Heart of Noise
24th January, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm£12.50
Cambridge welcomes it’s very own experimental music event series :
Heart of Noise!
Join us for varied and immersive performances from abrasive to celestial beauty in this debut event featuring:
Kumo (Jono Podmore), Georgina Brett and Elif Yalvac.
Jono Podmore aka Kumo
…is Professor of the Practice of Popular Music at the prestigious Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany. He has been no slouch with his own musical projects, working under his Kumo alias across multiple releases, live performances and DJ sets worldwide; collaborating with artists as diverse as Can, The Shamen, Jamiroquai, Metamono, Swantje Lichtenstein and Jhelisa Anderson. The lyrical strains of Podmore’s theremin; his work with writers, visual artists and in the film industry, all continue to push boundaries.
He’s a regular contributor to music and culture magazines incl. The Quietus, co-wrote and edited the book Jaki Liebezeit (2020) about the master drummer, and co-hosts Talk to the Chip, a podcast and monthly radio show on Resonance FM.
Jono hails from Liverpool and lives with his synths in SE London where he teaches Tai Chi. He is currently writing a major book about drugs and the music industry, and developing a feature film based on Byron’s epic poem The Giaour.
Born and raised in Turkey, Elif Yalvaç creates music using an array of instruments including guitars, synthesizers, field recordings, and Game Boy. Her music has received international acclaim including reviews in The Guardian, Electronic Sound, and The Wire, alongside international live appearances and broadcasts including BBC Radio 6 and Radio 3. Her works embrace opposites: microsound glitches and slow builds; celestial beauty and abrasive energy.
Alongside her solo projects, she collaborates with others extensively, including experimental rock project Diaries of Destruction (March 2022) and her album Green Drift with Expert Sleepers (September 2022). Her most recent work My Heart of Noise (Möller Records – April 2023) is a collaboration with 9 artists from Nordic countries. She holds an MA degree in Sonic Arts from Istanbul Technical University and regularly delivers workshops and podcasts on electronic music.
Endorsed by Arts Council England, Elif is based in the UK with a Global Talent Visa. In addition to composition, performance, and production, she teaches electronic music at Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) in London. Elif is a member of RMA’s Music and/as Process committee. She also delivers guitar lessons in local community organisations.
“Turkish composer Elif Yalvaç releases a deeply atmospheric collection of ambient, transportive compositions on Mountains Become Stepping Stones”
Georgina Brett is a composer and event organiser. After studying an MA in Electroacoustic composition under Jonty Harrison she went on to produce cd’s of binaural recordings from eco-festivals.
In 2003 she began making vocal live-looping collages/improvisations/compositions and has composed many albums exploring a range of ideas and musical challenges for mono-choir. She began Tuesdays Post : Live Progressive Ambient in 2012 to promote artists creating music on the cusp of electro-acoustic and ambient styles. Having gained a fascination for surround sound spatial music at undergraduate level she has curated a number of multispeaker concerts in London over the years. She has performed numerous times in the UK as well as touring to USA, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.