Wednesday 13 April 2016

Mondo Vernon & Burns - Thursday, 14th April

Thursday, 14th April from 8pm. Tickets £7 available in advance or on the door.

The Old Hairdressers, Renfield Lane, Glasgow

Mondo Vernon and Burns – A history of Mondo films viewed through the distorting lens of Vernon and Burns: a queasy combination of visual savagery with audio sweetness. A special one-off screening event as part of the Old Hairdressers Fantom Cinema. The film was edited by Vilte Vaitkute and features a narrated essay by Anna McLauchlan.

“A film so debased should not only be restricted to people over 18 years of age, it should also be rejected by anyone with a modicum of self-respect and by all nations that refuse contaminated and rotten merchandise. - review of Mondo Cane by the Catholic Film Office of France

“I fear you will never persuade the Americans to like Jacopetti – they hate moral ambiguity and their black and white Protestantism clashes head on into the catholic relativism built into every frame of the Mondo Cane films.” - JG Ballard

“A catalogue of horrors…..a hymn to death and mutilation, embellished with a shrug and a giggle.” – Monthly Film Bulletin

Plus Joe Howe will present ‘Era Burp Mesh / Rumba Sphere / Re: Bum Phrase / Mr Rebus Heap’, which is an algorythmically sequenced re-edit of Kon Ichikawa’s 1956 anti-war film, The Burmese Harp made using Max MSP – and the human-machine music of Anneke Kampman.

Advance tickets available here:

Thursday 24 April 2014

Renditions of the Beat: A Resuscitation Recital

For Tectonics 2014 Vernon & Burns will attempt CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Radiophonics) – a composition for Fetal Doppler, CPR training aid and found tape. Condition: not serious, unstable.

7.30pm, Friday 9th May, 2014.
Tectonics festival, St. Andrews in the Square, Glasgow.

Vernon & Burns contributed an article to the recent interactive digital publication, Kling Klang, produced for GI by the Queens Park Railway Club. Inspired by mix tapes, compilations and friends sharing music this publication offers an insight into the highly subjective relationships artists, performers and writers have with music and sound:
Queens Park Music Club, Volume one: Kling Klang.

A related audio mix is available here:

Friday 21 June 2013

Sinthome, The Poetry Club, July 4th

SWG 3, Glasgow, 4th July, 7-11pm, £5 

Music, spoken word and video with... 

Katherine Sowerby, Vernon & Burns, Michael Angus, Lauren Wells, Mark Lyken and John Butler.

Saturday 15 December 2012

Children of Toasted Cheese

 Now available to listen online or download - the studio version of our live radiophonic performance commisioned by Tramway, Glasgow.

Monday 8 October 2012

Data for the Doubtful at Tramway

Vernon & Burns present:  
Data for the Doubtful Part 7: The Children of Toasted Cheese 

Venue: Tramway 
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

Vernon & Burns prove to be popular with Belgian bovines...

"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

Summer School Presentation

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.

To listen or download use the player or visit the link below: