Last week, I read an article about a marvellous event called National Drone Day which was taking place in Canada. As I was sharing it with friends, I changed from wanting to be a spectator at such an event to wanting to run my event, and make Drone Day an international event. A couple of emails later and I had organised DRONEHAUS – 12 hours of drone music in my home town of Cheltenham featuring half a dozen drone acts, many of which are to debut their live performances at the event, and had worked out schematics for a noise box for a BLEEPHAUS: ASSEMBLE! project.
So yeah, at fairly short notice, come to this event that temp0rary will be doing on May 10th – it’s gonna be a crazy day!
Popping out from under the pile of packing crates that represent the geographically small but logistically enormous temp0rary studio and workshop refit, we have a couple of bits of exciting news .
Firstly, we have been invited back to Scotland to work on Bunker Session 2 – this will be happening between 15th – 20th July and will be taking place in multiple bunkers and listening posts. Given what we managed to achieve in 24 hours last time, this is exceptionally exciting for us and we hope to be further developing the look and feel of Bunker Session 1 to incorporate more recordings and music inspired by the experience of being underground.
Secondly, temp0rary have been confirmed for BoomTown Fair festival, which is massively exciting – we will be part of the So Fun Gang and you can find more information here although that will only give you a hint of what to expect if you chance upon us somewhere near Chinatown! BoomTown takes place between 7th – 10th August, we will let you know more details as soon as we know them, but not so many as to give away the element of surprise…
Thirdly, once temp0rary HQ has been retooled to deal with these exciting projects, we will be looking at getting down a few recordings of now and vintage temp0rary material with some special guest performers. We shall let you know when that sees the light of day.
temp0rary are a band that focus more on the creative anarchy of live performances than on the elusive (and increasingly pointless) quest to capture the perfect take in the studio. Our feelings on the current state of the music industry can be read here and here. Since our inception, temp0rary have been a Not For Profit project; our general feeling can be summed up with “if it’s all about the money then it’s not about the art” so we just decided to take the idea of selling our music out of the equation all together, and provide all music under a Creative Commons licence. As such, temp0rary have done away with the notion of having ‘singles’ and ‘albums’.
However, we know people enjoy listening to music outside of music venues and galleries, so we try to record all performances and rehearsals where possible – but, that generates a lot of material. So what we thought we would do is have a continually evolving playlist of our favourite tracks, hence the collection Best [Evolving].
Check back regularly to see what we’ve added. And if you don’t agree with our choices, feel free to have a look at the full archive on Soundcloud and put together your own playlist. All temp0rary tracks are free to download.
This time last month we were deep underground in a nuclear bunker – and now, thanks chiefly to the diligence of Adrian, we can share the audio and video from the whole performance. A mixture of found sounds, improvised electronics, recorded interviews with previous bunker employees and spontaneous looped performance.