Dec 4, 2011
angela

Construction 01

Here’s something I made
Static then
improvised viola
Recorded on Dec. 3, 2011

Construction01

 

 

Nov 25, 2011
angela

TSC in Liverpool

On November 24, 2011. We played an event hosted by the Liverpool-based improv group, Frakture.

They’ve written an excellent post about the whole night but here’s what they said about us:

“We are introduced Combine as a first of a new platform combining music, sound and art which will consist of three acts. The first act is Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern who have set up in the corner of the room, Angela Guyton beckons the audience nearer or they’ll miss out. She and the audience are gathered around a blank canvas and she begins to mark the canvas. This action is accompanied by a roaring crushing sound it’s apparent that the canvas and Angelas herself has been transformed into an instrument. Of course associations with action painting spring to mind and Harold Rosenberg’s ascertain that art lies within its creation rather than with the final product.

What also comes to mind is the almost synesthetic nature of creating art, how the sound of pen scrapping across paper, brush across canvas even your own breathing become somehow part of the process. Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern have created a piece which amplifies these private moments into the public realm providing us the audience the opportunity to consider the creative process and the production of art.”

Nov 25, 2011
angela

Planes

I made 3 forms out of cardboard. I thought constructing them would allow me to better understand three-dimensional space, but I don’t understand a goddamn thing.

Nov 8, 2011
angela

TSC performs at a Tubers Music Event

TSC at Tubers Music

This is one of my favorite paintings.
As with most paintings in their “post-performance” state, this work is available for purchase unstretched. That means if you buy it I’ll send it to you rolled up / it won’t be stretched on a wooden stretcher / it will be free flowing canvas.

There were the faint sounds of fireworks exploding in the background, and walls hundreds of years old are great places to see shadows moving.

Dave Birchall invited us [Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern] to perform at a Tubers Music event held on November 5th, 2011 at St. Margaret’s Church in Withington.

TSC, was just Rod and I for this performance. On these occasions, when he and I improvise one on one, we tend to invite more space and silence.  It is a different dynamic. (Unfortunately, Anton wasn’t at this performance as he was recording an album with his big band, Beats & Pieces.)

Nov 2, 2011
angela

TSC at Seeing Sound

On October 29, 2011 Takahashi’s Shellfish Concern performed at the second annual Seeing Sound Symposium, held at Bath Spa University (organized by Dr. Joseph Hyde). Here’s a video of our performance.

seeing sound

Sep 25, 2011
angela

ERWIN #4 – Constipation

Erwin #4 - Constipation

I’ve been trying to wrap my head around quaternions and spatial rotation for the past 48 hrs — making poo-poo jokes all the more necessary.

Sep 17, 2011
angela

MetaRod #5 – Metaricio

MetaRod #5 - Metaricio

This is Mauricio Pauly’s second appearance in this strip. His contention is that his debut is an inaccurate depiction.

Sep 17, 2011
angela

MetaRod #4 – Metadrama

MetaRod #4 - Metadrama

I’m writing Rod’s biography…a few panels at a time.