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BOG BODIES at the ATRL 18/07/15

Following on from their residency at the Model Sligo, Bog Bodies play their first Dublin show with this new work featuring cross genre musicians & composers Robert Stillman, Sean Carpio, Anders Holst and film maker Ben Rowley.  These multi disciplinary artists have developed compositions collectively that incorporate music, sound design and live 16 mm film projections.

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Robert Stillman is a composer and saxophonist from the northeast United States whose music juxtaposes the archaic with the futuristic, “lending an avant-garde shimmer to pre-modern American sounds” (The Observer). He has performed at festivals and venues internationally, and has released 5 albums of his own work. He has also collaborated with such artists as Grizzly Bear, Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic), and Kit Downes,

Seán Carpio is a multi-instrumentalist from Dublin, Ireland whose practice incorporates song, sound and improvisation. Since 2005 he has been active as a soloist in Europe and the USA, and to this date he has featured on sixteen recordings. In 2013 he released his first album WoWos “a determinist streak of nature loving excitability” (DIY Mag) featuring long time Danish collaborators Mikkel Ploug, Jeppe Skovbakke and Anders Holst. Sean has collaborated with visual artists and practices in a number of contemporary art contexts and has performed, exhibited and undertaken residencies in a number of prestigious art venues including the Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh, the Serpentine Gallery London and the MACBelfast. “Seán Carpio may be the finest drummer ever produced here” – The Irish Times.

Anders Holst is a Danish guitarist/composer, who is continuously looking to explore the means of expression through sound, and seeking to disclose the many sonic and textural possibilities that his instrument holds. Recent works include his album Echoes Illuminating The Dark, released on Blackout Music, and a duo collaboration with Mads Emil Nielsen. “All in all, the album is a beautiful defence for intuition and improvisation” – Gaffa, about Echoes Illuminating The Dark.

Ben Rowley is a film maker who works mostly with 16mm film, predominantly interested in analogue/hand processed, painted, scratch/collage 16mm films as well as photographic film making. His work has been exhibited in cinemas, exhibitions and festivals around Europe and America, most recently one of his painted films was screened in Reykjavik as part of the International ‘Punto y Raya’ abstract film festival. With Bog Bodies he will be attempting to bring 16mm projection, experimental film and optical sound (sound generated from the films surface in projection) into a creative working relationship with live music performance.