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Electra Touring Projects

Electra develops its commissions in collaboration with a range of venues and partners. Following their initial exhibition or performance, many projects become available for international and national touring. The projects range from group exhibitions or individual installations to live performances and an archive which can take up residency at host venues.

Current projects available for touring are:
Her Noise Archive
Her Noise Documentary
Sound and the 20th Century Avant Garde Lecture Series
Reverse Karaoke, Kim Gordon & Jutta Koether
Perfect Partner, Tony Oursler, Kim Gordon, Phil Morrison

Sound and the 20th Century
Avant Garde Lecture Series

Project Type:

An illustrated lecture series over several days. The series can be tailored to suit a range of contexts.

Space Requirements:

Lecture room with video projection facilities and equipment to play recordings.

From the noises of Futurism and Dada to the silence of John Cage, this course investigates key sonic moments of the 20th century. Participants will learn about different ways in which artists have exploited the materiality of sound through lectures, listening sessions, screenings and artists' interviews with a particular emphasis on sound as a political tool, theories around noise and silence, concrete music, sound in connection with film and performance, and ending with a look at contemporary plunderphonic outputs, effects of sampling and 'copyleft' strategies of the Creative Commons.

This lecture series was initially developed with the Tate Modern as an eight evening course. Due to its popularity the course has since been adapted to other contexts and has since been repeated at Tate Modern, and at the Numusic Festival, Stavanger Norway in the Summer 2006.

The lecture series was developed and is taught by Lina Dzuverovic (Electra), Anne Hilde Neset (Electra and The Wire Magazine) and Rob Young (writer and Editor At Large at The Wire Magazine). In the past guests on the course have included Christian Marclay, Drew Daniel (Matmos), Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) and Steven Vitiello.

For any touring enquiries please email us.