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Gwilly Edmondez - A Selection of 21st Century Works
Gwilly Edmondez emerged as a singular entity from South Wales's legendary Radioactive Sparrow (1980-2003) in late 1980s. His work is about immediate performance, collage, and improvisation. He operates both as a solo artist and as collaborator in several groups (mostly duos). He also issues recordings as Virginia Pipe (fantasy breaks); Copydex (collage); and Gustav Thomas (Gameboy compositions). In his day job, he teaches postvernacular composition at Newcastle University.
Over the past 19 years, the Dictaphone has been central to Gwilly's practice as a means of recording in unlikely circumstances; as a way of manipulating recorded sound; and as a performance instrument. The two volumes of Abstract Exhibitionism, featured here, could be regarded as definitive works in the would-be field of dictaphone performance, or 'Dictaphonics'. The most recent works here, the Max Kurt 'diptych' (Anatomical Disseminator and Lord Shiznit), plus Bork Tensions by Falco Subbuteo (duo with violinist/composer Val Persona) are available for download only from UBUWEB. A performance art/installation collaboration with Richard Bowers/Sound Of Aircraft Attacking Britain is also represented here by two unreleased studio preparation tracks, Pandæmonium Examples 1 & 2.
Gwilly appears frequently on Newcastle's live music web-channel, MusicFilmBroth (www.musicfilmbroth.com).
The Films of Gwilly Edmondez on UbuWeb