGHT! With the Resinators. I can’t make it but I’d like to hear a report from anybody who does.


Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

** Double shadow: kode9 and Space Ape Just recovering from my brief stint at the MUTEK festival in Montreal earlier this week. Thursday night’s Nocturne showcase at the SAT brought together a dream lineup of Shackleton, kode9 & Space Ape, and Rhythm & Sound with Tikiman on the mic. I spent the better part of […]