OOH SOUNDS late night
LET THE BODY
FESTA – Manifattura Tabacchi
Festival HAPPENING! Festival
Created by Letizia Renzini.
Realized and produced by NAM – Not A Museum.
Reservation required: click PARTICIPATE to reserve your spot on Eventbrite.
Happening! ’s evening events feature electronic music performances curated by OOH-sounds, Michele Pardo Pauli’s Florentine record label.
Free entry by reservation.
This live set may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.
Access will be in full compliance with the measures that the Italian government is taking to combat the spread of COVID-19.
OOH-sounds presents LET THE BODY a collaboration between choreographer and dance artist Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, electronic music producer Shelley Parker with previous performances at Arnolfini, Trip Space and ICA and light artist Charlie Hope.
Let our bodies listen and dance. listening-dancing and dancing-listening as a political expression we each have access to, a movement surfacing from the unconscious, subconscious, conscious. dancing and deep listening as a collective and individual space of reorientation, clarification and pleasurable mess in disorienting times.
– Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome
Positioning dance as a form of political expression, the work considers what emerges through disorientation and reorientation around pleasure and permission in the body during a Pandemic. Letting go of prescribed social modes and exploring how a sense of knowing can be shifted, simultaneously reframing the body’s relationship to desire.
LET THE BODY asks what sensations, perceptions, thoughts and chemical/hormonal/cellular changes occur through submitting to dance, deep listening and music.
Concept, choreography + performance: Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome
Music score + performance: Shelley Parker
Light design: Charlie Hope
OOH-sounds has just released Shelley Parker’s music score for LET THE BODY as part of the Decouple ][ Series [OOH-020] a project that aims to showcase artists working, in their own ways, at the bold fringes of electronic composition. This fourth split-vinyl from the series is shared with Swedish producer Peder Mannerfelt and aligns around the desire to create music from the simplest set of sounds, and to make the most of joy and fun from basic elements.
Shelley Parker is an electronic music producer, DJ and composer. Since 2001 she has performed live and played DJ sets at venues including Fabric, Berlin Atonal, Palais de Tokyo, Tresor and Tate Britain. Her music productions have been released on various labels including Entr’acte, Hessle Audio, Houndstooth, Opal Tapes and her own label, Structure. From 2016 she has produced scores for various contemporary dancers and has had her work performed at the ICA, KOKO, Marion Goodman Gallery and Oxford Contemporary Music.
Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome’s practice involves dancing / voicing as political gesture, presenting in institutions, alternative spaces and clubs. She is interested in creating work which shifts perspectives, crafting spaces of potential where care and consent promote exploration and agency. Working with pop/punk bands, electronic music producers and artists from different genres, she has presented and performed at E-Werk Luckenwalde, the ICA, Barbican, Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, South London Gallery, TATE, Store X, DRAF, Oval Space, Block Universe, Art Night, and Palais de Tokyo, among others. In 2019, she received a Jerwood New Work Fund grant for her latest project INCHOATE BUZZ, performed at Sadler’s Wells in a Wild Card event she curated. She was a founder of performance night London Topophobia.
Charlie Hope is a London based artist building images through light design and new media installations internationally. Often working collaboratively for live events and performances including dance, theatre, electronic music and video. Recent works include Atonal, Berlin, Tate/ NTS, London, ICA, London, Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam and Ormside Projects, London. He was a founder of performance night London Topophobia.
Florence-based electronic label OOH-sounds [over our heads] is run by Pardo, co-founder of dub/electronic outfit Casino Royale.
Since 2016 we have released music by Shit & Shine, Bellows, Peder Mannerfelt, Shelley Parker, Georgia, Andrea Taeggi, Wesqk Coast, Jesse Osborne-Lanthier, Dale Cornish, Sim Hutchins, Oliver Coates, S P A T I A L, Holy Similaun and Voronoi among others.
OOH-sounds runs a monthly residency on Noods Radio UK http://noodsradio.com/residents/ooh-sounds and curated for Musicus Concentus the Florence experimental festival Hand Signed 2016 / 2017 ( Philip Jeck, Peder Mannerfelt, Valerio Tricoli, Beatrice Dillon, Mark Fell, Masayoshi Fujita, Kassel Jaeger, Nicola Ratti, Andrea Belfi, Bill Kouligas, Sam Kidel, Oliver Coates, Rian Treanor). https://hand-signed-series.tumblr.com