9 July–2 August 2020
B_T1 is a lockdown experiment wherein a virtual portal is being developed for Beaconsfield through a collaboration between Simon Tyszko and A.D.Crawforth in response to Covid19.
BEACON_TRANSITIONS (B_T) is an online series in response to the uncertain future of exhibition culture. Beaconsfield invites artists to hold the space between physical and virtual sites in a new series of experimental commissions: ‘Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of the mind’.*
* Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (1928)
7 November 2009 – 21 February 2010
Bob & Roberta read Let’s do something or ‘we must do something’
reflecting on their relationship with Beaconsfield over the years
5 December 2008
Terminal Jam by Bob & Roberta Smith’s Apathy Band with guests Andrew Poppy, David Crawforth and Nicolas Bourriaud.
27 June – 20 July 2008
Aura Satz explores ghostly presence and illusion through performance and sound, often focussed on unusual sonic devices, early musical instruments and automata. This new commission draws on acoustic illusions and plays on the vocal quality of non-human instruments.
The clear-spot on ‘Glissolalia’ was broadcast on Resonance FM on the 18th July 8-9pm
7 – 9 June 2008
This is a recording that was made at Beaconsfield Artspace in Vauxhall London on Sunday 8 June 2008 on the weekend that Matmos delivered a three night marathon for Beaconsfield’s occasional series, Mother of all Parties (3 faces of Matmos).
Sunday’s event was a continuous improvisation during which listeners were encouraged to come and go. There was no beginning and no end and people could stay for as long or as little as they felt.
- M.C. Schmidt
- Drew Daniel
- J Lesser
- Stephan Thrower
- Joseph Ghosn
- Oliver Beer
- Kaffe Matthews
- Mark Dean
Matmos improv set edit of 9 June 2008, broadcast on Clear-spot, Resonance FM, 29th July 2008
13 June – 22 July 2007
One hundred and sixty years of history impregnates the wooden floorboards of the Upper Space at 22 Newport Street the former Lambeth Ragged School where London-based composer, artist and musician Leafcutter John is in residence. During June and July the old wooden floor will be symbiotically linked to software specially written to coax out sonic stories, old and new, re-told with the arrival of each visitor.
Listen to or download recordings from the residency:
ST Bike Ride (2.3Mb)
Thursday 14th 2.45pm (1.9Mb)
Room Tone October 31 Audio Cookbook
21 – 25 June 2006
Soundtrap is conceived by Beaconsfield as a new portfolio scheme for commissioning sonic works. The first in this new series, Soundtrap I: Daniel Figgis’ DOPPLER, is an acoustic re-imagining of Beaconsfield’s unique space in Vauxhall. The DOPPLER sound installation is derived directly from a series of ambient sound recordings made within the three discrete galleries.