Saturday, 15 December 2012
Monday, 8 October 2012
Data for the Doubtful Part 7: The Children of Toasted Cheese
Date: Friday 12 October – Saturday 13 October
Location: Tramway 1
Price: £10/ £7
A new radiophonic work commissioned by Tramway, Glasgow. A live soundscape constructed from interviews with a number of different people about their dreams and sleeping habits, readings from Burns' longstanding dream diary and accompanying sound effects and music. The piece explores the internal space of the subconscious and the logic of dreams.
Part of a triple bill of performances also including Lisbeth Gruwez | Voetvolk and Zoe Irvine and Pippa Murphy.
Friday, 24 August 2012
"The tune the old cow died of" by Pacôme Béru & Yann Leguay
A listening session for cows , played on a simple turntable and removable loudspeaker which took place in a pastoral landscape reminiscent of old Flemish paintings. The title comes from the Vernon & Burn's record, played during the performance, which is also an English expression taken from an old rhyme:
"There was an old man, and he had an old cow,
But he had no fodder to give her,
So he took up his fiddle and played her the tune -
`Consider, good cow, consider,
This isn't the time for the grass to grow.
Consider, good cow, consider."
A field-performance realized on june the 20, 2009 at 4:43 am , near by : 50° 14' 24.05" N 4° 53' 31.22" E (East-Belgium)
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Saturday, 18 June 2011
Immediacy, intimacy, interiority & idiosyncrasy:
a radio collage by Vernon & Burns
For Summer School at the Transmission Gallery Vernon & Burns present an illustrated talk/listening exercise about some aspects of the creative use of radio.
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Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Perpendicular to love by Mark Vernon
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
The Silver Smokescreen:
A Silent Film for the Radio
By Vernon & Burns
“When the devil pulls the strings, all the world must dance...”
Constructing an episodic narrative from silent movie intertitles, Vernon and Burns translate grand melodramatic gestures and deadpan pratfall pantomime into the audio realm. Hand-tinted frames of sound, under-cranked audio slapstick and sepia-soaked expressionism for the ear are projected onto the cinema screen of the mind's eye.
Produced by Vernon & Burns during a residency at WORM studios, Rotterdam. First performed live as part of ‘Popular Noise for the Masses’, March 2010. First broadcast on Cafe Sonore, VPRO Radio 6, June 12th 2010. Narrated by Giles Bailey.
Vernon & Burns are a duo of sound makers who create radio plays, records and performances through an innovative mix of samples, field recordings, voice and music. Performed across Europe, their eclectic live act encompasses everything from ventriloquism and magic to music hall and comedy. They have produced work for radio stations including the BBC, VPRO, Resonance FM, WFMU and The Audible Picture Show. Recent releases include an LP on Gagarin Records and a CD in Staalplaat’s Mort Aux Vaches series.
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Friday, 7 May 2010
A live concert of improvised electronic and sample based music featuring Luke Fowler (Lied Music, Rude Pravo), Barry Burns (Vernon & Burns) and Mark Vernon (Hassle Hound, Vernon & Burns). Sensitive improvised sound collages drowning in a bath of electroacoustic beauty. Le Drapeau Noir, Glasgow, 2nd May 2010.
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